Serita D. Frey

Phone: (603) 862-3880
Office: Natural Resources & the Environment, James Hall Rm 172, Durham, NH 03824
Serita Frey

Faculty Award Winner

Award Type:  Outstanding Associate Professor Award
Year:  2011


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

Courses Taught

  • NR 400: Professional Perspective NR
  • NR 501: Studio Soils
  • NR 706: Soil Ecology
  • NRES 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Geyer, K. M., Kyker-Snowman, E., Grandy, A. S., & Frey, S. D. (2016). Microbial carbon use efficiency: accounting for population, community, and ecosystem-scale controls over the fate of metabolized organic matter. Biogeochemistry, 127(2-3), 173-188. doi:10.1007/s10533-016-0191-y

Burd, A. B., Frey, S., Cabre, A., Ito, T., Levine, N. M., Lønborg, C., . . . Zeng, N. (2016). Terrestrial and marine perspectives on modeling organic matter degradation pathways. Global Change Biology, 22(1), 121-136. doi:10.1111/gcb.12987

Kallenbach, C. M., Grandy, A. S., Frey, S. D., & Diefendorf, A. F. (2015). Microbial physiology and necromass regulate agricultural soil carbon accumulation. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 91, 279-290. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.09.005

van Diepen, L. T. A., Frey, S. D., Sthultz, C. M., Morrison, E. W., Minocha, R., & Pringle, A. (2015). Changes in litter quality caused by simulated nitrogen deposition reinforce the N-induced suppression of litter decay. Ecosphere, 6(10), art205. doi:10.1890/ES15-00262.1

Crowther, T. W., Maynard, D. S., Thomas, S. M., Baldrian, P., Covey, K., Frey, S. D., . . . Bradford, M. A. (2015). Reply to Veresoglou: Overdependence on “significance” testing in biology. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(37), E5114. doi:10.1073/pnas.1513283112

Conant, R. T., Ryan, M. G., Ågren, G. I., Birge, H. E., Davidson, E. A., Eliasson, P. E., . . . Bradford, M. A. (2011). Temperature and soil organic matter decomposition rates - synthesis of current knowledge and a way forward. Global Change Biology, 17(11), 3392-3404. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02496.x

Sinsabaugh, R. L., Lauber, C. L., Weintraub, M. N., Ahmed, B., Allison, S. D., Crenshaw, C., . . . Zeglin, L. H. (2008). Stoichiometry of soil enzyme activity at global scale. Ecology Letters, 11(11), 1252-1264. doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2008.01245.x

Six, J., Frey, S. D., Thiet, R. K., & Batten, K. M. (2006). Bacterial and Fungal Contributions to Carbon Sequestration in Agroecosystems. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 70(2), 555. doi:10.2136/sssaj2004.0347

Knorr, M., Frey, S. D., & Curtis, P. S. (2005). NITROGEN ADDITIONS AND LITTER DECOMPOSITION: A META-ANALYSIS. Ecology, 86(12), 3252-3257. doi:10.1890/05-0150

Frey, S. D., Knorr, M., Parrent, J. L., & Simpson, R. T. (2004). Chronic nitrogen enrichment affects the structure and function of the soil microbial community in temperate hardwood and pine forests. Forest Ecology and Management, 196(1), 159-171. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2004.03.018

Most Cited Publications