Beat Frey

Dr. Beat Frey
Gruppenleiter; ETH Dozent für Bodenbiologie
Rhizosphären Prozesse
Waldböden und Biochemie
Zürcherstrasse 111
CH-8903 Birmensdorf

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) :
Brunner I, Fischer M, Ruethi J, Stierli B, Frey B. Ability of fungi isolated from plastic debris floating in the shoreline of a lake to degrade plastics. PLOS One 13 (8): e0202047 (14 pp.).

Donhauser J, Frey B. (2018) Alpine soil microbial ecology in a changing world. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 94: 10.1093/femsec/fiy099.

Frossard A, Donhauser J, Mestrot A, Gygax S, Frey B (2018) Long- and short-term effects of mercury pollution on the soil microbiome. Soil Biology Biochemistry 120: 191 - 199.

Risch A, Ochoa-Hueso R, Van der Putten W, Bump J, Busse M, Frey B, Gwiazdowicz D, Page-Dumroese D, Vandegehuchte M, Zimmermann S, Schuetz M (2018) Size-dependent loss of aboveground animals differentially affects grassland ecosystem coupling and functions. Nature Communications 18-03101B

Brunner I., Frey B., Hartmann M., Zimmermann S., Graf F., Suz LM, Senn-Irlet B. (2017). Ecology of alpine macrofungi - combining historical with recent data. Frontiers in Microbiology 8, 2066 (13 pp.).

Frossard A, Hartmann M, Frey B. (2017) Tolerance of the forest soil microbiome towards increasing mercury concentrations. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 105: 162- 176.

Hartmann M, Brunner I, Hagedorn F, Bardgett RD, Stierli B, Herzog C., Chen X, Zingg A, Graf-Pannatier E., Rigling A, Frey B. (2017) A decade of irrigation transforms the soil microbiome of a semi-arid pine forest. Molecular Ecology 26: 1190 - 1206.

Samaritani E., Mitchell EAD, Rich J, Shrestha J, Fournier B, Frey B. (2017) Soil bacterial communities and ecosystem functioning change more strongly with season than habitat in a restored floodplain. Applied Soil Ecology 112: 71-78.

Frey B, Rime T, Phillips M, Stierli B, Hajdas I, Widmer F, Hartmann M (2016) Microbial diversity in European alpine permafrost and active layers. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 92: 1 – 17.

Rime T, Hartmann M, Frey B (2016) Potential sources of microbial colonizers in initial soil ecosystem after retreat of an Alpine glacier. ISME Journal 10: 1625 – 1641.

Rime T, Hartmann M,, Stierli B, Anesio A, Frey B (2016), Assimilation of microbial and plant carbon by active prokaryotic and fungal populations in glacial forefields. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 98: 30-41.

Frasson D., Udovicic, M., Frey B., Lapanje A., Zhang C., Margesin R., Sievers M. (2015). Glaciimonas alpine sp. nov. isolated from alpine glaciers and reclassification of Glaciimonas immobilis Cr9-12 as Glaciimonas alpine. Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 65, 1779 - 1785.

Expertise of Beat Frey:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeExpert Type
Scientific / Fundamental Research
ScopeImpact of Change
Topic AtmosphereAtmosphere
Topic CryosphereGlaciers
Permafrost / Solifluction
Topic PedospherePedosphere
Soil Formation
Soil Pollution and Restauration
Topic BiosphereBiosphere
Topic Integrated SystemsIntegrated Systems and Ecology
Carbon Cycle
Nutrient Cycle / Food Chain
Topic EcosystemsEcosystems
Terrestrial Ecosystems
Spatial ZonesSpatial Zones
Mountain / Highland
High Altitude

Specialties of Beat Frey:
Soil microbiome in arctic and high altitude mountain soils

Last update: 11/27/19
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