Academic Article

Year Title
2016 Microbial carbon use efficiency: accounting for population, community, and ecosystem-scale controls over the fate of metabolized organic matterBiogeochemistry.  127:173-188. 2016
2016 Terrestrial and marine perspectives on modeling organic matter degradation pathways.Global Change Biology.  22:121-136. 2016
2015 Microbial physiology and necromass regulate agricultural soil carbon accumulationSoil Biology and Biochemistry.  91:279-290. 2015
2015 Changes in litter quality caused by simulated nitrogen deposition reinforce the N-induced suppression of litter decayEcosphere.  6:art205-art205. 2015
2015 Reply to Veresoglou: Overdependence on "significance" testing in biology.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.  112:E5114. 2015
2015 Illuminating next steps for NEON.Science The Scientific monthly.  349:1176-1177. 2015
2015 Soil microbial communities vary as much over time as with chronic warming and nitrogen additionsSoil Biology and Biochemistry.  88:19-24. 2015
2015 Revisiting the hypothesis that fungal-to-bacterial dominance characterizes turnover of soil organic matter and nutrientsEcological Monographs.  85:457-472. 2015
2015 Biotic interactions mediate soil microbial feedbacks to climate change.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.  112:7033-7038. 2015
2015 Global environmental change and the nature of aboveground net primary productivity responses: insights from long-term experiments.Oecologia.  177:935-947. 2015
2015 Soil warming and nitrogen deposition alter soil organic matter composition at the molecular-levelBiogeochemistry.  123:391-409. 2015
2015 Long-term forest soil warming alters microbial communities in temperate forest soils.Frontiers in Microbiology.  6:104. 2015
2014 Chronic nitrogen additions suppress decomposition and sequester soil carbon in temperate forestsBiogeochemistry.  121:305-316. 2014
2014 The effect of nitrogen addition on soil organic matter dynamics: a model analysis of the Harvard Forest Chronic Nitrogen Amendment Study and soil carbon response to anthropogenic N depositionBiogeochemistry.  117:431-454. 2014
2013 Soil respiration in a northeastern US temperate forest: a 22-year synthesisEcosphere.  4:art140-art140. 2013
2013 Long-term changes in forest carbon under temperature and nitrogen amendments in a temperate northern hardwood forest.Global Change Biology.  19:2389-2400. 2013
2013 Bacterial growth and growth-limiting nutrients following chronic nitrogen additions to a hardwood forest soilSoil Biology and Biochemistry.  59:32-37. 2013
2013 Plant community structure mediates potential methane production and potential iron reduction in wetland mesocosmsEcosphere.  4:art44-art44. 2013
2013 The temperature response of soil microbial efficiency and its feedback to climateNature Climate Change.  3:395-398. 2013
2013 Soil respiration does not acclimatize to warmer temperatures when modeled over seasonal timescalesBiogeochemistry.  112:555-570. 2013
2012 Temperature adaptation of bacterial communities in experimentally warmed forest soils.Global Change Biology.  18:3252-3258. 2012
2012 The effect of experimental warming and precipitation change on proteolytic enzyme activity: positive feedbacks to nitrogen availability are not universalGlobal Change Biology.  18:2617-2625. 2012
2012 Examining N-limited soil microbial activity using community-level physiological profiling based on O-2 consumptionSoil Biology and Biochemistry.  47:46-52. 2012
2012 Overyielding and the role of complementary use of nitrogen in wetland plant communitiesAquatic Botany.  97:1-9. 2012
2012 Predicting decadal trends and transient responses of radiocarbon storage and fluxes in a temperate forest soilBiogeosciences.  9:3013-3028. 2012
2011 Temperature and soil organic matter decomposition rates - synthesis of current knowledge and a way forwardGlobal Change Biology.  17:3392-3404. 2011
2011 Plant Community Composition More Predictive than Diversity of Carbon Cycling in Freshwater WetlandsWetlands.  31:965-977. 2011
2011 No-net-loss not met for nutrient function in freshwater marshes: recommendations for wetland mitigation policiesEcosphere.  2:art82-art82. 2011
2011 Multivariate approach to characterizing soil microbial communities in pristine and agricultural sites in Northwest ArgentinaApplied Soil Ecology.  47:176-183. 2011
2011 Seasonal dynamics of soil respiration and N mineralization in chronically warmed and fertilized soilsEcosphere.  2:art36-art36. 2011
2011 Responses and feedbacks of coupled biogeochemical cycles to climate change: examples from terrestrial ecosystemsFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment.  9:61-67. 2011
2009 Decreased mass specific respiration under experimental warming is robust to the microbial biomass method employedEcology Letters.  12:E15-E18. 2009
2008 First Results from the THEMIS MissionSpace Science Reviews.  141:453-476. 2008
2008 Optimization of an oxygen-based approach for community-level physiological profiling of soilsSoil Biology and Biochemistry.  40:2960-2969. 2008
2008 Thermal adaptation of soil microbial respiration to elevated temperature.Ecology Letters.  11:1316-1327. 2008
2008 Adjustment of forest ecosystem root respiration as temperature warms.Acta Botanica Sinica Journal of Integrative Plant Biology.  50:1467-1483. 2008
2008 Microbial biomass, functional capacity, and community structure after 12 years of soil warmingSoil Biology and Biochemistry.  40:2904-2907. 2008
2008 Stoichiometry of soil enzyme activity at global scale.Ecology Letters.  11:1252-1264. 2008
2008 Residue carbon stabilization in soil aggregates of no-till and tillage management of dryland cropping systemsSoil Science Society of America Journal.  72:507-513. 2008
2007 Effects of macrophyte functional group richness on emergent freshwater wetland functions.Ecology.  88:2903-2914. 2007
2006 The role of spatial and temporal scale in colonization and spread of invasive shrubs in early successional habitatsForest Ecology and Management.  228:124-134. 2006
2006 Do growth yield efficiencies differ between soil microbial communities differing in fungal: bacterial ratios? Reality check and methodological issuesSoil Biology and Biochemistry.  38:837-844. 2006
2006 Bacterial and fungal contributions to carbon sequestration in agroecosystemsSoil Science Society of America Journal.  70:555-569. 2006
2005 Nitrogen additions and litter decomposition: A meta-analysisEcology.  86:3252-3257. 2005
2005 Physiological and molecular characterisation of microbial communities associated with different water-stable aggregate size classesSoil Biology and Biochemistry.  37:2007-2016. 2005
2004 Effects of soil carbon amendment on nitrogen availability and plant growth in an experimental tallgrass prairie restorationRestoration Ecology.  12:568-574. 2004
2004 Chronic nitrogen enrichment affects the structure and function of the soil microbial community in temperate hardwood and pine forestsForest Ecology and Management.  196:159-171. 2004
2004 Management effects on the dynamics and storage rates of organic matter in long-term crop rotationsCanadian Journal of Soil Science.  84:49-61. 2004
2004 Preferential accumulation of microbial carbon in aggregate structures of no-tillage soilsSoil Science Society of America Journal.  68:1249-1255. 2004
2003 Reciprocal transfer of carbon and nitrogen by decomposer fungi at the soil-litter interfaceSoil Biology and Biochemistry.  35:1001-1004. 2003
2003 Differentiating between old and new microbially-derived soil organic matter by means of compound-specific stable isotope (delta C-13) analysisACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  225:U911-U911. 2003


Year Title
2006 Spatial distribution of soil organisms.  283-300. 2006

Principal Investigator On

  • Effects of Stress Factors on Molecular and Biochemical Aspects of Forest Trees and Microbes  awarded by US DA, United States Forest Service 2017 - 2022
  • Collaborative Research LTREB: Soil Warming and Forest Ecosystem Feedbacks to the Climate System  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2015 - 2020
  • Resolving Conflicting Physical and Biochemical Feedbacks to Climate in Response to Long-Term Warming  awarded by Univ of Massachusetts Amherst 2016 - 2019
  • The "Who" and "How" of Microbial Control Over Soil Carbon Dynamics  awarded by Univ of Massachusetts Amherst 2016 - 2019
  • Restoration of Soil Microbial Function Following Degradation on DOD Lands: Mediating Biological Invasions in a Gobal Change Context  awarded by University of Massachusetts 2014 - 2019
  • HFR LTER V: New Science, Synthesis, Scholarship, and Strategic Vision of Society  awarded by Harvard University 2013 - 2018
  • Effects of Abiotic and Biotic Stress Factors in Forest Trees  awarded by US DA, United States Forest Service 2013 - 2018
  • The Changing Diversity and Evolution of Decomposer Fungi in Response to Soil Warming and Nitrogen Additions  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2010 - 2014
  • Restoration of Soil Microbial Function Following Degradation on DoD Lands: Mediating Biological Invasions in a Global Change Context  awarded by Harvard University 2013 - 2014
  • Integrated Studies of Landscape Change  awarded by Harvard University 2006 - 2013
  • Studio Soils: Integrating Soils and Climate Change Issues within a Student-Centered Active Learning Environment  awarded by US DA, Department of Agriculture 2010 - 2012
  • Carbon Storage in Forest Soils: Effects of Temperature and Nitrogen Availability on Microbial Growth Efficiency  awarded by Pennsylvania State University 2010 - 2011
  • A Novel Approach to Understanding Microbial Metabolism and Soil Carbon Dynamics  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2005 - 2011
  • Dissertation Research: Response of Decomposer Fingi to Simultaneous Warming and Nitrogen Additions  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2009 - 2010
  • Aboveground-Belowground Interactions: Relating Plant Community Composition and Diversity to Methane Cycling in Wetland Ecosystems  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2005 - 2009
  • Development and Application of a New Approach for Assessing Microbial Metabolism in Soils  awarded by US DA, Department of Agriculture 2008 - 2009
  • Microbial Communities Exposed to Chronic Warming  awarded by US DA, United States Forest Service 2006 - 2008
  • Plant and Microbial-Mediated Functions in Created Wetlands  awarded by Ohio State University 2005 - 2007
  • Method Validation  awarded by Dynamic Corp 2006
  • Borlaug Fellowship  awarded by CATIE Tropical Agri Research & Educ Ctr 2006
  • Soil Aggregation Microbial Communities & C Sequestration  awarded by Kansas State University 2002 - 2005
  • Effect of Nitrogen Enrichment Litter Decomposer Community  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2003 - 2004
  • Microbial Contributions Carbon Sequestration No-Tilage  awarded by US DA, Department of Agriculture 2002 - 2003
  • Effects of Chronic Nitrogen Fertilization on Decomposition Ability of White-Rot Fungi  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Global Change and Fungi: Do Invasive Species Matter?  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Teaching Activities

  • Professional Perspective NR Taught course 2018
  • Studio Soils Taught course 2018
  • Studio Soils Taught course 2018
  • Studio Soils Taught course 2017
  • Studio Soils Taught course 2017
  • Soil Ecology Taught course 2016
  • Studio Soils Taught course 2016
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2015
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2015
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2014
  • Interdisciplinary Research Taught course 2014
  • Studio Soils Taught course 2014
  • Studio Soils Taught course 2014
  • Studio Soils Taught course 2014
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2014
  • Soil Ecology Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Environmental Science, University of Virginia
  • M.S. Environmental Science, University of Virginia
  • Ph.D. Ecology, Colorado State University
  • Full Name

  • Serita Frey