Role
Research Scientist (Molecular Biology) in the Sustainable Coastal Ecosystems and Industries in Tropical Australia Program.
Background
I was awarded my PhD in 2005 by Charles Darwin University. My thesis was entitled "Australian strawberry diseases", the study used molecular biology techniques to understand the organisms associated with strawberry diseases in Queensland. In 2007, my research focus shifted from plant pathology to molecular microbial ecology. Since changing fields, my research has investigated the relationship between microbial communities and metal concentrations in sediment and the water column.
Education

2005 PhD in Molecular Biology, Charles Darwin University, Darwin.

1999 Bachelor of Science (Honours) 1st class, Charles Darwin University

1998 Bachelor Science, Charles Darwin University

Current Research Activities
My main research interest is to understand the relationship between bacterial populations and environmental conditions (such as metals concentrations) and to use the outcomes from these studies to develop microbial assessment tools that may be incorporated into routine monitoring programs. I also supervise and manage the 'developing new toxicity tests for tropical marine species' project currently being undertaken at AIMS-NT.
Publications
Over 20 science and technical papers in international journals. The following are a selection of recent publications.

Mumtaz S, Streten C, Parry DL, McGuinness KA, Lu P, Gibb KS (2015) Land application of mine water causes minimal uranium loss offsite in the wet dry tropics: Ranger uranium mine, Northern Territory, Australia. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Accepted 2015.

Cornall AM, Rose A, Streten C, McGuiness K, Parry D, Gibb K (2015) Molecular screening of microbial communities for candidate indicators of multiple metal impacts in marine sediments from Northern Australia. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Accepted 2015.

Nelson TM, Streten C, Gibb KS, Chariton AA (2015) Saltwater intrusion shapes the response of bacterial communities upon rehydration. Science of the Total Environment 502:143-148.

Mumtaz S, Streten-Joyce C, Parry DL, McGuinness KA, Lu P, Gibb KS (2013) Fungi outcompete bacteria under increased uranium concentration in culture media. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 120:39-44

Cornall A, Beyer S, Rose A, Streten-Joyce C, McGuinness K, Parry D, Gibb K (2011) HCL-extractable metal profiles correlate with bacterial population shifts in metal-impacted anoxic coastal sediment from the wet/dry tropics. Geomicrobiology Journal 30(1):48-60

Streten-Joyce C, Manning J, Gibb KS, Neilan BA, Parry DL (2013) The chemical composition and bacteria communities in acid and metalliferous drainage from the wet-dry tropics are dependent on season. Science of the Total Environment 443: 65-79

Neave MJ, Streten-Joyce C, Glasby CJ, McGuinness KA, Parry DL, Gibb KS (2011) The bacterial community associated with the marine polychaete Ophelina sp.1 (Annelida: Opheliidae) is altered by copper and zinc contamination in sediments. Microbial Ecology 63: 639-650.

Streten-Joyce C, Manning J, Gibb K, Neilan B, Parry D (2009) Bacteria associated with acidic and neutral pH rock drainage in the wet-dry tropics of northern Australia. Proceedings of 8th International conference on acid rock drainage, 22-26 June, Skelleftea, Sweden.

Streten-Joyce C, Parry D, Gibb KS (2008) Prospecting for microbes. Proceedings of 8th International Alumina Quality Workshop, 7-12 September, Darwin, Australia. p. 358-364

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