Dr Ann Power
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Biocatalysis Centre BC2.1
Biocatalysis Centre, University of Exeter, The Henry Wellcome Building for Biocatalysis, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD , UK
I am a multi-disciplinary Postdoctoral Researcher, based in The Bioeconomy Centre.
I work as part of the Exeter Microbial Biofuels Group (EMBG) and my research interests include the application of Imaging Flow Cytometry to microbiology, and for the novel detection of environmental proxies such as pollution particles, microplastics and pollen in sediments, ice and even fatbergs.
My research has mainly been focused on exploring human-environment relationships. This has involved reconstructing air pollution histories that span the Industrial Revolution to present day using urban pond sediments in the UK and China, to understand how air pollution has changed over time, and mapping pollution deposition using contemporary dusts.
Wagley, S., Morcrette, H., Kovacs-Simon, A., Yang, Z.R., Power, A., Tennant, R.K., Love, J., Murray, N., Titball, R.W., Butler, C.S. (2021) Bacterial dormancy: A subpopulation of viable but non-culturable cells demonstrates better fitness for revival PLOS Pathogens https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1009194
Langley, B., Halloran, P., Power, A., Rickaby, R.E., Chana, P., Diver, P., Thornalley, D., Hacker, C and Love, J. (2020) A new method for isolating and analysing coccospheres within sediments. Scientific Reports 10: 20727 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-77473-5
C.J. Fogwill, C.S.M. Turney, L. Menviel, A. Baker, M. E. Weber, B. Ellis, Z.A. Thomas, N. R. Golledge, D. Etheridge, M. Rubino, D.P. Thornton, T.D. van Ommen, A.D. Moy, M.A.J. Curran, S. Davies, M.I. Bird, N.C. Munksgaard, C.M. Rootes, H. Millman, J. Vohra, A. Rivera, A. Mackintosh21, J. Pike, I.R. Hall, E.A. Bagshaw, E. Rainsley, C. Bronk-Ramsey, M, Montinari, A. Cage, M.R.P. Harris, R. Jones, A. Power, J. Love, J. Young, L.S. Weyrich, A. Cooper (2020)Southern Ocean carbon sink enhanced by sea-ice feedbacks at the Antarctic Cold Reversal.Nature Geosciences 13: 489–497
Power, A.L. & Worsley, A.T. (2019) Historical Urban Pollution IN Urban Pollution Charlesworth. S. & Booth, C.A.(Eds) Urban Pollution, Wiley Publishing Limited.
Dickinson, A.W., Power, A., Hansen, M.G., Brandt, K.K., Piliposian, G., Appleby, P., O'Neill, P.A., Jones, R.T., Sierocinski, P., Koskella, B. & Vos. M (2019) Heavy metal pollution and co-selection for antibiotic resistance: A microbial palaeontology approach. Environment International132: 105117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2019.105117
Power, A.L.,Tennant, R.K., Jones, R.T., Yang, Ya., Du, Jei., Worsley, A.T., Love, J. (2018) Monitoring Impacts of Urbanisation and Industrialisation on Air Quality in the Anthropocene Using Urban Pond Sediments Front. Earth Sci. 6:131. https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2018.00131
Tennant, R.K., Ayine, M,L., Power, A.L.,Gilman,J.A., Hewlett, M., James, P.B.C., Singleton, C., Parker, D.A., Love, J. (2019) Hybrid Sequencing Approach Completes the Genome Sequence of Thermoanaerobacter ethanolicus JW 200. Microbiol Resour Announc. DOI: 10.1128/MRA.01530-18.
Power, A.L., Love, J., Jones, R. & Worsley, A.T. (2014) Investigating historical releases of industrial combustion particles using urban ponds. ProScience.(Conference Proceedings 1stInternational Conference on Atmospheric Dust- DUST 2014) 1 pp. 201-206.
Power, A.L., Worsley, A.T. & Booth, C.A. (2009) Magneto-biomonitoring of intra-urban spatial variations of particulate matter using tree leaves. Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 31 pp. 315-325.
Power, A.L.& Worsley, A.T. (2009) Using man-made ponds to reconstruct a 150-year history of air pollution in northwest England. Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 32 pp. 327-338.
Booth, C.A., Winspear, C.M., Fullen, M.A., Worsley, A.T., Power, A.L. & Holden, V.J. (2007) ‘A pilot investigation into the potential of mineral magnetic measurements as a proxy for urban roadside particulate pollution’. IN Brebbia, C.A. (ed). Air Pollution XV. Southampton: Wessex Institute Press. pp. 391-400.
Power, A.L.,Worsley, A.T., Booth, C.A. & Farr, K.M. (2006) Preliminary insights of magneto-biomonitoring (Tilia europaea and Acer pseudoplatanus) as an alternative roadside particulate air pollution technology. IN Longhurst, J.W.S. & Brebbia, C.A. (eds)Air Pollution XIV. Southampton: Wessex Institute Press. pp. 525-534.
PhD (2011) - Edge Hill University
BSc Environmental Science (2004) - University of Wolverhampton