Dr. Steve Frankel at Gensburg-Markham Prairie
Senior Instructor
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5721
Ecology, Wildfire Ecology
Courses Taught
The Changing Natural Environment (BIO 104)
General Ecology (Writing Intensive Program, BIO 305)
Local Flora (BIO 332)
Economic Botany (BIO 333)
Research Interests
For my Ph.D., I worked in Plant Chemical Ecology, specifically looking at plant–insect interactions. My thesis investigated the effects of light on production of antioxidants and plant defensive chemicals and how those interacted with insect herbivores.

Since being at NEIU, I have focused on the ecology of prairies, particularly on the effect of fire on prairie communities.

Keywords: Prairies, Fire, Ecosystem Dynamics

Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.S. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.S. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Selected Publications

Klaper, R., S. Frankel, and M.R. Berenbaum (1996). Anthocyanin content and UVB sensitivity in Brassica rap. Photochemistry and Photobiology, 63(6), 811-813. 

Frankel, S., G.E. Robinson, and M.R. Berenbaum. Antioxidant capacity and correlated characteristics of 14 unifloral honeys. Journal of Apicultural Research. b1998.b37(1):27-31.

Frankel, S., & Berenbaum, M. (1999). Effects of Light Regime on Antioxidant Content of Foliage in a Tropical Forest Community 1. Biotropica, 31(3), 422-429.

Room BBH 358B
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5721
Office Hours
Please email Dr. Frankel at s-frankel@neiu.edu to arrange a meeting.
Main Campus