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

Science Alive!

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Location: St. Joseph County Public Library, 304 S. Main St., South Bend

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Visit the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy) Special Science Activities from 10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Presentation Room

Why is energy so important? How can we use our
energy sources in a way that is safer for us and for the

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Recent News

COP21: SUCCESS FOR ADAPTATION

Author: Alex Gumm

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...

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