Corey Palmer is wearing a brimmed hat and sunglasses on her head and is looking to the left smiling
College of Arts and Sciences
Soil science
Conservation biology
Restoration ecology
Courses Taught
Our Changing Natural Environment (BIO 104)
General Biology II (BIO 202)
General Ecology, Writing Intensive Program (WIP BIO 305)
Introduction to Environmental Science (ENVI 101)
Ecology Concepts for Educators (BIOS 310)
Introduction to Earth Science (ESCI 121)
Environmental Geology (ESCI 123)
Research Interests
Soil ecology and carbon storage

M.S. in Plant Biology and Conservation from Northwestern University

B.A. in Environmental Studies from Knox College

Selected Publications

Yost, J. L., L. M. Egerton-Warburton, K. M. Schreiner, C. E. Palmer, and A. E. Hartemink. (2016). Impact of Restoration and Management on Aggregation and Organic Carbon Accumulation in Urban Grasslands. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 80:992-1002. doi:10.2136/sssaj2015.10.0383

Middleton, E. L., S. Richardson, L. Koziol, C.E. Palmer, Z. Yermakov, J. A. Henning, P. A. Schultz, and J. D. Bever. (2015). Locally adapted arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi improve vigor and resistance to herbivory of native prairie plant species. Ecosphere 6(12):276. doi:10.1890/ES15-00152.1

Yost, J., C. Palmer, and L. M. Egerton-Warburton. (2014). The contribution of soil aggregates to carbon sequestration in restored urban grasslands. In: A. Hartemink and K. McSweeney (Eds.) Progress in Soil Science Series: Soil Carbon (147-154). Heidelburg, Germany: Springer.

Palmer, C.E. (2014). The prairie underground: Soil recovery in Chicago Wilderness restoration. Master's thesis manuscript in the archives of Northwestern University and Chicago Botanic Garden Lenhardt Library. doi:10.21985/N25J3Q
Richardson, S., S. Hughes, C. E. Palmer, H. Patel, J. Schintgen, and J. Bever. (2010, August 1–6).  Context-dependency of mutualism: Evaluation of responses of annual prairie plants to mycorrhizal fungi [Paper presentation]. ESA 2010: COS 41 Mutualism and Competition, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Room BBH 352G
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
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