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

Congrats to Emily Whalen for her Dissertation Year Fellowship award!

Congratulations to Thomas Muratore for obtaining a Harvard Forest graduate student grant to assist in his on-going research at the Soil Warming and Nitrogen Addition plots

Congratulations to Serita for being named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in microbial and ecosystem ecology

Congratulations to Serita for being named an ESA 2020 Fellow for her outstanding contributions to the field of ecology, service, and mentorship