Global Atmospheric Microbiome Project Science


The Global Atmospheric Microbiome Project is nearing completion and publications will appear here as they are released. Other recent publications by team members on atmospheric microbiology and chemistry that are relevant to this project include:

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Research publication from 2019 by Archer et al describing the airborne communities in Antarctica and their dispersal.
Research publication from 2019 by Archer et al showing the impact of air mass source on the Atmospheric Microbiome.
Comment publication from 2020 by Archer and Pointing discussing the ramifications of human impacts to the Atmospheric Microbiome and key research priorities.

Other Publications

1. Archer SDJ, Pointing SB (2020) Anthropogenic impact on the atmospheric microbiome. Nature Microbiology 5, 229-231.
2. Archer SDJ, Lee KC, King-Miaow K, Harvey M, Wainwright B, Huang D, Pointing SB (2020) Air mass source determines airborne microbial diversity at the ocean-atmosphere interface of the Great Barrier Reef marine ecosystem. The ISME Journal doi:10.1038/s41396-019-0555-0.
3. Dall'Osto M, Santi-Temkiv T, O'Dowd CD, Harrison RM (2020) Enrichment of organic nitrogen in primary biological particles during advection over the North Atlantic. Atmospheric Environment 222, 117160.
4. Archer SDJ, Lee KC, Maki T, Lee CK, Cary SC, Cowan DA, Maestre FT, Pointing SB (2019) Airborne microbial transport limitation to isolated Antarctic soil habitats. Nature Microbiology 4, 925-932.
5. Cordero PRF, Bayly K, Leung PM, Huang C, Islam ZF, Schittenhelm RB, King GM, Greening C (2019) Atmospheric carbon monoxide oxidation is a widespread mechanism supporting microbial survival. The ISME Journal 11, 2868-2881.
6. Igarashi Y, Kita K, Maki T, Kinase T, Hayashi N, Hosaka K, Adachi K, Kajino M, Ishizuka M, Sekiyama TT, Ziazen Y, Takenaka C, Ninomiya K, Okochi H, Sorimachi A (2019) Fungal spore involvement in the resuspension of radiocaesium in summer. Scientific Reports 9, 1954.
7. Islam ZF, Cordero PRF, Feng J, Chen Y-J, Bay SK, Jirapanjawat T, Gleadow RM, Carere C, Stott MB, Chiri E, Greening C (2019) Two Chloroflexi classes independently evolved the ability to persist on atmospheric hydrogen and carbon monoxide. The ISME Journal 13, 1801-1813.
8. Iwata A, Imura M, Hama M, Maki T, Tsuchiya N, Kunihisia R, Matsuki A (2019) Release of highly active ice nucleating biological particles associated with rain. Atmosphere 10, 605.
9. Kalisa E, Nagato N, Bizuru E, Tang N, Pointing SB, Hayakawa K, Archer SDJ, Lacap-Bugler DC (2019) Pollution characteristics and risk assessment of ambient PM2.5-bound PAH and NPAH in typical Japanese and New Zealand cities and rural sites. Atmospheric Pollution Research 10, doi: 10.1016/j.apr.2019.03.009.
10. Maki T, Bin C, Kai K, Fujita K, Ohara K, Kobayashi F, Davaanyam E, Noda J, Minamoto Y, Shi G, Hasegawa H, Iwasaka Y (2019) Vertical distributions of airborne microorganisms over Asian dust source region of Taklimakan and Gobi Desert. Atmospheric Environment 214, 116848.
11. Maki T, Lee KC, Kawai K, Onishi K, Hong CS, Kurosaki Y, Shinoda M, Kai K, Iwasaka Y, Archer SDJ, Lacap-Bugler DC, Hasegawa H, Pointing SB (2019) Aeolian dispersal of bacteria associated with desert dust and anthropogenic particles over continental and ocean surfaces. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 124, doi:10.1029/2018JD029597.
12. Santi-Temkiv T, Lange R, Beddows D, Rauter U, Pilgaard S, Dall'Osto M, Gunde-Cimerman N, Massling A, Wex H (2019) Biogenic sources of ice nucleating particles at the High Arctic site Villum Research Station. Environmental Science & Technology 53, 10580-10590.
13. Santi-Temkiv T, Sikoparija B, Maki T, Carotenuto F, Amato P, Yao M, Morris C, Schnell R, Jaenicke R, Pöhlker C, DeMott PJ, Hill TCJ, Huffman JA (2019) Bioaerosol field measurements: Challenges and perspectives in outdoor studies. Aerosol Science and Technology 1, 27.
14. Kalisa E, Nagato E, Bizuru E, Tang N, Pointing SB, Hayakawa K, Archer SDJ, Lacap-Bugler DC (2018) Characterisation and risk assessment of atmospheric PM2.5 and PM10 particulate-bound PAHs and NPAHs in Rwanda, central East Africa. Environmental Science & Technology 52, 12179-87.
15. Kalisa E, Archer SDJ, Nagato E, Bizuru E, Lee KC, Tang N, Pointing SB, Hayakawa K, Lacap-Bugler DC (2019) Chemical and biological components of urban aerosols in Africa: Current status and knowledge gaps. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, 941.
16. Alsvedr M, Holm S, Christiansen S, Smid, M, Ling M, Boesen T, Finster K, Bilde M, Londahl J, Santi-Temkiv T (2018) Effect of aeroslization and drying on the viability of Pseudomonas syringae cells. Frontiers in Microbiology 9, 3086.
17. Ling ML, Wex H, Grawe S, Jakobsson J, Londahl J, Hartmann S, Finster K, Boesen T, Santi-Temkiv T (2018) Effects of ice nucleation protein repeat number and oligomerization level on ice nucleation activity. Journal of Geophysical Research 123, 1802-1810.
18. Maki T, Furomoto S, Asahi Y, Lee KC, Watanabe K, Aoki K, Murakami M, Tajiri T, Hasegawa H, Masiho A, Iwasaka Y (2018) Long-range transported bioaerosols captured in snow cover on Mount Tateyama, Japan: Imapcts of Asian dust events on airborne bacterial dynamics relating to ice nucleation. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18, 8155-8171.
19. Santi-Temkiv T, Gosewinkel U, Starnawski P, Lever M, Finster K (2018) Aeolian dispersal of bacteria in southwest Greenland: Their sources, abundance, diversity and physiological states. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 94, fiy031.
20. Tesso SVM, Santi-Temkiv T (2018) Ice nucleation activity and aeolian dispersal success in airborne and aquatic microalgae. Frontiers in Microbiology 9, 2681.
21. Vestergaard DV, Holst GJ, Basinas I, Elholm G, Schlunssen V, Linneberg A, Santi-Temkiv T, Finster K, Sigsgaard T, Marshall IPG (2018) Pig farmers homes harbour more diverse airborne bacterial communities than pig stables or suburban homes. Frontiers in Microbiology 9, 870.
22. Maki, T, Hara K, Iwata A, Lee KC, Kawai K, Kobayashi F, Pointing SB, Archer SDJ, Hayakawa K, Iwasaka Y (2017) Variation in airborne bacterial communities at high-altitudes over the Noto Peninsula (Japan) in response to Asian dust events. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17, 11877-11897.
23. Maki T, Kurosaki Y, Onishi K, Lee KC, Pointing SB, Jugder D, Yamazaka N, Hayakawa K, Shinoda M (2017) Variations in the structure of airborne bacterial communities in Tsogt-Ovoo region of Gobi Desert during dust events. Air Quality Atmosphere and Health 10, 249-260.
24. Mukan J, Greening C, Vanwonterghem I, Carere C, Bay SK, Steen J, Montgomery K, Lines T, Beardall J, Van Dorst J, Snape I, Stott MB, Hugenholtz P, Ferrari B (2017) Atmospheric trace gases support primary production in Antarctic desert surface soil. Nature 552, 400-403.
25. Sahyoun M, Korsholm U, Sørensen J, Santl-Temkiv T, Finster K, Gosewinkel UB, Nielsen N (2017) Impact of bacterial ice nucleating particles on weather predicted by a numerical weather prediction model. Atmospheric Environment 170, 33-44.
26. Santi-Temkiv T, Amato P, Gosewinkel UB, Thyrhaug R, Charton A, Chicot B, Finster K, Bratbak G, Löndahl J (2017) High flow-rate impinger for the study of concentration, viability, metabolic activity and ice nucleation activity of airborne bacteria. Environmental Science & Technology 51, 11224–11234.
27. Hara K, Maki T, Kobayashi F, Kakikawa M, Wada M, Matsuki A (2016) Variations of ice nuclei concentration induced by rain and snowfall within a local forested site in Japan. Atmospheric Environment 127, 1-5.
28. Hara K, Maki T, Kakikawa M, Kobayashi F, Matsuki A (2016) Effects of different temperature treatments on biological ice nuclei in snow. Atmospheric Environment 140, 415-419.
29. Kobayashi F, Maki T, Kakikawa M, Noda T, Hitamura H, Takahashi H, Imura Y, Iwasaka Y (2016) Atmospheric bioaerosols originating from Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae): Ecological observations of airborne bacteria at Hukuro Cove, Langhovde, Antarctica. Polar Science 10, 71-78.
30. Maki T, Ishikawa A, Matsunaga T, Pointing SB, Saito Y et al. (2016) Atmospheric aerosol deposition influences marine microbial communities in oligotrophic surface waters of the western Pacific Ocean. Deep Sea Research: Part 1 Oceanographic Research Papers 118, 37-45.
31. Pointing SB, Fierer N, Smith GJD, Steinberg PD, Wiedmann M (2016) Quantifying human impact on Earth’s microbiome. Nature Microbiology 1, 16145.
32. Puspitasari F, Maki T, Shi G, Bin C, Kobayashi F, Hasegawa H, Iwasaka Y (2016) Phylogenetic analysis of bacterial species compositions in sand dunes and dust aerosol in an Asian dust source area, the Taklimakan Desert. Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health 9, 631-644.
33. Sahyoun M, Wex H, Gosewinkel UB, Santl-Temkiv T, Nielsen NW, Finster K, Sørensen JH, Stratmann F, Korsholm US (2016) On the use of classical nucleation theory in quantification of the impact of bacterial INP on weather and climate. Atmospheric Environment 139, 230-240.
34. Tesson S, Skjoth C, Santi-Temkiv T, Löndahl J (2016) Airborne microalgae: Insights, opportunities and challenges. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 82, 1978-1991.
35. Kobayashi F, Maki T, Kakikawa M, Yamada M, Puspitasari F, Iwasaka Y (2015) Bioprocess of Kosa bioaerosols: Effect of ultraviolet radiation on airborne bacteria within Kosa Asian dust. Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering 119, 570-579.
36. Maki T, Hara K, Kobayashi F, Kurosaki Y, Kakikawa M, Matsuki A, Chen B, Shi G, Hasegawa H, Iwasaka Y (2015) Vertical distribution of airborne bacterial communities in an Asian dust downwind area, Noto Peninsula. Atmospheric Environment 119, 282-293.
37. Santi-Temkiv T, Sahyoun M, Finster K, Hartmann S, Augustin-Bauditz S, Stratmann F, Wex H, Clauss T, Nielsen NW, Sørensen JH, Korsholm US, Wick LY, Gosewinkel UB (2015) Characterization of airborne ice-nucleation active bacteria and bacterial fragments. Atmospheric Environment 109, 105-117.
38. Bottos EM, Woo AC, Zawar-Reza P, Pointing SB, Cary SC (2014) Airborne bacterial populations above desert soils of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Microbial Ecology 67, 120-128.
39. Pointing SB, Belnap J (2014) Disturbance to desert soil ecosystems contributes to dust-mediated impacts at regional scales. Biodiversity and Conservation 23, 1659-1667.
40. Hartmann S, Augustin S, Clauss T, Wex H, Temkiv TS, Voigtländer J, Niedermeier D, Stratmann F (2013) Immersion freezing of ice nucleation active protein complexes. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 13, 5751-5766.
41. Temkiv TS, Finster K, Dittmar T, Hansen BM, Thyrhaug R, Nielsen NW, Gosewinkel UB (2013) Hailstones: A window into the microbial and chemical inventory of a storm cloud. PLoS One 8, e53550.
42. Temkiv TS, Finster K, Hansen BM, Pasic L, Gosewinkel UB (2013) Viable methanotrophic bacteria enriched from air and rain can oxidize methane at cloud-like conditions. Aerobiologia 29, 373-384.
43. Woo A, Brar M, Chan Y, Lau MCY, Leung FCC, Scott JA, Vrijmoed LLP, Zawar-Reza P, Pointing SB (2013) Temporal variation in microbial populations and microbially-derived allergens along a gradient of urbanization. Atmospheric Environment 74, 291-300.
44. Temkiv TS, Finster K, Hansen BM, Woetmann Nielsen N, Gosewinkel UB (2012) The microbial diversity of a storm cloud as assessed by hailstones. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 81, 684-695.

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