Welcome to Serita Frey's lab at the University of New Hampshire!




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.


Frey lab group
Swan in winter

Recent News


Shana and Amber are featured here on the NH Ag. Experiment Station website for their independent research!

Eric will be joining the lab of Adam Martiny at UC Irvine this fall as a postdoctoral researcher.

Emily Whalen won best student poster award at the recent Northeastern Ecosystem Research Cooperative conference!

Congrats to Sarah Andrews, who accepted a postdoc position with Melissa Aikens in the Department of Biological Sciences at UNH!

Welcome to Jessica Moore, a new postdoc in the Frey lab!

Eric Morrison published a paper entitled Chronic nitrogen additions fundamentally restructure the soil fungal community in a temperate forest in Fungal Ecology.