College of Natural and Computational Sciences

Valerie Franck, Ph.D. 


(Past 5 years)

Member, College of Natural Sciences Curriculum Committee, 2004 - present

Secretary, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 2005

Representative, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 2005     

College of Natural Sciences Library Liason, 2005 - present

Representative, Graduate Curriculum Program Committee, 2007

Participant, AAC&U Shared Futures program, 2007

Volunteer, Hanauma Bay Education Program, 2003 - 2005

Vice-President, Lokahi Canoe Club, 2006

Participant, University of California, Santa Barbara ScienceLine, 2001 - present

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(Past 5 years)

Franck, V.M., G.J. Smith, K.W. Bruland and M.A. Brzezinski. (2005). Comparison of size-dependent carbon, nitrate, and silicic acid uptake rates in high- and low-iron waters. Limnology and Oceanography, 50: 825–838.

Franck, V.M., K.W. Bruland, D.A. Hutchins and M.A. Brzezinski. (2003). Iron and zinc effects on silicic acid and nitrate uptake kinetics in three high-nutrient, low-chlorophyll (HNLC) regions. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 252: 15–33.

Brzezinski, M.A., C.J. Pride, V.M. Franck, D.M. Sigman, J.L. Sarmiento, K. Matsumoto, N. Gruber, G.H. Rau and K.H. Coale. (2002). A switch from Si(OH)4 to NO3 depletion in the glacial Southern Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 29(12): 10.1029/2001GL014349.

Brzezinski, M.A., D.M. Nelson, V.M. Franck and D.E. Sigmon. (2001). Silicon dynamics within an intense open-ocean diatom bloom in the Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean. Deep-Sea Research II, 48(19-20): 3997–4018.

Nelson, D.M., M.A. Brzezinski, D.E. Sigmon and V.M. Franck. (2001). A seasonal progression of Si limitation in the Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean. Deep-Sea Research II, 48(19-20): 3973–3995.

Franck, V.M., M.A. Brzezinski, K.H. Coale and D.M. Nelson. (2000). Iron and silicic acid concentrations regulate Si uptake north and south of the Polar Frontal Zone in the Pacific Sector of the Southern Ocean. Deep-Sea Research II, 47(15-16): 3315–3338.

Hutchins, D.A., V.M. Franck, M.A. Brzezinski and K.W. Bruland. (1999). Inducing phytoplankton iron limitation in iron-replete coastal waters with a strong chelating ligand. Limnology and Oceanography, 44(4): 1009–1018.

Franck, V.M., B.A. Hungate, F.S. Chapin and C.B. Field. (1997). Decomposition of litter produced under elevated CO2: Dependence on plant species and nutrient supply. Biogeochemistry, 36(3): 223–237.

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(Past 5 years)

Chair, (6-10 June 2005) "Elemental Stoichiometry in Marine Ecosystems: Implications for Ecosystem Function" The Oceanography Society and The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission’s International Ocean Research Conference, Paris, France.

Franck, V.M. (31 May 2005) "The effect of iron availability on silicon and nitrate uptake ratios in high-nutrient, low-chlorophyll regions." Invited. Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Science, Bremerhaven, Germany.

Franck, V.M. (15–20 February 2004) "A transect of silica production across the North Pacific gyre." American Society of Limnology and Oceanography and The Oceanographic Society joint Ocean Research Conference, Honolulu, HI.

Franck, V.M. (22­­–26 September 2003) "The influence of iron limitation on diatom productivity and silicon cycling in marine systems." Invited. Chapman Conference on the Role of Diatom Production and Silicon Flux and Burial in the Regulation of Global Cycles, Paros, Greece. Given by Dr. Mark Brzezinski in my absence.

Franck, V.M., and M.A. Brzezinski. (10–14 February 2003) "Species-specific silica production estimates from diatom assemblages in the eastern tropical Pacific." American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

Franck, V.M., and M.A. Brzezinski. (7–11 January 2003) "Effect of Fe on species-specific silica production in mixed diatom assemblages from the eastern equatorial Pacific." International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme and Scientific Committee on Ocean Research joint Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems Analysis International Open Sciences Conference, Paris, France.

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