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Kristen DeAngelis

Associate Professor
Effects of climate change on soil microbial communities; next gen biofuels
Microbiology Dept.
418 Morrill Science Center IVN
UMASS Amherst
639 N Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01003-9298

Because microbes embody the vast diversity of life and are major drivers of earth’s biogeochemical cycles, my work focuses on understanding microbes both from individual physiological perspectives as well as broad ecological perspectives. Specifically, I am interested in effects that climate change has on soil microbial communities, and applying results towards improvement of next generation biofuels. We aim to examine soil carbon dynamics, with focus on microbial carbon storage and greenhouse gas emissions in the rhizosphere and within the context of plant-microbial interactions.