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Jennifer Anne Franklin
Associate Professor
Tree physiology

Eric C. Drumm
Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics

Groups and Facilities

(1 mention)

Soil genesis, minesoil classification, and disturbed land reclamation.

(1 mention)

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



Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017


(2 mentions)

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

Standard reclamation practice at post-mining chronosequences across the USA leads to fast recovery of C and N in soil organic matter fractions.  Angst, G., C. W. Mueller, M. Pivokonsky, J. A. Franklin, P. D. Stahl, and J. Frouz.  2017.  Environmental Management. [Abstract]

Chapter 6: Tree-Compatible Ground Covers for Reforestation and Erosion Control Burger, J., V. Davis, J. A. Franklin, C. Zipper, J. Skousen, C. Barton, and P. Angel.  2017.  The Forestry Reclamation Approach: Guide to Successful Reforestation of Mined Lands, M. B. Adams, Editor. [Abstract]

Chapter 9: Planting Hardwood Tree Seedlings on Reclaimed Mine Land in the Appalachian Region Davis, V., J. A. Franklin, C. Zipper, and P. Angel.  2017.  The Forestry Reclamation Approach: Guide to Successful Reforestation of Mined Lands, M. B. Adams, Editor. [Abstract]

Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative, and the Forestry Reclamation Approach for successful reforestation of mined lands.  M. B. Adams, P. Angel, J. A. Franklin, J. Groninger, D. Jacobs, and J. Larkin.  2017.  Book of Abstracts of the VII World Conference on Ecological Restoration, SER 2017 Linking Science and Practice for a Better World, Poz do Iguassu, Aug. 27-Sep. 1, 2017.

Some physiological characteristics to estimate species potential as a mine reclamation ground cover Nurtjahya, E., and J. A. Franklin.  2017.  International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment. [Abstract]

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. [Abstract]

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. [Abstract]

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. [Abstract]

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. [Abstract]