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ND-ECI: Science Driven. Human Inspired.

ND-ECI: Science Driven. Human Inspired.
The complexities of science are so rooted in data and theory that they can obscure the personal side of what scientists do. But ask the right questions, and a different perspective will emerge. When we talked with faculty from the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative, what came through were stories...

Author: Alex Gumm

ND-LEEF & St. Joseph County Parks receive program award

ND-LEEF & St. Joseph County Parks receive program award
The Notre Dame Environmental Change and St. Joseph County Parks received the Great Lakes Park, Facility, and Recreation Program Award from the Great Lakes Park Training Institute (GLPTI) last Tuesday. The award recognizes the University's collaboration with St. Patrick's County Park, which is home to the Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility…

Author: Alex Gumm

Wilderness, Reverence, and the Written Word

Wilderness, Reverence, and the Written Word
Barry Lopez’s work has taken him to more than eighty countries over the past fifty years, including some of the most inhospitable places on earth. But on March 9th, Lopez is coming home to his alma mater to discuss a topic both timely and close to his heart: the writer’s...

Private sector’s wish-list for climate risk data

Private sector’s wish-list for climate risk data
By Chen Chen, Research Scientist, Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) Funded by a two-year Partnership Development Grant from Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, McGill University-based Adaptation Tracking Collaborative gathers partners from Wageningen University, UCLA, and ND-GAIN to develop conceptual, methodological, and empirical approaches for tracking adaptation across scales....

Something that Makes Sense: Adapting Communities

Something that Makes Sense: Adapting Communities
Words are confusing, often wrought with varying connotations and intangible ideas. But no matter what they’re called, floods and droughts are concrete events, which can be fought with concrete action. The New York Times article, “In America’s Heartland, Discussing Climate Change Without Saying ‘Climate Change…

Alex Perkins Named Early Career Fellow by the Ecological Society of America

Alex Perkins Named Early Career Fellow by the Ecological Society of America
The University of Notre Dame’s Alex Perkins, Eck Family Assistant Professor, and member of the Department of Biological Sciences, the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, the Eck Institute for Global Health, and the Environmental Change Initiative, was named a 2017 Early Career Fellow by the Ecological Society...

Zika: Where are we now?

Zika: Where are we now?
Professors in Notre Dame’s Department of Biological Sciences and members of the Eck Institute reflect on the outbreak, the challenges presented by the virus and the work yet to be done to help health professionals and key decision makers protect their citizens.

Professor pursues dual interests in Russian politics and global environmental issues

Professor pursues dual interests in Russian politics and global environmental issues
In her academic research, Debra Javeline leads two lives. She is passionate about sustainability—and how post-Communist Russia is perceived. She is focused on coastal adaptation to climate change—and on the response to political violence in a small Russian town. An associate professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Political Science, Javeline...

Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative Announces New Associate Director

Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative Announces New Associate Director
Professor Diogo Bolster has been appointed as an Associate Director of the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI), and will direct ND-ECI’s Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF). In this new role, Bolster will lead academic scholarship around ND-LEEF by growing faculty engagement with the facility, identifying funding opportunities to enhance...

Author: Alex Gumm

Students Prepare for Engineering Trip to Cameroon

Students Prepare for Engineering Trip to Cameroon
Last fall, a handful of Notre Dame engineering students found themselves in Professor Alan Hamlet’s backyard pouring a concrete well pad. The well in question, however, is over six thousand miles away in Sangmelima, Cameroon. Professor Hamlet simply offered up a corner of his yard, so these students could practice techniques...

Improving Snow Measurement - Utilizing ND-LEEF

Improving Snow Measurement - Utilizing ND-LEEF
Although it may seem simple to calculate, snowfall cannot be well measured by simply placing a yardstick in the ground. In actuality, snow measurement is much more complicated and oftentimes the most accurate snow measurement devices are costly. However, two Notre Dame graduate students are working to improve the snow...