Assistant Professor, Microbial Ecology, School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Univ. of Arizona - University of Arizona
PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2007
Working across a range of ecosystems from lowland Neotropical and high elevation conifer forests to semi-arid grasslands, our research group uses a combination of ecological experiments, microbiological techniques, and contemporary genetic and metagenomic tools to develop hypotheses to test the effects of plant-microbe interactions on plant community richness and species abundance, understand how environmental shifts will alter these interactions, and accurately predict the subsequent impacts on ecosystem function.
Depth and topographic controls on microbial activity in a recently burned sub-alpine catchment. Fairbanks D., Shepard C., Murphy M., Rasmussen C., Chorover J., Rich V., Gallery R. (2020): Soil Biology and Biochemistry 148: 107844
Ecological and genomic attributes of novel bacterial taxa that thrive in subsurface soil horizons. Brewer, Tess E., Emma L. Aronson, Keshav Arogyaswamy, Sharon A. Billings, Jon K. Botthoff, Ashley N. Campbell, Nicholas C. Dove, Dawson Fairbanks, Rachel E. Gallery, Stephen C. Hart, Jason Kaye, Gary King, Geoffrey Logan, Kathleen A. Lohse, Mia R. Maltz, Emilio Mayorga, Caitlin O’Neill, Sarah M. Owens, Aaron Packman, Jennifer Pett-Ridge, Alain F. Plante, Daniel D. Richter, Whendee L. Silver, Wendy H. Yang, Noah Fierer (2019): mBio Oct 2019, 10 (5) e01318-19 Cross-CZO National
A coupled microscopy approach to assess the nano-landscape of weathering. Lybrand, Rebecca A., Jason C. Austin, Jennifer Fedenko, Rachel E. Gallery, Erin Rooney, Paul A. Schroeder, Dragos G. Zaharescu, & Odeta Qafoku (2019): Scientific Reports 9: Article number 5377 Cross-CZO
A correlative bimodal surface imaging method to assess hyphae-rock interactions. Qafoku, Odeta, Rebecca A. Lybrand, Vaithiyalingam Shutthanandan, Rachel E. Gallery, Jason C. Austin, Paul A. Schroeder, Jennifer Fedenko, Erin Rooney, and Dragos G. Zaharescu (2019): Microscopy and Microanalysis, 25(S2), 2436-2437 Cross-CZO
Targeting Extreme Events: Complementing Near-Term Ecological Forecasting With Rapid Experiments and Regional Surveys. Redmond M.D., Law D.J., Field J.P., Meneses N., Carroll C.J.W., Wion A.P., Breshears D.D., Cobb N.S., Dietze M.C. and Gallery R.E. (2019): Frontiers in Environmental Science 7: 183
Disturbance Alters the Relative Importance of Topographic and Biogeochemical Controls on Microbial Activity in Temperate Montane Forests. Lybrand R.A., Gallery R.E., Trahan N.A., Moore D.J.P. (2018): Forests 9(2): 97
Key Edaphic Properties Largely Explain Temporal and Geographic Variation in Soil Microbial Communities across Four Biomes. Docherty K.M., Borton H.M., Espinosa N., Gebhardt M., Gil-Loaiza J., Gutknecht J.L.M., Maes P.W., Mott B.M., Parnell J.J., Purdy G., Rodrigues P.A.P., Stanish L.F., Walser O.N., Gallery R.E. (2015): PLoS ONE 10(11): e0135352
Critical Zone Services: Expanding Context, Constraints, and Currency beyond Ecosystem Services. Field J.P., Breshears D.D., Law D.J., Villegas J.C., López-Hoffman L., Brooks P.D., Chorover J., Barron-Gafford G.A., Gallery R.E., Litvak M.E., Lybrand R.A., McIntosh J.C., Meixner T., Niu G-Y., Papuga S.A., Pelletier J.D., Rasmussen C.R., and Troch P.A (2015): Vadose Zone Journal 14(1)
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
Ice Formation and Microbes: A Microscale Perspective on Interactive Biophysical Weathering Agents in the Critical Zone. Lybrand, Rebecca, George Dragos Zaharescu, Jason Austin, Swarup China, Rachel E. Gallery, Paul A. Schroeder, Daniel Veghte, and Odeta Qafoku (2019): ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, 10-13 Nov. 2019, San Antonio, Texas Cross-CZO
Identifying the organic and inorganic products of incipient weathering in natural environments. Lybrand, Rebecca, Jason Austin, Rosalie Kae Chu, Odeta Qafoku, Tom Resch, Erin Rooney, Paul A Schroeder, Malak M Tfaily, Jason Toyoda, Vaithiyalingam Shutthanandan, Dragos George Zaharescu, Maya Bergmann, Benjamin Pierce, Rachel E Gallery (2019): American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 9-13, 2019 Cross-CZO
Soil biogeochemistry and microbial community recovery post-wildfire in a mixed conifer forest in northern New Mexico. Fairbanks, D., Muscarella, C.R., Murphy, M.A., Chorover, J., Rich, V.I., Gallery, R.E. (2018): Abstract B42D-05 presented at 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., 10-14 Dec
Cross-scale perspectives on mineral weathering in the Critical Zone (Invited Presentation). Lybrand, Rebecca, Jason Austin, Paul A. Schroeder, Dragos Zaharescu, Rachel Gallery (2017): Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 22-25 October, 2017 Cross-CZO
Effects of redox fluctuations on microbial community ecology post-wildfire in a high elevation mixed-conifer catchment in northern New Mexico. Fairbanks D., Green K., Murphy M., Shepard C., Chorover J., Rich V., Gallery R. (2015): Abstract B23C-0627 presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec.
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
Soil Microbial Nitrogen Cycling Responses to Wildfire in a High Elevation Forested Catchment in Jemez Mountains, NM. Murphy M., Fairbanks D., Chorover J., Rich V., Gallery R., Boyer J. (2015): Abstract B23C-0626 presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec.
Impact of fire, landscape position, aspect, and soil depth on microbial extracellular enzyme activities in the Jemez River Basin Critical Zone Observatory. Fairbanks D., Murphy M., Frost G., Chorover J., Gallery R., Rich V. (2014): Abstract EP23B-3591 presented at 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 15-19 Dec.
Impact of Wildfire on Microbial Biomass in Critical Zone Observatory. Murphy M., Fairbanks D., Chorover J., Gallery R., Rich V. (2014): Abstract EP23B-3590 presented at 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 15-19 Dec.
Fluid Chemistry Dynamics Before and After Fire in the Jemez River Basin Critical Zone Observatory. Chorover J., Perdrial J.N., Field J.P., Pelletier J.D., Pohlmann M.A., Losleben M.V., Lasharr K., Amistadi M., Brooks P.D., McIntosh J.C., Meixner T., Gallery R., Rich V.I., Rasmussen C., Schaap M.G., Breshears D.D. (2013): Abstract B41F-05 presented at 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 9-13 Dec.
12 Aug 2016 - Dr. Rachel Gallery, an assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona, gives a Cafe...