Alonso Favela

Alonso Favela

Assistant Professor
Alonso Favela

Marley 541B



  • B.S. University of Arizona, Biology
  • Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology
  • USDA NIFA Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
  • NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology, Rules of Life, University of California Irvine

Our research aims to comprehend the mechanistic interactions between plants, microbiomes, and ecosystem processes. Understanding this interplay is necessary for advancing sustainable agriculture and addressing climate change.


Microbial Contributions to Climate Change Resilience and Sustainability 
Microbial Ecology and Environmental Microbiology of Agroecosystems
Microbiome Assembly and Function of the Plant Rhizosphere
Ecosystem Cycling of Carbon, Nitrogen, and Water
Genomic Biodiversity and Domestication