Michele Burford

Executive Deputy Director and Professor, Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland, Australia

Ph.D - Biology (The University of Queensland)

Contact details:
Phone: +61 (0)7 3735 6723+61 (0)7 3735 6723+61 (0)7 3735 6723+61 (0)7 3735 6723

Email: m.burford@griffith.edu.au 


Research Interests

    • Algal ecology and physiology
    • Catchment nutrients – source, transformation and fate

Pond aquaculture sustainability 


Some Recent Publications

1.      Prentice, M.J., O’Brien, K.R., Hamilton, D.P., Burford, M.A. High- and low-affinity phosphate uptake and its effect of phytoplankton dominance in a phosphate-depauperate lake. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, in press

2.      Pierangelini, M., Sinha, R., Willis, A., Burford, M., Orr, P.T., Beardall, J., Neilan, B.A. Constitutive cylindrospermopsin cellular pool size in Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii under different light and pCO2 conditions. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, in press

3.        Kehoe, M., O’Brien, K.R., Grinham, A., Burford, M.A. Primary production of lake phytoplankton, dominated by the cyanobacterium Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii, in response to irradiance and temperature. Inland Waters, in press.

4.        Ying Hong, Burford, M.A., Ralph, P.J., Doblin, M.A. Subtropical zooplankton assemblage promotes the harmful cyanobacterium Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii in a mesocosm experiment. Journal of Plankton Research, doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbu095

5.        Jardine, T.D., Bond, N.R., Burford, M.A., Kennard, M.J., Ward, D.P., Bayliss, P., Davies, P.M., Douglas, M.M., Hamilton, S.K., Melaks, J.M., Naiman, R.J., Pettit, N.E., Pusey, B.J., Warfe, D.M., Bunn, S.E. Does flood rhythm drive ecosystem responses in tropical riverscapes? Ecology, in press

6.        Burford, M.A., Davis, T.W., Orr, P.T., Sinha, R., Willis, A., Neilan, B.A. 2014. Nutrient-related changes in the toxicity of field blooms of the cyanobacterium Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii. 2014. FEMS Microbiology and Ecology 89, 135-148

7.        Sinha, R., Davis, T.W., Pearson, L., Muenchhoff, J., Pratama, R., Jex, A., Burford, M.A., Neilan, B. 2014. Comparative genomics of Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii strains with differential toxicities. BMC genomics, 15:83.

8.        Duggan, M., Connolly, R.M., Whittle, M., Curwen, G., Burford, M.A. 2014. Effects of freshwater flow extremes on intertidal biota of a wet-dry tropical estuary. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 502, 11-23

9.        Davis, T.W., Orr, P.T., Boyer, G.L., Burford, M.A. 2014. Investigating the production and release of cylindrospermopsin and deoxy-cylindrospermopsin by Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii over a natural growth cycle. Harmful Algae, 31, 18-25.