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Scott Franklin

Scott Franklin

Professor

School of Biological Sciences
Colled of Natural and Health Sciences

Contact Information

Phone
970-351-2650
Fax
970-351-2335
Mailing Address
501 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80639

Education

Professional/Academic Experience

1995-1996, Department of Biology, University of Joensuu, Research Fellow. J. William Fulbright Fellowship; Teaching, Research

1996-1997, Department of Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University, Lecturer, Teaching

1997-2003, Department of Biology, University of Memphis, Assistant Professor; Teaching, Research, Service

2003-2008, Department of Biology, University of Memphis, Associate Professor; Teaching, Research, Service

2008-2011, School of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Assistant Professor; Teaching, Research, Service

2011-2014, School of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Associate Professor; Teaching, Research, Service

2014-pres, School of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Professor; Teaching, Research, Service

2014-2015, Interim Associate Dean of Research, College of Natural and Health Sciences, University of Northern Colorado

2015 Fall, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan Botanic Garden, China, International Visiting Scholar; Research, Taught short course

2016 Spring, Institute of Botany, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia, International Visiting Scholar; Research

Research/Areas of Interest

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.

Publications/Creative Works

Peer-reviewed publications

Hunter, John, Scott Franklin, Sarah Luxton & Javier Loidi. 2021. Terrestrial biomes: a conceptual review. Vegetation Classification and Survey 2:73-85. doi: 10.3897/VCS/2021/61463. Received Editor’s Choice Award.

Franklin, Scott B., Tomas Herben, Rob Salguero-Gomez, Jitka Klimesova, Zdenek Janovsky, Peter Alpert & Vladimir Douhovnikoff. 2021. Next-gen plant clonal ecology. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 49:125601. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ppees.2021.125601

George P. Malanson, Michelle L. Talal, Elizabeth R. Pansing, and Scott B. Franklin. 2021. Vegetation ecology with anthropic drivers and consequences. Progress in Physical Geography 45: 446-459. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309133321999371

Franklin, Scott B., Michael Schiebout and Jozef Šibik. 2020. Vegetation Classification Exercise for the Pawnee National Grasslands, USA. Vegetation Classification and Survey 1:123-137. doi: 10.3897/VCS/2020/38629

Malanson, George, Scott B. Franklin, Michelle L. Talal and Elizabeth R. Pansing. 2020. Human Dimensions: Vegetation Ecology. The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. DOI:10.1002/bes2.1776.

Franklin, Scott B., Paweł Olejniczak, Ewa Samulak, Mária Šibíková, Tomáš Bacigál, Juraj Nechaj & Jozef Šibík. 2020. Clonal plants in disturbed mountain forests: heterogeneity enhances ramet integration. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 44: 125533. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ppees.2020.125533

Hobohm, Carsten, Monika Janišová, Manuel Steinbauer, Sara Landi, Richard Field, Sula Vanderplank, Carl Beierkuhnlein, John-Arvid Grytnes, Ole Reidar Vetaas, Alessandra Fidelis, Lea de Nascimento, Vincent Ralph Clark, José María Fernández-Palacios, Scott Franklin, Riccardo Guarino, Jihong Huang, Pavel Krestov, Keping Ma,Vladimir Onipchenko, Mike W. Palmer, Marcelo Fragomeni Simon, Christian Stolza, Alessandro Chiarucci. 2019. Global endemics-area relationships of vascular plants. Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pecon.2019.04.002.

Xu, Yaozhan, Haiyan Huang, Xiujuan Qiao, Zhijun Lu, Scott Franklin, Zheng Shi, Yoshiko Iida, Dachuan Bao, Yiqi Luo & Mingxi Jiang. 2019. Linkages between tree architectural designs and life-history strategies in a subtropical montane moist forest. Forest Ecology & Management 438: 1-9.

Bretfeld, Mario,Scott B. Franklin & Robert K. Peet. 2019. Long-term vegetation dynamics of mixed aspen forests in Rocky Mountain National Park, USA. Journal of Vegetation Science 30: DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12712.

Ke Guo, Chang-Cheng Liu, Zong-Qiang Xie, Frank Yonghong Li, Scott B. Franklin, Zhi-Jun Lu & Ke-Ping Ma. 2018. China Vegetation Classification: concept, approach and applications. Phytocoenologia 48: DOI: 10.1127/phyto/2017/0166.

De Cáceres, M., Franklin, Scott B., Hunter, John T., Landucci, Flavia, Dengler, Jürgen, Roberts, David W. 2018. Global overview of plot-based vegetation classification approaches. Phytocoenologia 48: 1-12. DOI: 10.1127/phyto/2018/0256. (SPECIAL ISSUE INTRODUCTION)

Ahn, Jehwoo, Scott B. Franklin & Vladimir Douhovnikoff. 2017. Epigenetic variation in clonal stands of aspen. Folia Geobotanica 52: 443-449.

Meng, H., X. Wei, S. B. Franklin, H. Wu, M. Jiang. 2017. Geographical variation and the role of climate in leaf traits of a relict tree species across its distribution in China. Plant Biology 19: 552–561.

Franklin, S.B., Xiujuan Qiao & Zhijun Lu. 2017. Spatial Patterns of Species Biodiversity in Terrestrial Environments. Oxford Bibliographies DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199830060-0179.

Bretfeld, M., Scott B. Franklin & Robert M. Hubbard. 2017. Initial evidence for simultaneous, bi-directional sap flow in roots of interconnected aspen ramets (Populus tremuloides). Folia Geobotanica 52:345-352.

Hao, Wu, Scott B. Franklin, Jianming Liu & Zhijun Lu. 2017. Relative importance of density dependence and topography on tree mortality in a subtropical mountain forest. Forest Ecology & Management 384: 169-179.

Wang Q., Punchi-Manage R., Lu Z., Franklin S., Wang Z., Li Y., Chi X., Bao D., Guo Y., Lu J., Xu Y., Qiao X. and Jiang M. 2016. Effects of topography on structuring species assemblages in a subtropical forest. J Plant Ecol, doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw047

Franklin, S.B., Hunter, J., De Cáceres, M., Dengler, J., Krestov, P., Landucci, F. 2016. Introducing the IAVS Vegetation Classification Working Group. Phytocoenologia 46: 5-8. DOI: 10.1127/phyto/2016/0116.

Wang, Wei, Scott B. Franklin, Zhijun Lu & Brian J. Rude. 2016. Delayed Flowering in Bamboo: Evidence from in the Qinling Mountains of China. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:151. doi:10.3389/fpls.2016.00151.

Bretfeld, M., Scott B. Franklin & Robert K. Peet. 2016. A multiple-scale assessment of long-term aspen persistence and elevational range shifts in the Colorado Front Range. Ecological Monographs 86:244-260. DOI: 10.1890/15-1195.1.

Qiao, Xiujuan, Junmeng Lu, Qianxi Li, Qinggang Wang, Zhiyao Tang, Scott Franklin, Jiaxin Zhang, Zhijun Lu, Dachuan Bao, Yili Guo, Haibo Liu, Yaozhan Xu, & Mingxi Jiang. 2015. Beta diversity determinants in Badagonshan, a subtropical forest in central China. Scientific Reports 5:17043. DOI: 10.1038/srep17043.

Xu Y., J. Zhang, S.B. Franklin, J. Liang, P. Ding, Y. Luo, Z. Lu, D. Bao and M. Jiang. 2015. Improving allometry models to estimate the above- and belowground biomass of subtropical forest, China. Ecosphere 6(12): 289. DOI: 10.1890/ES15-00198.1

De Cáceres, Miquel; Chytry, Milan; Agrillo, Emiliano; Attorre, Fabio; Botta-Dukát, Zoltán; Capelo, Jorge; Czúcz, Balint; Dengler, Jürgen; Ewald, Joerg; Faber-Langendoen, Don; Enrico, Feoli; Franklin, Scott; Gavilán, Rosario; Gillet, François; Jansen, Florian; Jiménez-Alfaro, Borja; Krestov, Pavel; Landucci, Flavia; Lengyel, Attila; Loidi, Javier; Mucina, Ladislav; Peet, Robert; Roberts, Dave; Roleček, Jan; Schaminée, Joop; Schmidtlein, Sebastian; Theurillat, Jean-Paul; Tichý, Lubomír; Walker, Donald; Wildi, Otto; Willner, Wolfgang; Wiser, Susan. 2015. A comparative framework for broad-scale plot-based vegetation classification.  Applied Vegetation Science 18:543-560. DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12179

Bretfeld, Mario, James Doerner & S.B. Franklin. 2015. Radial growth response and vegetative sprouting of aspen following release from competition due to insect-induced conifer mortality. Forest Ecology & Management 347: 96-106.

Beverly, Daniel & S.B. Franklin. 2015. Separation of heterotrophic and autotrophic contributions to soil CO2 efflux under simulated dormancy conditions. Open Journal of Forestry 5: 274-286. DOI: 10.4236/ojf.2015.53024.

ESA Panel [Franklin, S.B. et al.]. 2015. How can a national vegetation classification help ecological research and management? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 13:185-186.

Rayle, Courtney M., S.B. Franklin & Zhijun Lu. 2015. Fire occurrence in relation to bamboo dominance in the Qinling Mountains of China: Evidence from phytolith and charcoal records in Holocene sediments. SCIENCE CHINA Earth Sciences 58: 1182–1190. .

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.

Recently presented papers

Oral

Franklin, S.B., Pawel Olejniczak & Jozef Sibik. 2018. Clonal Plant Response to Disturbance in the Montane Spruce Forests of the Tatras, Central Europe. Clonal Plant Conference, Brunswick, ME, USA.

Franklin, S.B., Pawel Olejniczak & Jozef Sibik. 2018. Clonal Plant Response to Disturbance in the Montane Spruce Forests of the Tatras, Central Europe. Rocky Mountain National park Symposium, Estes Park, CO, USA.

Franklin, Scott B., Don Faber-Langendoen & Jozef Sibik. 2017. Division Level Examples for a Global Vegetation-based Biome Classification. International Association of Vegetation Science, Palermo, Sicily.

Franklin, Scott B., Mario Bretfeld, Robert K. Peet, Kimberly Kaufeld, James Doerner & Megan Heier. 2015. Forty years of change in aspen forests, Rocky Mountain National Park (CO). Clonal Plant Workshop, Třeboň, Czech Republic.

Lupardus, Randi & Scott Franklin. 2015. Potential Environmental Impacts of Shale Development on Proximate Flora. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Franklin, Scott B., Bretfeld, Mario, Peet, Robert K., Kaufeld, Kimberly, & Doerner, James. 2015. Forty years of change in aspen forests, Rocky Mountain National Park, USA. Rocky Mountain National Park Research Conference, Estes Park, CO.

Kaufeld, K., Scott B. Franklin & James E. Moore. 2014. Community dynamics along a disturbance gradient. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA.

Bretfeld, Mario, Scott B. Franklin & Robert K. Peet. 2014. Assessing 40 years of change in aspen forests of the Rocky Mountain National Park (CO). Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA. (Mario won the Vegetation Section Oral Presentation Award for this talk – Damman Award)

Posters

Franklin, Scott B., Pawel Olejniczak, Ewa Samulak, Maria Sibikova, Tomas Basigal, Juraj Nechaj & Jozef Sibik. 2018. Clonal Plant Response to Disturbance in the Montane Spruce Forests of the Tatras (Slovakia). International Association of Vegetation Science, Bozeman, MT, USA.

Franklin, Scott B. & Don Faber-Langendoen. 2017. NVC Review Board: Engaging vegetation ecologists in support of the USNVC. Ecological Society of America annual meeting. Portland, OR.

Franklin, S.B., Hunter, J., De Cáceres, M., Dengler, J., Krestov, P., Landucci, F. 2016. Introducing the IAVS Vegetation Classification Working Group. International Association of Vegetation Science Annual Meeting, Rome, Italy.

Franklin, Scott B., Don Faber-Langendoen, Robert K. Peet, Todd Keeler-Wolf, David W. Roberts, Esteban Muldavin & Janet Franklin. 2015. USNVC peer review: maintaining a dynamic and comprehensive classification. International Association of Vegetation Science Annual Meeting. Brno, Czech Republic.

Schiebout, Michael H., Amber Brandt & Scott B. Franklin. 2014. Vegetative classification of the Pawnee National Grassland, USA.
Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Sacramento, CA.

Beverly, D. & Scott B. Franklin. 2014. Separation of heterotrophic and autotrophic contributions to soil CO2 efflux under simulated dormancy conditions. Ecological Soceity of America Annual Meeting. Sacramento, CA.