Areas of Expertise (4)
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.
University of California, Berkeley: Ph.D., Microbiology
Harvard University: B.A., Biology
Press Coverage (2)
The Future Of Soil Under A Changing Climate
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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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.