ND-ECI has a partnership with The Nature Conservancy's Great Lakes Project and two of their staff members are housed at the ND-ECI office.
Lindsay Chadderton is the Aquatic Invasive Species Director for The Nature Conservancy’s Great Lakes Project. He manages the development of the conservancy’s aquatic invasive species program for the Great Lakes region. Lindsay is part of the four person team that developed the environmental DNA surveillance methods used to track the invasion of Asian carp in the Chicago Area Waterway System and the Great Lakes.
He previously worked for the Department of Conservation (DOC) in New Zealand, managing a broad range of projects including island rat eradications, incursion responses to the marine algae Undaria pinnatifida and establishing DOC’s freshwater systematic conservation planning systems. He was also a technical advisor to DOC and Biosecurity New Zealand on various freshwater fish andDidymosphenia geminata incursion responses. Lindsay earned a BS and MS in Zoology from Canterbury University in Christchurch New Zealand, majoring in limnology.