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Peer-reviewed publications


Martin BC, Middleton JA, Skrzypek G, Kendrick GA, Cosgrove J, Fraser M. Composition of seagrass root associated bacteria and heavy metal concentrations in an anthropogenically influenced estuary. Frontiers in Marine Science. 2022; 8, 1-15.


Gleeson DB, Martin BC, Lardner T, Ball AS, Grice K, Holman AI, Trolove A, Manix M, Tibbett M, Bending GD, Hilton S, Ryan MH. Natural attenuation of legacy hydrocarbon spills in pristine soils is feasible despite difficult environmental conditions in the monsoon tropics. Science of the Total Environment. 2021; 799, 1-10.

Boyero L, …Middleton JA. Impacts of detritivore diversity loss on instream decomposition are greatest in the tropics. Nature Communications. 2021; 12, 1-11.

Scholtz VV, Martin BC, Meyer R, Schramm A, Fraser MW, Nielson LP,  Kendrick GA, Risgaard‐Petersen N, Burdorf LDW, Marshall IPG. Cable bacteria at oxygen-releasing roots of aquatic plants: a widespread and diverse plant-microbe association. New Phytologist. 2021; 232, 2138-2151.

Boyero L, …Middleton JA. Latitude dictates plant diversity effects on instream decomposition. Science Advances. 2021; 7, 1–8.


Martin BC, Middleton JA, Fraser MW, Marshall IPG, Scholz VV, Hausl B, Schmidt H. Cutting out the middle clam: lucinid endosymbiotic bacteria are also associated with seagrass roots worldwide. ISME Journal. 2020; 14, 2901-2905.

D Minemba, BC Martin, MH Ryan, EJ Veneklaas, DB Gleeson. Phosphate fertiliser alters carboxylates and bacterial communities in sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) rhizosheaths. Plant and Soil. 2020; 454, 245-260.

Saccò M, Blyth AJ, Humphreys WF, Middleton JA, White NE, Campbell M, et al. (2020) Tracking down carbon inputs underground from an arid zone Australian calcrete. PLoS ONE. 2020.15(8): e0237730.

Middleton JA, de Sosa L, Martin BC, Jones D, Gleeson DB. Soil microbes of an urban remnant riparian zone have greater potential for N removal than a degraded riparian zone. Environmental Microbiology. 2020; 22(8), 3302–3314.

Middleton JA, Grierson PF, Pettit N, Kelly L, Beesley LS. Multi-scale characterisation of stream nutrients and carbon dynamics in sandy near coastal catchments of south-western australia. Science of the Total Environment. 2020; 720: 1-11.

Martin BC, Sanchez-Alarcon M, Gleeson D., Middleton JA, Fraser MW, Ryan MH, Holmer M, Kendrick GA, Kilminster K. Root microbiomes as indicators of seagrass health. FEMS Microbial Ecology. 2020; 96: 1-9.


Martin BC, Bougoure J, Ryan MH, Bennett WW, Colmer TD, Joyce NK, Olsen YS, Kendrick GA. Oxygen loss from seagrass roots coincides with colonisation of sulphide-oxidising cable bacteria and reduced sulphide stress. The ISME Journal. 2019; 13: 707-710.

Phelps CM, Bernasconi R, Danks M, Gasol JM, Hopkins AJM, Jones J, Kavazos CRJ, Martin BM, Tarquinio F, Huggett M. Microbiomes of Western Australian marine environments, Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia. 2019; 101: 17-43.


Olsen YS, Fraser MW, Martin BC, Pomeroy A., Lowe R., Pedersen O., Kendrick GA. In situ oxygen dynamics in rhizomes of Posidonia sinuosa – impact of light, water column oxygen, current speed and wave velocity. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2018; 590: 67-77.

Martin BC, Gleeson D, Statton J, Siebers AR, Grierson PF, Ryan MH, Kendrick GA. Low light availability alters root exudation and reduces putative beneficial microorganisms in seagrass roots. Frontiers in Microbiology. 2018; 8: 1:16.

Gwinn DC, Middleton JA, Beesley L, Close P, Quinton B, Storer T, Davies PM. Hierarchical multi-taxa models inform catchment vs. local-scale restoration of urban streams in a permeable landscape. Ecological Applications. 2018; 28: 385-397.


Martin BC, Statton JS, Siebers AR, Grierson PF, Ryan MH, Kendrick GA. Colonizing tropical seagrasses increase root exudation under fluctuating and continuous low light. Limnology and Oceanography. 2017; 63: 381-391


Martin BC, George SJ, Price CA, Shahsavari E, Ball AS, Tibbett M., Ryan MH. Citrate and malonate increase microbial activity and alter microbial community composition in uncontaminated and diesel-contaminated soil microcosms. SOIL. 2016; 2: 487-498


Martin BC, George SJ, Price CA, Ryan MH, Tibbett M. The role of root exuded low molecular weight organic anions in facilitating petroleum hydrocarbon degradation: Current knowledge and future directions. Science of the Total Environment. 2014; 472: 642-653.

Reports, Products &
Media Releases

Martin BC. Cutting out the middle clam. Behind the Paper, Nature Microbiology Community. 2020.

Martin BC, Fraser MW, Middleton JA, Kendrick GA. Alfred Cove Eutrophication (ACE) Investigation: assessing eutrophication impacts on seagrasses at Alfred Cove. Prepared for the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions WA. 2020.

Fraser MW, Martin BC, Strydom S, Kendrick GA. The 2019 survey of selected seagrass meadows in Cockburn Sound, Owen Anchorage and Warnbro Sound. Prepared for the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation WA on behalf of the  Cockburn Sound Management Council. 2019.

Beesley LS, Middleton JA, Gwinn DC, Pettit N, Quinton B, Davies PM. Riparian Design Guidelines to Inform the Ecological Repair of Urban Waterways. Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, Melbourne, Australia. 2018.

Beesley LS, Middleton JA, Gwinn DC, Pettit N, Quinton B, Davies PM. Improving the ecological functioning of urban waterways: A compendium of factsheets. Melbourne, Australia: Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities. 2018.

Martin BC. Is seagrass only as cute as the Dugongs that eat it? ASPAB Membership Newsletter 2016; 33: 4

Martin BC. Art and craft ecology. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of Australia 2015; 45: 21

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