Soil and Crop Sciences
Fields of Expertise
Areas of Interest
Microorganisms, Ecosystem processes, Carbon and Nitrogen cycling
Dr. Kelly Wrighton is interested in the study of microorganisms, their genomes, and the surrounding environment. She investigates how microorganisms contribute to ecosystem processes, with a particular interest in carbon and nitrogen cycling. Kelly’s microbial research has many applications, including improving predictions of greenhouse gas emission from soils, stabilizing gastrointestinal and heart health, and enhancing energy yield and longevity from hydrocarbon systems.