Publications from the Frey Lab

Andrews, S.E.*, R. Schultz, S.D. Frey, V. Bouchard, R. Varner, and M.J. Ducey. 2013. Plant community structure mediates potential methane production and iron reduction in wetland mesocosms. Ecosphere 4:art44.

Contosta, A.R., S.D. Frey, S.V. Ollinger, and A.B. Cooper. 2013. Soil respiration does not acclimatize to warmer temperatures when modeled over seasonal timescales. Biogeochemistry 12, 555-570.

Savage, K. W.J. Parton, E.A. Davidson, S.E. Trumbore, S.D. Frey. 2013. Long-term changes in forest carbon under temperature and nitrogen amendments in a temperate northern hardwood forest. Global Change Biology 19, 2389-2400.

Tonitto, C., C. Goodale, M.S. Weiss, S.D. Frey, S. Ollinger. 2013. The effect of nitrogen addition on soil organic matter dynamics: A model analysis of the Harvard Forest Chronic Nitrogen Amendment experiment and soil carbon response to anthropogenic N deposition. Biogeochemistry 10.1007/s10533-013-9887-4.

Frey, S.D., J. Lee, J. Melillo, and J.W. Six. 2013. The temperature response of soil microbial efficiency and its feedback to climate. Nature Climate Change 3, 395-398.

Kamble, P.N., J. Rousk, S.D. Frey, and E. Baath. 2013. Bacterial growth and growth limiting nutrients following chronic nitrogen additions to a hardwood forest soil. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 59, 32-37.

Brzostek, E.R., J.M. Blair, J.S. Dukes, S.D. Frey, S.E. Hobbie, J.M. Melillo, R.J. Mitchell, E. Pendall, P.B. Reich, G.R. Shaver, A. Stefanski, M.G. Tjoelker, and A.C. Finzi. 2012. The effect of experimental warming and precipitation change on proteolytic enzyme activity: positive feedbacks to nitrogen availability are not universal. Global Change Biology 18 (8), 2617-2625.

Contosta, A.R., S.D. Frey, S.V. Ollinger, and A.B. Cooper. 2012. Soil respiration does not acclimatize to warmer temperatures when modeled over seasonal timescales. Biogeochemistry DOI 10.1007/s10533-012-9748-6.

Garland, J.L., M.C. Zabaloy, M. Birmele, C.L. Mackowiak, R.M. Lehman, S.D. Frey. 2012. Examining N-limited soil microbial activity using community-level physiological profiling based on O2 consumption. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 47, 46-52.

Rousk, J., S.D. Frey, and E. Baath. 2012. Temperature adaptation of bacterial communities in experimentally warmed forest soils. Global Change Biology 18(10), 3252-3258.

Schultz, R.E., V.L. Bouchard, S.D. Frey. 2012. Overyielding and the role of complementary use of nitrogen in wetland plant communities. Aquatic Botany 97, 1-9.

Sierra, C.A., S.E. Trumbore, E.A. Davidson, S.D. Frey, K.E. Savage, and F.M. Hopkins. 2012. Predicting decadal trends and transient responses of radiocarbon storage and fluxes in a temperate forest soil. Biogeosciences 9, 3013-3028.

Conant, R.T., M.G. Ryan, G.I. Ågren, H.E. Birge, M.A. Bradford, E.A. Davidson, P.E. Eliasson, S.E. Evans, S.D. Frey, C.P. Giardina, F. Hopkins, R. Hyvönen, M.U.F. Kirschbaum, J.M. Lavallee, J. Leifeld, W.J. Parton, J. M. Steinweg, M.D. Wallenstein, J.A.M. Wetterstedt 2011. Temperature and soil carbon decomposition – synthesis of current knowledge and a way forward. Global Change Biology 17, 3392-3404.

Contosta, A.R., S.D. Frey, and A. B. Cooper. 2011. Seasonal dynamics of soil respiration and nitrogen mineralization in chronically warmed and fertilized soils. Ecosphere 2(3), 1-21.

Finzi, A.C., A.T Austin, E.E. Cleland, S.D. Frey, B.Z. Houlton, and M.D. Wallenstein. 2011. Alteration of coupled biogeochemical cycles in response to global change in the terrestrial biosphere. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9(1), 61-67.

Hossler, K., V. Bouchard, M.S. Fennessy, S.D. Frey, E. Anemaet, and E. Herbert. 2011. No-net-loss not met for nutrient function in freshwater marshes: recommendations for wetland mitigation policies. Ecosphere 2:art82 [doi:10.1890/ES11-00009.1].

Montecchia, M.S., O.S. Correa, M.A. Soria, S.D. Frey, A.F. Garcia, and J.L. Garland. 2011. Multivariate approach to characterizing soil microbial communities in pristine and agricultural sites in Northwest Argentina . Applied Soil Ecology 47(3), 176-183 DOI: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2010.12.008

Schultz, R., S. Andrews, L. O’Reilly, V. Bouchard, S.D. Frey. 2011. Plant community composition more predictive than diversity of carbon cycling in freshwater wetlands. Wetlands DOI: 10.1007/s13157-011-0211-6.

Bradford, M.A., M.D. Wallenstein, S.D. Allison, K.K. Treseder, S.D. Frey, B.W. Watts, C.A. Davies, T.R. Maddox, J.M. Melillo, J.E. Mohan, J.F. Reynolds. 2009. Decreased mass specific respiration under experimental warming is robust to the microbial biomass method employed. Ecology Letters 12, E15-E18.

Bradford, M.A., C.A. Davies, S.D. Frey, T.R. Maddox, J.M. Melillo, J.E. Mohan, J.F. Reynolds, K.K. Treseder, and M.D. Wallenstein. 2008. Acclimation of soil microbial respiration to elevated temperature. Ecology Letters 11, 1316-1327.

Burton, A.J., J.M. Melillo, and S.D. Frey. 2008. Adjustment of forest ecosystem root respiration as temperature warms. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 50(11), 1467-1483.

Frey, S.D., R. Drijber, H. Smith, and J. Melillo. 2008. Microbial biomass, functional capacity, and community composition after twelve years of soil warming. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 40, 2904-2907.

Olchin, G.P., S. Ogle, S.D. Frey, T.R. Filley, K. Paustian, and J. Six. 2008. Residue carbon stabilization in soil aggregates of no-till and tillage management of dryland cropping systems. Soil Science Society of America Journal 72(2), 507-513.

Sinsabaugh, R.L., C.L. Lauber, M.N Weintraub, B. Ahmed, S.D. Allison, C. Crenshaw, A.R. Contosta, D. Cusack, S. Frey, M.E. Gallo, T.B. Gartner, S.E. Hobbie, K. Holland, B.L. Keeler, J.S. Powers, M. Stursova, C. Takacs-Vesbach, M. Waldrop, M.Wallenstein, D.R. Zak, L.H. Zeglin. 2008. Stoichiometry of soil enzyme activity at global scale. Ecology Letters 11, 1252-1264.

Zabaloy, M.C., S.D. Frey, R.M. Lehman, and J.L. Garland. 2008. Optimization and validation of an oxygen-based approach for community-level physiological profiling of soils. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 40:2960-2969.

Bouchard, V., S.D. Frey, J.M Gilbert, and S. Reed. 2007. Effects of macrophyte functional group richness on emergent freshwater wetland functions. Ecology 88(11), 2903-2914.

Frey, S.D. 2006. Forest ecosystem responses to chronic nitrogen additions. Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology Volume 4, April 2006 (

Johnson, V.S., J.A. Litvaitis, T.D. Lee, and S.D. Frey. 2006. The role of spatial and temporal scale in colonization and spread of invasive shrubs in early successional habitats. Forest Ecology & Management 228, 124-134.

Six, J., S.D. Frey, R.K. Thiet, and K.M. Batten. 2006. Bacterial and fungal contributions to carbon sequestration in agroecosystems. Soil Science Society of America Journal 70, 555-569.

Thiet, R.K., S.D. Frey, and J. Six. 2006. Growth yield efficiencies of soil microbial communities with different fungal:bacterial ratios. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 38, 837-844.

Knorr, M., S.D. Frey, and P.S. Curtis. 2005. Nitrogen additions and litter decomposition: a meta-analysis. Ecology 86, 3252-3257.

Väisänen, R.K., M.S. Roberts, J.L. Garland, S.D. Frey, and L.A. Dawson. 2005. Physiological and molecular characterization of microbial communities associated with different water-stable aggregate size fractions. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 37, 2007-2016.

Averett, J.M., R.A. Klips, L.E. Nave, S.D. Frey, and P.S. Curtis. 2004. The effects of soil carbon amendment on nitrogen availability and plant growth in an experimental tallgrass prairie restoration. Restoration Ecology 12, 567-573.

Frey, S.D., M. Knorr, J. Parrent, and R.T. Simpson*. 2004. Chronic nitrogen enrichment affects the structure and function of the soil microbial community in a forest ecosystem. Forest Ecology and Management 196, 159-171.

Simpson, R.T.*, S.D. Frey, J. Six, and R.K. Thiet. 2004. Preferential accumulation of microbial carbon in aggregate structures of no-tillage soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal 68, 1249-1255.

Paul, E.A., H.P. Collins, KI. Paustian, E.T. Elliott, S. Frey, N. Juma, H. Janzen, C.A. Campbell, R.P. Zentner, G.P. Lafond, and A.P. Moulin. 2004. Management effects on the dynamics and storage capacity of soil organic matter in the Canadian prairies. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 84, 49-61.

Frey, S.D., J. Six and E.T. Elliott. 2003. Reciprocal transfer of carbon and nitrogen by decomposer fungi at the soil-litter interface. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 35, 1001-1004.

Bossuyt, H., K. Denef, J. Six, S.D. Frey and R. Merckx. 2001. Influence of microbial populations and residue quality on aggregate stability. Applied Soil Ecology 16, 195-208.

Denef K., Six J., Bossuyt H., Frey S.D., Elliott E.T., Merckx R., and Paustian K. 2001. Influence of dry-wet cycles on aggregate, particulate organic matter, and microbial community dynamics. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 33, 1599-1611.

Frey, S.D., V.V.S.R. Gupta, E.T. Elliott and K. Paustian. 2001. Protozoan grazing affects estimates of carbon utilization efficiency of the soil microbial community. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 33, 1759-1768.

Frey, S.D., E.T. Elliott, K. Paustian and G. Peterson. 2000. Fungal translocation as a mechanism of exogenous nitrogen inputs to decomposing surface residues in a no-tillage agroecosystem. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 32, 689-698.

Frey, S.D., E.T. Elliott and K. Paustian. 1999. Bacterial and fungal abundance and biomass in conventional and no-tillage agroecosystems along two climatic gradients. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 31, 573-585.

Frey, S.D., E.T. Elliott and K. Paustian. 1999. Application of the hexokinase/glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase enzymatic assay for measurement of glucose in soil. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 31, 933-935.

Guggenberger, G., S.D. Frey, J. Six, E.T. Elliott, and K. Paustian. 1999. Glucosamine and muramic acid patterns in conventional and no-tillage agroecosystems. Soil Science Society of America Journal 63, 1188-1198.

Guggenberger, G., E.T. Elliott, S.D. Frey, J. Six and K. Paustian. 1998. Microbial contributions to the aggregation of a cultivated grassland soil amended with starch. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 31(3), 407-419.

Motavalli, P.P., S.D. Frey and N.A. Scott. 1995. Effects of filter type and extraction efficiency on nitrogen mineralization measurements using the aerobic leaching soil incubation method. Biology and Fertility of Soils 20, 197-204.

Motavalli, P.P., C.A. Palm, W.J. Parton, E.T. Elliott and S.D. Frey. 1995. Soil pH and organic C dynamics in tropical forest soils: evidence from laboratory and simulation studies. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 27, 1589-1599.

Motavalli, P.P., C.A. Palm, W.J. Parton, E.T. Elliott and S.D. Frey. 1995. Nitrogen mineralization in humid tropical forest soils: mineralogy, texture, and measured nitrogen fractions. Soil Science Society of America Journal 59:1168-1175.

Frey, S.D. and L.K. Blum. 1994. The effect of soil pH on competitive ability of type I and type II strains of Rhizobium leguminosarum biovar phaseoli. Plant and Soil 163, 157-164.

Motavalli, P.P., C.A. Palm, W.J. Parton, E.T. Elliott, and S.D. Frey. 1994. A comparison of laboratory and modeling simulation methods for estimating soil carbon pools in tropical forest soils with differing mineralogies and textures. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 26, 935-944.