Dr. Thomas John Aspray

School of Life Sciences

Heriot Watt University, UK





Ph.D., University of Kent at Canterbury, UK

B.S., University of Exeter, Exeter, UK

Publications (Selected)

  1. Aspray TJ, Jones EE, Davies MW, Shipman M, Whipps JM, Bending GD. (2013) Hyphal branching and pre-symbiotic growth of Lactarius rufus EO3 in the presence of mycorrhiza helper bacterium Paenibacillus sp. EJP73 metabolites. Mycorrhiza, 23: 403-410.
  2. Pietravalle S, Aspray TJ. (2013) Biotic and abiotic CO2 efflux from hydrocarbon contaminated soils amended with organic carbon sources used to determine catabolic diversity. Environmental Pollution, 176: 42-47.
  3. Uhmann A, Aspray TJ. (2012) Potential benefit of surfactants in a hydrocarbon contaminated soil washing process: fluorescence spectroscopy based assessment. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 219-220: 141-147.
  4. Piau C., and Aspray TJ. (2011), Effectiveness and longevity of a green/food waste derived compost packed column to reduce Cr(VI) contamination in groundwater. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 186, 2-3, 1249-1253.
  5. Sakultantimetha A,, Keenan H.E., Beattie T.K., Aspray T.J., Bangkedphol S., Songsasen A. (2010), Acceleration of tributyltin biodegradation by sediment microorganisms under optimized environmental conditions. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 64, 6, 467-473.
  6. Rodríguez-Cruz M.S., Bælum J., Shaw L.J., Sørensen S.R., Shi S., Aspray T.J., Jacobsen C.S. and Bending G.D. (2010), Biodegradation of the herbicide mecoprop-p with soil depth and its relationship with tfdA gene expression. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 42, 1, 32-39.
  7. Aspray T.J., Gluszek A. and Carvalho D.C.J. (2008), Effect of nitrogen amendment on respiration and respiratory quotient (RQ) in three hydrocarbon contaminated soils of different type. Chemosphere, 72, 947-951.
  8. Aspray T.J., Carvalho D.C.J. and Philp J.C. (2007), Application of soil slurry respirometry to optimise and monitor bioremediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soils. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 60, 279-284.
  9. Aspray T.J., Frey Klett P., Jones J.E., Whipps J.M., Garbaye J. and Bending G.D. (2006), Mycorrhiza helper bacteria: a case of specificity for altering ectomycorrhiza architecture but not ectomycorrhiza formation. Mycorrhiza, 16, 533-541.
  10. Bending G.D., Aspray T.J. and Whipps J.M. (2006), Significance of microbial interactions in the mycorrhizosphere. Advances in Applied Microbiology, 60, 97-132.
  11. Aspray T.J., Jones E.E., Whipps J.M. and Bending G.D. (2006), Importance of cell density and contact in producing the helper effect by bacteria from the mycorrhizosphere. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 56, 1, 25-33.
  12. Aspray T.J., Hansen S.K., and Burns R.G. (2005), Soil-based microbial biofilm exposed to 2,4-D: bacterial community development and establishment of conjugative plasmid pJP4. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 54, 2, 317-327.
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