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Notre Dame team leads effort to track genetically engineered organisms in the wild

Atlantic salmon (Courtesy Timothy Knepp, USFWS) The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a multidisciplinary team of University of Notre Dame researchers a grant of $500,000 to develop a new technology for tracking the movement of genetically engineered (GE) organisms and their byproducts in the environment. “Understanding and monitoring the...

Notre Dame team leads effort to track genetically engineered organisms in the wild

Atlantic salmon (Courtesy Timothy Knepp, USFWS) The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a multidisciplinary team of University of Notre Dame researchers a grant of $500,000 to develop a new technology for tracking the movement of genetically engineered (GE) organisms and their byproducts in the environment. “Understanding and monitoring the...

Asian carp invasion requires battle plan, officials told

New technology is helping identify the presence of invasive Asian carp, but some researchers and state natural resources managers are divided over whether positive test results signal a threat strong enough to trigger an aggressive and expensive response. Scientists are deploying environmental DNA — or eDNA — identification techniques in...

Asian carp invasion requires battle plan, officials told

New technology is helping identify the presence of invasive Asian carp, but some researchers and state natural resources managers are divided over whether positive test results signal a threat strong enough to trigger an aggressive and expensive response. Scientists are deploying environmental DNA — or eDNA — identification techniques in...

Experimental Ecosystem Hosts Open House

Notre Dame’s Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility has been operational for just a few months, but already hydrology, ecology, and environmental DNA experiments are underway. On September 29, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, the public will have a chance to learn about the experimental watershed at ND-LEEF’s first annual Science Sunday....

Experimental Ecosystem Hosts Open House

Notre Dame’s Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility has been operational for just a few months, but already hydrology, ecology, and environmental DNA experiments are underway. On September 29, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, the public will have a chance to learn about the experimental watershed at ND-LEEF’s first annual Science Sunday....

Notre Dame researcher awarded grant to study improving water quality in Lake Erie

    Sheila Christopher Sheila Christopher, a research assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative, has won a research grant to study the effects of new farmland-drainage practices in reducing farm runoff in the Western Lake Erie Basin. Christopher, who works with Ludmilla F., Stephen J.,...

Notre Dame researcher awarded grant to study improving water quality in Lake Erie

    Sheila Christopher Sheila Christopher, a research assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative, has won a research grant to study the effects of new farmland-drainage practices in reducing farm runoff in the Western Lake Erie Basin. Christopher, who works with Ludmilla F., Stephen J.,...

Great Lakes Week Interview with Peter Annin

ECI Managing Director Peter Annin represented the University of Notre Dame at Great Lakes Week 2013 in Milwaukee, WI. Great Lakes Weeks encompasses conferences hosted by the International Joint Commission, the EPA, the U.S. Areas of Concern Program, the Great Lakes Comission, the Healing Our Waters - Great Lakes Coalition and Environment...

ND-LEEF to host Science Sunday

The University of Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF) will host its inaugural “Science Sunday” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at St. Patrick’s County Park in South Bend. Scientists from Notre Dame will be on site to discuss their current research at ND-LEEF. ND-LEEF is a globally...

Events For 2013 Shamrock Series Events in North Texas Area

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame's Oct. 5 football game against Arizona State at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, also will include a series of events throughout the weekend at various locations in the North Texas area. The Shamrock Series presented by Sprint annually includes not only...

ND-LEEF to host Science Sunday

The University of Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF) will host its inaugural “Science Sunday” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at St. Patrick’s County Park in South Bend. Scientists from Notre Dame will be on site to discuss their current research at ND-LEEF. ND-LEEF is a globally...

Events For 2013 Shamrock Series Events in North Texas Area

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame's Oct. 5 football game against Arizona State at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, also will include a series of events throughout the weekend at various locations in the North Texas area. The Shamrock Series presented by Sprint annually includes not only...

U-M Water Center awards $2.9M for eight Great Lakes restoration projects

 Sheila Christopher, Research Assistant Professor with the ECI Land Use Program, received a U-M Water Center Award for her project: "Watershed-scale assessment of stacked drainage practices in the Western Lake Erie Basin to improve water quality," Sheila Christopher, University of Notre Dame. $155,358. The Western Lake Erie Basin is intensively...

U-M Water Center awards $2.9M for eight Great Lakes restoration projects

 Sheila Christopher, Research Assistant Professor with the ECI Land Use Program, received a U-M Water Center Award for her project: "Watershed-scale assessment of stacked drainage practices in the Western Lake Erie Basin to improve water quality," Sheila Christopher, University of Notre Dame. $155,358. The Western Lake Erie Basin is intensively...