Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability


IES Faculty researchers lead and participate in local, national and international studies and present their findings in peer-reviewed journals, books and websites to contribute to the wider body of scientific knowledge. Listed below are the IES faculty publications by year of publication.


Lishawa SC, Lawrence BA, Albert DA, Tuchman NC. 2015. Biomass harvest of invasive Typha promotes plant diversity in a Great Lakes coastal wetland. Restoration Ecology. doi: 10.1111/rec.12167.

Schusler, T. M. and Krasny, M. E. 2015. Science and democracy in youth environmental action: learning ’good’ thinking. Pages 363–384 in Mueller, M. P. and Tippins, D. J., eds. Eco-Justice, Citizen Science, and Youth Activism: Situated Tensions for Science Education. Springer


Chaudhary, VB, TE O’Dell, MC Rillig, NC Johnson. 2014. Scale-dependent patterns in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities of semi-arid shrublands. Fungal Ecology.

Rúa, MA, A Antoninka, PM Antunes, VB Chaudhary, C Gehring, LJ Lamit, BJ Piculell, J Bever, C Zabinski, JF Meadow, MJ Lajeunesse, B Milligan, M Gardes, J Karst, JD Hoeksema. 2014. Home is where the hyphae are: a meta-analysis exploring local adaptation and mycorrhizal fungal relationships. American Naturalist.

Garbach, K., Milder, J.C., Montenegro, M., Karp, D.S. and F. DeClerck. 2014. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Agriculture. Chapter 13 in the Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems, Neal Van Alfen, ed. Elsevier, New York, NY.

Garbach, K., Vu Thanh, T., Buchori, D., Ravanera, R., Bounphanousay, C., Ketelaar, J., Gemmill-Herren, B. 2014. Assessment of Ecosystem Services in Asian Rice Production Systems. A publication for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. FAO: Rome, Italy.

Garbach, K., Milder, J.C., DeClerck, F., Montenegro, M. Driscoll, L., and B. G. Herren. 2014. Closing Yield and Nature Gaps: Multi-functionality in Five Systems of Agroecological Intensification. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)-Plus.

DeClerck, F., Estrada-Carmona, N., Garbach, K., A. Martínez-Salinas. 2014. Beyond Borders: managing farmscapes for connectivity increases conservation value for forest dependent birds. PLOS-One.

Springer, N., Garbach, K., Guillozet, K., Hayden, V. R., Hedao, P., Huber, P., Hollander, A., Ingersoll, C., Brodt, S., Quinn, J.F. and T.P Tomich. 2014. Sustainable sourcing of global agricultural raw materials: assessing gaps in key impact and vulnerability issues and indicators. PLOS-One.

Tham C. Hoang and Gary M. Rand. 2014. Effects of St. Lucie River (FL) saltwater sediments on the amphipod (Ampelisca abdita) and the hard shell clam (Mercenaria mercenaria). Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology.

Tham C. Hoang and Xin Tong. 2014. Influence of water quality on zinc toxicity to apple snails (pomacea paludosa) and relative sensitivity of freshwater snails to zinc. Journal of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

Tham C. Hoang and Gary M. Rand. 2014. Adult Mosquito Control Insecticides: a Probabilistic Ecological Risk Assessment on Drift Exposures of Naled, Dichlorvos (naled metabolite) and Permethrin to Adult Butterflies. Science of Total Environment.

Tham C. Hoang and Gary M. Rand. 2014. Acute Toxicity and Risk Assessment of Permethrin, Naled, and Dichlorvos to Larval Butterflies via Ingestion of Contaminated Foliage. Chemosphere Journal.

Natalie Lynch and Tham C. Hoang. 2014. Toxicity of bi-metal mixtures of copper, zinc, nickel, and cadmium to Pimephales promelas: synergistic and antagonistic effects. Journal of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

Jing, P., et al. 2014. Response of the Summertime Ground-level Ozone Trend in the Chicago Area to Emission Controls and Temperature Changes, 2005–2013, to be submitted to Atmospheric Environment.

Jing, P., Garbach, K., Chaudhary, V.B. 2014. What’s the buzz? A case study on pollinators in Chicago. National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center: http://www.sesync.org/.

Keller RP, MW Cadotte, & G Sandiford. 2014. Invasive Species in a Globalized World. Edited volume in production at University of Chicago Press. To be published in fall 2014.

Keller RP, MW Cadotte, & G Sandiford. 2014. Working across disciplines to understand and manage invasive species. Chapter in Invasive Species in a Globalized World. To be published in Fall 2014 by University of Chicago Press.

Sandiford G, RP Keller, & MW Cadotte. 2014. Final Thoughts: Nature and Human Nature. Chapter in Invasive Species in a Globalized World. To be published in fall 2014 by University of Chicago Press.

Lammers-Campbell, R. 2014. Initiating ecological restoration and community relationships at a satellite campus, in: University Engagement and Environmental Sustainability edited by Patricia Inman and Diana L. Robinson. To be published Fall 2014 by Manchester University Press.

Lishawa SC, Jankowski K, Geddes P, Larkin DJ, Monks AM, Tuchman NC. 2014. Denitrification in a Laurentian Great Lakes coastal wetland invaded by hybrid cattail (Typha x glauca). Aquatic Sciences. DOI: 10.1007/s00027-014-0348-5.


Keller RP & MR Springborn. 2013. Closing the screen door to new invaders. Conservation Letters. doi: 10.1111/conl.12071.

Wittman ME, CL Jerde, JG Howeth, SP Maher, AM Deines, JA Jenkins, GW Whitledge, SR Burbank, WL Chadderton, AR Mahon, JT Tyson, CA Gantz, RP Keller, JM Drake, & DM Lodge. 2013. Grass carp in the Great Lakes region: Expert perception of ecological risk, potential for establishment, and re-evaluation of experimental evidence on ecological impact. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

Schusler, T. M. 2013. Environmental action and positive youth development. Pages 93–115 in Monroe, M. C. and Krasny, M. E., eds. Across the Spectrum: Resources for Environmental Educators [online: http://www.naaee.net/publications/AcrosstheSpectrum]. North American Association of Environmental Education, Washington, DC.  

Vytas P. Karalius, Justin E. Harbison, Jacob Plange-Rhule, Richard B. van Breemen, Guannan Li, Ke Huang, Ramon A. Durazo-Arvizu, Nallely Mora, Lara R. Dugas, Lane Vail, Nancy C. Tuchman, Terrence Forrester and Amy Luke. 2013. Bisphenol A (BPA) Found in Humans and Water in Three Geographic Regions with Distinctly Different Levels of Economic Development. Environmental Health Insights. 2014:8 1–3.