Our impactful research provides translational, applicable solutions to answer society's grand environmental questions.

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.

Fighting for Clean Water Video

Fighting for Clean Water

Spanning from Lake Erie to Chesapeake Bay to the Gulf of Mexico, algal blooms caused in part by fertilizer runoff from lawns and farms, are becoming a critical threat to freshwater resources.

At the Environmental Change Initiative, Professor Jennifer Tank is conducting research to help farmers across the country make positive changes to solve this widespread challenge.


Upcoming Events

Conference: "Climate Investing: Transition to a low-carbon world"


Location: McKenna Hall Conference Center

Climate Investing Seminar


Climate change is one of the most defining issues of our time. Leaders and citizens are increasingly calling for effective cooperative action. This conference brings together scientists, business executives, investors, entrepreneurs, and activists from the U.S., Europe, and Asia to discuss the many facets and complexities of climate investing. 

Dates, Location, and Registration

The conference is Tuesday and Wednesday, September 29-30, 2015. The venue is McKenna Hall on the University of Notre Dame campus, Notre Dame, Indiana. Please register by clicking here.

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