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.


Ohsowski, B., Dunfield, K., Klironomos, J., Hart. M. (2017) Plant response to biochar, compost, and mycorrhizal
fungal amendments in post-mine sandpits. Restoration Ecology 2017. DOI: 10.1111/rec.12528. March 2017.


Amick, Daniel S. (2015) The recycling of material culture today and during the Paleolithic. Quaternary International, 361: 4-20.

Amick, Daniel S. (2016) Evolving views on the Pleistocene colonization of North America.  Quaternary International, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 19 February 2016.

Amick, Daniel S. & Dennis J. Stanford (2016) Lone Butte: A Folsom Hunting Camp and Overlook in the Central Tularosa Basin of New Mexico. PaleoAmerica, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online, 19 Apr 2016.

Thanh-Khiet L. Bui, L. Chi Do-Hong, Thanh-Son Dao, Tham C. Hoang. 2016. Copper toxicity and the influence of water quality of Dongnai River and Mekong River waters on copper bioavailability and toxicity to three tropical species. Chemosphere, 144: 872-878.

Natalie Lynch, Tham Hoang, Timothy O'Brien. 2016. Acute toxicity of binary-metal mixtures of copper, zinc, and nickel to Pimephales promelas: evidence of more-than-additive effect. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 35:446-457.

Jing, P., T. O’Brien, D.G. Streets, M. Patel, Relationship of Ground-level Ozone with Weather Patterns in Chicago, Urban Climate, 17, 161-175, 2016.

Howeth JG, CA Gantz, PL Angermeier, EA Frimpong, MH Hoff, RP Keller, NE Mandrak, MP Marchetti, JD Olden, CM Romagosa & DM Lodge. 2016. Predicting invasiveness of species in trade: climate match, trophic guild, and fecundity influence invasive success of nonnative freshwater fish. Diversity and Distributions 22:148-160.

Gantz CA, DR Gordon, CL Jerde, RP Keller, WL Chadderton, PD Champion, & DM Lodge. 2015. Managing the introduction and spread of non-native aquatic plants in the Great Lakes: a regional risk assessment approach. Management of Biological Invasions 6:45-55. 

Gordon DR, RP Keller & 24 other authors. Weed risk assessments are an effective component of invasion risk management. Rebuttal of Smith et al. 2015. Invasive Plant Science and Management 9:81-83.   

Landrum, N., R. Dybzinski, A. Smajlovic, B.M. Ohsowski. 2016. Managing for Resilience: Lessons from Ecology. Journal of Management for Global Sustainability 3: 75-99.

Landrum, N., Tomaka, C., & McCarthy, J. (in press).  Analyzing the religious war of words over climate change.  Journal of Macromarketing.

Heuer, M. & Landrum, N. (2016).  In search of environmental sustainability at the base of the pyramid: Enabling human nature at its core.  The Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 61: 94-106.

Landrum, N. (2015).  The job offer: A role play activity on culture in the workplace.  Journal of International Business Education, 10: 269-290.

Lawrence B.A., Lishawa S.C., Rodriguez Y., Tuchman N.C. 2016.  Herbicide management of invasive cattail (Typha × glauca) increases porewater nutrient concentrations. Wetlands Ecology and Management. DOI: 10.1007/s11273-9471.

Lishawa, S.C., Lawrence B.A., Albert D.A., Tuchman N.C. 2015. Biomass harvest of invasive Typha promotes plant diversity in a great Lakes coastal wetland. Restoration Ecology. 23 (3): 228-237.

Ohsowski B.M., Dunfield KE, Klironomos JN, Hart MM. (2016) Improving Plant Biomass Estimation in the Field Using Partial Least Squares Regression and Ridge Regression. Botany 2016 DOI: 10.1139/cjb-2016-0009.

Chu Thi Thanh Binh, Erin Adams, Erika Vigen, Tiezheng Tong, Marco A. Alsina, Jean-François Gaillard, Kimberly A. Gray, Christopher G. Peterson and John J. Kelly. Chronic addition of a common engineered nanomaterial alters biomass, activity and composition of stream biofilm communities. Environmental Science Nano  3:619-630. 2016. DOI: 10.1039/c5en00274e.

Chu Thi Thanh Binh, Christopher G. Peterson, Tiezheng Tong, Kimberly A. Gray, Jean-François Gaillard, John J. Kelly Comparing Acute Effects of a Nano-TiO2 Pigment on Cosmopolitan Freshwater Phototrophic Microbes Using High-Throughput Screening. PLOS One. 2015. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0125613.

Berkey, B. and Schusler, T. M. 2016. Justice issues facing family-scale farmers and their laborers in the Northeastern United States. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. 6(2): 243–267. Open access: https://foodsystemsjournal.org/index.php/fsj/article/view/459.

Schusler, T. M., Krasny, M. E. and Decker, D. J. 2016. The autonomy-authority duality of shared decision-making in youth environmental action. Environmental Education Research. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2016.1144174.


Natalie Lynch, Tham C. Hoang, Timothy O’Brien. 2015. Acute toxicity of binary metal mixtures of copper, zinc, and nickel to Pimephales promelas: evidence of more than additive effect. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, In press.

Tham C. Hoang and Xin Tong. 2015. Influence of water quality on zinc toxicity to the Florida apple snail (Pomacea paludosa) and relative sensitivity of freshwater snails to zinc. Journal of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 34:545-553.

Tham C. Hoang, Gary M. Rand. 2015. Acute toxicity and risk assessment of permethrin, naled, and dichlorvos to larval butterflies via ingestion of contaminated foliage. Chemosphere, 120:714-721.

Hoang T, Rand G. 2015. Mosquito Control Insecticides:  a Probabilistic Ecological Risk Assessment on Drift Exposures of Naled, Dichlorvos (naled metabolite) and Permethrin to Adult Butterflies. 

Dao T, Le V, Nguyen T, Bui B, Chi D, Hoang T. 2015. Acute and chronic effects of nickel to tropical micro-crustacean, Daphnia lumholtzi. 

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. 

Ohsowski B. 2015. Restoring grasslands in southern Ontario sandpits: plant and soil food web responses to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal inoculum, biochar, and municipal compost. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia. 

Binh C.T.T., Peterson C.G., Tong T., Gray K.A., Gaillard J.-F., Kelly J.J. 2015. Comparing Acute Effects of a Nano-TiO2 Pigment on Cosmopolitan Freshwater Phototrophic Microbes Using High-Throughput Screening.

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.

Hoang T. 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.

Hoang T. 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.

Hoang T. 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.

Hoang T. 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.

Lynch N. and Hoang T. 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, Lu Z, Xing J, Streets DG, Tan Q, O'Brien T, Kamberos J. 2014. Response of the Summertime Ground-level Ozone Trend in the Chicago Area to Emission Controls and Temperature Changes, 2005–2013. 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, Springborn M. 2014. Closing the screen door to new invaders.

Wittman M, Jerde C, Howeth J, Maher S, Deines A, Jenkins J, Whitledge G, Burbank S, Chadderton W, Mahon A, Tyson Gantz C, Keller RP, Drake J, Lodge D. 2014. Grass carp in the Great Lakes region: Expert perception of ecological risk, potential for establishment, and re-evaluation of experimental evidence on ecological impact. 

Keller RP, MW Cadotte, & G Sandiford. 2014. Invasive Species in a Globalized World. Edited volume, University of Chicago Press.

Keller RP, MW Cadotte, & G Sandiford. 2014. Working across disciplines to understand and manage invasive species. Chapter in Invasive Species in a Globalized World. 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. 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. Manchester University Press.

Landrum N. 2014. An integral foundation for international strategic management. Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, New York, NY. 120-133.

Landrum N. 2014. Defining a base of the pyramid strategy. 6(4):286-297.

Landrum N. 2014. Culture in the workplace: A role play activity.

Landrum N. 2014. Sustainability as a business strategy. Arkansas Business, Little Rock, AR.

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..

Ohsowski B, Zaitsoff P, Öpik M, Hart M. 2014. Where the wild things are: looking for uncultured Glomeromycota.

Schuck M, Tuchman NC. 2014. 'Preferential Option for the Earth'. Council for Research in Values and Philosophy , Washington, DC. 

Geddes P, Grancharova T, Kelly J, Treering D, Tuchman N. 2014. Effects of invasive Typha x glauca on wetland nutrient pools, denitrification, and bacterial communities are influenced by time since invasion. Springer Netherlands. 


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.