ASU Regents' Professor honored for ecosystems work

Dr. Janet Franklin was elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is recognized for her significant contributions in increasing our understanding of synergies among human impacts and the environment.

Franklin has developed techniques for using geographic information technologies and spatial statistical analysis to tease out new insights into the complex interrelations between human activities that change the landscape — such as agriculture and urbanization — and natural disturbances like fire, flooding and hurricanes, and how both these forces impact plant communities.

This recognition adds to a growing list of honors for Franklin, including election to the National Academy of Sciences in 2014 and selection as an ASU Regents’ Professor in 2015.