National Academy of Sciences inducts sustainability scientist

Janet Franklin

Janet Franklin, a sustainability scientist in ASU's Wrigley Sustainability Institute and professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). This election, considered one of the highest honors a scientist can receive, recognizes Franklin's distinguished and continued achievements in original scientific research that can be used for the general benefit of society.

Beginning with the idea that Earth is a whole, living organism, Franklin's research addresses the impacts of human-caused landscape change, as well as their long-term implications for the environment and its inhabitants  Her work combines field work with statistical modeling, computer simulation, geospatial data and spatial analysis.