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Chris Schadt

Associate Professor



Soil and subsurface microbiology as it relates to biogeochemical cycling and bioremediation.

Plant-Microbe-Soil interactions as related to ecosystem carbon cycling, nutrient cycling and global climate change scenarios.

Development of genomics-enabled methods for inferring and tracking the functional abilities and activities of microorganisms in the environment.
Evolutionary and ecological roles of organisms within uncharacterized fungal lineages.


Castro HF, AT Classen, EE Austin, RJ Norby and CW Schadt. (2010). Soil microbial community responses to multiple climate change drivers.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology 76:999-1007.

Degraff MA, AT Classen, HF Castro and CW Schadt. (2010) Labile soil carbon inputs mediate the soil microbial community composition and plant residue decomposition rates.  New Phytologist. IN PRESS/Available online

Garten CT Jr., JL Smith, DD Tyler, JE Amonette, VL Bailey, DJ Brice, HF Castro, RL Graham, CA Gunderson, RC Izaurralde, PM Jardine, JD Jastrow, MK Kerley, R Matamala, MA Mayes, FB Metting, RM Miller, KK Moran, WM Post III, RD Sands, CW Schadt, JR Phillips, AM Thomson, T Vugteveen, TO West, and SD Wullschleger. (2010)  Intra-annual changes in biomass, carbon, and nitrogen dynamics at 4-year old switchgrass field trials in west Tennessee, USA.  Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment 136:177-184.

Hemme CL, H Mouttaki, Y-J Lee, L Goodwin, S Lucas, A Copeland, A Lapidus, T Glavina del Rio, H Tice, E Saunders, T Brettin, JC Detter, CS Han, S Pitluck, ML Land, LJ Hauser, N Krypides, N Mikhailova, Z He, L Wu, JD Van Nostrand, B Henrissat, Q He, PA Lawson, RS Tanner, LR Lynd, J Wiegel, MW Fields, AP Arkin, CW Schadt, BS Stevenson, MJ McInerney, Y Yang, H Dong, RL Huhnke, JR Mielenz, S-Y Ding, ME Himmel, S Taghavi, D. van der Lelie, EM Rubin, and J-Z Zhou.  (2010) Genome Announcement: Sequencing of Multiple Clostridia Genomes Related to Biomass Conversion and Biofuels Production.  Journal of Bacteriology, IN PRESS/Available online

Hollister EE, CW Schadt, R Ansley, AV Palumbo and TW Boutton. (2010) Structural and functional diversity of soil bacterial and fungal communities following woody plant encroachment in the southern Great Plains.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 10:1816-1824

Miller LD, JJ Mosher, A Venkateswaran, ZK Yang, AV Palumbo, TJ Phelps, M Podar, CW Schadt and M Keller. (2010) Establishment and metabolic analysis of a model microbial community for understanding trophic and electron accepting interactions of subsurface anaerobic environments.  BMC Microbiology 10:149

Reganold, JP, PK Andrews, JR Reeve, L Carpenter-Boggs, CW Schadt, JR Alldredge, CF Ross, NM Davies, and J Zhou (2010) Fruit and soil quality of organic and conventional strawberry agroecosystems. PloS ONE. 5:e12346.

Reeve J, CW Schadt, L Carpenter-Boggs, S Kang, J Zhou and JP Reganold. (2010) Effects of soil type and farm management on soil ecological functional genes and microbial activities.  ISME Journal 4:1099–1107

Zhang F, W-M Wu, JC Parker, T Mehlhorn, SD Kelly, KM Kemner, G Zhang, CW Schadt, SC Brooks, CS Criddle, DB Watson and PM Jardine  (2010) Kinetic analysis and modeling of oleate and ethanol stimulated uranium (VI) bio-reduction in contaminate sediments under sulfate reduction conditions.  Journal of Hazardous Materials, IN PRESS/Available online

Austin, EA, HF Castro, KT Sides, CW Schadt and AT Classen. (2009) Assessment of 10 years of CO2 fumigation on soil microbial communities and function in a sweetgum plantation.  Soil Biology and Biogeochemistry, 41:514-520.

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