Publications

Geomicrobiology / biogeochemistry of heavy metals

Gionfriddo, C.M., M.J. Stott, J. Power, J. Ogorek, D.P. Krabbenhoft, R. Wick, K.E. Holt, L.-X. Chen, B. Thomas, J.F. Banfield, and J.W. Moreau (2020, accepted) Genome-resolved metagenomics and detailed geochemical speciation analyses yield new insights into microbial mercury cycling in geothermal springs, Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

Cumberland, S.A., B. Etschmann, J. Brugger, G. Douglas, K. Evans, L. Fisher, P. Kappen and J.W. Moreau (2018). Characterization of uranium redox state in organic-rich Eocene sediments. Chemosphere, 194, 602-613.

Hug, K., W. Maher, F. Krikowa, S. Foster and J.W. Moreau (2017), Experimental evaluation of sampling, storage and analytical protocols for measuring arsenic speciation in sulphidic hot spring waters. Microchemical Journal, 130, 162-167.

Gionfriddo, C.M., M. Tate, R.R. Wick, M.B. Schultz, A. Zemla, M.P. Thelen, R. Schofield, D.P. Krabbenhoft, K.E. Holt and J.W. Moreau (2016) Microbial mercury methylation in Antarctic sea ice. Nature Microbiology, 1, article no. 16127, DOI:10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.127.

Cumberland, S.A., G. Douglas, K. Grice and J.W. Moreau (2016) Uranium mobility in organic-matter rich sediments: a review of geological and geochemical processes. Earth Science Reviews, 159, 160-185.

Moreau, J.W., C.M. Gionfriddo, D.P. Krabbenhoft, J.M. Ogorek, G.R. Aiken and E.E. Roden (2015) The Effect of Natural Organic Matter on Mercury Methylation by Desulfobulbus propionicus 1pr3. Frontiers in Microbiology, DOI:10.3389/fmicb.2015.01389.

Gionfriddo, C.M., J.M. Ogorek, M. Butcher, D.P. Krabbenhoft, and J.W. Moreau (2015) Mercury distribution and mobility at the abandoned Puhipuhi mercury mine, Northland, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 58, 78-87.

Hug, K., W. Maher, M.B. Stott F. Krikowa, S. Foster and J.W. Moreau (2014). Microbial contributions to coupled arsenic and sulfur cycling in the acid-sulfide hot spring Champagne Pool, New Zealand. Frontiers in Microbiology, 5, article 569, DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00569.

Maher, W.A., S. Foster, F. Krikowa, E. Duncan, A. St John, K. Hug and J.W. Moreau (2013). Thioarsenic species in marine organisms and sulfide rich environments: new species and analytical approaches. Microchemical Journal, 111, 82-90.

Sunderland, E.M., D.P. Krabbenhoft, J.W. Moreau, S.A. Strode and W.M. Landing (2009), Mercury sources, distribution, and bioavailability in the North Pacific Ocean: Insights from data and models, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 23, GB2010, DOI:10.1029/2008GB003425.

Bioremediation / biomining / biocorrosion

Awais, M.J., W. Neil, G. McAdam, J.W. Moreau and S. Wade (2020) Microbiologically influenced corrosion of stainless steel by sulfate reducing bacteria: a tale of caution, Corrosion, doi.org/10.5006/3467

Watts, M.P., L.P. Spurr, K.-A. Lê Cao, R. Wick, J.F. Banfield and J.W. Moreau (2019) Genome-resolved metagenomics of an autotrophic microbial thiocyanate-degrading bioreactor consortium. Water Research, 158, 106-117.

Spurr, L.P., M.P. Watts, H.M. Gan and J.W. Moreau (2019) Bioremediation of thiocyanate by a microbial consortium enriched from contaminated groundwater. PeerJ, 7:e6498, DOI:10.7717/peerj.6498.

Ling, Y.C., H.M. Gan, M. Bush, R. Bush and J.W. Moreau (2018) Time-resolved microbial guild responses to tidal cycling in a coastal acid-sulfate system. Environmental Chemistry, 15, 2-17.

Watts, M.P. and J.W. Moreau (2018) Thiocyanate bioremediation: harnessing microbial metabolism for mine remediation. Microbiology Australia, 39, 157-161.

Vu, H.P. and J.W. Moreau (2018). Effects of environmental parameters on thiocyanate biodegradation by Burkholderia phytofirmans candidate strain ST01hv. Environmental Engineering Science, 35, 62-66.

Watts, M.P., H.M. Gan, L.Y. Peng, K.-A. Lê Cao and J.W. Moreau (2017). In situ stimulation of thiocyanate biodegradation through phosphate amendment in gold mine tailings water. Environmental Science & Technology, 51, pp. 13353-13362.

Watts, M.P., L.P. Spurr, H.M. Gan and J.W. Moreau (2017). Characterization of an autotrophic bioreactor microbial consortium degrading thiocyanate. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 21, 501-513.

Moreau, J.W. (2017) Sulfate-reducing bacteria: applications to metals bioremediation and biorecovery, in Das, S. and H.R. Dash (Eds.) Handbook of Metal-Microbe Interactions and Bioremediation. Taylor & Francis, CRC Press.

Watts, M.P. and J.W. Moreau (2016) New insights into the genetic and metabolic diversity of thiocyanate-degrading microbial consortia. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 100, 1101-1108.

Vu, H.P. and J.W. Moreau (2015) Thiocyanate adsorption on ferrihydrite and its fate during ferrihydrite transformation to hematite and goethite. Chemosphere, 119, 987-993.

Ling, Y.C., R. Bush, K. Grice, S. Tulipani, L. Berwick and J.W. Moreau (2015) Distribution of iron- and sulfur-cycling bacteria across a coastal acid sulfate soil (CASS) environment: implications for passive bioremediation by tidal inundation. Frontiers in Microbiology, DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00624.

Vu, H.P., A. Mu and J.W. Moreau (2013) Isolation of a novel thiocyanate-degrading Burkholderia strain from soil contaminated by gold mine tailings. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 57, 368-372. DOI:10.1111/lam.12123.

Moreau, J.W., J. Fournelle and J.F. Banfield (2013) Quantifying heavy metals sequestration by sulfate-reducing bacteria in an acid mine drainage-contaminated wetland. Frontiers in Microbiology, 4:43. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00043

Moreau, J.W., P.K. Weber, M.C. Martin, B. Gilbert, I.D Hutcheon and J.F. Banfield (2007). Extracellular proteins limit the dispersal of biogenic nanoparticles. Science, 316, 1600-1603.

Moreau, J.W., R.I. Webb and J.F. Banfield (2004). Ultrastructure, aggregation-state, and crystal growth of biogenic nanocrystalline sphalerite and wurtzite. American Mineralogist, 89, 950-960.

Deep subsurface / groundwater geomicrobiology

Armbrecht, L.H., M.J.L. Coolen, F. Lejzerowicz, S.C. George, K. Neghandi, Y. Suzuki, J. Young, N.R. Foster, L.K. Armand, A. Cooper, M. Ostrowski, A. Focardi, M. Stat, J.W. Moreau and L.S. Weyrich (2019) Ancient DNA from marine sediments: precautions and considerations for seafloor coring, sample handling and data generation. Earth-Science Reviews, 196, 102887.

Mu, A. and J.W. Moreau (2019) Can bacteria living underground help fight climate change? Frontiers for Young Minds, https://kids.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/frym.2018.00077#

Cox, T.L., H.M. Gan and J.W. Moreau (2019) Deep seawater circulation sustains an aero-tolerant population of sulfate-reducing bacteria in the subseafloor. Geobiology, 17, 172-184, DOI:10.1111/gbi.12324.

Torres, M.E., T. Cox, W.-L. Hong, J. McManus, C. Destregneville, H.M. Gan, C. Austin and J.W. Moreau (2015), Crustal Fluids and Ash Alteration Impact on the Biosphere of Shikoku Basin Sediments, Nankai Trough, Japan; Geobiology. DOI:10.1111/gbi.12146.

Mu, A. and J.W. Moreau (2015) The Geomicrobiology of CO2 geosequestration: a focused review on prokaryotic community responses to field-scale CO2 injection. Frontiers in Microbiology, DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00263.

J.W. Moreau and A.M. Minard (2014) Coupled nitrogen and oxygen isotope study of nitrate at a rural unlined landfill in western Victoria, Australia. American Journal of Environmental Sciences, 10, 383-390, DOI:10.3844/ajessp.2014.383.390.

Carroll, A.G., R. Przeslawski, L.C. Radke, J.R. Black, K. Picard, J.W. Moreau, R.R. Haese, S. Nichol (2014) Environmental considerations for subseabed geological storage of CO2. Continental Shelf Research, 83, 116-128.

Mu, A., C. Boreham, H. Leong, R. Haese and J.W. Moreau (2014) Changes in the deep subsurface microbial biosphere resulting from a field-scale CO2 geosequestration experiment. Frontiers in Microbiology, 5, 1-11, DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00209.

Horvath, A.S., L.V. Garrick and J.W. Moreau (2013) Manganese-reducing Pseudomonas fluorescens-group bacteria control arsenic mobility in gold mining-contaminated groundwater. Environmental Earth Sciences, 71, 4187-4189.

Extreme environments / extremophiles / astrobiology

Houghton, K.M., X.C. Morgan, K. Lagutin, A.D. MacKenzie, M. Vyssotski, K. Mitchell, I.R. McDonald, H.W. Morgan, J.F. Power, J.W. Moreau, E. Hanssen, M.B. Stott (2015) Thermorudis dilitiriophila WKT50.2T sp. nov., a novel isolate of class Thermomicrobia isolated from geothermal soil, and emended descriptions of Thermomicrobium roseum and Sphaerobacter thermophiles. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 65, 4479-4487, DOI: 10.1099/ijsem.0.000598.

Andrade, K., J. Logemann, K.B. Heidelberg, J.B. Emerson, L.R. Comolli, L.A. Hug, A. Keillar, B.C. Thomas, C.S. Miller, E.E. Allen, J.W. Moreau, J.J. Brocks and J.F. Banfield (2015), Metagenomic and lipid analyses reveal a diel cycle in a hypersaline microbial ecosystem. ISME Journal. DOI:10.1038/ismej.2015.66.

Anders, H., J.F. Power, A.D. MacKenzie, K. Lagutin, M. Vyssotski, E. Hanssen, J.W. Moreau, and M.B. Stott. (2015) Limisphaera ngatamarikiensis gen. nov. sp. nov., a thermophilic, pink-pigmented coccus isolated from subaqueous mud of a geothermal hotspring in New Zealand. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 65, 1114-1121, DOI: 10.1099/ijs.0.000063.

Anders, H. P.F. Dunfield, K. Lagutin, K.M. Houghton, J.F. Power, A.D. MacKenzie, M. Vyssotski, J.L. Ryan, E. Hanssen, J.W. Moreau, and M.B. Stott. (2014) Thermoflavifilum aggregans gen. nov. sp. nov., a thermophilic and slightly halophilic filamentous bacterium from the phylum Bacteroidetes. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 64, 1264-1270.

Moreau, J.W., R.A. Zierenberg and J.F. Banfield (2010), Diversity of Dissimilatory Sulfite Reductase Genes (dsrAB) in a Salt Marsh Impacted by Long-Term Acid Mine Drainage, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76, 4819-4828.

Moreau, J.W. and T.G. Sharp (2004). A Transmission electron microscope study of silica and kerogen biosignatures in ~1.9 Ga Gunflint microfossils. Astrobiology, 4, 196-209.

Nesterova, M., J. Moreau, and J.F. Banfield (2003). Model biomimetic studies of templated growth and assembly of nanocrystalline FeOOH. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 67, 1177-1187.

Banfield, J.F., J.W. Moreau, C.S. Chan, S.A. Welch and B. Little (2001) Mineralogical biosignatures and the search for life on Mars. Astrobiology, 1, 447-465.

Moore, J.M. et al. (26 authors on Galileo Solid State Imaging science team; 2001) Impact features on Europa: results of the Galileo Europa mission (GEM), Icarus, 151, 93-111.

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