Chien-Yu Lee

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Senior Research Fellow

Email: kevin.lee@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0210-2628

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Academic appointments:

  • Senior Research Fellow, Auckland University of Technology (2017 - ongoing)

Qualifications:

  • PhD, University of Waikato
  • Msc, University of Waikato
  • BSc (Tech), University of Waikato

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Archer, S. D. J., Lee, K. C., Caruso, T., King-Miaow, K., Harvey, M., Huang, D., . . . Pointing, S. B. (2020). Air mass source determines airborne microbial diversity at the ocean-atmosphere interface of the Great Barrier Reef marine ecosystem. ISME Journal, 14(3), 871-876. doi:10.1038/s41396-019-0555-0

  • Warren-Rhodes, K. A., Lee, K. C., Archer, S. D. J., Cabrol, N., Ng-Boyle, L., Wettergreen, D., . . . NASA Life in the Atacama Project Team. (2019). Subsurface microbial habitats in an extreme desert Mars-analog environment. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2019.00069

  • Archer, S. D. J., Lee, K. C., Caruso, T., Maki, T., Lee, C. K., Cary, S. C., . . . Pointing, S. B. (2019). Airborne microbial transport limitation to isolated Antarctic soil habitats. Nature Microbiology, 4(6), 925-932. doi:10.1038/s41564-019-0370-4

  • Kalisa, E., Nagato, E., Bizuru, E., Lee, K., Tang, N., Pointing, S., . . . Lacap-Bugler, D. (2019). Pollution characteristics and risk assessment of ambient PM₂.₅-bound PAHs and NPAHs in typical Japanese and New Zealand cities and rural sites. Atmospheric Pollution Research, 10(5), 1396-1403. doi:10.1016/j.apr.2019.03.009

  • Maki, T., Lee, K. C., Kawai, K., Onishi, K., Hong, C. S., Kurosaki, Y., . . . Pointing, S. B. (2019). Aeolian dispersal of bacteria associated with desert dust and anthropogenic particles over continental and oceanic surfaces. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124(10), 5579-5588. doi:10.1029/2018JD029597

  • Sanchez-Garcia, L., Fernandez-Martinez, M. A., García-Villadangos, M., Blanco, Y., Cady, S. L., Hinman, N., . . . Carrizo, D. (2019). Microbial biomarker transition in high-altitude sinter mounds from El Tatio(Chile) through different stages of hydrothermal activity. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.03350

  • Kalisa, E., Archer, S., Nagato, E., Bizuru, E., Lee, K., Tang, N., . . . Lacap-Bugler, D. (2019). Chemical and biological components of urban aerosols in Africa: Current status and knowledge gaps. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(6). doi:10.3390/ijerph16060941

  • Kalisa, E., Nagato, E. G., Bizuru, E., Lee, K. C., Tang, N., Pointing, S. B., . . . Lacap-Bugler, D. C. (2018). Characterization and Risk Assessment of Atmospheric PM<inf>2.5</inf> and PM<inf>10</inf> Particulate-Bound PAHs and NPAHs in Rwanda, Central-East Africa. Environmental Science and Technology, 52(21). doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b03219

  • Lee, K. C., Caruso, T., Archer, S. D. J., Gillman, L. N., Lau, M. C. Y., Craig Cary, S., . . . Pointing, S. B. (2018). Stochastic and deterministic effects of a moisture gradient on soil microbial communities in the McMurdo dry valleys of Antarctica. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9, 1-12. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.02619

  • Maki, T., Furumoto, S., Asahi, Y., Lee, K. C., Watanabe, K., Aoki, K., . . . Iwasaka, Y. (2018). Long-range-transported bioaerosols captured in snow cover on Mount Tateyama, Japan: impacts of Asian-dust events on airborne bacterial dynamics relating to ice-nucleation activities. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18(11), 8155-8171. doi:10.5194/acp-18-8155-2018

  • Maki, T., Hara, K., Iwata, A., Lee, K. C., Kawai, K., Kai, K., . . . Iwasaka, Y. (2017). Variations in airborne bacterial communities at high altitudes over the Noto Peninsula (Japan) in response to Asian dust events. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17(19), 11877-11897. doi:10.5194/acp-17-11877-2017

  • Maki, T., Kurosaki, Y., Onishi, K., Lee, K. C., Pointing, S. B., Jugder, D., . . . Shinoda, M. (2017). Variations in the structure of airborne bacterial communities in Tsogt-Ovoo of Gobi desert area during dust events. Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, 10(3). doi:10.1007/s11869-016-0430-3

  • Maki, T., Hara, K., Iwata, A., Lee, K. C., Kawai, K., Kai, K., . . . Iwasaka, Y. (2017). Variations in airborne bacterial communities at high altitudes over the Noto Peninsula (Japan) in response to Asian dust events. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 17(19). doi:10.5194/acp-2016-1095

  • Lacap-Bugler, D. C., Lee, C. Y., Archer, S., Gillman, L. N., Lau, M. C. Y., Leuzinger, S., . . . Pointing, S. B. (2017). Global diversity of desert hypolithic cyanobacteria. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.00867

  • Archer, S. D. J., de Los Ríos, A., Lee, K. C., Niederberger, T. S., Cary, S. C., Coyne, K. J., . . . Pointing, S. B. (2017). Endolithic microbial diversity in sandstone and granite from the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Polar Biology, 40. doi:10.1007/s00300-016-2024-9

  • Maki, T., Ishikawa, A., Mastunaga, T., Pointing, S. B., Saito, Y., Kasai, T., . . . Iwasaka, Y. (2016). Atmospheric aerosol deposition influences marine microbial communities in oligotrophic surface waters of the western Pacific Ocean. Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 118. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2016.10.002

  • Lee, K. C., Archer, S. D. J., Boyle, R. H., Lacap-Bugler, D. C., Belnap, J., & Pointing, S. B. (2016). Niche filtering of bacteria in soil and rock habitats of the Colorado Plateau Desert, Utah, USA. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2016.01489

  • Lee, K. C., Stott, M. B., Dunfield, P. F., Huttenhower, C., McDonald, I. R., & Morgan, X. C. (2016). The Chthonomonas calidirosea genome is highly conserved across geographic locations and distinct chemical and microbial environments in New Zealand's Taupō volcanic zone. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 82(12). doi:10.1128/AEM.00139-16

  • Lee, K. C. Y., Morgan, X. C., Power, J. F., Dunfield, P. F., Huttenhower, C., & Stott, M. B. (2015). Complete genome sequence of the thermophilic Acidobacteria, Pyrinomonas methylaliphatogenes type strain K22T. Standards in Genomic Sciences, 10. doi:10.1186/s40793-015-0099-5

  • Lee, K. C. -Y., Morgan, X. C., Dunfield, P. F., Tamas, I., McDonald, I. R., & Stott, M. B. (2014). Genomic analysis of Chthonomonas calidirosea, the first sequenced isolate of the phylum Armatimonadetes. The ISME Journal, 8. doi:10.1038/ismej.2013.251

  • Lee, K. C. Y., Herbold, C. W., Dunfield, P. F., Morgan, X. C., McDonald, I. R., & Stott, M. B. (2013). Phylogenetic delineation of the novel phylum Armatimonadetes (former candidate division OP10) and definition of two novel candidate divisions. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79(7). doi:10.1128/AEM.03333-12

  • Dunfield, P. F., Tamas, I., Lee, K. C., Morgan, X. C., McDonald, I. R., & Stott, M. B. (2012). Electing a candidate: A speculative history of the bacterial phylum OP10. Environmental Microbiology, 14(12). doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02742.x

  • Vyssotski, M., Lee, K. C. -Y., Lagutin, K., Ryan, J., Morgan, X. C., & Stott, M. B. (2011). Fatty Acids of Chthonomonas calidirosea, of a novel class Chthonomonadetes from a recently described phylum Armatimonadetes.. Lipids, 46(12), 1155-1161. doi:10.1007/s11745-011-3597-2

  • Lee, K. C. -Y., Dunfield, P. F., Morgan, X. C., Crowe, M. A., Houghton, K. M., Vyssotski, M., . . . Stott, M. B. (2011). Chthonomonas calidirosea gen. nov., sp. nov., an aerobic, pigmented, thermophilic micro-organism of a novel bacterial class, Chthonomonadetes classis nov., of the newly described phylum Armatimonadetes originally designated candidate division OP10.. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, 61(Pt 10), 2482-2490. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.027235-0

Book chapters

  • King-Miaow, K., Lee, K., Maki, T., Lacap-Bugler, D., & Archer, S. (2019). Airborne microorganisms in Antarctica: Transport, survival and establishment. In S. Castro-Sowinski (Ed.), The ecological role of micro-organisms in the Antarctic environment (pp. 163-196). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

  • Lee, C., Dunfield, P. F., & Stott, M. B. (2014). The Phylum armatimonadetes. In E. Rosenberg, E. F. DeLong, S. Lory, E. Stackebrandt, & F. Thompson (Eds.), The Prokaryotes (pp. 447-458). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-38954-2_388

Conference contributions

  • Sánchez-García, L., Fernández-Martínez, M. Á., García-Villadangos, M., Blanco, Y., Cady, S. L., Hinman, N., . . . Carrizo, D. (2019). Lipid biomarkers in high-altitude geysers with resemblance to Hesperian surfaces on Mars (El Tatio, Chile). In Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 21. Vienna. Retrieved from https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2019/EGU2019-9085.pdf

  • Lee, C. (2017). The shifting microbial communities at the geothermal Inferno Crater – a model bioaerosol system?. In Symposium for Bilateral Joint Research Projects & Programs for Advancing Strategic International Networks to Accelerate the Circulation of Talented Researchers. Kanazawa.

  • Archer, S., Lee, C. K., Agnoli, C., Lacap-Bugler, D., & Pointing, S. B. (2017). Source-tracking airborne microbial dispersal. In Symposium for Bilateral Joint Research Projects & Programs for Advancing Strategic International Networks to Accelerate the Circulation of Talented Researchers. Kanazawa. Retrieved from http://www.ki-net.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Program3.pdf

  • Archer, S., Lee, C. K., Agnoli, C., Lacap-Bugler, D., & Pointing, S. B. (2016). Towards resolving microbiology of the aerosphere. In International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME) 16. Montreal. Retrieved from https://www.isme-microbes.org/isme16

  • Lee, C., Archer, S. D. J., Boyle, R. H., Lacap-Bugler., Belnap, J., & Pointing, S. B. (2016). Niche filtering of bacteria in soil and rock habitats of the Utah Desert. In NZ Microbial Ecology Consortium. Auckland.

  • Archer, S., Lee, C. K., de los Rios, A., Lee, C., Niederberger, T., & Cary, C. (2015). Endolithic microbial communities from the McMurdo Dry Valleys. In NZMEC. Auckland.

  • Lee, C. (2013). The genomic analysis of the extremophilic scavenger Chthonomonas calidirosea. In New Zealand Microbiological Society Conference. Hamilton.

  • Lee, C. (2012). Ecological implications of the genomic and phenotypic characteristics of an Armatimonadetes strain. In NZ Microbial Ecology Consortium. Auckland.

Theses

Oral presentations

  • Archer, S., Lee, C. K., Agnoli, C., Lacap-Bugler, D., & Pointing, S. B. (2017). Source tracking airborne microbial dispersal. Kanazawa, Japan.

  • Lee, C. (2013). The genomic and ecological characterisation of Chthonomonas calidirosea T49. Boston, MA, USA. Retrieved from https://huttenhower.sph.harvard.edu/people