The Frey Lab


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Our research focuses on how human activities are impacting terrestrial ecosystems, with an emphasis on soil biota and nutrient cycling processes. We are specifically interested in how anthropogenic stressors (e.g., climate change, nitrogen deposition, agricultural management, invasive species) affect the composition and diversity of soil microbial communities and microbial-mediated carbon and nitrogen cycles. We work at the interface between ecosystem science, microbial ecology and soil science, combining microbiological methods with stable isotope analysis and a variety of soil physical and chemical approaches to examine structure-function linkages. The Frey lab

Recent News


Congratulations to Greg Pec, who accepted a faculty position in the biology department at the University of Nebraska, Kearney.

Congratulations to Keving Geyer, who accepted a faculty position at Young Harris College.

Congratulations to Ryan, who received a USDA postdoctoral fellowship to "Link small mammals and mycorrhizal fungi to forest regeneration".

Congratulations to Mark, who received a Dissertation Year Fellowship through UNH.

Congratulations to Emily, who was accepted to IsoCamp, a competitive stable isotope course at the Univ of Utah.

Serita and Mel, along with Stuart Grandy, are co-authors on a paper just released in Science titled "Long-Term Pattern and Magnitude of Soil Carbon Feedback to the Climate System in a Warming World".

Mark Anthony published a paper entitled Fungal community homogenization, shift in dominant trophic guild, and appearence of novel taxa with biotic invasion in Ecosphere.