Associate Professor of Biology
Department of Natural Sciences
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Dearborn, Michigan 48128-1491
Email: danfranc (at) umich.edu
Research Area: Behavioral ecology, sperm competition, sexual selection, quantitative genetics of mating behavior, ecotoxicology and conservation biology of arthropods
My research bridges ecology, evolution and behavior to explore how sexual selection shapes sperm competition, how genetic variation in mating behavior is maintained in natural populations, and the impact of urbanization on arthropods in riparian ecosystems.