Scott B. Franklin

Scott Franklin

Associate Professor

  • Assistant Professor: School of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado (2008-2011)
  • Associate Professor: Department of Biology, University of Memphis, TN (2003-2008)
  • Assistant Professor: Department of Biology, University of Memphis, TN (1997-2003)
  • Ph.D.: Plant Ecology, Southern Illinois University (1996)
  • Ph.D.: Biology/Forestry, University of Joensuu, Finland (1996)
  • M.S.: Forest Ecology, Southern Illinois University (1990)
  • B.S.: Biology/Conservation Management, Upper Iowa University (1988)

Contact information


Courses taught | Research interests | Grants, awards, and professional honors | Peer-reviewed publications | Book chapters and books | Recently presented papers

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Courses taught

  • BIO 111 (Survey of Organismal Biology)
  • BIO 360 (Ecology)
  • BIO 561 (Plant Ecology)
  • BIO 568 (Disturbance Ecology)
  • BIO 565 (Current Topics in Ecology & Evolution)
  • BIO 594 (Foundations)

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Research interests

My research interests settle around the dynamics of vegetation in relation to disturbance. I am interested in the short and long-term response of vegetation communities to natural and applied (restoration) disturbance. I am also interested in the spatial and temporal patterns of disturbances, which have an obvious effect on their severity. The two main disturbances that I have researched are fire and flooding. In addition, I am interested in clonal plant ecology.

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Grants, awards, and professional honors

External grants

  • Franklin, S.B., L. Benedict, R. Adams, S. Mackessey, G. Fisher, and M. McGlaughlin. 2012-3. Biodiversity of Aspen enclosures in Rocky Mountain National Park. RM-CESU, National Park Service - $2134.00.
  • Franklin, S.B. 2011-2012. Aspen regeneration following large-scale fire disturbance. National Park Service - $12,187.00.
  • Franklin, S.B. & R.K. Peet. 2011. Temporal Changes in Front Range Forests. University of Northern Colorado Provost Fund - $8687.00.
  • Franklin, Scott B. 2010. Classification of vegetation communities of the Short Grass Steppe LTER. NSF-ROA - $18,400.00
  • Franklin, Scott B. 2010. Influence of mechanical thinning, fire and mastication on the spatial structure of the forest floor. Boulder County Parks & Open Spaces - $8700.00.

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Peer-reviewed publications

  • Schiebout, M., & Franklin, Scott B. In Press-2014. Response of Steppe Riparian Areas to the Exclusion of Cattle Grazing: Comparison at Different Spatial and Temporal Scales. Southwestern Naturalist 59:
  • Guo, Yili, Junmeng Lu, Scott Franklin, Qinggang Wang, Yaozhan Xu, Kuihan Zhang, Dachuan Bao, Xiujuan Qiao, Handong Huang, Zhijun Lu, and Mingxi Jiang. 2013. Spatial distribution of tree species in a species-rich subtropical mountain forest in central. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 43:826-835.
  • He, Dong, Qing-Gang Wang, Scott B. Franklin & Ming-Xi Jiang. 2013. Transient and asymptotic demographics of the riparian species Euptelea pleiospermum in the Shennongjia area, central China. Biological Conservation 161:193-202.
  • Moore, J.E., S.B. Franklin, B. Collins & G. Weins. 2012. Long-term population demography of Trillium recurvatum Beck on loess bluffs in western TN. AoB PLANTS 2012: pls015; doi:10.1093/aobpla/pls015
  • Franklin S.B., D. Faber-Langendoen, M. Jennings, T. Keeler-Wolf, O. Loucks, R. Peet, D. Roberts & A. McKerrow. 2012. Building the United States National Vegetation Classification. Annali di Botanica 2: 1-9. (Special Issue based on the 2011 European Vegetation Classification Workshop)
  • Moore, J.E. & S.B. Franklin. 2012. Water stress interacts with early arrival to influence inter and intra-specific priority competition: A test using a greenhouse study. Journal of Vegetation Science 23: 647-656.
  • Moore, J.E., S.B. Franklin, D. Larsen & J.W. Grubaugh. 2011. Short-term Assessment of Morphological Change on Five Lower Mississippi River Islands. Southeastern Naturalist 10: 459-476.
  • Moore, J.E., S.B. Franklin & J.W. Grubaugh. 2011. Herbaceous plant community responses to fluctuations in hydrology: Using Mississippi River islands as models for plant community assembly. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 138:175-189.
  • Moore, J.E. and S.B. Franklin. 2011. Understanding the relative roles of disturbance and species interactions in shaping Mississippi River island plant communities. Community Ecology12:108-116.

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Book chapters and books

  • Franklin, Scott B., Jack W. Grubaugh & Rick Adams. 2010. Ecology Lab Book. Kendall-Hunt, Dubuque, IA, 110 p.
  • Richards, Mary-Anne & Scott Franklin. 2009. Science and Technical Writing: A Guide to the Types of Science and Technical Writing, with a Grammar Review. Kendall-Hunt, Dubuque, IA, 226 p.
  • Fralish, James S. & Scott B. Franklin. 2002. Taxonomy and ecology of woody plants in North American forests (excluding Mexico). John Wiley & Sons, Inc., NY, 612 p.

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Recently presented papers

  • ORAL
  • Franklin, Scott. B., Zhijun Lu, Wei Wang, Courtney Rayle & Brian Rude. 2012. Characteristics of a flowering event of Arrow bamboo, Fargesia qinlingensis. 10th Clonal Plant Workshop, Beijing, China.
  • Franklin, Scott B., Nathan Kirkley & Matt King. 2011. Effects of mechanical thinning, fire, and mastication on the spatial structure of the forest floor. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.
  • Franklin, Scott B. Franklin, Don Faber-Langendoen, Todd Keeler-Wolf, Robert K. Peet, Orie Loucks & Michael Jennings. 2011. European Vegetation Survey Workshop, Rome, Italy.
  • Franklin, Scott B., Nathan Kirkley & Matt King. 2011. Effects of mechanical thinning, fire, and mastication on the spatial structure of the forest floor. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.
  • Franklin, Scott B. Franklin, Don Faber-Langendoen, Todd Keeler-Wolf, Robert K. Peet, Orie Loucks & Michael Jennings. 2011. European Vegetation Survey Workshop, Rome, Italy.
  • POSTERS
  • Franklin, Scott B., Amber Brandt & Michael Schiebout. 2013. Community classification of the Pawnee National Grasslands, shortgrass steppe, USA. International Association of Vegetation Science, Tartu, Estonia.
  • Kaufeld, Kimberly, James Moore & Scott Franklin 2013. Community Shifts along a disturbance gradient. Ecological Society of America annual meeting. Minneapolis, MN.
    Schiebout, Michael & Scott Franklin. 2013. Investigating competitive inhibition for Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) and cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) by comparing their response in relation to functionality and nativeness. Ecological Society of America annual meeting. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Franklin, Scott B., Robert K. Peet & David W. Roberts. 2012. A short history of vegetation classification and its relevance today.Franklin, Scott B., Mario Bretfeld, Daniel Beverly, and Rob Hubbard. 2010. Regeneration and clonal integration of aspen. Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.
 
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