NDEER 2006

Forging Integrative Solutions: Challenges in Disease, Water Quality, and Pollution

The 5th Annual Symposium on Notre Dame Environmental Education and Research (NDEER) will be held November 16 from 8:30 am to 4 pm at the Center for Continuing Education (McKenna Hall). This year's symposium features several prominent speakers who will address current challenges for environmental policy and management during a morning plenary open to the entire Notre Dame community. After the morning plenary session of speakers, faculty,postdocs and graduate students from all disciplines will have the opportunity to participate in faculty-moderated, interdisciplinary sessions to address how research at Notre Dame can best inform society about these challenges. The symposium will conclude with a moderated panel discussion.

Breakout Sessions (Students are encouraged to participate in 2 sessions.)








Faculty moderators
Water quality and availability: impact on ecosystems
  • Jennifer Tank (Biological Sciences)
  • Rob Nerenberg (Civil Engineering)
Peter Annin
Ecology, evolution, and culture of disease transmission
  • M. A. McDowell (Biological Sciences)
  • Chris Hamlin (History)
Austin Demby
Metal pollution and radionuclide contamination in the environment
  • Jeremy Fein (Civil Engineering)
  • Gary Lamberti (Biological Sciences)
Douglass Rohrman








Registration Deadline: November 9, 2006


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