Books, Research, and Other Publications
Paterson Shona K., Le Tissier Martin, Whyte Hester, Robinson Lisa B., Thielking Kristin, Ingram Mrill, McCord John. 2020. "Examining the Potential of Art-Science Collaborations in the Anthropocene: A Case Study of Catching a Wave." Frontiers in Marine Science, 7: 340
Lejano, Raul, Helen Ingram and Mrill Ingram. 2018. "Narrative in the Policy Process." In Handbook on the Policy Process, Rob Hoppe, Hal Colebatch (Eds.) Edward Elgar.
Wilder, Margaret, Eric Magrane, Mara Miele, David Prytherch, Rich Schein, Mrill Ingram & Helen Ingram. 2015. Book Forum: The Power of Narrative in Environmental Networks. The AAG Review of Books, 3:2, 99-108, DOI: 10.1080/2325548X.2015.1015922
Ingram, M. H. Ingram, and R. Lejano. 2015. "Reshaping Environmental Action in the Anthropocene: The Power of Narrative Networks." Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning.
Ingram, M. 2015. Material Transformations: Urban Ecological Art and Environmental Justice. In, Restoring Layered Landscapes: History, Ecology, and Culture, D. Havlick and M. Hourdequin, Eds. Oxford University Press. Pp: 222-238.
On the south side of Chicago, artist Frances Whitehead, professor of sculpture at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, undertook "Slow Cleanup," a project that explored cultural heritage and embraced soil restoration, urban planning, phytoremediation research, and environmental justice. The work expands our conventional notions of cultural heritage to include the ubiquitous landscapes we create and to contend with their ecological and ethical implications.
Hawkins, H., S. Marston, M. Ingram, E. Straughan. 2015. The art of socio-ecological transformation. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 2015 Special Issue on FUTURES: Imagining Socio-Ecological Transformation. 105(2): 331-341.
Ingram, M., H. Ingram, and R. Lejano. 2014. "What’s the story? Creating and sustaining environmental networks." Environmental Politics 23(6): 984-1002.
Ingram, M. 2013. Ecopolitics and Aesthetics: The Art of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. Geographical Review. 103(2): 260-274.
Ingram, M. 2012. Washing Urban Water: the Politics and Diplomacy of Environmental Art. Gender, Place and Culture. Published online 20 February. DOI:10.1080/0966369X.2013.769429.
Building on a tradition of ‘maintenance art’, Lillian Ball’s art project WATERWASH exhibits the power of soil, plants and microorganisms to clean water – in effect maintaining urban water. An overarching goal of WATERWASH is to educate local people about the metabolism of urban water, causes of river pollution, and to familiarize them with the capacity of soil and plants to respond to that problem. I use Isabelle Stengers’ notion of ‘diplomacy’ to interrogate the efforts of the artist in negotiating and creating an occasion in which divergent interests can both recognize and maintain the relationships of care that sustain them. In effect, this effort extends the feminist discourse of maintenance work to include that undertaken by the ‘other-than-human’.
Ingram M. 2011. “Fermentation, Rot, and Other Human-Microbial Performances.” In Political Ecologies of Knowledge, M. Turner, M. Goldman and P. Nadadsy, eds. University of Chicago Press. Pp: 99-112.
Ingram, M. 2010. “Keeping Up with the E. coli: Considering Human-Nonhuman Relationships in Natural Resources Policy.” Natural Resources Law Journal. Fall, Vol. 51.
Ingram M, J. Stier, E. Bird. 2008. “Relax! It's Just a Dandelion: Perceived Benefits and Barriers to Urban Integrated Pest Management.” Journal of Extension 46(1) Article # FEA4.
Ingram, M., S. Glass, M. Wegener, M. Farrior and B. Herrick. 2008. “The Worm, the Plant and the People: Invasive Networks and Creative Restoration at the University of Wisconsin Arboretum.” Illustrated Paper prepared for the American Association of Geographers meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Ingram M. 2007. “Disciplining Microbes in the Implementation of U.S. Federal Organic Standards.” Environment and Planning
A 39 (12): 2966-2882.
Ingram M. 2007. “Biology and Beyond: The science of back-to-nature farming in the U.S.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 97(2): 298-312.
Ingram M. & H. M. Ingram. 2005. “Credible Edibles: The Development of Federal Organic Regulations.” In Routing the Opposition: Social Movements and Public Policy D. Meyer, ed., Minnesota University Press, Minneapolis. Pp: 121-148.
Ingram, M. 2002. “Producing The Natural Fiber Naturally: Technological Change and the U.S. Organic Cotton Industry.” Agriculture and Human Values 19(4):325-336.
Ingram, M., S. Buchmann, and G. Nabhan. 2002. "Our Forgotten Pollinators: Protecting the Birds and the Bees." In Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture. A. Kimbrell (ed.). Island Press, Washington, D.C. Pp: 295-301.
Allen-Wardell, G., Bernhardt, P., Bitner, R., Burquez, A., Buchmann, S., Cane, J., Cox, P.A., Dalton, V., Feinsinger, P., Ingram, M., Inouye, D., Jones, C. E., Kennedy, K., Kevan, P. Koopowitz, H., Medellin, R., Medellin-Morales, S., Nabhan, G.P., Pavlik, B., Tepedino, V., Torchio, P., Walker, S. 1998. The potential consequences of pollinator declines on the conservation of biodiversity and stability of food crop yields. Conservation Biology, pp.8-17.
Ball, L. and M. Ingram. 2015. Lillian Ball’s Ecological Art: Advocating for Wetlands and People. A conversation between artist Lillian Ball and writer Mrill Ingram. Advocating Creatively: Bringing together the perspectives of social change pioneers from around the world.
Asleson, R., Cunningham A. & M. Ingram. 2015. Integrating Artists and City Planning. The FARGO PROJECT Lessons Learned.
I had the honor of working with the “World Garden Commons” and the Fargo Project as it transformed an 18-acre storm water basin into a lively multi-use green space while maintaining the basin’s function as storm water storage. The project offers not only an example of transformed urban flood management, but also the creation of an experimental, adaptive process for engaging residents, experts, and administrators in a common planning endeavor. Ecological artist Jackie Brookner collaborated nationally and internationally with communities, policy makers, design professionals, ecologists, and engineers on water remediation / public art projects for parks, wetlands, rivers, and stormwater runoff.
Ingram, M. 2012. Sculpting Solutions: Art–Science Collaborations in Sustainability. Environment Magazine July/August.
Ingram, M., 2011. Exhibition: Eliciting a response through art. Nature Climate Change, 1(3), p.133.
Dixon, D., Hawkins, H. and Ingram, M., 2011. Think Art-Act Science. Nature, 472(7344), pp.417-417.
Dixon, D., Hawkins, H. and Ingram, M., 2011. Art: Blurring the boundaries. Nature, 472(7344), p.417.
Ingram, M. 1999 (2013). “Desert Storms.” In A Naturalists’ Guide, S. Phillips, ed. University of California Press, Berkeley.
Ingram, M. 1998. “The Birds and the Bees and the Plants.” World Conservation, IUCN 29(2): 9.
Ingram, M. 1997. “The Pollination Gap.” Defenders, Fall: 34-36.
Ingram, M., G.P. Nabhan, and S.L Buchmann. Our Forgotten Pollinators: Protecting the Birds and Bees. Global Pesticide Campaigner, Volume 6, Number 4, December 1996, PANNA, San Francisco, CA,
Ingram, M., G.P. Nabhan, and S.L. Buchmann (with assistance from the Board of Advisors of the Forgotten Pollinators). 1996a. Ten essential reasons to protect the birds and the bees. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tuscon, AZ.
Ingram, M. G.P. Nabhan, S. Buchmann. 1996b. Impending pollination crisis threatens biodiversity and agriculture. Tropinet 7:1
Liverman, D., M. Ingram, R. Sanchez, and R.W. Meredith. 1994. The Impacts of Climate Change in Latin America. GreenPeace Latin America.
Ingram M. 1988. “Rethinking Conservation: Proposed biosphere reserves include people in the picture.” Earthwatch. July: 12-13.
Loving Orphaned Spaces: The Art and Science of Belonging to Earth. Temple University Press. May 2022
The Power of Narrative in Environmental Networks, with Raul Lejano and Helen Ingram, MIT Press 2013
Bottle Biology: an ideabook for exploring the world through soda bottles and other recyclable materials, with Paul Williams and others. Kendall-Hunt: Dubuque, Iowa, 1993.