David Lodge

David Lodge

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Professor of Biological Sciences

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.


Invasive Species and the Ecosystem


Biologist David Lodge named Jefferson Science Fellow

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

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


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

Invasive plants for sale?