Terrence Bell

Assistant Professor of Phytobiomes

Terrence Bell

Research Summary

Soil and root-associated microbiomes, microbiome assembly, microbiome manipulation, disturbance.

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Publication Tags

Soil Bacteria Hydrocarbons Soils Petroleum Rhizosphere Microbiota Fungi Bacterium Degradation Dna Nitrogen Salix Phylogeny Biodegradation Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Growth Bioremediation Polluted Soils Microorganisms Temperature Contaminated Soil Hydrocarbon Environmental Biodegradation Willows

Most Recent Papers

Hydrocarbon substrate richness impacts microbial abundance, microbiome composition, and hydrocarbon loss

Terrence H. Bell, Nina Camillone, Katrina Abram, Maryann Victoria Bruns, Etienne Yergeau, Marc St-Arnaud, 2021, Applied Soil Ecology

Tree‐induced alterations to soil properties and rhizoplane‐associated bacteria following 23 years in a common garden

Caylon F. Yates, Jing Guo, Terrence H. Bell, Suzanne M. Fleishman, Hayden W. Bock, Ryan V. Trexler, David M. Eissenstat, Michela Centinari, 2021, Plant and Soil

Many roads to bacterial generalism

Terrence H. Bell, Thomas Bell, 2021, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Many roads to bacterial generalism

Terrence H Bell, Thomas Bell, 2020, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Bark decomposition in white oak soil outperforms eastern hemlock soil, while bark type leads to consistent changes in soil microbial composition

Rondy J. Malik, Ryan V. Trexler, David M. Eissenstat, Terrence H. Bell, 2020, Biogeochemistry on p. 329-343

Comparing approaches for capturing bacterial assemblages associated with symptomatic (Bacterial Blotch) and asymptomatic mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) caps

Samuel J. Martins, Ryan V. Trexler, Fabricio R. Vieira, John A. Pecchia, Prem P. Kandel, Kevin L. Hockett, Terrence H. Bell, Carolee T. Bull, 2020, Phytobiomes Journal on p. 90-99

Metatranscriptomic sequencing of a cyanobacterial soil-surface consortium with and without a diverse underlying soil microbiome

Terrence H. Bell, Ryan V. Trexler, Xin Peng, Marcel Huntemann, Alicia Clum, Brian Foster, Bryce Foster, Simon Roux, Krishnaveni Palaniappan, Neha Varghese, Supratim Mukherjee, T. B.K. Reddy, Chris Daum, Alex Copeland, Natalia N. Ivanova, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Christa Pennacchio, Emiley A. Eloe-Fadrosh, Mary Ann Bruns, 2020, Microbiology Resource Announcements

Comparing approaches for capturing bacterial assemblages associated with symptomatic (bacterial blotch) and asymptomatic mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) caps

Samuel Martins, Ryan Trexler, Fabricio Vieira, John Pecchia, Prem Kandel, Kevin Hockett, Terrence Bell, Carolee Bull, 2020, Phytobiomes Journal on p. 90-99

Abiotic conditions outweigh microbial origin during bacterial assembly in soils

Laura M. Kaminsky, Paul Esker, Terrence H. Bell, 2020, Environmental Microbiology

Testing sustained soil-to-soil contact as an approach for limiting the abiotic influence of source soils during experimental microbiome transfer

Ryan V Trexler, Terrence H Bell, 2019, FEMS Microbiology Letters

Most-Cited Papers

Predictable bacterial composition and hydrocarbon degradation in Arctic soils following diesel and nutrient disturbance

Terrence H. Bell, Etienne Yergeau, Christine Maynard, David Juck, Lyle G. Whyte, Charles W. Greer, 2013, ISME Journal on p. 1200-1210

Linkage between bacterial and fungal rhizosphere communities in hydrocarbon-contaminated soils is related to plant phylogeny

Terrence Bell, Saad El-Din Hassan, Aurélien Lauron-Moreau, Fahad Al-Otaibi, Mohamed Hijri, Etienne Yergeau, Marc St-Arnaud, 2014, ISME Journal on p. 331-343

Increasing phytoremediation efficiency and reliability using novel omics approaches

Terrence H. Bell, Simon Joly, Frédéric E. Pitre, Etienne Yergeau, 2014, Trends in Biotechnology on p. 271-280

Culture-dependent and -independent methods capture different microbial community fractions in hydrocarbon-contaminated soils

Franck O.P. Stefani, Terrence H. Bell, Charlotte Marchand, Ivan E. De La Providencia, Abdel El Yassimi, Marc St-Arnaud, Mohamed Hijri, 2015, PLoS One

Identification of nitrogen-incorporating bacteria in petroleum-contaminated arctic soils by using [<sup>15</sup>N]DNA-based stable isotope probing and pyrosequencing

Terrence H. Bell, Etienne Yergeau, Christine Martineau, David Juck, Lyle G. Whyte, Charles W. Greer, 2011, Applied and Environmental Microbiology on p. 4163-4171

Petroleum biodegradation capacity of bacteria and fungi isolated from petroleum-contaminated soil

Charlotte Marchand, Marc St-Arnaud, William Hogland, Terrence H. Bell, Mohamed Hijri, 2017, International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation on p. 48-57

Transplanting soil microbiomes leads to lasting effects on willow growth, but not on the rhizosphere microbiome

Etienne Yergeau, Terrence H. Bell, Julie Champagne, Christine Maynard, Stacie Tardif, Julien Tremblay, Charles W. Greer, 2015, Frontiers in Microbiology on p. 1436

Fine scale variability in soil extracellular enzyme activity is insensitive to rain events and temperature in a mesic system

Terrence Bell, Hugh A.L. Henry, 2011, Pedobiologia on p. 141-146

Early rhizosphere microbiome composition is related to the growth and Zn uptake of willows introduced to a former landfill

Terrence H. Bell, Benoît Cloutier-Hurteau, Fahad Al-Otaibi, Marie Claude Turmel, Etienne Yergeau, François Courchesne, Marc St-Arnaud, 2015, Environmental Microbiology on p. 3025-3038

The Inherent Conflicts in Developing Soil Microbial Inoculants

Laura M. Kaminsky, Ryan V. Trexler, Rondy J. Malik, Kevin L. Hockett, Terrence H. Bell, 2019, Trends in Biotechnology on p. 140-151