The Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) has acknowledged two College of Notre Dame school members, Gary Lamberti and Jennifer Tank, from the Department of Biological Sciences, with 2022 SFS Profession Awards.
Offered yearly, the SFS Profession Awards acknowledge excellent contributions in advancing freshwater science by analysis, translating this science into coverage or social motion and repair to society.
Lamberti, the Rev. Julius A. Nieuwland, C.S.C., Collegiate Professor of Aquatic Science and director of the Stream and Wetland Ecology Laboratory at Notre Dame, acquired the society’s Award of Excellence.
The award honors Lamberti’s important development of the understanding in lots of areas of freshwater science, together with the position of species interactions in shaping meals internet construction and performance in streams and wetlands, the ecology and ecosystem results of Pacific salm on of their native and launched ranges, and the impacts of land-use change, rising contaminants and invasive species on aquatic ecosystems.
Lamberti’s analysis during the last 40 years has superior the basic understanding of a broad array of freshwater ecosystems at a number of scales. Additional, he has co-edited Methods in Stream Ecology, a landmark contribution to college students, lecturers, researchers and practitioners of stream ecology worldwide. Lamberti has greater than 200 publications and has mentored 30 graduate college students and numerous undergraduates in his laboratory.
“I’m honored and humbled to obtain recognition from this international society and its members, and provides full credit score to Notre Dame and my great college students, colleagues and household who’ve supported and nurtured my profession through the years,” Lamberti stated.
Tank, the Ludmilla F., Stephen J., and Robert T. Galla Professor of Organic Sciences and director of the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative, acquired the Environmental Stewardship Award in recognition of her work to translate scientific information into the general public area.
Tank’s contributions have superior understanding of the ecology and biogeochemistry of agriculturally impacted streams, finally influencing and guiding stream administration and conservation.
Along with being a frontrunner within the biogeochemical scientific neighborhood, she has actively partnered with the agricultural and conservation sectors, most notably through her latest undertaking, the Indiana Watershed Initiative, which is concentrated on the state’s “working lands” to observe the impacts of the planting of winter cowl crops and restoration of floodplains with two-stage ditches on water high quality within the agricultural Midwest.
Along with her multi-stakeholder, collaborative method as a body for pursuing science that issues, Tank is on the forefront of translational ecology. Her work goals to seek out win-win options that scale back nutrient runoff whereas sustaining productive and worthwhile agriculture that may feed the world.
Lamberti and Tank have contributed considerably to the SFS through science management, service and contributions to foundational and utilized freshwater science. Notably, Lamberti served as SFS resident in 1997 and Tank served in 2019 in the identical capability. Each are additionally SFS Fellows.
“It’s been a thrill to contribute to Notre Dame’s long-standing power in freshwater ecology, which supported my involvement within the SFS, because it has grown right into a thriving, worldwide society,” Tank stated. “To be nominated by my former graduate college students makes this award much more significant.”
The 2022 Profession Award winners will probably be formally acknowledged in the course of the SFS’s annual assembly Might 18 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.