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. Assistant Professor Jason McLachlan is part of the Paleoecological Observatory Network (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 relationship 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 as a "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.
Dr. David Lodge speaks at the 2013 Shamrock Series Event in Dallas
University of Notre Dame professor David Lodge discusses invasive species on a special segment of CBS Sunday Morning
Dr. 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.
Interim Director, Jennifer Tank's Notre Dame Day 2015 Interview
ND-ECI seeking new Managing Director - View Position Overview
July 28, 2015 • Author: Lodge, David • Categories: Climate Change Adaptation
July 02, 2015 • Author: Alex Gumm • Categories: Climate Change Adaptation
June 22, 2015 • Author: Michael O. Garvey • Categories: Climate Change Adaptation
University of Notre Dame faculty members continue to comment on the new encyclical Laudato Si, issued by Pope Francis in Rome on June 18. In an op-ed in Wednesday’s Chicago Tribune, Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., writes that, “It is characteristic of this pope to speak as the Catholic leader but to seek to build bridges to all people who promote friendship and cooperation serving the good of all.”