John Beardall

Emeritus Prof

1975 …2020
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John works in the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University as a Professor

John is an algal ecophysiologist and his primary research is on the impacts of global change on the algae that form the basis of most freshwater and marine food chains. He studies the effects of ocean acidification on primary productivity of algae and is also involved in studies of factors driving the growth and toxicity of cyanobacteria that cause problem blooms in inland waterways.

John's lab also has interests in more applied aspects of algal biology, such as using algae for bioremediation of heavy-metal-contaminated water, and growing algae for biofuels and other useful products.

Research area keywords

  • Algae
  • Photosynthesis
  • CO2 Sequestration
  • Climate Change

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Projects 2000 2020

Research Output 1975 2019

A metabolomic approach to investigate effects of ocean acidification on a polar microalga Chlorella sp.

Tan, Y. H., Lim, P. E., Beardall, J., Poong, S. W. & Phang, S. M., 1 Dec 2019, In : Aquatic Toxicology. 217, p. 1-9 9 p., 105349.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

Bacterial fermentation and respiration processes are uncoupled in anoxic permeable sediments

Kessler, A. J., Chen, Y-J., Waite, D. W., Hutchinson, T. F., Koh, S., Popa, M. E., Beardall, J., Hugenholtz, P., Cook, P. & Greening, C. A., 11 Mar 2019, In : Nature Microbiology. 4, 6, p. 1014–1023 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Cell size has gene expression and biophysical consequences for cellular function

Raven, J., Knight, D. A. & Beardall, J., 2019, In : Perspectives in Phycology. 6, 1-2, p. 81–94 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Combination of ocean acidification and warming enhances the competitive advantage of Skeletonema costatum over a green tide alga, Ulva linza

Gao, G., Fu, Q., Beardall, J., Wu, M. & Xu, J., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Harmful Algae. 101698.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of ocean acidification on marine photosynthetic organisms under the concurrent influences of warming, UV radiation, and deoxygenation

Gao, K., Beardall, J., Hader, D-P., Hall-Spencer, J. M., Gao, G. & Hutchins, D. A., 18 Jun 2019, In : Frontiers in Marine Science. 6, JUN, 18 p., 322.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access