Hannah Franklin MSc PhD

Research Fellow, Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Nathan

Ph.D, Ecology, Lincoln University, New Zealand

Contact details:

Phone: +61 (0)7 3735 4370

Email: h.franklin@griffith.edu.au

Hannah Franklin joined the Burford Group in January 2016 as a research fellow. She is investigating in-channel denitrification and aquatic plant uptake of nitrogen in the Upper Brisbane River, to identify ways to enhance these processes and reduce downstream nitrogen loads.

Hannah has an interdisciplinary background, with experience in freshwater and terrestrial biogeochemistry, nitrogen cycling and restoration ecology. She has previously completed her PhD at Lincoln University, New Zealand, looking at the species-specific effects of native riparian plants on nitrogen losses. Prior to this Hannah worked on catchment-scale patterns in the water quality of lowland streams during her MSc at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Research interests

  • Freshwater biogeochemistry
  • Riparian nutrient processes
  • Plant-soil interactions
  • Restoration ecology
  • Anthropogenic impacts on ecosystems


Franklin, H.M., Dickinson, N., Cyril E., Robinson, B. 2015. Native plants and nitrogen in agricultural landscapes of New Zealand. Plant and Soil, 394:407-420 DOI: 10.1007/s11104-015-2622-2.