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Kristen DeAngelis - University of Massachusetts Amherst. Amherst, MA, US

Kristen DeAngelis Kristen DeAngelis

Associate Professor of Microbiology | University of Massachusetts Amherst


Kristen DeAngelis studies the effects of climate change on soil microbial communities, with the goal of improving next-generation biofuels


Expertise (4)


Climate Change

Soil Microbiology

Soil and Microbial Sciences


Kristen DeAngelis's work studying how microbes interact with the environment has made her a sought-after expert to discuss how climate change is affecting the environment.

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Education (2)

University of California, Berkeley: Ph.D., Microbiology

Harvard University: B.A., Biology

Media Coverage (2)

The Future Of Soil Under A Changing Climate

NPR  radio


Kristen M. DeAngelis is interviewed on the NPR program Science Friday about her research on the effect of warming on microbes in soil. She discusses her work on a soil-warming experimental plot of hardwoods in Central Massachusetts and its effect on carbon los

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Indigo Agriculture is Boston’s newest ‘unicorn’ startup

The Boston Globe  print


Scientists have long known that microbes are key to plants, but they have puzzled over how to ensure that treated seeds and soil result in improved crop production. Often, microbes are simply outcompeted by other organisms in the soil, according to Kristen DeAngelis, a University of Massachusetts Amherst microbiologist. “If the bacteria stay on the outside of the plant, they’re competing with all the other organisms, and usually they don’t win,” she said.

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