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


Eric Morrison received an Ecological Society of America Microbial Ecology Section travel grant to support travel to the ESA 2014 Annual Meeting.

Mark Anthony received an ESA Soil Ecology Section travel grant to support travel to the ESA 2014 Annual Meeting.

Congrats to Liz Landis who was awarded a 2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

Congrats to Linda van Diepen who was awarded the 2014 Mycological Society of America Fungal Forest Ecology Postdoctoral Research Award!

Serita, Jesse, and co-PI Stuart Grandy received a grant from the Northeastern States Research Cooperative to examine biological soil nitrogen retention mechanisms in Northern forests.