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Environmental Change Initiative Developing New Methods, Collaborations

Read the Notre Dame Science magazine online.   Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI) examines the problems of invasive species, agricultural land use, and climate change and their complex, interrelated impact on water resources. It is also an important testing ground for new research techniques and novel collaborations, combining biological...

Notre Dame researcher is studying role small dams play in pollution control

  Sometimes, little things can add up to a lot. In short, that’s the message of a research study on small dams, streams and pollution by Steve Powers, a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI). “Small dams, reservoirs and ponds trap water pollution, which provides an important...

Notre Dame to host multidisciplinary climate conference

    The University of Notre Dame will host “Climate Change and the Common Good,” a national conference addressing the multifaceted challenges presented by our changing climate, on April 8-10 (Monday-Wednesday). The event will engage nationally recognized scientists, ethicists and strategists in conversation with students, faculty, administrators and members of...

Notre Dame to host multidisciplinary climate conference

    The University of Notre Dame will host “Climate Change and the Common Good,” a national conference addressing the multifaceted challenges presented by our changing climate, on April 8-10 (Monday-Wednesday). The event will engage nationally recognized scientists, ethicists and strategists in conversation with students, faculty, administrators and members of...

Cry Us a River

Dr. David Lodge, director at the Environmental Change Initiative, and Jeanne Gang, principal architect at Studio Gang Architects, are both quoted in this interested article about the Chicago River. Gang visited Notre Dame in February to give a lecture hosted by Notre Dame Architecture and ECI.  

Tundra fires become more widespread

Tundra fires are important because they have the potential to switch regions from being climate-cooling – thanks to their reflective white surface – to climate-warming. With this in mind, Adrian Rocha at the University of Notre Dame, US, and colleagues have sought to estimate how the carbon footprint of Alaskan...

Tundra fires become more widespread

Tundra fires are important because they have the potential to switch regions from being climate-cooling – thanks to their reflective white surface – to climate-warming. With this in mind, Adrian Rocha at the University of Notre Dame, US, and colleagues have sought to estimate how the carbon footprint of Alaskan...

Outdoor Elements: Science Solving Problems

Members of the ND-LEEF team were featured on WNIT's "Outdoor Elements" episode "Science Solving Problems." The episode featured a behind-the-scenes segment on the building of ND-LEEF, featuring Director Jennifer Tank and Assistant Director Brett Peters. Architecture Professor Aimmee Buccellato was also featured in a segment called "Trash to Treasure: Recleaming...

Outdoor Elements: Science Solving Problems

Members of the ND-LEEF team were featured on WNIT's "Outdoor Elements" episode "Science Solving Problems." The episode featured a behind-the-scenes segment on the building of ND-LEEF, featuring Director Jennifer Tank and Assistant Director Brett Peters. Architecture Professor Aimmee Buccellato was also featured in a segment called "Trash to Treasure: Recleaming...

New Notre Dame research paper offers insights on 'ecological speciation'

A new paper by researchers at the University of Notre Dame provides new insights into speciation, which is the evolutionary process by which new biological species arise. The research team, which was headed by Scott P. Egan, a research assistant professor with the Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics Initiative, and included...

New Notre Dame research paper offers insights on 'ecological speciation'

A new paper by researchers at the University of Notre Dame provides new insights into speciation, which is the evolutionary process by which new biological species arise. The research team, which was headed by Scott P. Egan, a research assistant professor with the Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics Initiative, and included...

Jennifer Tank receives Leopold Leadership Fellowship

  Jennifer Tank, Ludmilla F., Stephen J., and Robert T. Galla Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame and an international authority on the cycling of nutrients in freshwater ecosystems, has been named a 2013 Leopold Leadership Fellow…

Jennifer Tank receives Leopold Leadership Fellowship

  Jennifer Tank, Ludmilla F., Stephen J., and Robert T. Galla Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame and an international authority on the cycling of nutrients in freshwater ecosystems, has been named a 2013 Leopold Leadership Fellow…