Selected Scholarly Publications

“Using Citizen Science to Bridge Taxonomic Discovery with Education and Outreach.” Matt von Konrat (lead author), Thomas Campbell, Ben Carter, Matthew Greif, Mike Bryson, et al. Applications in Plant Science, vol. 6, no. 2, 2018, pp. e1023. Invited article for the special issue: “Green Digitization: Online Botanical Collections Data Answering Real-World Questions.” doi: 10.1002/aps3.1023. (pdf)

“Infamous Past, Invisible Present: Searching for Bubbly Creek in the 21st Century.” Co-written with Carl Zimring. IA — The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology 39.1 and 2 (2013): 79-91. Theme Issue: Industrial Waste. Accepted 2013, published 2016. (pdf)

“Schaumburg’s Sustainable Future: Student Research, Social Media, and the ‘Edge City’ Suburb.” Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences (12 Dec 2014). Published online in advance of special print issue on “Integrating and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sustainable Cities and Regions.” (pdf)

“Teaching Sustainability 101: How Do We Structure an Introductory Course?” Co-written with Thomas Schrand (lead author), Lisa Benton-Short, Lindy Biggs, and Geoffrey Habron. Sustainability: The Journal of Record 6.4 (August 2013): 207-210. (pdf)

Artifacts and Illuminations coverUnearthing Urban Nature” (pre-publication pdf). Artifacts and Illuminations: Critical Essays on Loren Eiseley. Ed. by Tom Lynch and Susan Maher. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2012. 77-98. A scholarly essay on scientist-writer Loren Eiseley’s investigations and representations of urban and suburban landscapes. (Also see this pdf of Table of Contents and Editors’ Introduction.)

Empty Lots and Secret Places,” Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 18.1 (Winter 2011): 1-20. A scholarly article exploring the life and work of Chicago journalist, naturalist, and urban nature writer Leonard Dubkin (1905-1972).

Co-written with Carl Zimring. “Creating the Sustainable City: Developing an Interdisciplinary Introduction to Urban Environmental Studies for a General Education Curriculum.” Metropolitan Universities Journal 20.2 (July 2010): 105-116. Special issue: “The Green Revolution of Metropolitan Universities,” ed. by Roger Munger.

“Nature, Narrative, and the Scientist-Writer: Rachel Carson’s and Loren Eiseley’s Critique of Science.” Technical Communication Quarterly 12.4 (Fall 2003): 369-387.

“It’s Worth the Risk: Science and Autobiography in Sandra Steingraber’s Living Downstream.” Women’s Studies Quarterly XXIX: 1.2 (Spring/Summer 2001): 170-182.

“Popular Science on the Road: Adventures in Island Biogeography.” In Travel Culture: Essays on What Makes Us Go, ed. Carol Traynor Williams. Westport, CN:  Praeger, 1998. 59-71.

“Controlling the Land: John Wesley Powell and the Scientific Management of the American West.” In Science, Values, and the American West, ed. Stephen Tchudi. Halcyon Series on the American West, Vol. 19. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1997. 3-23.

“Antarctic Interfaces: Science, Human Subjectivity, and the Case of Richard Byrd.” Science as Culture 5.3 (1996): 431-458.