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Shogren wins EPA graduate fellowship

Shogren wins EPA graduate fellowship
Biological sciences doctoral candidate, Arial Shogren, has been awarded the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Fellowship from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Shogren received the $132,000 grant for her project, “Modeling the Transport of Environmental DNA (eDNA)” in the EPA’s Emerging Environmental Approaches and Challenges Innovation program.

Fish and fleece fuzz? ND-LEEF Science Sunday helps make the connection

Fish and fleece fuzz? ND-LEEF Science Sunday helps make the connection
If living creatures are what they eat, then many fish, birds and other creatures may well be part plastic. That’s one of many surprising lessons visitors took away from Science Sunday, held at the Notre Dame Linked Ecosystem Experimental Facility (ND-LEEF) in St. Patrick's County Park…

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

Notre Dame mosquito researcher weighs in on Zika

Notre Dame mosquito researcher weighs in on Zika
The Zika zone is expanding in Florida as Miami Beach sees a huge increase in cases and money is running out to help study and fight Zika. Congress has not yet passed a bill to fund it. Now, a Notre Dame researcher is weighing in. Researchers at Notre Dame are...

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,...

Green, Cool Roofs May Be Key To Cooling Cities Down

Green, Cool Roofs May Be Key To Cooling Cities Down
As populations rise, cities grow and the Earth heats up due to global warming, urban heat island (UHI) effects are expected to increase. These occur because city walls, streets and roofs hold in the sun’s warmth, making cities warmer than the land surrounding them. Large cities such as Chicago have...

Morrison Family Education & Outreach Pavilion Dedication at ND-LEEF

Morrison Family Education & Outreach Pavilion Dedication at ND-LEEF
On Friday, June 10, the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initative welcomed the ND-ECI community to the dedication of the Morrison Family Education & Outreach Pavilion at Notre Dame’s Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility. Serving as the centerpiece of ND-LEEF, the Morrison Family Pavilion offers a year-round outdoor classroom and outreach destination located five miles from campus at St. Patrick’s...

Environmental Change Initiative Launches New Website

Environmental Change Initiative Launches New Website
The Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI) has launched a new website, eci.nd.edu. The website now includes a modern look and enriched content that aims to better assist both ND-ECI’s internal and external communities.

Turtles Help Monitor Ecological Health Of Great Lakes

Turtles Help Monitor Ecological Health Of Great Lakes
Several areas of the Great Lakes have been plagued by years of unregulated industrial waste dumping, resulting to a multitude of negative impacts on the wildlife and the environment. Now, new research suggests that in order to maintain the Great Lakes' ecological health, two turtle species residing in Lake Michigan...

Using Lake Michigan turtles to measure wetland pollution

Using Lake Michigan turtles to measure wetland pollution
Decades of unregulated industrial waste dumping in areas of the Great Lakes have created a host of environmental and wildlife problems. Now it appears that Lake Michigan painted and snapping turtles could be a useful source for measuring the resulting pollution.

Study Links Best Management Practices to Cleaner Watershed

Study Links Best Management Practices to Cleaner Watershed
A long-running experiment to improve water quality in and around Livingston County has yielded encouraging results.  As farmers within the Indian Creek Watershed adopted more efficient methods of managing their nutrients, analyses of water samples collected between 2010 and 2015 are showing a positive impact on nutrient losses within the...

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...