Douglas A. Frank
Research and Teaching Interests
Plant/ecosystem ecology with emphasis on plant-herbivore interactions
Effects of climate and grazing mammals on energy and nutrient processes in grasslands. Rhizospheric processes. The structure of grassland root communities. Effects of climate change on ecosystem carbon storage. Top-down vs bottom control of ecosystem dynamics.
- M.S., University of Washington (1983)
- Ph.D., Syracuse University (1990)
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Idaho State University (1991-1993)
- BIO 400 Global Change Biology Lab
- BIO 451 General Ecology
- BIO 453 Ecology Lab
Chuckran P, Frank D.A. 2013. Herbivores regulate the sensitivity of soil organic carbon decomposition to warming. Environmental Research Letters 044013. IOP Science Select Article and featured on the Environmental Research Website
Frank, D.A. and Groffman, P.M. 2009. Plant rhizospheric N processes: what we don't know and why we should care. Ecology 90: 1512-1519.
Frank DA. 2008. Evidence for top predator control of a grazing ecosystem. Oikos 117:1718-1724.
Frank DA. 2008. Ungulate and topographic control of N : P stoichiometry in a temperate grassland: soils, plants, and mineralization rates. Oikos 117
Frank, D.A. 2007. Drought effects on above and below ground production of a grazed temperate grassland ecosystem. Oecologia 152: 131-139.
Frank, D. A., S. J. McNaughton, and B. Tracy. 1998. The ecology of the earth's grazing ecosystems. Bioscience 48: 513-521.