The Office of Sustainability has partnered with Iowa Research Online to provide access to sustainability-related research, scholarship and artistic creation at the University of Iowa. Research and scholarly output included there has been selected and deposited by the faculty, researchers and students at Iowa.


Theses/Dissertations from 2014


Emotional form and function in furniture design, Yi Xie

Submissions from 2012


Pork, Place, and Planning, James A. Throgmorton


After progress : the image of the future in the age of sustainability, Chad Jason Vollrath

Submissions from 2011

Toward an understanding of provenance in complex land use dynamics, David A. Bennett, Wenwu Tang, and Shaowen Wang

Corallite Wall and Septal Microstructure in Scleractinian Reef Corals: Comparison of Molecular Clades Within the Family Faviidae, Ann F. Budd and Jaroslaw Stolarski

Fate and Redemption in New Orleans: Or, Why Geographers Should Care about Narrative Form, Barbara J. Eckstein

Toward Identifying the Next Generation of Superfund and Hazardous Waste Site Contaminants, Wendell P. Ela, David L. Sedlak, Morton A. Barlaz, and Heather F. Henry


Translating sustainability: the design of a secondary charter school, Todd Michael Hodgkinson

The prediction and diagnosis of wind turbine faults, Andrew Kusiak and Wenyan Li

Multi-objective optimization of HVAC system with an evolutionary computation algorithm, Andrew Kusiak, Fan Tang, and Guanglin Xu

A data-driven approach for monitoring blade pitch faults in wind turbines, Andrew Kusiak and Anoop Verma

Prediction of status patterns of wind turbines: A data-mining approach, Andrew Kusiak and Anoop Verma

Adaptive control of a wind turbine with data mining and swarm intelligence, Andrew Kusiak and Zijun Zhang

Inhibition by cigarette smoke of nuclear factor-kappaB-dependent response to bacteria in the airway, Lori J. Manzel, Lei Shi, Patrick T. O'Shaughnessy, Peter S. Thorne, and Dwight C. Look

Quantification Of Endotoxin And Peptidoglycan From Environmental Samples, Nervana Metwali, Kimberly A. Hoppe, Brita J. Kilburg, and Peter S. Thorne

Development Of An Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) For Bacterial Peptidoglycan In Air And Dust Samples, Nervana Metwali and Peter S. Thorne

Development Of An Immunoassay For Bacterial Peptidoglycan Exposure Assessment, Nervana Metwali and Peter S. Thorne

Beyond “The Trouble with Wilderness”, Laura Rigal

Mining Markov chain transition matrix from wind speed time series data, Zhe Song, Xiulin Geng, Andrew Kusiak, and Chang Xu

Nanosilver induces minimal lung toxicity or inflammation in a subacute murine inhalation model, Larissa V. Stebounova, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, Jong Sung Kim, Heaweon Park, Patrick T. O'Shaughnessy, Vicki H. Grassian, and Peter S. Thorne

A parallel agent-based model of land use opinions, Wenwu Tang, David A. Bennett, and Shaowen Wang

Inhalation toxicology models of endotoxin- and bioaerosol-induced inflammation, Peter S. Thorne

Enantioselective Biotransformation of Chiral PCBs in Whole Poplar Plants, G. S. Zhai, D. F. Hu, H. M. Lehmler, and Jerald L. Schnoor

Submissions from 2010

Pulmonary Response Post Sub-acute Exposure To Aluminum Nanowhiskers Using Mouse Model, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, Jong Sung Kim, Patrick O'Shaughnessy, and Larissa V. Stebounova

Toxicity Assessment Of Gallium Nitrate Inhalation Using Murine Model, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, Jessica M. Magwood, Jong Sung Kim, Kevin M. Kelly, Pradeep K. Singh, and Peter S. Thorne

The Construction and Contributions of "Implications for Practice": What's in Them and What Might They Offer?, Jean M. Bartunek and Sara L. Rynes


Water resource sustainability: our shared responsibility, Nandita Basu

Fundamentals of geographic information systems (GIS), David A. Bennett

Delivering Sustainable Infrastructure that Supports the Urban Built Environment, C. Boyle, G. Mudd, J. R. Mihelcic, and P. Anastas

Localization of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) and 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) in poplar and switchgrass plants using phosphor imager autoradiography, L. B. Brentner, S. T. Mukherji, S. A. Walsh, and Jerald L. Schnoor

Evolutionary Novelty Is Concentrated at the Edge of Coral Species Distributions, Ann F. Budd and John M. Pandolfi

Rethinking the Phylogeny of Scleractinian Corals: A Review of Morphological and Molecular Data, Ann F. Budd, Sandra L. Romano, Nathan D. Smith, and Marcos S. Barbeitos

Experiential Narratives of Rape and Torture, Diana Fritz Cates


Sustainability and water at the University of Iowa Facilities Management, Liz Christiansen

The effects of individual PCB congeners on the soil bacterial community structure and the abundance of biphenyl dioxygenase genes, Paola A. Correa, LianShin Lin, Craig L. Just, and Dingfei Hu

A methodological framework for integrating computational fluid dynamics and ecological models applied to juvenile freshwater mussel dispersal in the Upper Mississippi River, Joseph A. Daraio, Larry J. Weber, Teresa J. Newton, and John M. Nestler

Selection of modules for mass customisation, Catherine De Cunha

The University of Iowa Response, Barbara J. Eckstein and Rod Lehnertz

Beneficial effects of oxygen addition and hybrid poplar phytoremediation of petroleum-contaminated soils, A. S. El-Gendy, A. A. Espina, B. Chapman, and Jerald L. Schnoor

Mining Authoritativeness of Collaborative Innovation Partners, J. Engler and Andrew kusiak

Agent-based control of thermostatic appliances, Joseph Engler and Andrew Kusiak

Cationic photopolymerization of epoxides containing carbon black nanoparticles, Cindy C. Hoppe, Beth A. Ficek, Ho Seop Eom, and Alec B. Scranton

Exposure And Health Assessment Of Families Reoccupying Flooded Homes, Kimberly A. Hoppe, Nervana Metwali, Sarah Perry, Tom Hart, Pamela A. Kostle, and Peter S. Thorne

Evaluation Of A Low-Cost Electrostatic Dustfall Collector For Indoor Air Samples, Kimberly A. Hoppe, Nervana Metwali, Tamara T. Perry, and Peter S. Thorne

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs): Sources, Exposures, Toxicities, Keri C. Hornbuckle and Larry Robertson

Inadvertent polychlorinated biphenyls in commercial paint pigments, Dingfei Hu and Keri C. Hornbuckle

Atmospheric PCB congeners across Chicago, Dingfei Hu, Hans-Joachim Lehmler, Andres Martinez, and Kai Wang

Human-Impacted Water Resources: Domain Stratification and Mapping To Determine Hydrologically Similar Units, K. Hutchinson, D. A. Haynes, and Jerald L. Schnoor

Time course of congener uptake and elimination in rats after short-term inhalation exposure to an airborne polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) mixture, Xin Hu, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, Hans-Joachim Lehmler, and Dingfei Hu

Time course of congener uptake and elimination in rats after short-term inhalation exposure to an airborne polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) mixture, Xin Hu, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, Hans-Joachim Lehmler, Dingfei Hu, Izabela Kania-Korwel, Keri C. Hornbuckle, and Peter S. Thorne

Cooling output optimization of an air handling unit, Andrew Kusiak and Mingyang Li

Reheat optimization of the variable-air-volume box, Andrew Kusiak and Mingyang Li

Modeling and optimization of HVAC energy consumption, Andrew Kusiak, Mingyang Li, and Fan Tang

A data-driven approach for steam load prediction in buildings, Andrew Kusiak, Mingyang Li, and Zijun Zhang

Virtual models of indoor-air-quality sensors, Andrew Kusiak, Mingyang Li, and Haiyang Zheng

Estimation of wind speed: A data-driven approach, Andrew Kusiak and Wenyan Li

Short-term prediction of wind power with a clustering approach, Andrew Kusiak and Wenyan Li

Virtual models for prediction of wind turbine parameters, Andrew Kusiak and Wenyan Li

Dynamic control of wind turbines, Andrew Kusiak, Wenyan Li, and Zhe Song

Design of wind farm layout for maximum wind energy capture, Andrew Kusiak and Zhe Song

Analysis of wind turbine vibrations based on SCADA data, Andrew Kusiak and Zijun Zhang

Short-horizon prediction of wind power: A data-driven approach, Andrew Kusiak and Zijun Zhang

Optimization of wind turbine performance with data-driven models, Andrew Kusiak, Zijun Zhang, and Mingyang Li

Optimization of wind turbine energy and power factor with an evolutionary computation algorithm, Andrew Kusiak and Haiyang Zheng

Power optimization of wind turbines with data mining and evolutionary computation, Andrew Kusiak, Haiyang Zheng, and Zhe Song

Uses and Biases of Volunteer Water Quality Data, J. V. Loperfido, P. Beyer, C. L. Just, and Jerald L. Schnoor

In situ sensing to understand diel turbidity cycles, suspended solids, and nutrient transport in Clear Creek, Iowa, J. V. Loperfido, C. L. Just, A. N. Papanicolaou, and Jerald L. Schnoor

Development of a Monolithic Active Pixel Sensor Using SOI Technology With a Thick Device Layer, J. Marczewski, P. Grabiec, K. Kucharski, and D. Tomaszewski

Polychlorinated biphenyls in the surficial sediment of Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal, Lake Michigan, Andres Martinez, Karin Norstrom, Kai Wang, and Keri C. Hornbuckle

Fate of PCB congeners in an industrial harbor of lake Michigan, Andres Martinez, Kai Wang, and Keri C. Hornbuckle

Spatial and temporal variations of persistent organic pollutants impacted by episodic sediment resuspension in southern Lake Michigan, Sondra M. Miller and Keri C. Hornbuckle

High-frequency monitoring for the identification of hydrological and bio-geochemical processes in a Mediterranean river basin, Daniel Moraetis, Dionissios Efstathiou, Fotini Stamati, Ourania Tzoraki, Nikolaos P. Nikolaidis, Jerald L. Schnoor, and Konstantinos Vozinakis

Geochemical and mineralogical evidence for Sahara and Sahel dust additions to Quaternary soils on Lanzarote, eastern Canary Islands, Spain; Quaternary landscape response to climate change, Daniel R. Muhs, James Budahn, Gary Skipp, and Joseph M. Prospero

External exposure and bioaccumulation of PCBs in humans living in a contaminated urban environment, Karin Norstrom, Gertje Czub, Michael S. McLachlan, and Dingfei Hu

External exposure and bioaccumulation of PCBs in humans living in a contaminated urban environment, Karin Norstrom, Gertje Czub, Michael S. McLachlan, Dingfei Hu, Peter S. Thorne, and Keri C. Hornbuckle

Passive airborne dust sampling with the electrostatic dustfall collector: optimization of storage and extraction procedures for endotoxin and glucan measurement, Ilka Noss, Gert Doekes, Ingrid Sander, Dick J.J. Heederik, Peter S. Thorne, and Inge M. Wouters

beta-(1,3)-Glucan exposure assessment by passive airborne dust sampling and new sensitive immunoassays, Ilka Noss, Inge M. Wouters, Gillina Bezemer, Nervana Metwali, Ingrid Sander, Monika Raulf-Heimsoth, Dick J.J. Heederik, Peter S. Thorne, and Gert Doekes

Spatial distribution of airborne polychlorinated biphenyls in Cleveland, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois, Carolyn Persoon, Thomas M. Peters, Naresh Kumar, and Keri C. Hornbuckle

Fore-arc basalts and subduction initiation in the Izu-Bonin-Mariana system, Mark K. Reagan, Osamu Ishizuka, Robert J. Stern, and Katherine A. Kelley


Water Sustainability in a Changing World, Jerald L. Schnoor


Water Sustainability Initiative, Jerry Schnoor


Airborne Endotoxin Concentrations in Homes Burning Biomass Fuel., Sean Semple, Delan Devakumar, Duncan G. Fullerton, Peter S. Thorne, Nervana Metwali, Anthony Costello, Stephen B. Gordon, Dharma S. Manandhar, and Jon G. Ayres

Relabeling algorithm for retrieval of noisy instances and improving prediction quality, Shital Shah and Andrew Kusiak

Mining Pareto-optimal modules for delayed product differentiation, Zhe Song and Andrew Kusiak

Multiobjective optimization of temporal processes, Zhe Song and Andrew Kusiak

Agent-based Modeling of Animal Movement: A Review, Wenwu Tang and David A. Bennett

The Explicit Representation of Context in Agent-Based Models of Complex Adaptive Spatial Systems, Wenwu Tang and David A. Bennett

In Vitro Dynamic Exposure Model For Air Delivery Of Nanomaterials To Cells, Peter S. Thorne, Jong Sung Kim, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, and Thomas M. Peters

Evaluation of the Limulus amebocyte lysate and recombinant factor C assays for assessment of airborne endotoxin, Peter S. Thorne, Sarah S. Perry, Reno Saito, Patrick T. O'Shaughnessy, John Mehaffy, Nervana Metwali, Thomas Keefe, Kelley J. Donham, and Stephen J. Reynolds

An integrated model of environmental factors in adult asthma lung function and disease severity: a cross-sectional study, Laura Trupin, John R. Balmes, Hubert Chen, Mark D. Eisner, Katharine Hammond, Patricia P. Katz, Fred Lurmann, Patricia J. Quinlan, Peter S. Thorne, Edward H. Yelin, and Paul D. Blanc

Holocene vegetation changes along the southeastern coast of the Argentinean Pampa grasslands in relation to sea-level fluctuations and climatic variability; palynological analysis of alluvial sequences from Arroyo Claromeco, Isabel Vilanova, Aldo R. Prieto, Silvina Stutz, and E. Arthur Bettis III

2010 2nd International Conference on Information Technology Convergence and Services, ITCS 2010: Message from the general chairs, Sang-Soo Yeo, Andrew Kusiak, and Alan Chin-Chen Chang

Identification of hydroxylated metabolites of 3,3 ',4,4 '-tetrachlorobiphenyl and metabolic pathway in whole poplar plants, G. S. Zhai, F. J. Lehmler, and jerald L. Schnoor

Hydroxylated Metabolites of 4-Monochlorobiphenyl and Its Metabolic Pathway in Whole Poplar Plants, G. S. Zhai, H. J. Lehmler, and Jerald L. Schnoor

Development of a synthetic PCB mixture resembling the average polychlorinated biphenyl profile in Chicago air, H. X. Zhao, A. Adamcakova-Dodd, D. Hu, and Keri C. Hornbuckle