Janet Franklin

Janet Franklin (born July 8, 1959 in Frankfurt, Germany) is an American geographer, botanist, and landscape ecologist. She is currently a Distinguished Professor of Biogeography in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at the University of California Riverside. Franklin's work focuses on the use of remote sensing techniques to model and understand vegetated landscapes. She has made significant contributions to the study of human-caused landscape change and predictive vegetation mapping. In recent years, much of her work has focused on climate change, both present and historical. Franklin is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is also the current editor-in-chief of ''Diversity & Distributions,'' a highly-ranked journal on conservation biogeography. Provided by Wikipedia