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Figuring Out How Microplastics Move From Mussels To Fish

Figuring Out How Microplastics Move From Mussels To Fish
Microscopic beads and fabrics float in our waterways, get ingested by fish and other creatures, and impact the environment in lots of negative ways. But despite that knowledge, there is little we know about how these microplastics first enter aquatic food webs. In a pilot study, researchers at the University...

New Device Could Detect GMOs That Have Escaped Into Environment

New Device Could Detect GMOs That Have Escaped Into Environment
Researchers led by Rice University Professor Scott Egan have received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to detect genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the environment.  The research team is developing a tool Egan said is the ecologist’s version of a Star Trek tricorder, according to…

Eco-detector will hunt GMOs that escape to environment

Eco-detector will hunt GMOs that escape to environment
Rice University scientists are leading an effort to detect genetically modified organisms in the environment. With federal support, researchers led by Rice's Scott Egan, an assistant professor of biosciences, are building tools to detect, quantify and track the dispersal of genetically engineered crops and animals and their byproducts.…

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,...

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...

Knight Center Spartan becomes Golden Domer, accepts position at Notre Dame

When Tom Springer (M.A. 2002) applied for his new position as managing director of the Environmental Change Initiative at the University of Notre Dame, he wondered if he’d have enough of a science background to qualify. The initiative works with a network of 40 Notre Dame faculty who research environmental...