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

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

ND-ECI to host Virginia Tech researchers who exposed the Flint water crisis

ND-ECI to host Virginia Tech researchers who exposed the Flint water crisis
Interested in how citizen science, laboratory experimentation, investigative reporting and social media helped a team of Virginia Tech researchers uncover lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan? Dr. Kelsey Pieper, postdoctoral researcher, and Siddhartha Roy, doctoral student, both members of Virginia Tech’s nationally renowned Flint research team…

Author: Alex Gumm

CLIMATE & THE TERRESTRIAL BIOSPHERE - Q&A with David Medvigy, Associate Professor

CLIMATE & THE TERRESTRIAL BIOSPHERE - Q&A with David Medvigy, Associate Professor
David Medvigy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame.  Your research focuses understanding interactions between terrestrial ecosystems and climate. Can you give us an overview of the major projects you are currently working on? I am interested in a wide range...

Author: Alex Gumm

ND-LEEF Science Sunday to take place on Sept. 25

ND-LEEF Science Sunday to take place on Sept. 25
The Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF), a unique environmental research collaboration between the University of Notre Dame and St. Patrick’s County Park, will host its fourth annual Science Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, September 25, 2016.  At the event, the public can learn about a variety of innovative environmental research...

Author: Alex Gumm

Women in Science Regional Conference to be held at Notre Dame

Women in Science Regional Conference to be held at Notre Dame
The Association for Women in Science - Notre Dame chapter (AWIS) is organizing the first regional Women in Science Conference on September 30 and October 1, 2016 in Notre Dame, Indiana. This conference focuses on career and personal development as well as peer networking, through a variety of informative panels,...

Morrison Family Education & Outreach Pavilion Dedication at ND-LEEF

Morrison Family Education & Outreach Pavilion Dedication at ND-LEEF
On Friday, June 10, the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initative welcomed the ND-ECI community to the dedication of the Morrison Family Education & Outreach Pavilion at Notre Dame’s Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility. Serving as the centerpiece of ND-LEEF, the Morrison Family Pavilion offers a year-round outdoor classroom and outreach destination located five miles from campus at St. Patrick’s...

Environmental Change Initiative Launches New Website

Environmental Change Initiative Launches New Website
The Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI) has launched a new website, eci.nd.edu. The website now includes a modern look and enriched content that aims to better assist both ND-ECI’s internal and external communities.

Notre Dame hires managing director for Environmental Change Initiative

SOUTH BEND — Tom Springer has been hired as the new managing director of the University of Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative. He started June 1. Springer has 27 years of experience with the Battle Creek, Mich.-based W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Most recently, he held the position of communications manager for...

Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative names new Managing Director

Tom Springer has been named the new Managing Director of the University of Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative (ECI), starting June 1, 2016. Springer brings significant management and communication expertise to Notre Dame, including strategic planning, grant development, program design and evaluation, group facilitation, and program promotion.

Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative announces Associate Director of ND-GAIN

Professor Patrick Regan has been appointed the Associate Director of the University of Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI) for ND-GAIN.   In this new role, Regan will lead academic scholarship around ND-GAIN by amplifying faculty engagement in climate adaptation, identifying funding opportunities to enhance the University’s climate research capacity, directing scholarly...

Author: Alex Gumm

COP21: SUCCESS FOR ADAPTATION

Paris Agreement reflects University of Notre Dame's climate research assets.  Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index is key to the success of the Agreement, providing knowledge, products and services for all of the signatories and other private sector and development actors working to achieve adaptation and resilience goals.

Author: Alex Gumm

Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative names new Director

Professor Jennifer Tank has been named the new Director of the University of Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI), starting January 1, 2016. Since its inception, Tank has been actively involved at ND-ECI, serving as the Research Lead for the Land Use Program, the Director of the Notre Dame Linked...

Author: Alex Gumm

These Countries Have The Most To Lose If Paris Climate Talks Fail

Warming-fueled droughts and storms imperil populations, industries and even the existence of some countries. Climate change may be the one thing that threatens everyone on Earth. But the peril is much more dire for people in some countries if negotiators fail to reach a climate deal in Paris in the...

Author: Alex Gumm

ND-LEEF pavilion receives award from Indiana AIA

The Morrison Family Education and Outreach Pavilion, the inaugural building at the University of Notre Dame’s Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF) at St. Patrick’s County Park, received a 2015 Citation Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Indiana. Constructed in October 2014, the pavilion is the first University structure to receive...

Author: Alex Gumm

Jessica Hellmann named Director of University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment

Jessica Hellmann, associate professor and associate department chair of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the new director of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment.    As director, Hellmann will work to solve grand environmental challenges, while advancing interdisciplinary research, teaching and engaging...

Jessica Hellmann named Director of University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment

Jessica Hellmann named Director of University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment
Jessica Hellmann, associate professor and associate department chair of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the new director of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment.    As director, Hellmann will work to solve grand environmental challenges, while advancing interdisciplinary research, teaching and engaging...

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION(S) IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

At least one postdoctoral research position is available to pursue collaborative projects in conservation biology that would inform the management and policy of aquatic invasive species. The postdoctoral fellow(s) would join an interdisciplinary team of researchers, contribute to multiple projects, and would lead one or more subprojects involving: characterization of...

Author: Alex Gumm

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION(S) IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

At least one postdoctoral research position is available to pursue collaborative projects in conservation biology that would inform the management and policy of aquatic invasive species. The postdoctoral fellow(s) would join an interdisciplinary team of researchers, contribute to multiple projects, and would lead one or more subprojects involving: characterization of...

Author: Alex Gumm