Dr. Monica G.Turner
Department of Zoology
University of Wisconsin
430 Lincoln Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
Landscape Ecology Lab
Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2010-
My research examines disturbance responses as a means to refine and advance forest successional theory. I strive to keep my boots muddy as a field biologist, and my studies are therefore heavily empirical and field-based. I am particularly interested in testing ecological theory by forcing it to solve real-world conservation and management issues, most of which are ultimately aimed at directing disturbance or succession in some way. Specific topic areas include:
Among other things, I'm the proud flag-bearer for Douglas-fir in the Turner lab.
Donato, D.C., J.L. Campbell, J.F. Franklin. 2012. Multiple successional pathways and precocity in forest development: Can some forests be born complex? J. Vegetation Science 23: 576-584. (pdf)
Turner, M.G., D.C. Donato, W.H. Romme. 2012. Consequences of spatial heterogeneity for ecosystem services in changing forest landscapes: Priorities for future research. Landscape Ecology in press.
Donato, D.C., J.B. Kauffman, S. Kurnianto, M. Stidham, D. Murdiyarso. 2011. Mangroves among the most carbon-rich forests in the tropics. Nature Geoscience 4: 293-297. (pdf)
Halofsky, J.E., D.C. Donato, D.E. Hibbs, J.L. Campbell, M. Cannon, J.B. Fontaine, J.R. Thompson, R.G. Anthony, B.T. Bormann, L.J. Kayes, B.E. Law, D.L. Peterson, T.A. Spies. 2011. Mixed-severity fire regimes: lessons from the Klamath-Siskiyou Ecoregion. Ecosphere 2(4): 40. (pdf)
Donato, D.C., J.B. Fontaine, W.D. Robinson, J.B. Kauffman, B.E. Law. 2009. Vegetation response to a short interval between high-severity wildfires in a mixed-evergreen forest. J. Ecology 97: 142-154. (pdf)
Donato, D.C., J.B. Fontaine, J.L. Campbell, W.D. Robinson, J.B. Kauffman, B.E. Law. 2009. Conifer regeneration in stand-replacement portions of a large mixed-severity wildfire in the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains. Canadian J. Forest Research 39: 823-838. (pdf)
Campbell, J.L., D.C. Donato, D. Azuma, B.E. Law. 2007. Pyrogenic carbon emissions from a large wildfire in Oregon, USA. J. Geophysical Research 112: G04014. (pdf)
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