Journal Articles

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Morrison-Whittle, P., Lee, S.A. & Goddard M.R. (2017) Fungal communities are differentially affected by conventional and biodynamic agricultural management approaches in vineyard ecosystems. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. In press.

Gayevskiy, V., Lee, S. & Goddard, M. R. (2016) European derived Saccharomyces cerevisiae colonization of New Zealand vineyards aided by humans. FEMS Yeast Research.

M R Goddard (2016) Microbiology: Mixing Wine, Chocolate, and Coffee. Current Biology. 26, R275–R296.

M R Goddard (2016) Molecular evolution: Sex accelerates adaptation. Nature 531, 176–177;

Knight, S and M R Goddard (2016) Sporulation in soil as an over-winter survival strategy in Saccharomyces cerevisiaeFEMS Yeast Research. 16(1)

Gayevskiy, V., & Goddard, M. R. (2016) Saccharomyces eubayanus and Saccharomyces arboricola reside in North Island native New Zealand forests. Environmental Microbiology. 18(4):1137-1147.

Knight, S, S Klaere, B Fedrizzi and M R Goddard (2015) Regional microbial signatures positively correlate with differential wine phenotypes: evidence for a microbial aspect to terroir. Scientific Reports. 5, Article number: 14233.

Greig, D and M R Goddard (2015) Ecology: tribal warfare maintains microbial diversity. Current Biology 25, R618-R620.

Ardern, Z and M R Goddard (2015) Investigating Trade-offs in Sexual Populations with Gene Flow, in Evolutionary Biology: Biodiversification from Genotype to Phenotype, ed P. Pontarotti. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland.

Günther, CS, M R Goddard, R D Newcomb and Buser, C C (2015) The chemical context of interspecific communication:Ecological chemistry as a driver of mutualism. Journal of Chemical Ecology

Goddard, M R and D Greig (2015) Saccharomyces cerevisiae: a nomadic yeast with no niche? FEMS Yeast Research

Morisson-Whittle, P, and M R Goddard (2015) Quantifying the relative roles of selective and neutral processes in defining eukaryotic microbial communities. ISME Journal.

Knight, S and M R Goddard (2015) Quantifying separation and similarity in a Saccharomyces cerevisiae metapopulation. ISME Journal. Volume 9: 361–370.

Günther, CS, KB Marsh, RA Winz, RF Harker, MW Wohlers, A White, and M R Goddard (2015) The impact of cold storage and ethylene on volatile ester production and aroma perception in ‘Hort16A’ kiwifruit. Food Chemistry 169:5-12.

Buser, C C, R D Newcomb, A C Gaskett and M R Goddard (2014) Niche construction initiates the evolution of mutualistic interactions. Ecology Letters. Volume 17, Issue 10: 1257–1264.

Taylor, M W, P Tsai, N Anfang, H A Ross and M R Goddard (2014) Pyrosequencing reveals regional differences in fruit-associated fungal communities. Environmental Microbiology. Volume 16, Issue 9, pages 2848–2858.

Gayevskiy, V., Klaere, S., Knight, S., & Goddard, M. R. (2014). ObStruct: A Method to Objectively Analyse Factors Driving Population Structure Using Bayesian Ancestry Profiles. PLoS ONE, 9(1): e85196.

Giraldo-Perez, P., & Goddard, M. R. (2013). A Parasitic Selfish Gene That Affects Host Promiscuity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280 (1770): 20131875–20131875.

Palanca, L., Gaskett, A.C., Günther, C.S., Newcomb, R. D., and Goddard, M. R. (2013). Quantifying Variation in the Ability of Yeasts to Attract Drosophila melanogaster. PloS One 8 (9): e75332.

Gray, J. C., & Goddard, M. R. (2012). Gene-Flow Between Niches Facilitates Local Adaptation in Sexual Populations. Ecology Letters 15: 955–962.

Gray, J. C., & Goddard, M. R. (2012). Sex enhances adaptation by unlinking beneficial from detrimental mutations in experimental yeast populations. BMC Evol Biol, 12, 43.

Gayevskiy, V., & Goddard, M. R. (2012). Geographic delineations of yeast communities and populations associated with vines and wines in New Zealand. The ISME Journal, (6),1281–1290.

Goddard, M. R., Swiegers, H., Bjerre, K., Corfitzen, L., Bunte, A., Badaki, M., Hassing, M. (2011). Winemaking returns back to nature. The Australian and New Zealand Grapegrower and Winemaker, 564, 46-48.

Goddard, M. R., Anfang, N., Tang, R., Gardner, R. C., & Jun, C. (2010). A distinct population of Saccharomyces cerevisiae in New Zealand: evidence for local dispersal by insects and human-aided global dispersal in oak barrels. Environmental Microbiology, 12(1), 63-73.

Zhang, H., Skelton, A., Gardner, R. C., & Goddard, M. R. (2010). Saccharomyces paradoxus and Saccharomyces cerevisiae reside on oak trees in New Zealand: evidence for migration from Europe and interspecies hybrids. FEMS Yeast Research, 10(7), 941-947.

Harsch, M. J., Lee, S. A., Goddard, M. R., & Gardner, R. C. (2010). Optimized fermentation of grape juice by laboratory strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. FEMS Yeast Research, 10(1), 72-82.

Goddard, M. R. (2010). Microbial Terroirism. Australasian Science (April), 24-27. Link to pdf

Richards, K. D., Goddard, M. R., & Gardner, R. C. (2009). A database of microsatellite genotypes for Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology, 96(3), 355-359.

Anfang, N., Brajkovich, M., & Goddard, M. R. (2009). Co-fermentation with Pichia kluyveri increases varietal thiol concentrations in Sauvignon Blanc. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 15(1), 1-8.

Goddard, M. R. (2008). Quantifying the complexities of Saccharomyces cerevisiae‘s ecosystem engineering via fermentation. Ecology, 89(8), 2077-2082.

Jun, C. S., Serjeant, K. R., Brajkovich, M., & Goddard, M. R. (2008). The effects of temperature on yeast species composition during ferment. The Australian and New Zealand Grapegrower and Winemaker, (6), 88-92.

Serjeant, K., Tang, R., Anfang, N., Beggs, J. R., & Goddard, M. R. (2008). Yeasts associated with the New Zealand Nothofagus honeydew system. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 32(2), 209-213.

Goddard, M. R., Leigh, J., Roger, A. J., & Pemberton, A. J. (2006). Invasion and Persistence of a Selfish Gene in the Cnidaria. PLOS ONE, 1(1), 6 pages.

Goddard, M. R., Godfray, H. C. J., & Burt, A. (2005). Sex increases the efficacy of natural selection in experimental yeast populations. Nature, 434(7033), 636-640.

Johnson, L., Koufopanou, V., Hetherington, R., Goddard, M. R., Shafer, S. M., & Burt, A. (2004). Population genetics of the wild yeast Saccharomyces paradoxus. Genetics, 166(1), 43-52.

Goddard, M. R., & Bradford, M. A. (2003). The adaptive response of a natural microbial population to carbon- and nitrogen-limitation. Ecology Letters, 6(7), 594-598.

Koufopanou, V., Goddard, M. R., & Burt, A. (2002). Adaptation for horizontal transfer in a homing endonuclease. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 19, 239-246.

Goddard, M. R., Greig, D., & Burt, A. (2001). Outcrossed sex allows a selfish gene  to invade yeast populations. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 268(1485), 2537-2542.

Goddard, M. R., & Burt, A. (1999). Recurrent invasion and extinction of a selfish gene. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 96(24), 13880-13885. or PMC Full text


Book Chapters

GODDARD, M.R. ‘Why bother with sex? Answers from experiments with yeast and other organisms’, In: Heitman, J; Kronstad, J; Taylor, J; Casselton, L. (ed.) Sex in fungi: molecular determination and evolutionary implications, Washington DC, American Society for Microbiology, p489-506, 2007.



GODDARD, M.R; ANFANG, N; GARDNER, R.C. ‘Yeast strains and methods of use thereof’, International, PCT/NZ 2009/000029; WO 2009/110807 A1.

GODDARD, M.R; GARDNER, R.C. ‘Yeast strains and methods of use thereof’, New Zealand, 51090NZV01.


Media Articles

Lee, S. and Goddard, M. R. ‘Is there a microbial aspect to terroir?’ Nelson Wineart June 2011

Goddard, M. R. ‘The Ecology of Wine’ Business and Economy 2011, Auckland Regional Council

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