Associate Professor Michael Pfrender works with ND-ECI on the Environmental Genomics project. Researchers in the project are working to develop species-detection devices and ecosystem monitoring technologies. Assistant Professor Jason McLachlan is part of the Paleoecological Observatory Netwrok (PALEON), an international collaboration developed by ND-ECI. PALEON research hopes to answer important questions, such as "How will forests across the country respond to coming changes in climate?" The Nature Conservancy's Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species Director, Lindsay Chadderton, works in close partnership with ND-ECI to develop and implement the eDNA monitoring method to detect Asian carp in Lake Michigan. Associate Professor Jessica Hellmann uses the greater Chicago area asa "test bed" for developing climate forecasting tools. ND-ECI has a program devoted to climate adaptation that focuses on how humans might help reduce the consequences of climate change for entire ecological communities. Galla Professor Jennifer Tank is the principle investigator for the land use and water quality program. The ND-ECI researchers on this project are investigating the "two-stage ditch" method for managing nutrient run-off, which will create a win-win situation for both farmers and fish.
University of Notre Dame professor David Lodge discusses invasive species on a special segment of CBS Sunday Morning
Jessica Hellmann on NBC's Changing Planet series discusses adaptation of butterflies.
The Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI) is tackling the interrelated problems of invasive species, land use, and climate change, focusing on their synergistic impacts on water resources. The goal of ND-ECI is to provide solutions that minimize the trade-offs between human welfare and environmental health where trade-offs are unavoidable, and to discover win-win solutions where they are possible.
June 10, 2013 • Author: Ethics, Policy & Environment • Categories: Climate Change Adaptation
A new paper from the Hellmann Lab has been published in Ethics, Policy & Environment by Ashish Sharma, Frank Bouchard, Sean Ryan, Derrick Parker and Jessica Hellmann. The paper argues for species-based conservation strategies under climate change, as a way to preserve biodiversity and ecosystem services. …
June 03, 2013 • Author: South Bend Tribune • Categories: Climate Change Adaptation and Transportation Networks, Climate Change, and the Spread of Invasive Species
The Young Professionals Network South Bend and St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the South Bend Tribune, area chambers of commerce, presenting sponsor Gates Automotive Group and supporting sponsors Barnes & Thornburg, Crowe Horwath and 1st Source Bank recognize the 2013 Michiana Forty under 40 class. The Michiana Forty under 40 program shines a spotlight on 40 of the area's most talented and dedicated young executives, leaders and professionals, under the age of 40, who demonstrate business and career achievement and civic/charitable engagement.