Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Grants & Funding

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Current Grants

Tham C. Hoang. Training Workshop on Copper Biotic Ligand Model for Mekong River Ecosystem: Application Outreach. International Copper Association, Ltd. (2015). $33,263.

Shane Lishawa, Nancy Tuchman, David Treering. Invasive species prevention and control: Furthering capacity to maintain high quality coastal wetlands in northern Michigan. USEPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (2014–2015). $499,727.

Tham C. Hoang. Chronic Toxicity of Lead to Topsmelt (Atherinops affinis). International Zinc Lead Research Organization (2014–2015). $34,045.

Tham C. Hoang. Copper Biotic Ligand Model for Mekong River Watershed: calibration and application outreach. International Copper Association, Ltd.. (2014-2015). $36,412.

Tham C. Hoang. Acute and Chronic Toxicity of Lead to Topsmelt (Atherinops affinis). International Lead Zinc Research Organization. (2014-2015). $34,046.

Aaron Durnbaugh, Hanh Pham. Loyola University Chicago’s Gallons Saved & Shared Project. Illinois Sustainable Technology Center and University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign. (2014–2015). $50,999.

Kelly Garbach. Field Edge Plantings for Pesticide Reduction & Biodiversity. California Department of Pesticide Regulation (2013–2016). $123,015.

Reuben Keller and Kelly Garbach. Outreach to Address AIS in Illinois: Tracing Outreach Messages. Illinois Department of Natural Resources as a sub-contract through Illinois Natural History Survey(2013–2015). $101,789.

Reuben Keller. Distribution of Native and Invasive Crayfish in the Chicago Area Waterways System. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Illinois Department of Natural Resources. (2015-2016). $15,691.

Reuben Keller. Assessing the Distribution of Apocorophium lacustre in the Chicago Area Waterway System. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Illinois Department of Natural Resources. (2015-2016). $23,534.

Roberta Lammers-Campbell. LUREC Fen Brush Clearing Project. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. (2014-2016). $32,000.

Nancy Tuchman. LUREC Summer Internship and Summer Course. Northern Trust Company Charitable Trust. (2014-2015). $75,000.

Gina Lettiere. LINK Incentive for Loyola Farmers Market. Experimental Station. (2014-2015). $1,500.

David Crumrine, Shane Lishawa, Zach Waickman, and Amber White. Developing Biological Systems to Purify Biodiesel Wash Water. United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA): People, Prosperity, and the Planet Phase II Award. (2013–2015). $90,000. 

Kelly Garbach and Reuben Keller. Knowledge Networks to Manage Invasive Species. Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (2013–2015). $101,789.

Gina Lettiere. Increasing Healthy Food Access to Low-Income and Older Residents in a Diverse Urban Community. U.S. Department of Agriculture. (2012-2015). $35,000.

Kelly Garbach. Integrated Crop Pollination. USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative (2012–2017). $196,040.

Recently Completed Grants

Aaron Durnbaugh, Hanh Pham. Loyola University Chicago's Coastal Campus Signage and Lecture Series. Illinois Coastal Management Program (2014–2015). $50,180.

Reuben Keller. Addressing Aquatic Invasive Species in Illinois through Outreach and Planning: Creating a Database of Illinois AIS Occurrences, and Revising the Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan. Illinois Department of Natural Resources, as a sub-contract through Illinois Natural History Survey. (2012–2014). $80,392.

Aaron Durnbaugh, Hanh Pham. Compost Collection Network. The Searle Funds at the Chicago Community Trust (2013–2014). $90,000.

Nancy Tuchman. Chicago Clean Air, Clean Water Analytical Laboratory. U.S. Department of Energy (2012–2014). $486,000.

Nancy Tuchman, Lane Vail, Shane Lishawa, Stephen Mitten, and Christopher Peterson. Sustainable urban agricultural education for a food secure and sustainable future: A workshop series. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Higher Education Challenge: Planning Grant (2012–2014). $28,500. Curriculum development seed-grant.

Tham C. Hoang (PI). Application of a Biotic Ligand Model developed for copper and tropical water to the Mekong Delta watershed-Phase 2. International Copper Association (2012–2014). $38,043

Shane Lishawa, Nancy Tuchman, David Treering. A sustainable approach for restoring wetland biodiversity. US EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (2010–2014). $449,603.

Gina Lettiere. Promoting the availability of fresh healthy food at the Loyola Farmers Market to Link Card members, seniors and other low-income populations. USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program (2013–2014).

Tham C. Hoang. Copper Bioavailability and Mekong Tropical Biotic Ligand Model: Phase II Development with Sensitive Snail and Technology Transfer to Scientists from Cambodia and Laos. International Copper Association (2013). $63,001.

Tim Hoellein, John Kelly, Chris Peterson, Tham Hoang, Catherine Putonti, and David Treering. The Effects of Spatial and Temporal Variation of Measured Abiotic and Biotic Attributes on Ecosystem Health in the Chicago Area Waterways System: Building the Foundation for Scientific Inquiry. LUC internal grant program “Stimulating Multidisciplinary Research at Loyola’s Lakeside Campuses” (2012–2014). $20,000.

Tham C. Hoang (PI), Chi Lan Do Hong (co-PI). Application of a Biotic Ligand Model developed for copper and tropical water to the Mekong Delta watershed. International Copper Association (2011–2013). $29,150