Elizabeth Franklin

Dr Elizabeth Franklin

  • 01202 961652
  • efranklin at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Demonstrator
  • Christchurch House C131, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

I am interested in both behaviour and ecology with a specific interest in social insects. I am currently involved research on pollinator and carnivorous plant interactions, Urban pollinators and heathland management for pollinators. I am also interested in behavior, I am particularly interested in how the actions of individuals influence the colony as a whole and in addition the presence of behavioural syndromes at the individual and colony level.

Research

Impact of the invasive pitcher plant Sarracinia purpurea on native invertebrates, Bumblebee and honeybee use of heathlands, Pollinators and People project, Urban pollinators- informing pollinator planting strips, The value of individual heterogenity for colony flexibility,

Favourites

  • Franklin, E., Evans, D., Thornton, A., Moody, C., Green, I. and Diaz, A., 2017. Exploring the predation of UK bumblebees (Apidae, Bombus spp.) by the invasive pitcher plant Sarracenia purpurea: examining the effects of annual variation, seasonal variation, plant density and bumblebee gender. ARTHROPOD-PLANT INTERACTIONS, 11 (1), 79-88.
  • Hoggart, S.P.G., Franklin, E.L. et al., 2014. The consequences of doing nothing: The effects of seawater flooding on coastal zones. COASTAL ENGINEERING, 87, 169-182.
  • Franklin, E.L., 2014. The journey of tandem running: The twists, turns and what we have learned. Insectes Sociaux, 61 (1), 1-8.
  • Franklin, E.L., 2014. Erratum to The journey of tandem running: The twists, turns and what we have learned (Insect. Soc., 10.1007/s00040-013-0325-3). Insectes Sociaux, 61 (1), 9.
  • Doran, C., Pearce, T., Connor, A., Schlegel, T., Franklin, E., Sendova-Franks, A.B. and Franks, N.R., 2013. Economic investment by ant colonies in searches for better homes. Biol Lett, 9 (5), 20130685.
  • Franklin, E.L. and Franks, N.R., 2012. Individual and social learning in tandem-running recruitment by ants. Animal Behaviour, 84 (2), 361-368.
  • Franklin, E.L., Robinson, E.J.H., Marshall, J.A.R., Sendova-Franks, A.B. and Franks, N.R., 2012. Do ants need to be old and experienced to teach? J Exp Biol, 215 (Pt 8), 1287-1292.
  • Hanley, M.E., Franklin, E.L. et al., 2011. Increased bumblebee abundance along the margins of a mass flowering crop: evidence for pollinator spill-over. OIKOS, 120 (11), 1618-1624.
  • Franklin, E.L., Richardson, T.O., Sendova-Franks, A.B., Robinson, E.J.H. and Franks, N.R., 2011. Blinkered teaching: tandem running by visually impaired ants. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, 65 (4), 569-579.

Journal Articles

  • Franklin, E., Evans, D., Thornton, A., Moody, C., Green, I. and Diaz, A., 2017. Exploring the predation of UK bumblebees (Apidae, Bombus spp.) by the invasive pitcher plant Sarracenia purpurea: examining the effects of annual variation, seasonal variation, plant density and bumblebee gender. ARTHROPOD-PLANT INTERACTIONS, 11 (1), 79-88.
  • Hoggart, S.P.G., Franklin, E.L. et al., 2014. The consequences of doing nothing: The effects of seawater flooding on coastal zones. COASTAL ENGINEERING, 87, 169-182.
  • Franklin, E.L., 2014. The journey of tandem running: The twists, turns and what we have learned. Insectes Sociaux, 61 (1), 1-8.
  • Franklin, E.L., 2014. Erratum to The journey of tandem running: The twists, turns and what we have learned (Insect. Soc., 10.1007/s00040-013-0325-3). Insectes Sociaux, 61 (1), 9.
  • Doran, C., Pearce, T., Connor, A., Schlegel, T., Franklin, E., Sendova-Franks, A.B. and Franks, N.R., 2013. Economic investment by ant colonies in searches for better homes. Biol Lett, 9 (5), 20130685.
  • Franklin, E.L. and Franks, N.R., 2012. Individual and social learning in tandem-running recruitment by ants. Animal Behaviour, 84 (2), 361-368.
  • Franklin, E.L., Robinson, E.J.H., Marshall, J.A.R., Sendova-Franks, A.B. and Franks, N.R., 2012. Do ants need to be old and experienced to teach? J Exp Biol, 215 (Pt 8), 1287-1292.
  • Hanley, M.E., Franklin, E.L. et al., 2011. Increased bumblebee abundance along the margins of a mass flowering crop: evidence for pollinator spill-over. OIKOS, 120 (11), 1618-1624.
  • Franklin, E.L., Richardson, T.O., Sendova-Franks, A.B., Robinson, E.J.H. and Franks, N.R., 2011. Blinkered teaching: tandem running by visually impaired ants. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, 65 (4), 569-579.

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Chimistry, Biochemistry, Biomolecules, Research Skills, Environmental pollution, Practical skills in Biology, Ecology, Cell Biology, Diversity of Life, Dissertation supervisor

Grants

  • ECO-CODING: Creating a centre for DNA Meta-barcoding Ecology at BU (HEIF (Higher Education Innovation Fund), 31 Jul 2016). Awarded

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Planting of plants that are good for pollinators at the Bournemouth Natural Science Society for the public
  • Presented research and took part in a Q&A as part of a series of lectures around conservation for members of the U3A.
  • A talk to the U3A on the plight of pollinators and what we can do in our urban environments to help the,
  • Acting as an expert for pond dipping at Moors Valley Park - Aiming to identify as many species as possible caught
  • Acting as an expert on entomology at Bioblitz at Moors Valley Park

Qualifications

  • PhD in Biological Sciences (2012)

Memberships

  • Britsih Ecological Society, Member (2016-),
  • HEA, fellow (2015-),
  • IUSSI International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Member, http://www.iussi.org/
  • Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, Member (2016-),
  • Royal Entomological Society, Member, http://www.royensoc.co.uk/
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