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 Hydrocarbons Soils Microbiota Rhizosphere Bacteria Fungi Petroleum Hydrocarbon Biodegradation Degradation Microorganisms Bacterium Salix Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Phylogeny Polluted Soils Growth Contaminated Soil Microbial Communities Microbiome Planting Bioremediation Environmental Biodegradation Frigid Soils

Most Recent Papers

Can dispersal be leveraged to improve microbial inoculant success?

William L. King, Terrence H. Bell, 2022, Trends in Biotechnology on p. 12-21

The hierarchy of root branching order determines bacterial composition, microbial carrying capacity and microbial filtering

William L. King, Caylon F. Yates, Jing Guo, Suzanne M. Fleishman, Ryan V. Trexler, Michela Centinari, Terrence H. Bell, David M. Eissenstat, 2021, Communications Biology

Soybean Roots and Soil From High- and Low-Yielding Field Sites Have Different Microbiome Composition

Ananda Y. Bandara, Dilooshi K. Weerasooriya, Ryan V. Trexler, Terrence H. Bell, Paul D. Esker, 2021, Frontiers in Microbiology

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 on p. 591-602

Soil microbes in organic crop production systems 101

Laura Kaminsky, Mara Cloutier, Suzanne Fleishman, Sarah Isbell, Kristy Borrelli, Terrence Bell, 2021, eOrganic on p. http://eorganic.org/node/34601

Soybean roots and soil from high- and low-yielding field sites are characterized by distinct microbial co-occurrence networks

Ananda Bandara, Dilooshi Weerasooriya, Ryan Trexler, Ravin Poudel, Terrence Bell, P Esker, 2021, Frontiers in Microbiology

Management of soil microbes on organic farms

Sarah Isbell, Suzanne Fleishman, Mara Cloutier, Laura Kaminsky, Kristy Borrelli, Terrence Bell, 2021, eOrganic on p. http://eorganic.org/node/34646

Many roads to bacterial generalism

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

Harnessing chemical ecology for environment-friendly crop protection

S Kang, Rhea Lumactud, Ningxiao Li, Terrence Bell, HyeSeon Kim, Sook-Young Park, Yong-Hwan Lee, 2021, Phytopathology

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 H. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alteration of microbial community structure affects diesel biodegradation in an Arctic soil

Terrence H. Bell, Etienne Yergeau, Dave F. Juck, Lyle G. Whyte, Charles W. Greer, 2013, FEMS Microbiology Ecology on p. 51-61

Soil microbiome transfer method affects microbiome composition, including dominant microorganisms, in a novel environment

Mia M. Howard, Terrence H. Bell, Jenny Kao-Kniffin, 2017, FEMS Microbiology Letters