Jennifer Tank

Biological Sciences


Director, Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative
Ludmilla F., Stephen J. and Robert T. Galla Professor of Biological Sciences

  • Aquatic ecology
  • Biogeochemistry of streams and rivers
  • Nutrient cycling and transport
  • Land use effects on freshwater
  • Agricultural conservation practices, restoration and water quality


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Building resilient farmlands in the Midwest

"The type of research that we do is inspired by and in partnership with managers, policymakers and folks on the ground so it can have faster and more impactful outcomes," said Jennifer Tank, the Ludmilla F., Stephen J., and Robert T. Galla Professor of Biological Sciences and director of the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative.

South Bend Tribune

Should trail be plowed, salted for 365 days of use? Tactics vary from Mishawaka to Niles.

Professor Jennifer Tank, who’s director of the Environmental Change Initiative at the University of Notre Dame, points out that salt affects the ionic strength of the plant — basically dumping a bunch of positive and negative charges — that stops the plant from taking up water and nutrients.