Professor Craig Franklin

Deputy Head of School

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science

Executive Director, Research Ethics

Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and International)
c.franklin@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52355

Overview

My lab investigates the physiological and behavioural responses of fish, frogs and reptiles to changing environmental conditions including assessing and predicting the impact of human-induced environmental change. A major thrust of this research is within the emerging field of Conservation Physiology. We are particularly interested in the capacity and plasticity of physiological systems (e.g. respiratory, cardiovascular, osmoregulatory, digestive and musculo-skeletal) to compensate and maintain performance under changing environmental conditions.

We combine lab-based experimental studies with fieldwork, and take an integrative approach that utilises ecological, behavioural, physiological and genomic methodologies. In the field we utilise remote sensing technology (acoustic and satellite telemetry, archival tags) to investigate the movement patterns and behaviours of animals in relation to environmental conditions.

Current projects include:

  • assessing the effects of increasing temperatures on sharks, frogs, turtles and crocodiles;
  • determining the physiological basis for the impact of increasing UV-B radiation on frogs;
  • diving behaviour and physiology of freshwater turtles and crocodiles;
  • acoustic and satellite tracking of sharks, turtles and crocodiles in Queensland;
  • regulation of physiological function in aestivating frogs

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons), University of Canterbury
  • PhD, University of Canterbury

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Franklin, C. E., Axelsson, M., Sundin, L. and Davison, W. (2004). Antarctic Fish: Survival and Performance at -1.86 C. In A. Elizinga, T. Nordin, D. Turner and V. Wrakberg (Ed.), Antarctic Challenges: Historical and current perspectives on Otto NordenskjId's Antarctic expedition 1901-1903 1 ed. (pp. 233-244) Goteborg, Sweden: Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Goteborg.

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Conference Publication

Edited Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision