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

Most Recent Papers

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

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

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

Can dispersal be leveraged to improve microbial inoculant success?

William L. King, Terrence H. Bell, 2021, Trends in Biotechnology

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

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

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

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

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

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

Terrence H. 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