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