Dr. Monica G.Turner
Department of Zoology
University of Wisconsin
430 Lincoln Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
Ecosystem and
Landscape Ecology Lab
 

Monica Turner

CV (pdf)
Profile from PNAS, March 2007

Position:

Eugene P. Odum Professor of Ecology

Research Interests

  • Causes and consequences of spatial heterogeneity in ecological systems
  • Dynamics of natural disturbances and their effects on ecosystems
  • Fire ecology
  • Western conifer forests
  • Ecological effects of climate and land-use change
  • Landscape ecology

Current Projects

See Research page...

Selected Publications

A complete list of Dr. Turner's publications is available. Most can be downloaded as pdf files.

Turner, M. G.  1989.  Landscape ecology:  the effect of pattern on process.  Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 20:171-197.

Turner, M. G., R. H. Gardner, V. H. Dale and R. V. O'Neill.  1989.  Predicting the spread of disturbance across heterogeneous landscapes.  Oikos 55:121-129.

Turner, M. G., W. H. Romme, R. H. Gardner, R. V. O'Neill, and T. K. Kratz.  1993.  A revised concept of landscape equilibrium:  disturbance and stability on scaled landscapes. Landscape Ecology 8:213-227.

Turner, M. G. and W. H. Romme.  1994.  Landscape dynamics in crown fire ecosystems.  Landscape Ecology 9:59-77

Turner, M. G., W. H. Romme, R. H. Gardner and W. W. Hargrove.  1997.  Effects of fire size and pattern on early succession in Yellowstone National Park. Ecological Monographs 67:411-433.

Turner, M. G., W. L. Baker, C. Peterson, and R. K. Peet.  1998.  Factors influencing succession:  lessons from large, infrequent natural disturbances.  Ecosystems 1:511-523.

Turner, M. G., R. H. Gardner and R. V. O’Neill.  2001. Landscape ecology in theory and practice. Springer-Verlag, New York.

Turner, M. G., W. H. Romme and D. B. Tinker.  2003. Surprises and lessons from the 1988 Yellowstone fires. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 1(7):351-358.

Lovett, G. M., C. G. Jones, M. G. Turner and K. C. Weathers, editors. 2005. Ecosystem function in heterogeneous landscapes. Springer-Verlag, New York.

Turner, M. G. 2005. Landscape ecology in North America: past, present and future. Ecology 86:1967-1974.

Turner, M. G. 2005. Landscape ecology: what is the state of the science?  Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 36:319-344.

Turner, M. G., E. A. H. Smithwick, K. L. Metzger, D. B. Tinker and W. H. Romme. 2007. Inorganic nitrogen availability following severe stand-replacing fire in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104:4782-4789.

Turner, M. G. 2010. Disturbance and landscape dynamics in a changing world. Ecology 91:2833-2849.

Contact Info

Professor Monica G. Turner
Department of Zoology
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706
Tel (608) 262-2592;
Fax (608) 265-6320
Email: turnermg @ wisc.edu