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

Congrats to Linda van Diepen, a research scientist in the lab, who will be starting a faculty position at the University of Wyoming in fall 2015!

Eric Morrison received a Terragenome Young Scientist Grant for travel to the 2015 Ecology of Soil Microorganisms Conference in Prague, Czech Republic.

Congrats to Mark Anthony who was awarded a 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

Sarah Andrews' manuscript on "Studio Structure Improves Student Performance in an Undergraduate Introductory Soil Science Course" was just accepted in Natural Sciences Education.

Serita was just elected to the Board of Directors for NEON—the National Ecological Observatory Network, a continental-scale observation system funded by NSF to measure ecological change over time.