Don has been named to one of the University of Michigan’s top honors – a Distinguished University Professor, specifically as the Alexander H. Smith Distinguished University Professor of Ecology. In his nomination, Rackham Graduate School Dean Michael Solomon wrote that “Professor Zak is one of the nation’s foremost ecologists, and the world leader in the study of soil microbial communities.”
The Distinguished University Professorships were created to “recognize senior faculty with exceptional scholarly or creative achievements” and each professorship is named by the appointed professor. Read the announcement here. Congratulations Don!