Assistant Professor, UC Riverside
PhD, Microbial Ecology, University of Pennsylvania, 2011
I research Soil Microbial Ecology, Biogeochemistry, and Invasion Ecology. At the SSCZO location, I am currently studying microbial biodiversity and transport on wind into soils in order to understand the assembly of microbial communities and vectors for microbial dispersal.
Dust outpaces bedrock in nutrient supply to montane forest ecosystems. Aciego, S.M.; Riebe, C.S.; Hart, S.C.; Blakowski, M.A.; Carey, C.J.; Aarons, S.M.; Dove, N.C.; Botthoff, J.K.; Sims, K.W.; Aronson, E.L. (2017): Nature Communications
Microbial community structure of subalpine snow in the Sierra Nevada, California. Carey, C.J., S.C. Hart, S.M. Aciego, C.S. Riebe, M.A. Blakowski, E.L. Aronson (2016): Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research. 48(4):685-701. 2016
Meta-analysis reveals ammonia-oxidizing bacteria respond more strongly to nitrogen addition than ammonia-oxidizing archaea . Carey, C.J., Dove, N.C., Beman, J.M., Hart, S.C., Aronson E.L. (2016): Soil Biology and Biogeochemistry. 99. DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2016.05.014.
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
Towering trees have big effects on miniscule microbes: The influence of giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) on underlying soil microbial communities. Hart, S. C., Carey, C., Glassman, S., Chung, J., Bruns, T., Aronson, E., (2016): ESA Annual Meeting 2016
Aeolian transported and deposited microbial communities differ along an elevation gradient in the Southern Sierra CZO. Aronson, E., Riebe, C.S., Aciego, S., Blakowski, M., Hart, S.C., Carey, C. (2015): Ecology Society of America Annual Meeting. Baltimore, Maryland.
Aeolian and soil microbial communities differ at multiple elevations in the Southern Sierra CZO. Aronson, E.L., Carey, C., Riebe, C., Aciego, S., Blakowski, M., Hart, S.C. (2015): Soil Ecology Society Biennial Meeting. Colorado Springs, Colorado
The role pf elevation and time in structuring soil microbial communities in the Sierra Nevada, California . Carey, C.J., Hart, S.C, Riebe, C.S., Aciego, S., Blakowski, M., Aronson, E. (2015): Ecology Society of America Annual Meeting. Baltimore, Maryland
Tools and perspectives for a unified approach to understanding microbial ecology in the critical zone. Gallery R., Aronson E., Fairbanks D., Murphy M., Rich V., Hart S. (2015): Abstract EP31A-0985 presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec. Cross-CZO
Altitudinal contrasts in drought-driven aeolian microbial inputs to montane soil ecology: impacts of a 500year drought in the Sierra Nevada, California. Aronson, E., Carey, C., Riebe, C., Aciego, S., Hart, S. (2014): AGU Fall Meeting
28 Mar 2017 - A team of researchers found that dust provides a much greater amount of nutrients to vegetation in the Sierra Nevada than previously thought.
28 Mar 2017 - NSF Press Release: New research finding provides insight into role dust may play as ecosystems change