Beat Frey

Dr. Beat Frey
Group leader
Rhizosphäre Prozesse
Zürcherstrasse 111
CH-8903 Birmensdorf

Phone: +41 (0) 44 739 25 41
Phone2: +41 (0) 44 739 21 11
Fax: +41 (0) 44 739 22 15
E-mail: beat.frey(at)
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with involvement of Beat Frey

Key Publications of Beat Frey (up to ten) :
Rime, T.; Hartmann, M.; Brunner, I.; Widmer, F.; Zeyer, J.; Frey, B., 2015 Vertical distribution of the soil microbiota along a successional gradient in a glacier forefield. Molecular Ecology. in press. doi: 10.1111/mec.13051

Hartmann, M.; Frey, B.; Mayer, J.; Mäder, P.; Widmer, F., 2015 Distinct soil microbial diversity under long-term organic and conventional farming. ISME JOURNA. doi:10.1038/ismej.2014.210

Rieder, S.R.; Tipping, E.; Zimmermann, S.; Graf-Pannatier, E.; Waldner, P.; Meili, M.; Frey, B., 2014:Dynamic modelling of the long term behaviour of cadmium, lead and mercury in Swiss forest soils using CHUM-AM. Sci. Total Environ. 468-469: 864-876.

Hartmann, M.; Niklaus, P.A.; Zimmermann, S.; Schmutz, S.; Kremer, J.; Abarenkov, K.; Lüscher, P.; Widmer, F.; Frey, B., 2014: Resistance and resilience of the forest soil microbiome to logging-associated compaction. ISME JOURNAL 8, 1: 226-244.

Frey, B.; Rieder, S.R., 2013: Response of forest soil bacterial communities to mercury chloride application. Soil Biol. Biochem. 65: 329-337.

Zumsteg, A.; Schmutz, S.; Frey, B., 2013: Identification of biomass utilizing bacteria in a carbon-depleted glacier forefield soil by the use of 13C DNA stable isotope probing. Environ. Microbiol. Rep. 5, 3: 424-437.

Frey, B.; Bühler, L.; Schmutz, S.; Zumsteg, A.; Furrer, G., 2013: Molecular characterization of phototrophic microorganisms in the forefield of a receding glacier in the Swiss Alps. Environ. Res. Lett. 8: 15033, 15 p.

Expertise of Beat Frey:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
ScopeImpact of Change
Topic AtmosphereAtmosphere
Topic CryosphereGlaciers
Permafrost / Solifluction
Topic PedospherePedosphere
Soil Formation
Soil Pollution and Restauration
Topic BiosphereBiosphere
Topic Integrated SystemsCarbon Cycle
Nutrient Cycle / Food Chain
Topic EcosystemsEcosystems
Terrestrial Ecosystems

Specialties of Beat Frey:
Microbial Ecology: Application of molecular markers to characterize the structure and function of key microbial populations in the soil.

Soil microbiome, soil microbial diversity, next generation sequencing of pyrotags

Rhizosphere Research: Assessing of the complex plant-soil-microbe interactions under the impact of global change
Biogeochemistry: Elucidation of undesirable effects on key mircobial processes (litter decomposition and CO2 effluxes from soils) by management practises and anthropogenic impact

Last update: 1/31/18
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