Recent Journal Articles
Berrier, D.L., S.C. Neubauer, and R.B. Franklin. Saltwater intrusion disrupts syntrophic carbon breakdown in a tidal freshwater marsh soil. In preparation for FEMS Microbiology Ecology.
Giannopoulos, G., B.L. Brown, and R.B. Franklin. Microbial community structure and functional potential across a salinity gradient. In preparation for Frontiers in Microbiology.
Giannopoulos, G., K.R. Hartop, B.L. Brown, and R.B. Franklin. In review. Trace metal availability affects greenhouse gas emissions and microbial functional group abundance in freshwater wetland sediments. Environmental Microbiology.
Kuramae, E.E., M.F.A. Leite, A.K.A. Suleiman, C.M. Gough, B. Castillo, L. Faller, R.B. Franklin, and J. Syring. 2019. Wood decay characteristics and intraspecific interactions control bacterial community succession in Populus grandidentata (bigtooth aspen). Frontiers in Microbiology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.00979
Dang, C., E.M. Morrissey, S.C. Neubauer, and R.B. Franklin. 2019. Novel microbial community composition and carbon biogeochemistry emerge over time following saltwater intrusion in wetlands. Global Change Biology. 25:549-561. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14486
Giannopoulos, G., K.R. Hartop, B.L. Brown, and R.B. Franklin. 2019. Response relationships between CO2, CH4 and N2O emissions and microbial functional groups in wetland sediments after trace metal addition. bioRxiv 515809. http://doi.org/10.1101/515809
Giannopoulos, G., D.Y. Lee, S.C. Neubauer, B.L. Brown, and R.B. Franklin. 2019. A simple and effective sampler to collect undisturbed cores from tidal marshes. bioRxiv 515825. http://doi.org/10.1101/515825
Neubauer, S.C., M.F. Piehler, A.R. Smyth, and R.B. Franklin. 2018. Saltwater intrusion modifies microbial community structure and decreases denitrification in tidal freshwater marshes. Ecosystems. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-018-0312-7
Morina, J.M., E.M. Morrissey, and R.B. Franklin. 2018. Vegetation effects on bacteria and denitrifer abundance in the soils of two tidal freshwater wetlands in Virginia. Applied and Environmental Soil Science. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/4727258
Bukaveckas, P.A., R.B. Franklin, S. Tassone, B. Trache, and T. Egerton. 2018. Cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins at the river-estuarine transition. Harmful Algae. 76:11-21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hal.2018.04.012
Battistelli, J.M., R.B. Franklin, and A.L. Mills. 2018. Effect of tidal cycling rate on the distribution and abundance of nitrogen-oxidizing bacteria in a bench-scale fill-and-drain bioreactor. Water. 10:492. https://doi.org/10.3390/w10040492
Brown, B.L., M. Watson, S.S. Minot, M.C. Rivera, and R.B. Franklin. 2017. MinION nanopore sequencing of environmental metagenomes: a synthetic approach. GigaScience, 6:1-10. https://doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/gix007
Franklin, R.B., E.M. Morrissey, and J.M. Morina. 2017. Changes in the abundance and community structure of nitrate-reducing bacteria along a salinity gradient in tidal wetlands. Pedobiologia International Journal of Soil Biology. 60:21-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedobi.2016.12.002
Herbert, E.R.,P. Boon, A.J. Burgin, S.C. Neubauer, R.B. Franklin, M. Ardón, K.N. Hopfensperger, L.P.M. Lamers, and P. Gell. 2015. A global perspective on wetland salinization: Ecological consequences of a growing threat to freshwater wetlands. Ecosphere, 6:206. https://doi.org/10.1890/ES14-00534.1
Morrissey, E.M. and R.B. Franklin. 2015. Evolutionary history influences the salinity preferences of bacterial taxa in wetland soils. Frontiers in Microbiology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2015.01013
Brown, B.L., R.V. LePrell, R.B. Franklin, M.C. Rivera, F.M. Cabral, H.L. Eaves, V. Gardiakos, K.P. Keegan, and T.L. King. 2015. Metagenomic analysis of planktonic microbial consortia from a non-tidal urban-impacted segment of James River. Standards in Genomic Sciences. 10:65. DOI:10.1186/s40793-015-0062-5
Morrissey, E.M. and R.B. Franklin. 2015. Resource effects on denitrification are mediated by community composition in tidal freshwater wetlands soils. Environmental Microbiology. 17:1520-1532. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.12575
Berrier, D.J., M.L. Rawls, S.L. McCallister, and R.B. Franklin. 2014. Influence of substrate quality and moisture availability on microbial communities and litter decomposition. Open Journal of Ecology. 4:421-433. DOI: 10.4236/oje.2014.48037
Wood, J.D., R.B. Franklin, G. Garman, S. McIninch. A.J. Porter, and P.A. Bukaveckas. 2014. Exposure to the cyanotoxin microcystin arising from inter-specific differences in feeding habits among fish and shellfish in the James River Estuary, Virginia. Environmental Science & Technology. 48:5194-5202. DOI:10.1021/es403491k
Morrissey, E.M., J.C. Morina, J.L. Gillespie, and R.B. Franklin. 2014. Salinity affects microbial activity and soil organic matter content in tidal wetlands. Global Change Biology. 20:1351-1362. DOI:10.1111/gcb.12431
Morrissey, E.M., D.J. Berrier, S.C. Neubauer, and R.B. Franklin. 2014. Using microbial communities and extracellular enzymes to link soil organic matter characteristics to greenhouse gas production in a tidal freshwater wetland. Biogeochemistry. 117:473-490. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-013-9894-5
Herman, J.S., A.G. Hounshell, R.B. Franklin, and A.L. Mills. 2013. Biological control on acid generation at the conduit-bedrock boundary in submerged caves: quantification through geochemical modeling. Acta Carsologica. 42:213-225. DOI: 10.3986/ac.v42i2-3.663
Neubauer, S.C., R.B. Franklin, and D.J. Berrier. 2013. Saltwater intrusion into tidal freshwater marshes alters the biogeochemical processing of organic carbon. Biogeosciences. 10:8171-8183. DOI: 10.5194/bg-10-8171-2013
Franklin, R.B., C. Luria, L.S. Ozaki, and P.A. Bukaveckas. 2013. Community composition and activity state of estuarine bacterioplankton assessed using differential staining and metagenomic analysis of 16S rRNA and rDNA. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 69:247-261. DOI: 10.3354/ame01635
Morrissey, E.M., A.S. Jenkins, B.L. Brown, and R.B. Franklin. 2013. Resource availability effects on nitrate-reducing microbial communities in a freshwater wetland. Wetlands. 33:301-310. DOI: 10.1007/s13157-013-0384-2
Friedline, C.J., R.B. Franklin, S.L. McCallister, and M.C. Rivera. 2012. Bacterial assemblages of the eastern Atlantic Ocean reveal both vertical and latitudinal biogeographic signatures. Biogeosciences. 9:2177-2193. DOI: 10.5194/bg-9-2177-2012
Franklin, R.B., A.H. Campbell, C.B. Higgins, M.K. Barker, and B.L. Brown. 2011. Enumerating bacterial cells on bioadhesive coated slides. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 87:154-160. DOI: 10.1016/j.mimet.2011.08.013
Campbell, A.H., D.W. Meritt, R.B. Franklin, E.L. Boone, C.T. Nicely, and B.L. Brown. 2011. Effects of age and composition of field-produced biofilms on oyster larval setting. Biofouling. 27:255-265. DOI: 10.1080/08927014.2011.560384
Franklin, R.B. and A.L. Mills. 2009. Importance of spatially structured environmental heterogeneity in controlling microbial community composition at small spatial scales in an agricultural field. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 41:1833-1840. DOI:10.1016/j.soilbio.2009.06.003
Krumins, J.A., J. Dighton, D. Gray, R.B. Franklin, P.J. Morin, and M.S. Roberts. 2009. Soil microbial community response to nitrogen enrichment in two scrub oak forests. Forest Ecology & Management. 258:1383-1390. DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2009.06.046
Franklin, R.B. and A.L. Mills. 2006. Structural and functional responses of a sewage microbial community to dilution-induced reductions in diversity. Microbial Ecology. 52:280-288. DOI:10.1007/s00248-006-9033-0
Giannotti, A.L., R.B. Franklin and T.N. Tysall. 2005. Down Under! Incorporating cave and karst research into primary and secondary education. Proceedings of the 17th National Cave and Karst Management Symposium pp 136-138.
Franklin, R.B. and A.L. Mills. 2003. Multi-scale variation in spatial heterogeneity for microbial community structure in an eastern Virginia agricultural field. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 44:335-346. DOI:10.1016/S0168-6496(03)00074-6
Franklin, R. B, L.K. Blum, A.C. McComb, and A.L. Mills. 2002. A geostatistical analysis of small-scale spatial variability in bacterial abundance and community structure in salt-marsh creek bank sediments. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 42:71-80. DOI:10.1016/S0168-6496(02)00320-3
Franklin, R. B., C.H. Bolster, J.L. Garland, and A.L. Mills. 2001. The impact of dilution on microbial community structure and functional potential: Comparison of numerical simulations and batch culture experiments. Applied & Environmental Microbiology. 67:702-712. DOI: 10.1128/AEM.67.2.702-712.2001
Books & Chapters
Jenkins, D.G., K.A. Medley, and R.B. Franklin. 2011. Microbes as a test of biogeographical principles. In: “Biogeography of microscopic organisms: Is everything small everywhere?” D. Fontaneta (editor), Cambridge Scientific Publishers, Cambridge, The United Kingdom, ISBN-13: 9780521766708. pp 309-323.
Franklin, R.B. and A.L. Mills. 2007. The importance of microbial distribution in space and spatial scale to microbial ecology. In: Franklin, R.B. and A.L. Mills (eds.), The Spatial Distribution of Microbes in the Environment, Springer Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2007, 1-30.
Franklin, R.B. and A.L. Mills. 2007. Statistical analysis of spatial structure in microbial communities. In: Franklin, R.B. and A.L. Mills (eds.), The Spatial Distribution of Microbes in the Environment, Springer Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2007, 31-60.