Staff Profile

Associate Professor in Plant Science

Mitchell Andrews

BSc(Hons) (Botany Univ. Dundee), PhD (Dundee) MBA (Sunderland)
Mitchell Andrews

Contact Details

Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Location FSC 102
Phone +64 3 4230692
Extension 30692

Currently Teaching

  • PLSC 104 - Plant Science 1
  • PLSC 320 - Crop Science
  • QMET 306 - Experimentation
  • BICH 634 - Plant Cell Physiology
  • PLSC 601 - Agronomy
  • PLSC 611 - Plant and Crop Physiology
  • QMET 608 - Field Experimentation

Academic and Professional Background

Member of:

Current Research and Publications / Selected Publications

  • Nitrogen assimilation in plants
  • Plant environmental physiology

Andrews, M., Raven, J.A. and Lea, P.J. Do plant need nitrate? The mechanisms by which nitrogen form affects plants. Annals of Applied Biology 163:174-199. 2013
Andrews, M. and Lea, P.J. Our nitrogen 'footprint': the need for increased crop nitrogen use efficiency. Annals of Applied Biology 163: 165-169. 2013
Tan H.W., Heenan P.B., Ridgway M.J. and Andrews M. The New Zealand alpine endemic Montigena novae-zelandiae (Fabaceae) shares rhizobial symbionts with Carmichaelia and Clianthus. New Zealand Journal of Botany 51: 297-307. 2013
Andrews, M., Cripps, M.G., Edwards, G.R. The potential of beneficial microorganisms in agricultural systems. Annals of Applied Biology 160: 1-5, 2012.

Tan, H.W., Weir, B.S., Carter, N., Heenan, P.B., Ridgway, H.J., James, E.K., Sprent, J.I., Young, J.P.W., Andrews, M. Rhizobia with 16S rRNA and nifH similar to Mesorhizobium huakuii but novel recA, gln11, nodA and nodC are symbionts of New Zealand Carmichaelinae. PLoS ONE 7 (10): e47677, 2012.

Andrews, M., James, E.K., Sprent, J.I., Boddey, R.M., Gross, E., dos Reis, F.B. Nitrogen fixation in legumes and actinorhizal plants in natural ecosystems: values obtained using 15N natural abundance. Plant, Ecology & Diversity 4: 131-140, 2011.

Andrews, M., Edwards, G., Ridgway, H.J., Cameron, K.C., Di, H.J., Raven, J.A. Positive plant microbial interactions in perennial ryegrass dairy pasture systems. Annals of Applied Biology 159: 79-92, 2011.

Raven, J.A., Andrews, M. Evolution of tree nutrition. Tree Physiology 30: 1050-1071, 2010.

Andrews, M., Maule, H.G., Hodge, S., Cherrill, A., Raven, J.A. Seed dormancy, nitrogen nutrition and shade acclimation of Impatiens glandulifera: implications for successful invasion of deciduous woodland. Plant Ecology and Diversity 2: 145-153, 2009.
Andrews, M., Lea, P.J., Raven, J.A. and Azvedo, R.A. 2009. Nitrogen use efficiency. 3. Nitrogen fixation. Genes and costs. Annals of Applied Biology 155: 1-13 2009

Cummings, S.P., Gyaneshwar, P., Vinuesa, P., Farruggia, F.T., Andrews, M., Humphry, D.R., Elliott, G.N., Nelson, A., Orr, C., Pettitt, D., Shah, G.R., Santos, S.R., Krishnan, H.B., Odee, D., Moreira, F.M.S., Sprent, J.I., Young, J.P.W., James, E.K. Nodulation of Sesbania species by Rhizobium (Agrobacterium) strain IRBG74 and other rhizobia. Environmental Microbiology 11: 2510-2525, 2009.

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