University of Oregon
Krista McGuire is a microbial ecologist at the Institute of Ecology and Evolution within the Department of Biology at the University of Oregon. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2007 and was a professor at Barnard College and Columbia University for eight years before moving to Oregon in 2017. In her research, she focuses on how plant-soil-microbial feedbacks influence nutrient cycling processes and how these patterns and processes change across human land use gradients. The projects in her lab span multiple systems including tropical rain forests, urban centers and vineyards, but are united by addressing fundamental questions in ecology that have implications for management and conservation.