Grace Pold

PhD Candidate

M.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2014

B.S., McGill University, 2011

Advisor: Kristen M. DeAngelis

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in understanding if and how soil microbial diversity is important for biogeochemical processes. Using models to integrate meta-omic and community process data from long term warming studies with bacterial isolate genome and physiological profiling, I assess how climate change affects the niche space occupied by dominant soil microbes.


Pold, Grace, Marcel Huntemann, Manoj Pillay, Natalia Mikhailova, Dimitrios Stamatis, T. B. K. Reddy, Chris Daum et al. (2018) Draft Genome Sequences of Three Strains of a Novel Rhizobiales Species Isolated from Forest Soil. Genome Announcements 6(5):e01452-17.

Pold, G., Conlon, E.M., Huntemann, M., Pillay, M., Mikhailova, N., Stamatis, D., Reddy, T.B.K., Daum, C., Shapiro, N., Kyrpides, N. and Woyke, T., (2018) Genome Sequence of Verrucomicrobium sp. Strain GAS474, a Novel Bacterium Isolated from Soil. Genome announcements, 6(4):e01451-17.

Melillo JM, Frey SD, DeAngelis KM, Werner WJ, Bernard MJ, Bowles FP, Pold G, Knorr MA, Grandy AS (2017) Long-term pattern and magnitude of soil carbon feedback to the climate system in a warming world. Science. 358(6359):101. doi:10.1126/science.aan2874

Pold G, Grandy AS, Melillo JM and DeAngelis KM (2017) Changes in substrate availability drive carbon cycle response to chronic warming. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 110:68–78. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.03.002

Pold G, Billings AF, Blanchard JL, Burkhardt DB, Frey SD, Melillo JM, Schnabel J, van Diepen LTA and DeAngelis KM (2016) Long-term warming alters carbohydrate degradation potential in temperate forest soils. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 82(22):6518-6530. doi:10.1128/AEM.02012-16

Smith NG, Pold G, Goranson CE, Dukes J (2016) Characterizing the drivers of seedling leaf gas exchange responses to warming and altered precipitation: indirect and direct effects. AOB Plants. 8: plw066. doi: 10.1093/aobpla/plw066

Pold G, Melillo JM and DeAngelis KM (2015) Two decades of warming increases diversity of a potentially lignolytic bacterial community. Frontiers in Microbiology. 6:480. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00480

DeAngelis KM, Pold G, Topçuoğlu BD, van Diepen LTA, Varney RM, Blanchard JL, Melillo J and Frey SD (2015) Long-term forest soil warming alters microbial communities in temperate forest soils. Frontiers in Microbiology. 6:104. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00104

Pold, G. and DeAngelis, KM. 2013. Up Against The Wall: The Effects of Climate Warming on Soil Microbial Diversity and The Potential for Feedbacks to The Carbon Cycle. Diversity. 5(2),409-425.