A more detailed list can be found on Google Scholar.

  1. Bankston, E.2, Q. Wang2, B.T. Higgins1. 2020. Algae support populations of heterotrophic, nitrifying, and phosphate-accumulating bacteria in the treatment of poultry litter anaerobic digestate. Chemical Engineering Journal. In Press.
  2. Wang, P., H. Peng2, S. Adhikari, B.T. Higgins, P. Roy, W. Dao Wei, X. Shi. 2020. Enhancement of biogas production from wastewater sludge via anaerobic digestion assisted with biochar amendment. Bioresource Technology. 209: 123368.
  3. Peng, H.2, L.E. de-Bashan, Y. Bashan, B.T. Higgins1. 2020. Indole-3-acetic acid from Azosprillum brasilense promotes growth in green algae at the expense of energy storage products. Algal Research. 47: 101845.
  4. Bankston, E.2, B.T. Higgins. 2019. Anaerobic microbial communities can influence algal growth and nutrient removal from anaerobic digestate. Bioresource Technology. 297: 122445.
  5. Holmes, B.3, M. Paddock3, J.S. VanderGheynst, B.T. Higgins1. 2019. Algal photosynthetic aeration increases the capacity of bacteria to degrade organics in wastewater. Biotechnology & Bioengineering. 117: 62-72.
  6. Holmes, B.3, M., B.T. Higgins. 2019. Modeling of Photosynthetic Aeration for Energy Efficient Wastewater Treatment. Auburn University Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship: 2019 issue.
  7. Wang, Q.2, R. Prasad, B.T. Higgins1. 2019. Aerobic bacterial pretreatment to overcome algal growth inhibition on high-strength anaerobic digestates. Water Research. 162(1): 420-426.
  8. Islam, M.S., R. Dissanayaka, B.T. Higgins, S. Adhikari, G. Mills. 2019. Photoreduction of CCl3F in Aqueous Solutions Containing Sulfonated Poly(ether etherketone) and Formate Buffers. Research on Chemical Intermediates. 45: 4015-4028.
  9. Chaump, K.3, M. Preisser3, S.R. Shanmugam, R. Prasad, S. Adhikari, B.T. Higgins1. 2018. Leaching and anaerobic digestion of poultry litter for biogas production and nutrient transformation. Waste Management: 84: 413-422.
  10. Wang, Q.2, H. Peng2, B.T. Higgins1. 2018. Cultivation of Green Microalgae in Bubble Column Photobioreactors and Assay for Neutral Lipids. JoVE: doi: 10.3791/59106
  11. Preisser3, M., B.T. Higgins. 2018. Anaerobic Digestion Case Study: Identifying Viable Feedstock Sources for Small Scale Biogas Production at Auburn University. Proceedings of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). April 5-7, Edmond Oklohoma.
  12. Preisser3, M., B.T. Higgins. 2018. Anaerobic Digestion of Food Waste and Poultry Litter for Biogas Production. Auburn University Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship: In Press for 2018 issue.
  13. Higgins, B.T.1, Q. Wang2, S. Du3, M. Hennebelle, A. Taha, O. Fiehn, J.S. VanderGheynst. 2018. Impact of thiamine metabolites and spent medium from Chlorella sorokiniana on metabolism in the green algae Auxenochlorella protothecoides. Algal Research: 33: 197-208.
  14. Higgins, B., I. Gennity, P. Fitzgerald, S. Ceballos, O. Fiehn, J. VanderGheynst. 2017. Algal-bacterial synergy in treatment of winery wastewater. Nature Clean Water: In Press
  15. Yu, Y.W., Higgins, C. Yu, A. Reddy, S. Ceballos, L. Joh, B. Simmons, S. Singer, J. VanderGheynst. 2016. Ionic liquids impact the bioenergy feedstock degrading microbiome and transcription of enzymes relevant to polysaccharide hydrolysis. mSystems: 1(6):e00120-16.
  16. Higgins, B. I. Gennity, S. Samra, T. Kind, O. Fiehn, J. VanderGheynst. 2016. Cofactor symbiosis for enhanced algal growth, biofuel production, and wastewater treatment. Algal Research: 17: 308-315.
  17. Simmons, C., B. Higgins, S. Staley, L.D. Joh, B.A. Simmons, S.W Singer, J.J. Stapleton, J.S. VanderGheynst. 2016. The role of organic matter amendment level on soil heating, organic acid accumulation, and development of bacterial communities in solarized soil. Applied Soil Ecology: 106: 37-46.
  18. Fernandez, L., B. Higgins, H. Scher, J. VanderGheynst. 2015. Spray application and release of microalgae from water-in-oil emulsions. Current Biotechnology: 5(2): 154-162.
  19. Higgins, B., D. Nobles, Y. Ma, W. Wikoff, T. Kind, O. Fiehn, J. Brand, J. VanderGheynst. 2015. Informatics for improved algal taxonomic classification and research: a case study of UTEX 2341. Algal Research: 12: 545-549.
  20. Higgins, B., J.M. Labavitch, J. VanderGheynst. 2015. Co-culturing Chlorella minutissima with Escherichia coli can increase neutral lipid production and improve biodiesel quality. Biotechnology and Bioengineering: 112(9): 1801-1809.
  21. Tsugawa, H., T. Cajka, T. Kind, Y. Ma, B. Higgins, K. Ikeda, M. Kanazawa, J. VanderGheynst, O. Fiehn, M. Arita. 2015. MS-DIAL: Data independent MS/MS deconvolution for comprehensive metabolome analysis. Nature Methods: 12(6): 523-526.
  22. Higgins, B., A. Thornton-Dunwoody, J.M. Labavitch, J. VanderGheynst. 2014. Microplate assay for quantitation of neutral lipids in extracts from microalgae. Analytical Biochemistry: 465: 81-89.
  23. Higgins, B. and J. VanderGheynst. 2014. Effects of Escherichia coli on mixotrophic growth of Chlorella minutissima and production of biofuel precursors. PLoSOne: 9: e96807.
  24. Higgins, B. and A. Kendall. 2012. Life cycle environmental and cost impacts of using an algal turf scrubber to treat dairy wastewater. J. of Industrial Ecology: 16: 436-447.

1Corresponding author

2Graduate student directed by B. Higgins

3Undergraduate student directed by B. Higgins



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Last Updated: Jun 03, 2020