Nancy Tuchman has been given one of Chicago Magazine's five Green Awards for 2013.  A profile of her appears in the magazine's April 2013 issue.  

The Green Award "honor[s] unsung locals whose innovations are putting Chicago on the national map and doing something good for the earth."  Among Tuchman's good deeds are her upcoming service as director of Loyola University's new Institute of Urban Environmental Studies, and her history of environmental and sustainability teaching and research at Loyola and the Biological Station.

Tuchman taught Limnology at UMBS in the 1990s after being a Teaching Assistant in the 1980s.  She currently uses the Station as a base from which to study the impact of invasive and hybridized cattails across the northern Great Lakes.