Kristen DeAngelis

Assistant professor, microbiology, Department Honors Program director

climate change and soil microbes, soil carbon dynamics and greenhouse gas emissions, plant-microbial interactions, speakers bureau

Phone: (413) 577-4669


Kristen DeAngelis’ work focuses on the effects that climate change has on soil microbial communities. Her research examines soil carbon dynamics, with a focus on microbial carbon storage and greenhouse gas emissions in the rhizosphere and within the context of plant-microbial interactions. Understanding how ecosystems and microbes cycle carbon is important for soils as storage reservoirs as well as microbes and plants that mediate the greenhouse gasses carbon dioxide and methane through their interactions.