Dr. Michelle Franklin

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Research Scientist

Entomology and integrated pest management of berry crops.

Current research and/or projects

  • Resistance of new raspberry and blueberry selections to key arthropod pests.

Research and/or project statements

Key Publications

Janmaat, A., Franklin, M.T., and J.H. Myers (2015). Bt resistance of cabbage loopers, Trichoplusia ni in a greenhouse setting: occurrence, costs, spread, and management (Chapter 5) in M. Soberon and A. Bravo, eds. Bt Resistance. CABI Biotechnology Series, EU.

Franklin, M.T., Myers, J.H., and J.S. Cory (2014). Genetic similarity of island populations of tent caterpillars during successive outbreaks. PLoS One, 9: e96679.

Vines, T.H., Albert, A.Y.K., Andrew, R.L., Debarre, F., Bock, D.G, Franklin, M.T., Gilbert, K.J., Moore, J.S., Renaut, S., and D. Rennison (2014). The availability of research data declines rapidly with article age. Current Biology. 24: 1-4.

Vines, T.H., Andrew, R.L., Bock, D.G., Franklin, M.T., Gilbert, K.J., Kane, N.C., Moore, J.S., Moyers, B.T., Renaut, S., Rennison, D.J., Veen. T., and S. Yeaman (2013). Mandated data archiving greatly improves access to research data. Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 10.1096/fj.12-218164.

Gilbert, K.J., Andrew, R.L., Bock, D.G., Franklin, M.T., Kane, N., Moore, J.S., Moyer, B.T., Renaut, S., Rennison, D., Veen, T., and T.H. Vines (2012) Recommendations for utilizing and reporting population genetic analyses: the reproducibility of genetic clustering using the program STRUCTURE. Molecular Ecology. 21: 4925-4930.

Cory, J.S. and M.T. Franklin (2012) Evolution and Microbial Controls (Review). Evolutionary Applications, 5: 455-469.

Franklin, M.T., Ritland, C.E., Myers, J.H., and J.S. Cory (2012) Multiple mating and family structure of the Western Tent Caterpillar, Malacosoma californicum: impact on disease resistance. PLoS ONE, 7: e37472.

Franklin, M.T., Ritland, C.E., and J.H. Myers (2011) Genetic analysis of cabbage loopers, Trichoplusia ni (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), a seasonal migrant in western North America. Evolutionary Applications, 4: 89-99

Franklin, M.T., Ritland, C.E., and J.H. Myers (2010) Spatial and temporal changes in genetic structure of greenhouse and field populations of cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni. Molecular Ecology, 19: 1122-1133.

Professional activities / interests

  • President, Professional Pest Management Association of British Columbia (2020/2021)

Education and awards

Education:

PhD (Ecology and Evolution), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

BSc, Environmental Science, Biology Stream, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada

Award: 

NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation, Colleges (2020) 

 

Key publications

  1. Franklin, M.T., Abram, P.K., and J. Thiessen. 2021. Determining potential resistance and susceptibility of raspberry and blueberry breeding selections to key arthropod pests. BC Berries Research Review, Virtual Meeting (oral presentation). Feb 26, 2021.

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  2. Franklin, M.T. 2021. Berry Entomology Program: Future Research in Cranberries. Pacific Northwest Cranberry Congress: Practical Tips and Information for Growers. Feb 18-19, 2021.

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  3. Franklin, M.T. Abram, P.K. and T. Hueppelsheuser. 2021. Strawberry blossom weevil: a new pest of strawberries and raspberries. Lower Mainland Horticultural Improvement Association Horticultural Growers’ Short Course Virtual Meeting, Jan 28-30, 2021.

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  4. Franklin, M.T., Abram, P.K., and T. Hueppelsheuser. 2021. Establishment of strawberry blossom weevil, Anthonomus rubi in Canada: a new pest of berries. Pest Management Centre Insect Pests of Berries Strategy Virtual Wrap-up Meeting. Jan 26, 2021.

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  5. P.K. Abram, T. Hueppelsheuser, M.F. Franklin, C.E. Moffat, M. Robertson, T. Nelson, S. Acheampong, J. Carrillo, M. Buffington (2021). Two specialized natural enemies of spotted wing Drosophila are now present in British Columbia. Pest Management Centre Insect Pests of Berries Strategy Virtual Wrap-up Meeting, January 26, 2021.

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  6. P.K. Abram, T. Hueppelsheuser, M.F. Franklin, C.E. Moffat, M. Robertson, T. Nelson, S. Acheampong, J. Carrillo, M. Buffington (2021). Two specialized natural enemies from the Asian home range of spotted wing Drosophila are now present in the Pacific Northwest. Spotted Wing Drosophila Virtual Regional Research Users’ Meeting, Summerland, BC, January 19, 2021.

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  7. P.K. Abram, M.F. Franklin, T. Hueppelsheuser (2020). Report on 2020 surveys for Leptopilina japonica and Ganaspis brasiliensis in crop and non-crop habitats in BC. North American Spotted Wing Drosophila Biological Control Working Group Virtual Meeting, December 9-10, 2020.

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  8. T. Hueppelsheuser, M.F. Franklin, P.K. Abram (2020). Lessons learned in 2020 on rearing Asian parasitoids of SWD from field-collected fruit samples. North American Spotted Wing Drosophila Biological Control Working Group Virtual Meeting, December 9-10, 2020.

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  9. Franklin, M.T., Abram, P.K. and T. Hueppelsheuser. 2020. First report of the strawberry blossom weevil in North America: a new threat to berry production. Washington Small Fruit Conference, Virtual Conference (oral presentation). Dec 1-4, 2020.

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  10. P.K. Abram, T. Hueppelsheuser, M.F. Franklin, C.E. Moffat, M. Robertson, T. Nelson, S. Acheampong, J. Carrillo, M. Buffington (2021). Two specialized natural enemies of spotted wing Drosophila are now present in the Pacific Northwest. Lynden Virtual Small Fruit Conference, Lynden, WA, USA, December 1-4, 2020.

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  11. M. Franklin, P.K. Abram, T. Hueppelsheuser (2020). Invasive species threats and management implications for berry production in British Columbia. Entomological Society of America Virtual Annual Meeting, November 6-19, 2020.

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  12. P.K. Abram, M. Franklin, M. Buffington, C. Moffat, J. Carillo, B. Gerdeman, M. Robertson, T. Hueppelsheuser (2020). Parasitism of spotted-wing drosophila by adventive Asian larval parasitoids (Ganaspis brasiliensis, Leptopilina japonica) in northwestern North America: Identifying potential spatiotemporal refuges from parasitism. Entomological Society of America Virtual Annual Meeting, November 6-19, 2020.

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  13. Franklin, M.T.*, Abram, P.K., and T. Hueppelsheuser. 2020. Establishment of the strawberry blossom weevil in North America: a new threat to berry production. Entomological Society of America, Virtual Conference (oral presentation). Nov 11-25, 2020.

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  14. Franklin, M.T.* Abram, P.K., and T. Hueppelsheuser 2020. Establishment of the strawberry blossom weevil in BC: a new threat to berry production. Entomological Society of British Columbia, Virtual Conference (oral presentation). Oct 26-28th, 2021.

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  15. P.K. Abram, M. Franklin, C. Moffat, M. Robertson, M. Buffington, T. Hueppelsheuser (2020). Parasitism of spotted wing Drosophila after being reunited with its larval parasitoids from Asia: evidence for spatiotemporal refuges from parasitism. Entomological Society of British Columbia Virtual Annual Meeting, October 25-27, 2020.

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Research facility

6947 Highway 7
PO Box 1000
Agassiz, BC V0M 1A2
Canada

Affiliations

  • Entomological Society of British Columbia
  • Professional Pest Management Association of British Columbia
  • Canadian Council on Invasive Species

Language

English