Microbial ecosytems and interactions

Dynamic diatom-bacteria consortia in synthetic plankton communities 

Y. Deng, M. Mauri, M. Vallet, M. Staudinger, R. J. Allen and G. Pohnert

Appl. Env. Microbiol. (2022)


Resource spectrum engineering by specialist species can shift the specialist-generalist balance

C. G. Mills, R. J. Allen* and R. A. Blythe* 

Theoretical Ecology 1-15 (2019)


Bacterial growth: a statistical physicist's guide

R. J. Allen and B. Waclaw

Reports on Progress in Physics  82, 016601 (2019)


Oxic-anoxic regime shifts induced by biogeochemical feedbacks in microbial communities

T. Bush, M. Diao, R. J. Allen, R. Sinnige, G. Muyzer and J. Huisman 

Nature Communications 8, 789 (2017)


Assembly of microbial communities in replicate nutrient-cycling model ecosystems follows divergent trajectories, leading to alternate stable states

E. Pagaling, K. Vassileva, C. G. Mills, T. Bush, R. A. Blythe, J. Schwarz-Linek, F. Strathdee, R. J. Allen and A. Free 

Environmental Microbiology 19: 3374–3386 (2017)


Resource spectrum engineering by specialist species can strongly disfavour generalists

C. G. Mills, R. J. Allen and R. A. Blythe (submitted)


Challenges in microbial ecology: building predictive understanding of community function and dynamics

ISME Journal 10, 2557-2568 (2016)


Redox regime shifts in microbially-mediated biogeochemical cycles

Biogeosciences 12, 3717-3724 (2015)


Competition for space during bacterial colonisation of a surface

J. R. Soc. Interface 12, 20150608 (2015)


Selection history affects the predictability of microbial ecosystem development

ISME J. 8, 19-30 (2013) (*=equal contribution)


Oscillating microbial dynamics driven by small populations, limited nutrient supply and high death rates

J. Theor. Biol. 314, 120-129 (2012)