Jessica Corman

Jessica Corman

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Title Limnologist/Aquatic Ecologist
Address 503 South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
68583-0995
Phone 402-327-1220
FAX 402-472-2946
E-mail jcorman3@unl.edu
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I study nature through the lens of chemistry. Elements make up all living and non-living material and how elements move through ecosystems can have profound implications for ecosystem structure and function. In my research, I combine techniques from biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology to understand processes that influence elemental flows into and through ecosystems particular vulnerable to nutrient pollution: lakes and streams.

Selected Publications

Berolet, B. L., Corman, J., Casson, N. J., Sebestyen, S. D., Kolka, R. K., Stanley, E. H. (2018). Influence of soil temperature and moisture on the dissolved carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus in organic matter entering lake ecosystems. Biogeochemistry, 139(3), 293-305.
Corman, J. R., Collins, S. L., Cook, E., Dong, X., Gherardi, L., Grimm, N. B., Hale, R. L., Lin, T., Ramos, J., Reichmann, L., Sala, O. (2018). Foundations of ecosystem ecology: Legacy of a classic paper (Odum 1969). Ecosystems.
Corman, J., Bertolet, B. L., Casson, N. J., Sebestyen, S. D., Kolka, R. K., Stanley, E. H. (2018). Nitrogen and Phosphorus Loads to Temperate Seepage Lakes Associated With Allochthonous Dissolved Organic Carbon Loads. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 45(11), 5481-5490.
Corman, J., Elser, J. J. (2018). Life on a stoichiometry knife edge: Biogeochemical interactions and trophic interactions in stromatolites in Rio Mesquites. Ecosystem Ecology and Geochemistry of Cuatro Cienegas (pp. 55-65).
Moody, E. K., Carson, E. W., Corman, J., Espinosa-Pérez, H. (2018). Animal-Mediated Nutrient Cycling in Aquatic Ecosystems of the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin. Ecosystem Ecology and Geochemistry of Cuatro Cienegas (pp. 141-152). Springer, Cham.
Moody, E. K., Carson, E. W., Corman, J., Espinosa-Perez, H., Ramos, J., Sabo, J. L., Elser, J. J. (2018). Consumption explains intraspecific variation in nutrient recycling stoichiometry in a desert fish. ECOLOGY, 99(7), 1552-1561.
Walsh, J. R., Corman, J., Munoz, S. E. (2018). Coupled long-term limnological data and sedimentary records reveal new control on water quality in a eutrophic lake. Limnology & Oceanography.

Educational Background

  • BS - Cornell University, Biological Sciences (2005)
  • BS - Cornell University, Science of Earth Systems (2005)
  • PhD - Arizona State University, Biology (2015)

SNR Program Area(s)

  • Applied Ecology

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Undergraduate Majors Bachelor of Science in
  • Environmental Restoration Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Water Science
Graduate Program(s)

Master of Science in Natural Resource Sciences


including specializations in
  • Applied Ecology

Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences


including specializations in
  • Applied Ecology

Courses Taught
Course Number Course Title Fall Even Years Fall Odd Years Spring Even Years Spring Odd Years Summer Session Cross Listing
NRES 459 Limnology X BIOS/NRES/WATS 459/859