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

ECI Brown-Bag Seminar


Location: Galvin 298

Join the Environmental Change Initiative for a Brown-Bag Seminar on: 

"Environmental DNA reveals that rivers are conveyer of biodiversity information"

By Kristy Deiner, Postdoctoral Researcher from University of Notre Dame - Environmental Change Initative. 

These will be brown-bag lunch seminars. ECI will provide drinks!  

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