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


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

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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