Professor Jennifer Tank is the Ludmilla F., Stephen J., and Robert T. Galla Professor of Biological Sciences and the Director of the Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI) at the University of Notre Dame. Tank has been actively involved at ND-ECI, serving as the principle investigator of the Land Use Program, and the Director of the Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF). Her research focuses on nutrient and carbon cycling in streams and rivers and the influence of human activities on water quality and stream health.
Tank’s extensive research experience aims at better understanding the role that small streams play in removing nitrogen from the water and to prevent it from polluting downstream ecosystems. Her research was recently featured on the University of Notre Dame’s “What Would You Fight For?” series.
An international authority on the cycling of nutrients in freshwater ecosystems, Tank has published over 120 peer-reviewed journal articles on nitrogen and carbon cycling in streams and rivers. She received her doctoral degree from Virginia Tech and was a 2013 Leopold Leadership Fellow.
2019 Sustainability Seminar Series co-sponsored by the Office of Sustainability, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies