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Jessica Mackay

  • PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Microbial Ecology
  • University of New Hampshire
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Research interests

Organic amendmentsCarbon cyclingCircular economyPhosphorus cyclingMicrobiologyEcosystem servicesArbuscular mycorrhizasSoil ecology

About

I am a researcher with a focus on nutrient cycling in soils. I am particularly interested in the role of soil microorganisms and microbiomes in nutrient cycling. I have worked on carbon projects in plantings in central Victoria, Australia, and I completed a PhD investigating the role of organic amendments and arbuscular mycorrhizas in crop phosphorus nutrition. This PhD was based at The University of Adelaide, Australia, but also included an extended visit to The University of Copenhagen, Denmark. I am currently undertaking a postdoctoral position at the University of New Hampshire, in which I am investigating the functional significance of the soil microbiome across a land intensification gradient. I have experience working on field-, greenhouse- and laboratory-based experiments, across agricultural and natural environments.

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Publications (4)

  • A key role for arbuscular mycorrhiza in plant acquisition of P from sewage sludge recycled to soil

    • Mackay J
    • Cavagnaro T
    • Müller Stöver D
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  • Evaluation of phosphorus in thermally converted sewage sludge: P pools and availability to wheat

    • Mackay J
    • Cavagnaro T
    • Jakobsen I
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  • Organic amendments as phosphorus fertilisers: Chemical analyses, biological processes and plant P uptake

    • Mackay J
    • Macdonald L
    • Smernik R
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  • Riparian reforestation: Are there changes in soil carbon and soil microbial communities?

    • Mackay J
    • Cunningham S
    • Cavagnaro T
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Professional experience

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Microbial Ecology

University of New Hampshire

January 2018 - Present

Ph.D. Candidate, Soil Ecology

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of adelaide

January 2014 - November 2017(4 years)