Wesley, Franks M.S.
Wesley D. Franks is the Operations Manager for the Harte Research Institute (HRI) at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. Wesley oversees the HRI vehicles, boats, maintenance and laboratory safety at the institute. Wesley’s thesis was on biofouling communities in the Upper Laguna Madre. As a student, he assisted in collecting macroalgae and photographing multiple species for the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico’s Book Series book titled Marine Plants of the Texas Coastal Bend. Wesley is a member of the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society, International Carnivorous Plants Society, and the Coastal Bend Companion Bird Club. He is a certified scuba diver, CPR certified and also has extensive experience with various types of flora and fauna.