Jennifer Tank is the Galla Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. She also serves as director of the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI) which includes 40 affiliated faculty tackling the interrelated environmental challenges using multi-disciplinary approaches. Dr. Tank’s research interests include quantifying the effects of conservation practices on water quality and identifying controls on nutrient cycling in stream and rivers. She is leading the Indiana Watershed Initiative (IWI) RCPP Project recently funded by the USDA, which includes collaboration with The Nature Conservancy, local SWCDs, County Surveyors and the NRCS. Her goal is to improve the health and nutrient removal efficiency of streams draining cropland in the agricultural Midwest through implementation of watershed-scale conservation.
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