Professor Sally-Sarah Smith
|Position||Professor - Adjunct and Emeritus|
|Org Unit||School of Agriculture, Food and Wine|
|Telephone||+61 8 8313 6704|
|Mobile||+61 4 1710 0568|
POSITIONS AND AWARDS HELD:
Adjunct Professor the University of Adelaide
Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science
Centenary Medal for services to Australian Society and Science in Biology
Honorary Professor, Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
Honorary Research Professor, China Agricultural University, Beijing
JK Taylor OBE Gold Medal in Soil Science (2006)
JA Prescott Medal in Soil Science (2012)
Advisor to the Editors of the New Phytologist
QualificationsBA, MA, PhD Cambridge, UK
DSc Adelaide, Australia
My research interests are in the development and function of mycorrhizal symbioses, particularly arbuscular mycorrhizas. Our current interests encompass both basic and strategic research, with projects ranging from the control of development of the symbiosis in mutant plants through aspects of roles of mycorrhizas in phosphate nutrition of plants and implications of the symbiosis for plant competition, crop productivity and alleviation of arsenic toxicity.
I have retired and no longer lead a research group or supervise postgraduate students. However, I still retain a strong interest in mycorrhizas.
I am the co-author (not editor) with DJ Read of the major research text on mycorrhizas, Mycorrhizal Symbiosis 2008 which is now in its third edition. It has been cited over 13000 times (Google Scholar).
I have published over 200 papers (ISI retrieval) since joining the University of Adelaide in 1967.
Duan T, Shen Y, Facelli E, Smith SE, Nan Z. 2010. New agricultural practices in the Loess Plateau of China do not reduce colonisation by arbuscular mycorrhizal or root invading fungi and do not carry a yield penalty. Plant and Soil 331(1-2): 265-275.
Jansa, J., Finlay, R., Wallander, H., Smith, F. A. and Smith, S.E. 2011. Role of Mycorrhizal Symbioses in Phosphorus Cycling. In: Phosphorus in Action, Soil Biology 26, Ed by E.K. Bünemann et al. (eds.), DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-1527 1-9_6, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
Duan T, Facelli E, Smith SE, Smith FA, Nan Z. 2011. Differential effects of soil disturbance and plant residue retention on function of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) symbiosis are not reflected in colonization of roots or hyphal development in soil. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 43(3): 571-578.
Facelli E, Smith SE, Facelli JM, Christophersen HM, Smith FA. 2010. Underground friends or enemies: model plants help to unravel direct and indirect effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on plant competition. New Phytologist 185(4): 1050-1061.
Manjarrez M, Christophersen HM, Smith SE, Smith FA. 2010. Cortical colonisation is not an absolute requirement for phosphorus transfer to plants in arbuscular mycorrhizas formed by Scutellospora calospora in a tomato mutant: evidence from physiology and gene expression. Functional Plant Biology 37(12): 1132-1142.
Smith SE, Christophersen HM, Pope S, Smith FA. 2010a. Arsenic uptake and toxicity in plants: integrating mycorrhizal influences. Plant and Soil 327(1-2): 1-21.
Smith SE, Facelli E, Pope S, Smith FA. 2010b. Plant performance in stressful environments: interpreting new and established knowledge of the roles of arbuscular mycorrhizas. Plant and Soil 326(1-2): 3-20.
Richardson AE, Lynch JP, Ryan PR, Delhaize E, Smith FA, Smith SE, Harvey PR, Ryan MH, Veneklaas EJ, Lambers H, Oberson A, Culvenor RA, Simpson RJ. 2011. Plant and microbial strategies to improve the phosphorus efficiency of agriculture. Plant and Soil 349(1-2): 121-156.
Simpson RJ, Oberson A, Culvenor RA, Ryan MH, Veneklaas EJ, Lambers H, Lynch JP, Ryan PR, Delhaize E, Smith FA, Smith SE, Harvey PR, Richardson AE. 2011. Strategies and agronomic interventions to improve the phosphorus-use efficiency of farming systems. Plant and Soil 349(1-2): 89-120.
Smith SE, Jakobsen I, Gronlund M, Smith FA. 2011. Roles of Arbuscular Mycorrhizas in Plant Phosphorus Nutrition: Interactions between Pathways of Phosphorus Uptake in Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Roots Have Important Implications for Understanding and Manipulating Plant Phosphorus Acquisition. Plant Physiology 156(3): 1050-1057.
Smith SE, Smith FA 2011. Roles of Arbuscular Mycorrhizas in Plant Nutrition and Growth: New Paradigms from Cellular to Ecosystem Scales. In: Merchant SS, Briggs WR, Ort D eds. Annual Review of Plant Biology, Vol 62, 227-250.
Christophersen HM, Smith FA, Smith SE. 2012. Unraveling the influence of arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization on arsenic tolerance in Medicago: Glomus mosseae is more effective than G. intraradices, associated with lower expression of root epidermal Pi transporter genes. Frontiers in Physiology 3.
Li A-R, Smith FA, Smith SE, Guan K-Y. 2012a. Two sympatric root hemiparasitic Pedicularis species differ in host dependency and selectivity under phosphorus limitation. Functional Plant Biology 39(9): 784-794.
Li A-R, Smith SE, Smith FA, Guan K-Y. 2012b. Inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi suppresses initiation of haustoria in the root hemiparasite Pedicularis tricolor. Annals of Botany 109(6): 1075-1080.
Larkan NJ, Ruzicka DR, Edmonds-Tibbett T, Durkin JMH, Jackson LE, Smith FA, Schachtman DP, Smith SE, Barker SJ. 2013. The reduced mycorrhizal colonisation (rmc) mutation of tomato disrupts five gene sequences including the CYCLOPS/IPD3 homologue. Mycorrhiza 23(7): 573-584.
Li A-R, Guan K-Y, Stonor R, Smith SE, Smith FA. 2013a. Direct and indirect influences of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on phosphorus uptake by two root hemiparasitic Pedicularis species: do the fungal partners matter at low colonization levels? Annals of Botany 112(6): 1089-1098.
Li A-R, Li Y-J, Smith SE, Smith FA, Guan K-Y. 2013b. Nutrient requirements differ in two Pedicularis species in the absence of a host plant: implication for driving forces in the evolution of host preference of root hemiparasitic plants. Annals of Botany 112(6): 1099-1106.
Turner BL, Lambers H, Condron LM, Cramer MD, Leake JR, Richardson AE, Smith SE. 2013. Soil microbial biomass and the fate of phosphorus during long-term ecosystem development. Plant and Soil 367(1-2): 225-234.
Facelli E, Duan T, Smith SE, Christophersen HM, Facelli JM, Smith FA. 2014. Opening the black box: outcomes of interactions between arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) and non-host genotypes of Medicago depend on fungal identity, interplay between P uptake pathways and external P supply. Plant Cell and Environment 37(6): 1382-1392.
Stonor RN, Smith SE, Manjarrez M, Facelli E, Smith FA. 2014. Mycorrhizal responses in wheat: shading decreases growth but does not lower the contribution of the fungal phosphate uptake pathway. Mycorrhiza 24(6): 465-472.Smith, SE, Anderson, IC, and Smith, FA. (2015) Mycorrhizal associations and phosphorus nutrition: from cells to ecosystems. Annual Plant Reviews, 48. Phosphorus metabolism in plants. Ed by WC Plaxton and H Lambers. pp 409-439. (Invited chapter)
Jakobsen, I, Smith, SE, Smith, F A. et al. (2016) Plant growth responses to elevated atmospheric CO2 are increased by phosphorus sufficiency but not by arbuscular mycorrhizas. Journal of Experimental Botany, 67, 6173-6186.
Raven, JA, Lambers, H, Smith SE and Westoby M.(2018) Costs of acquiring phosphorus by vascular land plants: patterns and implications for plant coexistence New Phytologist, 217, 1420-1427.
Categories Science & Technology Expertise Development of mycorrhizas; role of mycorrhizas in plant nutrition; mycorrhizal symbioses; plant nutrition soil (soil biology and their role in plant nutrition); development aspects of colonisation Notes Alt phone: (08) 8303 7210
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