Professor of Biological Sciences
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.