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Personnel

Jennifer Anne Franklin
Associate Professor
Tree physiology

Eric C. Drumm
Professor
Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics

Groups and Facilities


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Center for Native Grasslands Management 
Research includes forage production, biofuels production, restoration of native grassland communities, and wildlife conservation.



1 mention

Pedology 
Soil genesis, minesoil classification, and disturbed land reclamation.


 

Video


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Mine Reclamation 
We get half our electricity from coal, but getting to coal underground sometimes means we have to cut down trees. UTIA researchers are working to bring new vegetation to former mining sites.


 

Recent Publications

Some physiological characteristics to estimate species potential as a mine reclamation ground cover.  Nurtjahya, E., and J. A. Franklin.  2017.  Applied Vegetation Science.

Effectiveness of 10 plant species in the removal of selenium from soil.  Aldrovandi, M., and J. A. Franklin.  2015.  Proceedings of the National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Lexington, KY Reclamation Opportunities for a SustainableFuture June 6 - 11, 2015. R.I. Barnhisel (Ed.). Published by ASMR;1305 Weathervane Dr., Champaign, IL 61821.

Vegetation and soil development in planted pine and naturally regenerated hardwood stands decades after mining.  Frouz, J., and J. A. Franklin.  2015.  Journal of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation.

Forest Restoration Following Surface Mining Disturbance: Challenges and Solutions Macdonald, S. E., S. Landhäusser, J. Skousen, J. Frouz, S. Quideau, and S. Hall., and D. Jacobs.  2015.  New Forests, 46(5-6): 703-732.

Can first year measurements predict longer-term success of trees planted on minesites in the eastern U.S.?.  Franklin, J. A., and D. S. Buckley.  2014.  Proceedings of Restoring Forests, Lafayette, IN, Oct. 15, 2014. International meeting of IUFRO Forest Restoration.

Long-term Forest and Soil Development on Southern Appalachian Coal Mines.  Franklin, J. A., and J. Frouz.  2014.  Reclamation Matters, Published by the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, J. Skousen editor.

Long-term effects of biosolid and fly ash utilization on the reclamation of acid mine spoil.  Essington, M. E., and S. E. Sheffel.  2013.  Annual International Meetings Abstracts [CD-ROM], ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, Madison, WI.

Influence of herbaceous ground cover on forest restoration of eastern US coal surface mines Franklin, J. A., C. E. Zipper, J. A. Burger, J. G. Skousen, and D. F. Jacobs.  2012.  New Forests 43:905-924.

Re-Envisioning Reclamation: A Strip Mine’s Biography by Bethany Morris.  Bethany Morris  2011.  M.S. Thesis.

Tree response to substrate and grading treatments on quarry overburden.  De Lima, V., J. A. Franklin, and D. S. Buckley.  2011.  National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Bismarck, ND Reclamation: Sciences Leading to Success June 11 - 16, 2011. R.I. Barnhisel (Ed.) Published by ASMR, 3134 Montavesta Rd., Lexington, KY 40502.

Influence of planted ground cover on tree establishment and growth on eastern US surface mines.  Franklin, J. A., Zipper, C., Burger, J., Skousen, J., and Jacobs, D..  2011.  Proceedings of “Restoring Forests”, a meeting of the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, Oct. 27-30, Madrid, Spain.

Can transpiration rates tell the potentiality of mine reclamation ground cover?.  Nurtjahya, E., and J. A. Franklin.  2011.  National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Bismarck, ND Reclamation: Sciences Leading to Success June 11 - 16, 2011. R.I. Barnhisel (Ed.) Published by ASMR, 3134 Montavesta Rd., Lexington, KY 40502.