Achim Schmalenberger


 
researcher

Biography

1998-2001 Research Assistant in Braunschweig (Germany); 2002-2004 Postdoc in Bayreuth (Germany); 2004-2007 Postdoc in Mancherster (UK); 2007-2010 Research Officer in Sheffield (UK).

Research Interests

Research

My research output concentrates around the activities and process of soil microbes including microbial mobilization of soil sulphur and phosphorus mobilization of nutrients via microbial weathering, microbial bioremediation and restoration, microbial soil carbon sequestration and plant-microbe interaction. This research is often closely connected with grassland ecosystems as this is the dominating form of agriculture in Ireland.

Please see also:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Achim_Schmalenberger
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7455-3666

Research grants

IRC - New Foundations 2013 (2014)
DAFM - SQUARE (2013-2018)
Diamond Light Source (2013)
Microbiological Society (SGM) Summer projects (2012, 2013, 2016, 2017)
FP7 People Marie Curie CIG (2011-2014)
SFI Modeling of Soil Biomass (official collaborator) (2014-2019)
DAFM -Translisteria (2014-2017)
NWE Interreg - ReNu2Farm (2018-2020)
EI H2020 Coordinator grant (2018)
ListeriaChallenge (2018-2022)
PotatoMETAbiome (2019-2022)


ReNu2Farm comprises 10 partners from higher education organisations, research institutes and industry that will work to address the global threat posed to industrial agriculture by the vast depletion of the essential macronutrients nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (N, P, K), without which plants cannot survive. The future of agriculture – and food supplies – necessitates nutrient recycling or composting on a global scale. The ReNu2Farm project will map regions in North-West Europe with both nutrient shortage and surplus with the aim of exchanging recycled nutrients across the regions and foster producer-consumer collaborations. Farmers’ needs will be surveyed during the project and the results used to tailor and develop recycling-derived fertilisers between nutrient surplus and demand regions. The undertaking will help in establishing transnational markets, informing national and EU policy and market barrier reduction. The overall expected outcome by the end of the project will be the replacement of conventional mineral NPK fertilisers by recycling-derived fertilisers.
Together with partners at Teagasc in Johnstown Castle and IT Carlow, UL is investigating the effect of recycling derived fertilizers on the growth of pastures and the grassland microbiota and UL is in particular investigating the effect on phosphorus and nitrogen cycling microbes.
Renu2Farm is financially supported by the ERDF from Interreg North-West Europe at 2.2Mio Euro.

Former postdocs
Dr. Johann Scollard

Current postdocs
Dr. Israel Ikoyi

Former postgraduate students
Ms Jacinta Gahan
MSc Aaron Fox
Mr Oisin McManamon
MSc Jessica Graca

Current postgraduate students
Ms Lea Deinert
Ms Firinna McKenna-Beattie
Ms Jane Darcy
Mr Paul Culliney
Ms Georgia Voulgari

 

 




Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2016 'Bacterial Mobilization of nutrients from biochar amended soils'
Achim Schmalenberger and Aaron Fox (2016) 'Bacterial Mobilization of nutrients from biochar amended soils' In: Advances in Applied Microbiology. Amsterdam: Elsevier. [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Profiling the Diversity of Microbial Communities with Single-Strand Conformation Polymorphism (SSCP)'
Schmalenberger A, Tebbe CC (2014) 'Profiling the Diversity of Microbial Communities with Single-Strand Conformation Polymorphism (SSCP)' In: Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). New York: Humana Press. [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2007 'Rhizobacteria and plant sulfur supply'
Kertesz, M. A., Fellows, E., Schmalenberger, A., Laskin, A. I., Sariaslani, S., Gadd, G. M. (2007) 'Rhizobacteria and plant sulfur supply' In: Advances in Applied Microbiology, Vol 62. Elsevier Academic Press Inc. [Details]
2001 'Single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) for microbial community analysis'
Tebbe, Cristoph C.; Schmalenberger, Achim; Peters, Sabine; Schwieger, Frank (2001) 'Single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) for microbial community analysis' In: Environmental molecular microbiology: Protocols and applications. New York: Horizon Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'Biological management of selected weeds of wheat through co-application of allelopathic rhizobacteria and sorghum extract'
Raza, T;Khan, MY;Nadeem, SM;Imran, S;Qureshi, KN;Mushtaq, MN;Sohaib, M;Schmalenberger, A;Eash, NS (2021) 'Biological management of selected weeds of wheat through co-application of allelopathic rhizobacteria and sorghum extract'. Biological Control, 164 [DOI] [Details]
2021 'Drainage class and soil phosphorus availability shape microbial communities in Irish grasslands'
Graça J.;Daly K.;Bondi G.;Ikoyi I.;Crispie F.;Cabrera-Rubio R.;Cotter P.D.;Schmalenberger A. (2021) 'Drainage class and soil phosphorus availability shape microbial communities in Irish grasslands'. European Journal Of Soil Biology, 104 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2021 'Design and Construction of Repacked Soil Columns for Measuring Solute Transport, Plant Growth and Soil Biota'
Ikoyi, I;Schmalenberger, A (2021) 'Design and Construction of Repacked Soil Columns for Measuring Solute Transport, Plant Growth and Soil Biota'. Bio-Protocol, 11 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Sulfatase Assay to Determine Influence of Plants on Microbial Activity in Soil'
Koprivova, A;Schmalenberger, A;Kopriva, S (2020) 'Sulfatase Assay to Determine Influence of Plants on Microbial Activity in Soil'. Bio-Protocol, 10 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Responses of soil microbiota and nematodes to application of organic and inorganic fertilizers in grassland columns'
Ikoyi I.;Egeter B.;Chaves C.;Ahmed M.;Fowler A.;Schmalenberger A. (2020) 'Responses of soil microbiota and nematodes to application of organic and inorganic fertilizers in grassland columns'. Biology And Fertility Of Soils, [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2020 'Growth Potential of Listeria monocytogenes on Refrigerated Spinach and Rocket Leaves in Modified Atmosphere Packaging'
Culliney, P;Schmalenberger, A (2020) 'Growth Potential of Listeria monocytogenes on Refrigerated Spinach and Rocket Leaves in Modified Atmosphere Packaging'. Foods, 9 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Nisin application delays growth of Listeria monocytogenes on fresh-cut iceberg lettuce in modified atmosphere packaging, while the bacterial community structure changes within one week of storage'
McManamon, O;Kaupper, T;Scollard, J;Schmalenberger, A (2019) 'Nisin application delays growth of Listeria monocytogenes on fresh-cut iceberg lettuce in modified atmosphere packaging, while the bacterial community structure changes within one week of storage'. Postharvest Biology And Technology, 147 :185-195 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Sulfate fertilization supports growth of ryegrass in soil columns but changes microbial community structures and reduces abundances of nematodes and arbuscular mycorrhiza'
Ikoyi I.;Fowler A.;Storey S.;Doyle E.;Schmalenberger A. (2019) 'Sulfate fertilization supports growth of ryegrass in soil columns but changes microbial community structures and reduces abundances of nematodes and arbuscular mycorrhiza'. The Science of the total environment, [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2018 'The influence of aggregate size fraction and horizon position on microbial community composition'
Fox, A;Ikoyi, I;Torres-Sallan, G;Lanigan, G;Schmalenberger, A;Wakelin, S;Creamer, R (2018) 'The influence of aggregate size fraction and horizon position on microbial community composition'. Applied Soil Ecology, 127 :19-29 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'One-time phosphate fertilizer application to grassland columns modifies the soil microbiota and limits its role in ecosystem services'
Ikoyi, I;Fowler, A;Schmalenberger, A (2018) 'One-time phosphate fertilizer application to grassland columns modifies the soil microbiota and limits its role in ecosystem services'. The Science of the total environment, 630 :849-858 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2017 'Inoculation density is affecting growth conditions of Listeria monocytogenes on fresh cut lettuce'
McManamon, O,Scollard, J,Schmalenberger, A (2017) 'Inoculation density is affecting growth conditions of Listeria monocytogenes on fresh cut lettuce'. World Journal Of Microbiology & Biotechnology, 33 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2017 'Microbial community structure and function respond more strongly to temporal progression than to the application of slurry in an Irish grassland'
Aaron Fox, Israel Ikoyi, Rachel Creamer, Gary Lanigan, Achim Schmalenberger (2017) 'Microbial community structure and function respond more strongly to temporal progression than to the application of slurry in an Irish grassland'. Applied Soil Ecology, [Details]
2017 'A 3-year multi-food study of the presence and persistence of Listeria monocytogenes in 54 small food businesses in Ireland'
Leong, D,NicAogain, K,Luque-Sastre, L,McManamon, O,Hunt, K,Alvarez-Ordonez, A,Scollard, J,Schmalenberger, A,Fanning, S,O'Byrne, C,Jordan, K (2017) 'A 3-year multi-food study of the presence and persistence of Listeria monocytogenes in 54 small food businesses in Ireland'. International Journal Of Food Microbiology, 249 :18-26 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Microbial community structure and function respond more strongly to temporal progression than to the application of slurry in an Irish grassland'
Fox, A,Ikoyi, I,Creamer, R,Lanigan, G,Schmalenberger, A (2017) 'Microbial community structure and function respond more strongly to temporal progression than to the application of slurry in an Irish grassland'. Applied Soil Ecology, 120 :97-104 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Miscanthus biochar promotes growth of spring barley and shifts bacterial community structures including phosphorus and sulfur mobilizing bacteria'
Fox, A,Gahan, J,Ikoyi, I,Kwapinski, W,O'Sullivan, O,Cotter, PD,Schmalenberger, A (2016) 'Miscanthus biochar promotes growth of spring barley and shifts bacterial community structures including phosphorus and sulfur mobilizing bacteria'. Pedobiologia, 59 :195-202 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2016 'Inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes growth on fresh-cut produce with thyme essential oil and essential oil compound verbenone'
Scollard, J,McManamon, O,Schmalenberger, A (2016) 'Inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes growth on fresh-cut produce with thyme essential oil and essential oil compound verbenone'. Postharvest Biology And Technology, 120 :61-68 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2016 'Chemically and biologically-mediated fertilizing value of manure-derived biochar'
Subedi, R,Taupe, N,Ikoyi, I,Bertora, C,Zavattaro, L,Schmalenberger, A,Leahy, JJ,Grignani, C (2016) 'Chemically and biologically-mediated fertilizing value of manure-derived biochar'. The Science of the total environment, 550 :924-933 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Oxalate secretion by ectomycorrhizal Paxillus involutus is mineral-specific and controls calcium weathering from minerals'
A. Schmalenberger, A. L. Duran, A. W. Bray, J. Bridge, S. Bonneville, L. G. Benning, M. E. Romero-Gonzalez, J. R. Leake & S. A. Banwart (2015) 'Oxalate secretion by ectomycorrhizal Paxillus involutus is mineral-specific and controls calcium weathering from minerals'. Scientific Reports, 5 (12187) [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 'Arbuscular mycorrhizal hyphae in grassland select for a diverse and abundant hyphospheric bacterial community involved in sulfonate desulfurization'
Gahan, J,Schmalenberger, A (2015) 'Arbuscular mycorrhizal hyphae in grassland select for a diverse and abundant hyphospheric bacterial community involved in sulfonate desulfurization'. Applied Soil Ecology, 89 :113-121 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2014 'The role of sulfur- and phosphorus-mobilizing bacteria in biochar-induced growth promotion of Lolium perenne'
Fox, A,Kwapinski, W,Griffiths, BS,Schmalenberger, A (2014) 'The role of sulfur- and phosphorus-mobilizing bacteria in biochar-induced growth promotion of Lolium perenne'. FEMS microbiology ecology, 90 :78-91 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2014 'Profiling the Diversity of Microbial Communities with Single-Strand Conformation Polymorphism (SSCP)'
Schmalenberger, A,Tebbe, CC,Paulsen, IT,Holmes, AJ (2014) 'Profiling the Diversity of Microbial Communities with Single-Strand Conformation Polymorphism (SSCP)'. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), 1096 :71-83 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Bacterial communities in grassland turfs respond to sulphonate addition while fungal communities remain largely unchanged'
Schmalenberger, A,Noll, M (2014) 'Bacterial communities in grassland turfs respond to sulphonate addition while fungal communities remain largely unchanged'. European Journal Of Soil Biology, 61 :12-19 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2014 'The role of bacteria and mycorrhiza in plant sulfur supply'
Gahan, J; Schmalenberger, A (2014) 'The role of bacteria and mycorrhiza in plant sulfur supply'. Frontiers In Plant Science, FRONTIERS OF SULFUR METABOLISM IN PLANT GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT, AND STRESS RESPONSE [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2014 'Degradation of benzo[a]pyrene by bacterial isolates from human skin'
Sowada J, Schmalenberger A, Ebner I, Luch A, Tralau T (2014) 'Degradation of benzo[a]pyrene by bacterial isolates from human skin'. FEMS microbiology ecology, [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Bacterial Communities Established in Bauxite Residues with Different Restoration Histories'
Schmalenberger, A,O'Sullivan, O,Gahan, J,Cotter, PD,Courtney, R (2013) 'Bacterial Communities Established in Bauxite Residues with Different Restoration Histories'. Environmental Science & Technology, 47 :7110-7119 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2011 'Characterization of main sulfur source of wood-degrading basidiomycetes by S K-edge X-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy (XANES)'
Schmalenberger, A; Pritzkow, W; Ojeda, JJ; Noll, M (2011) 'Characterization of main sulfur source of wood-degrading basidiomycetes by S K-edge X-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy (XANES)'. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 65 :1215-1223 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2011 'Tree-mycorrhiza symbiosis accelerate mineral weathering: Evidences from nanometer-scale elemental fluxes at the hypha-mineral interface'
Bonneville, Steeve,Morgan, Daniel J.,Schmalenberger, Achim,Bray, Andrew,Brown, Andrew,Banwart, Steven A.,Benning, Liane G. (2011) 'Tree-mycorrhiza symbiosis accelerate mineral weathering: Evidences from nanometer-scale elemental fluxes at the hypha-mineral interface'. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 75 (2222):6988-7005 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Study of a depth filter (Disruptor (TM)) for the novel application of reducing SWRO membrane fouling'
El-Azizi, Ibrahim M., Schmalenberger, A, Komlenic, R, Edyvean, Robert G. J. (2011) 'Study of a depth filter (Disruptor (TM)) for the novel application of reducing SWRO membrane fouling'. Desalination And Water Treatment, 29 (1-3):20-28 [DOI] [Details]
2010 'Shifts in desulfonating bacterial communities along a soil chronosequence in the forefield of a receding glacier'
Schmalenberger, Achim,Noll, Matthias (2010) 'Shifts in desulfonating bacterial communities along a soil chronosequence in the forefield of a receding glacier'. Fems Microbiology Ecology, 71 (22):208-217 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2010 'Fungi on the rocks!'
Bonneville, S.,Morgan, D.,Bray, A. W.,Brown, A.,Duran, A.,Schmalenberger, A.,Benning, L. G. (2010) 'Fungi on the rocks!'. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 74 (1212) [Details]
2010 'Constraining global-scale weathering models through nano-scale ectomycorrhiza-mineral interactions'
Bridge, J. W., Bonneville, S., Saccone, L., Schmalenberger, A., Duran, A., Andrews, M., Hardy, K., Taylor, L., Beerling, D., Benning, L., Leake, J., McMaster, T., Banwart, S. A. (2010) 'Constraining global-scale weathering models through nano-scale ectomycorrhiza-mineral interactions'. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 74 (12):123-123 [Details]
2010 'Oxalic acid release in ectomycorrhiza mineral weathering'
Schmalenberger, A., Duran, A. L., Romero-Gonzales, M. E., Leake, J. R., Banwart, S. A. (2010) 'Oxalic acid release in ectomycorrhiza mineral weathering'. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 74 (12):923-923 [Details]
2010 'Sulfate treatment affects desulfonating bacterial community structures in Agrostis rhizospheres as revealed by functional gene analysis based on asfA'
Schmalenberger, A.,Telford, A.,Kertesz, M. A. (2010) 'Sulfate treatment affects desulfonating bacterial community structures in Agrostis rhizospheres as revealed by functional gene analysis based on asfA'. European Journal of Soil Biology, 46 (3-43-4):248-254 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2009 'Mineralogy controls oxalic acid release in mycorrhiza weathering'
Schmalenberger, A., Duran, A. L., Leake, J. R., Romero-Gonzales, M. E., Banwart, S. A. (2009) 'Mineralogy controls oxalic acid release in mycorrhiza weathering'. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 73 (13):1177-1177 [Details]
2009 'Quantifying chemical weathering at the biotite-mycorrhiza interface'
Bonneville, S., Morgan, D., Brown, A., Smits, M., Duran, A., Schmalenberger, A., Leake, J. R., Banwart, S., Brydson, R., Benning, L. G. (2009) 'Quantifying chemical weathering at the biotite-mycorrhiza interface'. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 73 (13):138-138 [Details]
2009 'Sulfonate desulfurization in Rhodococcus from wheat rhizosphere communities'
Schmalenberger, A., Hodge, S., Hawkesford, M. J., Kertesz, M. A. (2009) 'Sulfonate desulfurization in Rhodococcus from wheat rhizosphere communities'. Fems Microbiology Ecology, 67 (1):140-150 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2008 'The role of Variovorax and other Comamonadaceae in sulfur transformations by microbial wheat rhizosphere communities exposed to different sulfur fertilization regimes'
Schmalenberger, A., Hodge, S., Bryant, A., Hawkesford, M. J., Singh, B. K., Kertesz, M. A. (2008) 'The role of Variovorax and other Comamonadaceae in sulfur transformations by microbial wheat rhizosphere communities exposed to different sulfur fertilization regimes'. Environmental Microbiology, 10 (6):1486-1500 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2008 'Two-dimensional single strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) of 16S rRNA gene fragments reveals highly dissimilar bacterial communities in an acidic fen'
Schmalenberger, Achim,Tebbe, Christoph C.,Kertesz, Michael A.,Drake, Harold L.,Kuesel, Kirsten (2008) 'Two-dimensional single strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) of 16S rRNA gene fragments reveals highly dissimilar bacterial communities in an acidic fen'. European Journal of Soil Biology, 44 (5-65-6):495-500 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2007 'High unique diversity of sulfate-reducing prokaryotes characterized in a depth gradient in an acidic fen'
Schmalenberger, Achim,Drake, Harold L.,Kuesel, Kirsten (2007) 'High unique diversity of sulfate-reducing prokaryotes characterized in a depth gradient in an acidic fen'. Environmental Microbiology, 9 (55):1317-1328 [Details]
2007 'Desulfurization of aromatic sulfonates by rhizosphere bacteria: high diversity of the asfA gene'
Schmalenberger, A., Kertesz, M. A. (2007) 'Desulfurization of aromatic sulfonates by rhizosphere bacteria: high diversity of the asfA gene'. Environmental Microbiology, 9 (2):535-545 [Details]
2007 'Rhizobacteria and plant sulfur supply'
Kertesz MA, Fellows E, Schmalenberger A (2007) 'Rhizobacteria and plant sulfur supply'. Advances in applied microbiology, 62 :235-268 [DOI] [Details]
2005 'Biofilm community structure in Uxmal Mayan monuments'
Ortega-Morales, B. O.,Narvaez-Zapata, J. A.,Schmalenberger, A.,Sosa-Lopez, A.,Tebbe, C. C. (2005) 'Biofilm community structure in Uxmal Mayan monuments'. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 55 (44):301-302 [Details]
2003 'Genetic profiling of noncultivated bacteria from the rhizospheres of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) reveal field and annual variability but no effect of a transgenic herbicide resistance'
Schmalenberger, A., Tebbe, C. C. (2003) 'Genetic profiling of noncultivated bacteria from the rhizospheres of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) reveal field and annual variability but no effect of a transgenic herbicide resistance'. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 49 (1):1-8 [Details]
2003 'Bacterial diversity in maize rhizospheres: conclusions on the use of genetic profiles based on PCR-amplified partial small subunit rRNA genes in ecological studies'
Schmalenberger A, Tebbe CC (2003) 'Bacterial diversity in maize rhizospheres: conclusions on the use of genetic profiles based on PCR-amplified partial small subunit rRNA genes in ecological studies'. Molecular ecology, 12 (1):251-262 [Details]
2003 'Bacterial diversity in maize rhizospheres: conclusions on the use of genetic profiles based on PCR-amplified partial small subunit rRNA genes in ecological studies'
Schmalenberger, A., Tebbe, C. C. (2003) 'Bacterial diversity in maize rhizospheres: conclusions on the use of genetic profiles based on PCR-amplified partial small subunit rRNA genes in ecological studies'. Molecular Ecology, 12 (1):251-261 [Details]
2003 'Genetic profiling of noncultivated bacteria from the rhizospheres of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) reveal field and annual variability but no effect of a transgenic herbicide resistance'
Schmalenberger A, Tebbe CC (2003) 'Genetic profiling of noncultivated bacteria from the rhizospheres of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) reveal field and annual variability but no effect of a transgenic herbicide resistance'. Canadian journal of microbiology, 49 (1):1-8 [DOI] [Details]
2002 'Bacterial community composition in the rhizosphere of a transgenic, herbicide-resistant maize (Zea mays) and comparison to its non-transgenic cultivar Bosphore'
Schmalenberger A, Tebbe CC (2002) 'Bacterial community composition in the rhizosphere of a transgenic, herbicide-resistant maize (Zea mays) and comparison to its non-transgenic cultivar Bosphore'. FEMS microbiology ecology, 40 (1):29-37 [DOI] [Details]
2002 'Bacterial community composition in the rhizosphere of a transgenic, herbicide-resistant maize (Zea mays) and comparison to its non-transgenic cultivar Bosphore'
Schmalenberger, A., Tebbe, C. C. (2002) 'Bacterial community composition in the rhizosphere of a transgenic, herbicide-resistant maize (Zea mays) and comparison to its non-transgenic cultivar Bosphore'. Fems Microbiology Ecology, 40 (1):29-37 [Details]
2001 'Effect of primers hybridizing to Different evolutionarily conserved regions of the small-subunit rRNA gene in PCR-based microbial community analyses and genetic profiling'
Schmalenberger, A.,Schwieger, F.,Tebbe, C. C. (2001) 'Effect of primers hybridizing to Different evolutionarily conserved regions of the small-subunit rRNA gene in PCR-based microbial community analyses and genetic profiling'. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 67 (88):3557-3563 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2004 'Biofilms fouling ancient limestone Mayan monuments in Uxmal, Mexico: a cultivation-independent analysis'
B. O. Ortega-Morales, J. A. Narváez-Zapata, A. Schmalenberger, A. Sosa-López and C. C. Tebbe (2004) 'Biofilms fouling ancient limestone Mayan monuments in Uxmal, Mexico: a cultivation-independent analysis' Biofilms, 1 (2) :79-90. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2010 Goldschmidt, Knoxville
Bray, Andrew W.,Bonnevile, Steeve,Cinque, Gianfelice,Frogley, Mark D.,Wehbe, Katia,Filik, Jacob,Duran, Adele L.,Schmalenberger, Achim,Romero-Gonzalez, Maria,Benning, Liane G. (2010) High resolution functional group mapping of fungi on a mineral surface Goldschmidt, Knoxville [Details]
2011 Goldschmidt 2011, Prague
Bonneville S, Morgan DJ, Bray AW, Brown A, Schmalenberger A, Banwart SA, Benning LG (2011) Fungi Accelerate Mineral Weathering via a Synergy of Mechanical and Chemical Attacks Goldschmidt 2011, Prague [Details]
2011 Goldschmidt 2011, Prague
Schmalenberger A, Bray AW, Duran A, Leake JR, Banwart SA, Cinque G, Frogley M, Filik J, Pijanka J, Bonneville S, Benning LG, Romero-Gonzalez M (2011) Biochemical Characterization of Single Weathering Hyphae of Paxillus involutus Using CLSM and Synchrotron Based µFTIR Goldschmidt 2011, Prague [Details]
2013 Agricultural Research Forum, Teagasc, Tullamore, Ireland
A. Fox, W. Kwapinski, A. Schmalenberger (2013) The microbial mobilisation of sulphur and phosphorous in biochar amended soil Agricultural Research Forum, Teagasc, Tullamore, Ireland [Details]
2013 Agricultural Research Forum, Teagasc, Tullamore, Ireland
J. Gahan, A. Schmalenberger (2013) Bacterial and fungal communities in the mycorrhizospheres of Agrostis, Lolium and Plantago respond to inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi Agricultural Research Forum, Teagasc, Tullamore, Ireland [Details]
2013 Goldschmidt 2013, Florence
Bonneville S, Bray A, Schmalenberger A, Morgan DJ, Brown A, Banwart S & Benning LG (2013) Fungi-Mineral Interface: Hotspot of Weathering in Soils Goldschmidt 2013, Florence [Details]
3013 Society for General Microbiology, Manchester
J. Gahan, A. Schmalenberger (3013) Microbial community dynamics and desulfonating bacterial abundance in the mycorrhizosphere of bi-compartmental microcosms respond to inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi Society for General Microbiology, Manchester [Details]
2012 ISME - The Power of the Small
Jacinta Gahan, Achim Schmalenberger (2012) Diversity of Desulfurizing Bacteria in the Mycorrhizosphere ISME - The Power of the Small [Details]
2012 ISME - The Power of the Small
Fox A., Cullen R., Kwapinski W., Schmalenberger A. (2012) Bacterial mobilization of sulfur and phosphorous in biochar Amended Soils ISME - The Power of the Small [Details]
2012 ISME - The Power of the Small
Achim Schmalenberger, Adele Duran, Maria Romero-Gonzalez, Lazar Tatic, Jonathan Bridge, Liane Benning, Steeve Bonneville, Andrew Bray, Jonathan Leake, Steven Banwart (2012) Ectomycorrhizal weathering on mineral surfaces leads to mineral dissolution rates equivalent to chemical weathering in solution ISME - The Power of the Small [Details]
2012 ISME -The Power of the Small
Achim Schmalenberger, Orla O'Sullivan, Jacinta Gahan, Paul Cotter and Ronan Courtney (2012) Bacterial communities established in bauxite residues with different restoration histories ISME -The Power of the Small [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2014 Host-Microbe Dialogue,
Co-Organiser (2014) SGM Irish Branch meeting. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Host-Microbe Dialogue, Limerick, Ireland , 21-AUG-14 - 22-AUG-14 [Details]

Article

  Year Publication
2014 Profiling the diversity of microbial communities with Single-Strand Conformation Polymorphism (SSCP).
Schmalenberger A.;Tebbe C. (2014) Profiling the diversity of microbial communities with Single-Strand Conformation Polymorphism (SSCP). Article [DOI] [Details]
2014 Profiling the diversity of microbial communities with single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP).
Schmalenberger A.;Tebbe C. (2014) Profiling the diversity of microbial communities with single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP). Article [DOI] [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
2014 The role of bacteria and mycorrhiza in plant sulfur supply.
Gahan, J,Schmalenberger, A (2014) The role of bacteria and mycorrhiza in plant sulfur supply. Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2011 Marie Curie Fellowship FP7 People

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Verein fuer Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie (VAAM) Member /
Microbiological Society (Former Society for General Microbiology) Member; Committee member 2013-2016 /
International Society for Microbial Ecology Member 01-JAN-12 / 31-DEC-12

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Course directorship Biological and Chemical Sciences, LM123 Course director 2016 / 2021
SGM Irish Branch Committee member 2013 / 2016

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
German Fluent Fluent Fluent

Outreach Activities

  Description

Member of the UL Cell Explorer team

Primary school outreach - Microbes in our environment see Science and Engineering Newsletter Vol05 (1) July 2012

Reviews

  Journal Role
Scientific Reports Editor
Applied Soil Ecology Editor

Teaching Interests

Module leader for:
BY4013 General Microbiology
NM4183 (formerly NS3201) Principles of Infection Prevention & Control for Nurses and Midwives
FT4438 Food Microbiology

Contributing to modules:
BY4001 Biology 1