David Lodge

David Lodge

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Professor of Biological Sciences and Director of the University of Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative

Office: 178 Galvin Life Science Center
Phone: 574-631-6094
Email: Lodge.1@nd.edu

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Areas of Expertise

Invasive species, conservation biology, environmental policy, adaptation and resiliency

Director of Notre Dame’s Center for Aquatic Conservation, Lodge is a world-renowned expert on invasive species. He served as the first chair of the national Invasive Species Advisory Committee and was the lead author of the Ecological Society of America’s paper calling for a stronger government response to the problem of invasive species. His research has identified global hot spots for biological invasions from ballast water and examined the best options for managing these invasions. He also has demonstrated that Great Lakes area commercial vendors in the nursery, pet and fish market trades are contributing to the introduction and spread of invasive species.


Notre Dame Research: Invasive Species and the Ecosystem


Notre Dame faculty share research discoveries on NPR’s ‘Science Friday’

Study shows Asian carp could establish in Lake Erie with little effect to fishery

Biologist David Lodge named Jefferson Science Fellow

Notre Dame study reveals that particle size matters for environmental DNA monitoring

Study measures how well Asian carp prevention effort will work

Biologist David Lodge appointed to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science Advisory Board

Notre Dame to celebrate academics, faith and service with Texas Shamrock Series events

GAIN Index moves to Notre Dame

Study finds Asian carp DNA not widespread in the Great Lakes

Notre Dame researchers using new technologies to combat invasive species

Research shows invasive species cost the Great Lakes millions

David Lodge attends White House Great Lakes event

Notre Dame biologist Lodge’s DNA detections validated by Asian carp capture in Lake Calumet

Human rules may determine environmental “tipping points”

Ten Notre Dame faculty members named AAAS fellows

NOAA awards Notre Dame researchers $2.5 million invasive species grant

Biologist Lodge testifies on nonnative species bill

Biologist Lodge organizes AAAS annual meeting symposium

Ecologist Lodge featured in documentary

International workshop focuses on best practices to prevent biological invasions

New study examines the role vendors play in spread of invasive species

Biologist Lodge to testify before House subcommittee

New grant will help address invasive species problems in Great Lakes

New center to focus on aquatic conservation

Lodge helps author paper calling for federal leadership to control invasive species

Notre Dame biologists help Shedd Aquarium develop invasive species exhibit

Biologist Lodge calls for federal action on invasive species

New study demonstrates economic value of invasive species screening programs


The Washington Post — Invasive Asian carp could overtake Lake Erie, study finds

Nature — Faith and science can find common ground

Public Radio International—Environmental detectives are using DNA to track invasive species

Time—Invasive Species, Coming Soon to a Habitat Near You

CBS News—The threat of invasive species

Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel—Chicago River becomes battleground test lab

Bloomberg—Jaw-Breaking Midwest Carp Flying Home to China’s Dinner Plates

New York Times—Feds will improve barriers to stop Asian Carp invasion

Huffington Post—Feds will improve barriers to stop Asian Carp invasion

Forbes—Feds will improve barriers to stop Asian Carp invasion

Los Angeles Times—Commercial fishing, once a Great Lakes way of life, slips away

Christian Science Monitor—Bid to repair Lake Michigan and Great Lakes, one marsh at a time

CNN Mexico—Las especies invasoras: los migrantes ‘incómodos’ de los ecosistemas

The New York Times—Notre Dame Professor Leads Effort to Keep Asian Carp Out of Great Lakes

Christian Science Monitor—Michigan hails judge’s move in Asian carp fight against Chicago

TIME—Invasive species: Catchin’ some Asian carp

CBS News— Stopping the Asian carp invasion

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