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Shane Powell

Senior Lecturer in Microbiology, Lecturer

Room 455, Life Sciences Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 6286 (phone)

Shane.Powell@utas.edu.au

Dr Shane Powell is a microbial ecologist who is primarily interested in microbial community dynamics and exploring how microbes interact with their environment. To do this she uses a range of techniques from culturing to next generation sequencing.

Biography

Shane previously worked for the Australian Antarctic Division where she was part of a research program focussing on the effects of oil spills on the Antarctic environment. During this time she worked in both the Antarctic and as a visiting scholar at the University of Saskatchewan. Since moving to the University of Tasmania, Shane has worked on projects funded by the Australian Seafood CRC and is currently working on the ARC Industrial Transformation Hub: Pathways to Market.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis TitleUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDMicrobial ecology of Antarctic marine sedimentsUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia2004
BSc(hons)Microbial degradation of nitrogen containing munitionsUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia1996

Teaching

Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology

Teaching responsibility

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Expertise

  • Molecular microbial ecology
  • Microbial communities
  • Microbial ecology of foods

Research Themes

Shane's current research aligns with the University's research theme of Environment, Resources and Sustainability. She aims to help primary producers become more efficient and sustainable by understanding the role and control of microbes in their systems.

Current projects

  • Pathways to Market
  • Effect of pH changes on marine biofilm communities (Australian Academy of Sciences grant)

Fields of Research

  • Microbial Ecology (060504)
  • Environmental Management (050205)
  • Food Packaging, Preservation and Safety (090804)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Food Safety (920406)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments (960507)

Publications

Shane has published across a number of disciplines related to food and environmental microbiology.

Total publications

61

Highlighted publications

(6 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2017Journal ArticlePhung SC, Cabot JM, Macka M, Powell SM, Guijt RM, et al., 'Isotachophoretic fluorescence in situ hybridization of intact bacterial cells', Analytical Chemistry, 89, (12) pp. 6513-6520. ISSN 0003-2700 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b00598 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Phung SC; Cabot JM; Macka M; Guijt RM; Breadmore M

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2017Journal ArticleStanborough T, Fegan N, Powell SM, Tamplin M, Chandry PS, 'Insight into the Genome of Brochothrix thermosphacta, a Problematic Meat Spoilage Bacterium', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 83, (5) Article e02786-16. ISSN 1098-5336 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1128/AEM.02786-16 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Tamplin M

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2015Journal ArticleRichardson EL, King CK, Powell SM, 'The use of microbial gene abundance in the development of fuel remediation guidelines in polar soils', Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 11, (2) pp. 235-241. ISSN 1551-3777 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/ieam.1580 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 5

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2013Journal ArticleFeng S, Powell SM, Wilson R, Bowman JP, 'Light-stimulated growth of proteorhodopsin-bearing sea-ice psychrophile Psychroflexus torquis is salinity dependent', The ISME Journal, 7, (11) pp. 2206-2213. ISSN 1751-7362 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2013.97 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 31

Co-authors: Wilson R; Bowman JP

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2010Journal ArticlePowell S, Bowman JP, Ferguson SH, Snape I, 'The importance of soil characteristics to the structure of alkane-degrading bacterial communities on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 42, (11) pp. 2012-221. ISSN 0038-0717 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2010.07.027 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 30

Co-authors: Bowman JP

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2006Journal ArticlePowell S, Ferguson SH, Snape I, Siciliano SD, 'Fertilization Stimulates Anaerobic Fuel Degradation of Antarctic Soils by Denitrifying Microorganisms', Environmental Science & Technology, 40, (6) pp. 2011-2017. ISSN 0013-936X (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/es051818t [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 34

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Journal Article

(37 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Stanborough T, Fegan N, Powell SM, Singh T, Tamplin M, et al., 'Genomic and metabolic characterisation of spoilage-associated Pseudomonas species', International Journal of Food Microbiology, 268 pp. 61-72. ISSN 0168-1605 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2018.01.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Tamplin M

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2018Stanborough T, Fegan N, Powell SM, Tamplin M, Chandry PS, 'Vibrioferrin production by the food spoilage bacterium Pseudomonas fragi', FEMS Microbiology Letters, 365, (6) pp. 1-27. ISSN 0378-1097 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/femsle/fnx279 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Tamplin M

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2017Mengesha WK, Gill WM, Powell SM, Evans KJ, Barry KM, 'A study of selected factors affecting efficacy of compost tea against several fungal pathogens of potato', Journal of Applied Microbiology, 123, (3) pp. 732-747. ISSN 1364-5072 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jam.13530 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Mengesha WK; Gill WM; Evans KJ; Barry KM

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2017Phung SC, Cabot JM, Macka M, Powell SM, Guijt RM, et al., 'Isotachophoretic fluorescence in situ hybridization of intact bacterial cells', Analytical Chemistry, 89, (12) pp. 6513-6520. ISSN 0003-2700 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b00598 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Phung SC; Cabot JM; Macka M; Guijt RM; Breadmore M

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2017Stanborough T, Fegan N, Powell SM, Tamplin M, Chandry PS, 'Insight into the Genome of Brochothrix thermosphacta, a Problematic Meat Spoilage Bacterium', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 83, (5) Article e02786-16. ISSN 1098-5336 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1128/AEM.02786-16 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Tamplin M

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2017Dewi FR, Stanley R, Powell SM, Burke CM, 'Application of electrolysed oxidising water as a sanitiser to extend the shelf-life of seafood products: a review', Journal of Food Science and Technology, 54, (5) pp. 1321-1332. ISSN 0022-1155 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13197-017-2577-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Stanley R; Burke CM

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2017Mengesha WK, Powell SM, Evans KJ, Barry KM, 'Diverse microbial communities in non-aerated compost teas suppress bacterial wilt', World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 33 Article 49. ISSN 0959-3993 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11274-017-2212-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Mengesha WK; Evans KJ; Barry KM

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2016Churchill OJ, Fernandez-Piquer J, Powell SM, Tamplin ML, 'Microbial and sensorial models for head-on and gutted (HOG) Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) stored from 0 to 15 °C', Food Microbiology, 57 pp. 144-150. ISSN 0740-0020 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.fm.2016.02.006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Fernandez-Piquer J; Tamplin ML

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2015Mumford KA, Powell SM, Rayner JL, Hince G, Snape I, et al., 'Evaluation of a permeable reactive barrier to capture and degrade hydrocarbon contaminants', Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22, (16) pp. 12298-12308. ISSN 0944-1344 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11356-015-4438-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 15

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2015Feng S, Powell SM, Wilson R, Bowman JP, 'Proteomic insight into functional changes of proteorhodopsin-containing bacterial species Psychroflexus torquis under different illumination and salinity levels', Journal of Proteome Research, 14, (9) pp. 3848-3858. ISSN 1535-3893 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.5b00241 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Wilson R; Bowman JP

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2015Powell SM, Ratkowsky DA, Tamplin ML, 'Predictive model for the growth of spoilage bacteria on modified atmosphere packaged Atlantic salmon produced in Australia', Food Microbiology, 47 pp. 111-115. ISSN 0740-0020 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.fm.2014.12.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Ratkowsky DA; Tamplin ML

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2015Richardson EL, King CK, Powell SM, 'The use of microbial gene abundance in the development of fuel remediation guidelines in polar soils', Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 11, (2) pp. 235-241. ISSN 1551-3777 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/ieam.1580 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 5

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2015Phung SC, Nai YH, Macka M, Powell SM, Guijt RM, et al., 'Counter-pressure-assisted ITP with electrokinetic injection under field-amplified conditions for bacterial analysis', Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 407, (23) pp. 6995-7002. ISSN 1618-2642 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00216-015-8838-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Phung SC; Macka M; Guijt RM; Breadmore MC

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2014Bramley-Alves J, Wasley J, King CK, Powell S, Robinson SA, 'Phytoremediation of hydrocarbon contaminants in subantarctic soils: an effective management option', Journal of Environmental Management, 142 pp. 60-69. ISSN 0301-4797 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.04.019 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 26

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2014Feng S, Powell SM, Wilson R, Bowman JP, 'Extensive gene acquisition in the extremely psychrophilic bacterial species Psychroflexus torquis and the link to sea-ice ecosystem specialism', Genome Biology and Evolution, 6, (1) pp. 133-148. ISSN 1759-6653 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evt209 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Feng S; Wilson R; Bowman JP

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2014Milne D, Powell SM, 'Limited microbial growth in Atlantic salmon packed in a modified atmosphere', Food Control, 42 pp. 29-33. ISSN 0956-7135 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2014.01.035 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Milne D

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2013Feng S, Powell SM, Wilson R, Bowman JP, 'Light-stimulated growth of proteorhodopsin-bearing sea-ice psychrophile Psychroflexus torquis is salinity dependent', The ISME Journal, 7, (11) pp. 2206-2213. ISSN 1751-7362 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2013.97 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 31

Co-authors: Wilson R; Bowman JP

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2013Phung SC, Nai YH, Powell SM, Macka M, Breadmore MC, 'Rapid and sensitive microbial analysis by capillary isotachophoresis with continuous electrokinetic injection under field amplified conditions', Electrophoresis, 34, (11) pp. 1657-1662. ISSN 0173-0835 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/elps.201200479 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Phung SC; Nai YH; Macka M; Breadmore MC

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2013Powell SM, Chapman CC, Bermudes M, Tamplin ML, 'Dynamics of seawater bacterial communities in a shellfish hatchery', Microbial Ecology, 66, (2) pp. 245-256. ISSN 0095-3628 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00248-013-0183-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Tamplin ML

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2012Nai YH, Powell SM, Breadmore MC, 'Capillary electrophoretic system of ribonucleic acid molecules', Journal of Chromatography A, 1267 pp. 2-9. ISSN 0021-9673 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2012.08.017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Nai YH; Breadmore MC

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2012Powell SM, Chapman CC, Bermudes M, Tamplin ML, 'Use of a blocking primer allows selective amplification of bacterial DNA from microalgae cultures', Journal of Microbiological Methods, 90, (3) pp. 211-213. ISSN 0167-7012 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.mimet.2012.05.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Tamplin ML

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2012Powell SM, Palmer AS, Johnstone GJ, Snape I, Stark JS, et al., 'Benthic mats in Antarctica: biophysical coupling of sea-bed hypoxia and sediment communities', Polar Biology, 35, (1) pp. 107-116. ISSN 0722-4060 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00300-011-1043-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Palmer AS

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2012Powell SM, Tamplin ML, 'Microbial communities on Australian modified atmosphere packaged Atlantic salmon', Food Microbiology, 30, (1) pp. 226-232. ISSN 0740-0020 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.fm.2011.10.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 25

Co-authors: Tamplin ML

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2012Tito NB, Rodemann T, Powell SM, 'Use of near infrared spectroscopy to predict microbial numbers on Atlantic salmon', Food Microbiology, 32, (2) pp. 431-436. ISSN 0740-0020 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.fm.2012.07.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 28

Co-authors: Tito NB; Rodemann T

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2012Nai YH, Zemb O, Gutierrez-Zamora M-L, Manefield M, Powell SM, et al., 'Capillary electrophoresis ribosomal RNA single-stranded conformation polymorphism: a new approach for characterization of low-diversity microbial communities', Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 404, (6-7) pp. 1897-1906. ISSN 1618-2642 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00216-012-6268-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Nai YH; Breadmore MC

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2011Woolfenden ENM, Hince G, Powell SM, Stark SC, Snape I, et al., 'The rate of removal and the compositional changes of diesel in Antarctic marine sediment', The Science of The Total Environment: An International Journal for Scientific Research Into The Environment and Its Relationship With Man, 410-411, (Online) pp. 205-216. ISSN 0048-9697 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.09.013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

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2010Powell S, Bowman JP, Ferguson SH, Snape I, 'The importance of soil characteristics to the structure of alkane-degrading bacterial communities on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 42, (11) pp. 2012-221. ISSN 0038-0717 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2010.07.027 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 30

Co-authors: Bowman JP

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2010Powell S, Stark JS, Snape E, Woolfenden ENM, Bowman JP, et al., 'Effects of diesel and lubricant oils on Antarctic benthic microbial communities over five years', Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 61, (2) pp. 119-127. ISSN 0948-3055 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/ame01441 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Bowman JP

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2007Sicilliano SD, Wai M, Powell S, 'Evaluation of quantitative polymerase chain reaction to assess nosZ gene prevalence in mixed microbial communities', Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 53, (5) pp. 636-642. ISSN 0008-4166 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1139/W07-014 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2006Powell S, 'Bioremediation - Cleaning up the Antarctic', Nature - Research Highlights, 440, (2 March) pp. 5. ISSN 0028-0836 (2006) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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2006Powell S, Ferguson SH, Bowman JP, Snape I, 'Using Real-Time PCR to Assess Changes in the Hydrocarbon-Degrading Microbial Community in Antarctic Soil During Bioremediation', Microbial Ecology, 52, (3) pp. 523-532. ISSN 0095-3628 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00248-006-9131-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 81Web of Science - 81

Co-authors: Bowman JP

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2006Powell S, Ferguson SH, Snape I, Siciliano SD, 'Fertilization Stimulates Anaerobic Fuel Degradation of Antarctic Soils by Denitrifying Microorganisms', Environmental Science & Technology, 40, (6) pp. 2011-2017. ISSN 0013-936X (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/es051818t [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 34

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2006Powell S, Ma WK, Siciliano SD, 'Isolation of denitrifying bacteria from hydrocarbon-contaminated Antarctic soil', Polar Biology, 30, (1) pp. 69-74. ISSN 0722-4060 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00300-006-0161-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

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2005Powell S, Riddle MJ, Snape I, Stark JS, 'Location and DGGE methodology can influence interpretation of field experimental studies on the response to hydrocarbons by Antarctic benthic microbial community', Antarctic Science, 17, (3) pp. 353-360. ISSN 0954-1020 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0954102005002786 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15

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2005Powell S, Snape I, Bowman JP, Thompson BAW, Stark JS, et al., 'A comparison of the short term effects of diesel fuel and lubricant oils on Antarctic benthic microbial communities', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 322, (1) pp. 53-65. ISSN 0022-0981 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2005.02.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 23

Co-authors: Bowman JP; Thompson BAW; McCammon SA

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2004Powell S, Bowman JP, Snape I, 'Degradation of nonane by bacteria from Antarctic marine sediment', Polar Biology, 27, (10) pp. 573-578. ISSN 0722-4060 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00300-004-0639-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Bowman JP

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2003Powell S, Bowman JP, Snape I, Stark JS, 'Microbial community variation in pristine and polluted nearshore Antarctic sediments', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 45, (2) pp. 135-145. ISSN 0168-6496 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0168-6496(03)00135-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 86Web of Science - 86

Co-authors: Bowman JP

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2010Powell S, 'Potential Use of Real-Time PCR to Assess Changes in the Microbial Population Structure and Function during Bioremediation of Polar Soils', Polar Microbiology : The Ecology, Biodiversity and Bioremediation Potential of Microorganisms in Extremely Cold Environments, CRC Press, Asmin K Bej, Jackie Aislabie and Ronald M Atlas (ed), New York USA, pp. 357-370. ISBN 978-1-4200-8384-2 (2010) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Mengesha W, Powell S, Evans K, Barry K, 'Suppression of potato bacterial Wilt with non-aerated compost tea and factors which influence efficacy', Proceedings from Science Protecting Plant Health, 26-28 September 2017, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 51. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Mengesha W; Evans K; Barry K

2016Botwright Acuna T, Gehling R, Herbert N, Haley S, Powell S, et al., 'Developing a faculty wide WIL program for science', Proceedings of the 2016 Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME), 28-30 September 2016, University of Queensland, pp. 11-12. ISBN 978-0-9871834-5-3 (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Botwright Acuna T; Gehling R; Herbert N; Haley S; Kingsley R; Seen A

2016Acuna T, Powell S, Seen A, Herbert N, Haley S, et al., 'WIL in Science: Development of a generic unit for BSc students', Transforming Practice through Innovation and Partnerships, 7 December 2016, Launceston, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Acuna T; Seen A; Herbert N; Haley S; Kingsley R

2015Phung SC, Nai YH, Macka M, Guijt RM, Powell SM, et al., 'Microfluidic isotachophoretic Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization of bacterial cells', 19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, 25-29 October 2015, Korea (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Phung SC; Macka M; Guijt RM; Breadmore MC

2015Tamplin ML, Kaur M, Powell S, Bowman JP, 'Metagenomics reveals microbial communities in vacuum-packed meats', International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting, 25-28 July 2015, Portland, USA (2015) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Tamplin ML; Kaur M; Bowman JP

2014Mengesha WK, Powell S, Evans K, Barry KM, 'Evaluation of compost teas from matured agricultural waste, vermicompost and solid municipal waste composts to suppress bacterial wilt of potato', Australasian Soilborne Disease Symposium 2014, 10-13 November 2014, Hobart, Australia, pp. 2. (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Mengesha WK; Evans K; Barry KM

2014Smith GG, Poole A, King P, Battaglene S, Powell S, et al., 'Surface biomaterials tested as inhibitors of bacterial biofilms in spiny lobster culture', World Aquaculture 2014, 7-11 June 2014, Adelaide, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Smith GG; Battaglene S

2014Smith GG, Poole AJ, King P, de Nys R, Fitzgibbon Q, et al., 'Can larval culture vessel surfaces influence the diversity of bacterial biofilms in spiny lobster culture?', Proceedings 10th ICWL, May 18-23 2014, Cancun Mexico, pp. 64. (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Smith GG; Fitzgibbon Q; Battaglene SC

2013Evans KJ, Percy A, Mengesha WK, Barry KM, Powell S, 'Status and future of compost tea in horticulture', 29th International Horticultural Congress 2014, 17-24 August 2014, Brisbane, Australia (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Evans KJ; Mengesha WK; Barry KM

2013Feng S, Bowman JP, Powell S, Wilson RR, 'The light-driven proton pump proteorhodopsin promotes growth of sea-ice psychrophile during salinity stress', The Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting, 7-10 July 2013, Adelaide, South Australia (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Feng S; Bowman JP; Wilson RR

2013Feng S, Powell S, Wilson RK, Bowman JP, 'Genomic and proteomic insights of enhanced growth of a sea-ice psychrophile Psychroflexus torquis by proteorhodopsin pohotorophy during salinity stress', First EMBO Conference on Aquatic Microbial Ecology: SAME13, 8-13 September 2013, Stresa, Italy (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Feng S; Wilson RK; Bowman JP

2013Feng S, Powell S, Wilson RR, Bowman JP, 'Light stimulated growth of proteorhodopsin bearing sea-ice psychrophile Psychroflexus torquis is salinity-dependent', Strategic Science in Antarctica 2013 Conference, 24-28 June 2013, Hobart, Australia (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Feng S; Wilson RR; Bowman JP

2013Richardson L, Powell S, King C, 'Microbial functional genes can be used as indicators of soil health in response to fuel spills in Antarctica', Strategic Science in Antarctica Conference 2013, 24-26 June 2013, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Richardson L

2012Powell S, Ferguson S, Bowman JP, Snape I, 'Links between hydrocarbon-degrading microbial communities and soil characteristics on Macquarie Island', Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference 2012, 2-7 December 2012, Hobart, Tasmania (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bowman JP

2012Shi Feng, Powell S, Bowman JP, 'A novel proterhodopsin bearing Flavobacterium species from an Antarctic saline lake', Proceedings of Flavobacterium 2012, 5-7 June 2012, Turku, Finland, pp. 1-8. (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Bowman JP

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2011Maynard B, Taylor R, Glencross B, Bowman JP, Powell S, et al., 'Microarray characterisation of summer gut sndrome (SGS) in Atlantic Salmon', Australasian Scientific Conference on Aquatic Animal Health, 5-8th July 2011, Cairns, Australia (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bowman JP

2010Chapman Christopher, Powell S, Bermudes M, Bowman JP, Tamplin ML, 'Microbial Communities within an Oyster Hatchery', Proceedings of the Australasian Aquaculture 2010 International Conference and Trade Show, 23-26 May 2010, Hobart, Tasmania (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bowman JP; Tamplin ML

2003Powell S, Thompson B, Stark JS, Bowman JP, Snape I, et al., 'Short term effects of four different oils on Antarctic benthic microbial communities', Abstracts from the SETAC/ASE Asia Pacific 2003 Conference, September 2003, Christchurch, New Zealand, pp. 1. (2003) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Bowman JP

2002Powell S, Ferguson SH, Franzmann PD, Snape I, Bowman JP, 'Effect of temperature on Antarctic soil microbial populations involved in hydrocarbon biodegradation', Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference Contaminants in Freezing Ground, 14-18 April 2002, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 113-114. (2002) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bowman JP

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Powell SM, Tamplin ML, 'Seafood molecular biologist: mapping microbial communities in seafood production and processing environments to improve targeting intervention strategies', Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre, 2008/768 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Tamplin ML

2010Powell S, 'Development of Near Infra-Red Method to Detect and Control Microbial Spoilage', Australian Seafood CRC, 2009/766 ASCRC (2010) [Contract Report]

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Thesis

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2004Powell S, 'Molecular Microbial Ecology of Contaminated Marine Sediment near Casey Station, Antarctica' (2004) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Acuna TL, Seen AJ, Herbert N, Powell S, Gehling R, et al., 'Unifying WIL in Science at the University of Tasmania', WIL in Science: Leadership for WIL Final Report 2016, Australian Council of Deans of Science, pp. 29-31. (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Acuna TL; Seen AJ; Herbert N; Gehling R; Kingsley R; Haley S

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

16

Total funding

$1,411,686

Projects

B. cereus in Australian dairy products and their risks (2018)$19,917
Description
Dairy Food Safety Victoria is a member of the Food Safety Centre and we have undertaken a number of projects for them related to dairy safety. In turn they have invested in student projects (e.g., Zoe Bartlett Hons). DFSV hope to increase the value of the investments already being made at FSC in B. cereus research. Results will be publishable and DFSV would support and actively encourage publication of results.
Funding
Dairy Food Safety Victoria ($19,917)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ross T; Powell S
Year
2018
Lab-on-a-chip system for microbial contamination (2018 - 2020)$257,689
Description
The objective of this project is to develop a method for the rapid (within 5 min) detection of specific microorganisms on carcasses and surfaces in red meat processing facilities
Funding
Australian Meat Processor Corporation Ltd ($257,689)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Meat Processor Corporation
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Breadmore MC; Powell S; Macka M; Guijt RM
Period
2018 - 2020
Investigating opportunities to influence gastrointestinal microbiota in farmed Atlantic salmon and potential microbiome associated practices to improve health and productivity (2017 - 2020)$45,000
Description
In summary the project is PhD candidate research that will answer questions relating to gut microbiome to Atlantic salmon health and production. The salmon industry is Tasmanias single largest agri-sector. The value of salmon output was $531 million out of $1840 total farm/beach-gate proceeds (2013/2014 DPIPWE). Salmon production issues currently are a persistent issue in the industry in some sites, especially warmer water south east Tasmanian leases. Thus production issues have come to a head especially with the controversy related to Macquarie Harbour, which suffers from nutrient pollution issues (unlike sites through the Channel and coastal SE Tasmania). The industry is becoming increasingly interested in deeper research in the matters surrounding how gut microbiomes, feed digestion, growth performance and environmental conditions intersect. Optimisation of management in changing conditions requires knowledge in this areas especially in order to avoid reliance on antibiotic mitigation strategies. The project leader has now worked in the area for a number of years and is developing by degrees and international reputation in the area. This is in collaboration with a team at CSIRO (and colleagues at the University of the Sunshine Coast) who are also involved in salmon research, especially salmon breeding. The main questions fit within a PhD program but is multidisciplinary as it involves not just microbiology but also aquaculture science, nutrition, and fish physiology and genetics. This is a complex area where several factors intersect to complicate causal relationships, however research is vital for the future of the industry in terms of growth, sustainability and viability.
Funding
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation ($21,000); Tassal Ltd ($24,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bowman JP; Powell S
Period
2017 - 2020
Tassal shelf life of fresh salmon (2017 - 2018)$45,000
Description
The research will determine the impacts of novel combinations of sanitation, packaging and storage conditions that in combination may extend the sensory shelf life of bulk salmon fillets where modified atmosphere alone is not sufficient to preserve quality.
Funding
Tassal Operations Pty Ltd ($45,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Stanley RA; Powell S; Milne DC
Period
2017 - 2018
Navigating the wealth of soil health information and identification of opportunities (2017 - 2018)$139,754
Description
The objective of this work is to enable potato growers to increase productivity by providing them with the knowledge of what constitutes healthy soil and what the current best practices are for improving soil health. The project will provide an independent and comprehensive review of the current state of knowledge of factors influencing agricultural soil health specifically for the potato industry. This will form the basis of a plan to guide future investment in improving soil health in the potato industry and the production of materials to assist growers to make informed decisions for improving their productivity and sustainability.
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($139,754)
Scheme
Grant-General Call
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Tegg RS; Powell S; Wilson CR; McPhee JE; Hinton SJ; Dean GJ
Period
2017 - 2018
A scientific trial to measure the in-paddock and economic benefits of bio-fumigation on soil health, and on disease pest and weed levels on a range of annual crops under Tasmanian conditions (2016 - 2019)$150,430
Description
This bio-fumigation project will run over three growing seasons at a site located within the Forthside Research Station. This trial's aim will be to provide proof of concept of the initial benefits and then the cumulative effect of using bio-fumigation treatments over a three year period.
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($150,430)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Tegg RS; Wilson CR; Powell S; Doyle RB
Period
2016 - 2019
Effect of pH changes on marine biofilm communities (2015)$6,200
Description
This project will examine the effects of lowered pH on biofilm microbial communities using high throughput sequencing technologies.
Funding
Australian Academy of Science ($6,200)
Scheme
Grant-Thomas Davies Research Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Powell S
Year
2015
The effect of processing technologies on microbial populations impacting the shelf life of meat (2015 - 2017)$90,000
Funding
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation ($90,000)
Scheme
Scholarship-Postgraduate
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bowman JP; Powell S
Period
2015 - 2017
Changes in microbial community function during bioremediation (2012 - 2013)$5,832
Description
The project will use quantitative PCR (real-time PCR) to measure the level of genes associated with soil nutrient and biodegradation processes in samples from the dose-response experiment. An initial screening by standard (end-point) PCR will be carried out to determine which genes can be detected in clean soil and soil from biopiles and a subset will be measured quantitatively. The results of the initial screening and six qPCR assays for the dose-response experiment will be provided.
Funding
Australian Antarctic Division ($5,832)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Powell S
Period
2012 - 2013
Addressing causes of early mortality in hatchery produced Southern Bluefin Tuna larvae (2012)$14,220
Funding
Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre ($14,220)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre
Research Team
Powell S; Tamplin ML
Year
2012
Development of Near Infra-Red Method to Detect and Control Microbial Spoilage Communities on Salmon (2010)$10,000
Funding
Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Powell S; Tamplin ML
Year
2010
Seafood Molecular Biologist Mapping Microbial Communities in Seafood Production and Processing Environments to Improve Targetting Intervention Strategies (2009 - 2014)$437,501
Funding
Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre ($437,501)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Tamplin ML; Powell S
Period
2009 - 2014
A New Method for Characterisation of Antarctic Microbial Communities (2008 - 2011)$72,137
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($72,137)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Breadmore MC; Manefield M; Powell S
Period
2008 - 2011
Development of an Artificial Living Sediment to Study the Effects of Metal Contamination in Antarctic Marine Ecosystems (2007)$26,700
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($26,700)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Maher B; Eggins S; Ellwood M; King Catherine; Palmer AS; Powell S; Riddle M; Snape I; Stark JS
Year
2007
Pathways of Alkane Biodegradation in Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Soils and Sediments (2005 - 2008)$88,950
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($88,950)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bowman JP; Powell S
Period
2005 - 2008
The Role of Denitrifying Bacteria in the Biodegradation of Diesel Hydrocarbons in Antarctic Soils (2005)$2,356
Funding
British Antarctic Survey ($2,356)
Scheme
Grant-Trans-Antarctic Assoc
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bowman JP; Powell S
Year
2005

Research Supervision

Shane has co-supervised several doctoral candidates with colleagues within the School of Land and Food, other schools at the University of Tasmania and with colleagues from other research institutions (CSIRO) and industry.

Current

6

Completed

7

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDShelf-life Extension of Atlantic Salmon Fillets2015
PhDRisk Assessment of Norovirus on Shellfish from Indonesian Markets2015
PhDModelling the Development of Complex Microbial Communities in Food Environments2015
PhDImpact of cover crops on soil health parameters in Australian vegetable farming systems2018
PhDUnderstanding Kefir Production2018
PhDLab-On-A-Chip System For Microbial Contamination2018

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDAssessing the Risk of Histamine from the Indonesian Salted-Boiled Fish (Pindang)
Candidate: Novalia Rachmawati
2019
PhDA Study of Key Meat Spoilage Bacteria
Candidate: Tamsyn Stanborough
2018
PhDEvaluation of Non-aerated Compost Teas for Suppression of Potato Diseases
Candidate: Wossen Kebede Mengesha
2017
PhDIsotachophoresis of Bacterial Cells
Candidate: Sui Ching Phung
2017
PhDIs Proteorhodopsin a General Light-driven Stress Adaptation System for Survival in Cold Environments?
Candidate: Shi Feng
2014
PhDCapillary Electrophoresis of Ribosomal RNA for Characterisation of Microbial Communities
Candidate: Yi Heng Nai
2013
PhDInvestigation into the Microbiological Causes of Epizootics of Pacific Oyster Larvae (Crassostrea gigas) in Commercial Production
Candidate: Christopher Charles Chapman
2012