Zac Freedman, Assistant Professor, Department of Soil Science, University of WIsconsin-Madison
Dr. Zac Freedman
Assistant Professor of Soil Microbiology
O.N. Allen Professor of Soil Microbiology


Welcome to the website of Dr. Zac Freedman’s research team in the Department of Soil Science at UW-Madison.

Microbes are vital components of Earth’s ecosystems, living in complex communities with tremendous metabolic diversity. For example, microbes mediate global nutrient cycles, detoxify harmful molecules, and have shaped our planet through interactions with myriad other organisms. Our research uses a combination of traditional and state-of-the-art techniques to investigate the impacts of environmental changes on microbial communities and their ecosystem functions in natural and managed ecosystems.

If you’re interested in joining the lab, e-mail Zac to get the conversation started.

Program Affiliations:

• Soil Science
• Agroecology
• Microbiology Doctoral Training Program
• Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
• Wisconsin Center for Ecology and the Environment

Contact Information:

UW-Madison, Department of Soil Science
1525 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1299, USA

Office: 433 King Hall
Office Phone: 608.262.9018

Lab: 205 Hiram Smith Annex

Twitter: @ZacFreedman

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