Recent Publications (2012-2017)


Carey, P.W. and Franklin C.E. (2015).  Antarctica Cruising Guide – 3rd  Edition. Awa Press, Wellington, N.Z.  298 pp.



Reilly, B.D. and Franklin, C.E. (2016) Prevention of muscle wasting and osteoporosis: the value of examining novel animal models. Journal of Experimental Biology219 17: 2582-2595. DOI:10.1242/jeb.128348 

Kazerouni, E.G., Franklin, C.E. and Seebacher, F. (2016) UV-B exposure reduces locomotor performance by impairing muscle function but not mitochondrial ATP production. Journal of Experimental Biology219 1: 96-102. DOI:10.1242/jeb.131615 

Farrell, A.P. and Franklin, C.E. (2016) Recognizing thermal plasticity in fish. Science351 6269: 132-133. DOI:10.1126/science.351.6269.132-b 

Kern, P., Cramp, R.L. and Franklin, C.E. (2015) Physiological responses of ectotherms to daily temperature variation. Journal of Experimental Biology218 19: 3068-3076. DOI:10.1242/jeb.123166
Kazerouni, E.G., Franklin, C.E. and Seebacher, F. (2015) UV-B radiation interacts with temperature to determine animal performance. Functional Ecology, 1-12. DOI:10.1111/1365-2435.12520 

Ghanizadeh, E., Franklin, C.E. and Seebacher, F. (2015). UV-B radiation interacts with temperature to determine animal performance.  Functional Ecology (accepted)

Cramp, R.L., Hansen, M.J. and Franklin, C.E. (2015).  Osmoregulation by brown-banded bamboo shark pups, Chiloscyllium punctatum, in hypo- and hyper-saline waters.   Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B.  185, 107-114.

Reilly, B., Cramp, R.L. and Franklin, C.E.  (2014).  Activity, abundance and expression of Ca2+-activated proteases in skeletal muscle of the aestivating frog, Cyclorana alboguttata. Journal of Comparative Physiology B   12,  1-13. DOI 10.1007/s00360-014-0880-6

Reilly, B.D., Hickey, A.J.R., Cramp, R.L. and Franklin, C.E. (2014).  Decreased hydrogen peroxide production and mitochondrial respiration in muscle fibres of the green-striped burrowing frog, a natural model of muscle disuse.  Journal of Experimental Biology 217, 1087-1093.

Kern, P., Cramp, R.L. and Franklin, C.E. (2014).  Temperature and UV-B-insensitive performance in tadpoles of the ornate burrowing frog: an ephemeral pond specialist.  Journal of Experimental Biology 217, 1246-1252.

Micheli-Campbell, M.A., Baumgartl, T., Campbell, H.A., Connell, M., Booth, D.T., Franklin, C.E. (2013). Selectivity and repeated use of nesting sites in a freshwater turtle.  Herpetologica 69, 383-396.

Farrell, A.P., Altimiras, J., Franklin, C.E., Axelsson, M. (2013).  Niche expansion of the shorthorn sculpin to Arctic waters is supported by a thermal independence of cardiac performance at low temperature. Canadian Journal of Zoology 91, 573-580.

Kayes, S. M., Cramp, R. L., Hudson, N. J. and Franklin, C. E. (2013). The effect of opioids on tissue metabolism in aestivating and active green striped burrowing frogs, Cyclorana alboguttata.  Journal of Herpetology 47, 369-377.

Reilly, B.D., Schlipalius, D., Cramp, R.L., Ebert, P. & Franklin, C.E. (2013). Frogs and aestivation: transcriptional insights into metabolism and cell survival in a natural model of extended muscle disuse. Physiological Genomics 45, 377-388. DOI: 10.1152/physiolgenomics.00163.2012.

Cooke, S.J., Sack, L., Franklin, C.E., Farrell, A.P., Beardall, J., Wileski, M., and Chown, S.L. (2013) What is conservation physiology? Perspectives on an increasingly integrated and essential science. Conservation physiology 1,  DOI: 10.1093/conphys/cot001.

Campbell, H. A., Sissa, O. and Franklin, C. E. (2013). Crocodiles maintain a thermal plateau for activity but at what cost? Journal of Herpetology 47, 11-14.

Young, K. M., Cramp, R. L. and Franklin, C. E. (2013). Each to their own: skeletal muscles of different function use different biochemical strategies during aestivation at high temperature. Journal of Experimental Biology  216, 1012-1024.

Young, K. M., Cramp, R. L. and Franklin, C. E. (2013). Hot and steady: Elevated temperatures do not enhance muscle disuse atrophy during prolonged aestivation in the ectotherm, Cyclorana alboguttataJournal of Morphology 274, 165-174.

Niehaus, A. C., Angilletta, M. J., Sears, M. W., Franklin, C. E. and Wilson, R. S. (2012). Predicting the physiological performance of ectotherms in fluctuating thermal environments. Journal of Experimental Biology 215, 694-701.

Bruton, M.J., Cramp, R.L. and Franklin, C.E. (2012). Benefits of thermal acclimation in a tropical aquatic ectotherm, the Arafura filesnake, Acrochordus arafuraeJournal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology 182, 541-551.

Micheli-Campbell, M. A., Gordos, M. A., Campbell, H. A., Booth, D. T. and Franklin, C. E. (2012). The influence of daily temperature fluctuations during incubation upon the phenotype of a freshwater turtle. Journal of Zoology 288, 143-150.


Conservation Physiology

Ceccato, E., Cramp, R.L., Seebacher, F. and Franklin, C.E. (2016) Early exposure to ultraviolet-B radiation decreases immune function later in life. Conservation Physiology4 1: DOI:10.1093/conphys/cow037

Seebacher, F, Kazerouni, E.G. and Franklin, C.E. (2016) Ultraviolet B radiation alters movement and thermal selection of zebrafish (Danio rerio). Biology Letters12 8: DOI:10.1098/rsbl.2016.0258 

Bruton, M.J., Maron, M., Franklin, C.E. and McAlpine, C.A. (2016) The relative importance of habitat quality and landscape context for reptiles in regenerating landscapes. Biological Conservation193 37-47. DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2015.11.004 

Kern, P., cramp, R.L., Seebacher, F., Ghanizadeh Kazerouni, E. and Franklin, C.E. (2015) Plasticity of protective mechanisms only partially explains interactive effects of temperature and UVR on upper thermal limits. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology190 75-82. DOI:10.1016/j.cbpa.2015.09.007 

Winwood-Smith, H.S., Alton, L.A., Franklin, C.E. and White, C.R. (2015) Does greater thermal plasticity facilitate range expansion of an invasive terrestrial anuran into higher latitudes?. Conservation Physiology3 1: 1-11. DOI:10.1093/conphys/cov010 

Seebacher, F., White, C.R. and Franklin, C.E. (2015).  Physiological plasticity increases resilience of ectothermic animals to climate change.  Nature Climate Change, 5 (1) 61-66. doi:10.1038/nclimate2457

Ohmer, M.E., Cramp, R.L., White, C.R. and Franklin, CE (2015).  Skin sloughing rate increases with chytrid fungus infection intensity in a susceptible amphibian.  Functional Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12370

Cooke S.J., Blumstein D.T., Buchholz R, Caro T., Fern├índez-Juricic, E, Franklin, C.E., Metcalfe, J., O’Connor, C.M., Cassidy St. Clair, C., Sutherland, W.J., Wikelski, M.  (2014). Physiology, behaviour, and conservation.  Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 87, 1-14.

Bruton, M.J., McAlpine, C., Smith, A. G. and Franklin, C.E. (2014). The importance of underground shelter resources for reptiles in dryland landscapes: a woma python case study. Austral Ecology 39, 819-829 doi:10.1111/aec.12150.

Cramp, R.L., McPhee, R.K., Meyer, E.A., Ohmer, M.E.  and  Franklin, C.E. (2014).  First line of defence: The role of sloughing in the regulation of cutaneous microbes in frogs.  Conservation Physiology, DOI:10.1093/conphys/cou012.

Cramp, R.L., Reid, S., Seebacher, F. and Franklin, C.E. (2014). Synergistic interaction between UV-B and temperature increases susceptibility to parasitic infection in a fish.  Biology Letters 10, 20140449.  DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0449

Rodgers, E. M., Cramp, R.L., Gordos, M., Weier, A., Fairfall, S., Riches, M, Franklin, C. E.  (2014). Facilitating upstream passage of Australian small-bodied and juvenile fishes: Linking the thermal dependence of swimming endurance ability to culvert design. Marine and Freshwater Research 65, 1-10.

Franklin, C.E., Farrell, A.P., Altimiras, J. and Axelsson, M. (2013). Thermal dependence of cardiac function in arctic fish: Implications of a warming world.  Journal of Experimental Biology 216, 4251-4255.

Franklin, C.E., and Seebacher, F. (2012). Editors.   Special Issue: Conservation Physiology: integrating physiological mechanisms with ecology and evolution to predict responses of organisms to environmental change.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 367, 1607-1779.

Seebacher, F. and Franklin, C. E. (2012). Determining environmental causes of biological effects: the need for a mechanistic physiological dimension in conservation biology Introduction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 367, 1607-1614.

Alton, L. A., White, C. R., Wilson, R. S. and Franklin, C. E. (2012). The energetic cost of exposure to UV radiation for tadpoles is greater when they live with predators. Functional Ecology 26, 94-103. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2011.01900.x

Alton, L. A. and Franklin, C. E. (2012). Do high temperatures enhance the negative effects of ultraviolet-B radiation in embryonic and larval amphibians?  Biology Open 1, 897-903.

Meyer, E. A., Cramp, R. L., Bernal, M. H. and Franklin, C. E. (2012). Changes in cutaneous microbial abundance with sloughing: possible implications for infection and disease in amphibians. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 101, 235-242.

Mitchell, T., Alton, L. A., White, C. R. and Franklin, C. E. (2012). Relations between conspecific density and effects of ultraviolet-B radiation on tadpole size in the striped marsh frog. Conservation Biology 26, 1112-1120.

Seebacher, F. and Franklin, C. E. (2011). Physiology of invasion: cane toads are constrained by thermal effects on physiological mechanisms that support locomotor performance.  Journal of Experimental Biology 214, 1437-1444.



Dwyer, R. G., Carpenter-Bundhoo, L., Franklin, C.E. and Campbell, H.A. (2016) Using citizen-collected wildlife sightings to predict traffic strike hot spots for threatened species: a case study on the southern cassowary. Journal of Applied Ecology53 4: 973-982. DOI:10.1111/1365-2664.12635 

Dwyer, R. G., Campbell, H.A., Irwin, T.R., Franklin, C.E. (2015) Does the telemetry technology matter? Comparing estimates of aquatic animal space-use generated from GPS-based and passive acoustic tracking. Marine and Freshwater Research66 7: 654-664. DOI:10.1071/MF14042

Dwyer, R.G.,  Brooking, C., Brimblecombe, W., Campbell, H.A., Hunter, J., Watts, M.E., and Franklin, C.E. (2015).   An open Web-based system for the management and sharing of animal tracking data.   Animal Biotelemetry (accepted Dec 2014)

Hanson, J.O., Salisbury, S.W., Campbell, H.A., Dwyer, R.G., Jardine, T.D., and Franklin, C.E. (2015).  Feeding across the food-web: the interaction between diet, movement, and body size in estuarine crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus).  Austral Ecology

Campbell, H.A., Dwyer, R.G., Wilson, H. Irwin, T.R., and Franklin, C.E. (2014). Predicting the probability of large carnivore occurrence: a strategy to promote crocodile and human coexistence.  Animal Conservation   DOI: 10.1111/acv.12186

Dwyer, R. G., Campbell, H.A.,  Irwin, T.R., Franklin, C.E. (2014).   Does the telemetry technology matter? Comparing estimates of aquatic animal space-use generated from GPS-based and passive acoustic tracking.  Marine and Freshwater Research (accepted August 2014)

Campbell, H.A. , Gao, L., Bidder, O.R., Hunter, J. and Franklin, C.E.  (2013). Creating a behavioural classification module for acceleration data: Using a captive surrogate for difficult to observe species.  Journal of Experimental Biology  216, 4501-4506.

Hunter, J., Brooking, C., Brimblecombe, W., Dwyer, RG. Campbell, H.A. Watts, M.E. Franklin C.E. (2013).  OzTrack – e-Infrastructure to support the Management, Analysis and Sharing of Animal Tracking Data. 9th International conference  IEEE eScience 140-147.

Micheli-Campbell, M.A., Campbell, H.A., Connell, M., Dwyer, R.G., Franklin, C.E. (2013).  Integrating telemetry with a predictive model to assess habitat preferences and juvenile survival in an endangered freshwater turtle Freshwater Biology 58, 2253-2263.   DOI:10.1111/fwb.12206

Campbell, H. A., Hewitt, M., Watts, M. E., Peverell, S. and Franklin, C. E. (2012). Short- and long-term movement patterns in the freshwater whipray (Himantura dalyensis) determined by the signal processing of passive acoustic telemetry data. Marine and Freshwater Research 63, 341-350.

Campbell, H.A., Dwyer, R.G., Irwin, T., Franklin, C.E. (2013). Inter and intra-sexual differences in movement and space-use by estuarine crocodiles during breeding and nesting. PloS ONE 8(5): e62127.

Campbell, H. A., Watts, M. E., Dwyer, R. G. and Franklin, C. E. (2012). V-Track: software for analysing and visualising animal movement from acoustic telemetry detections. Marine and Freshwater Research 63, 815-820. DOI: 10.1071/MF12194