Dr. Andrew M. Turner

DEGREES EARNED / CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • Ph.D. 1995, Michigan State University.
  • M.S. 1987, Ohio State University.
  • B.A. 1985, Wittenberg University. 

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PRIMARY COURSES TAUGHT

  • Principles of Ecology
  • Freshwater Ecology
  • Biometry
  • Fisheries Biology
  • Ecological Applications
  • Quantitative Methods in Environmental Biology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Community and ecosystem ecology of rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds
  • Chemical communication in aquatic ecosystems, effect of pollutants on the chemosensory ability of fish and invertebrates
  • Ecology of inducible anti-predator defenses, community and ecosystem level consequences of predator-induced trait shifts

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

  • Troyer, R.A. and A.M. Turner. 2015. Chemosensory Perception of Predators by Larval Amphibians Depends on Water Quality. PlosOne, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0131516
  • Williams, K.M. and A.M. Turner. 2015. Acid Mine Drainage and Stream Recovery: Effects of Restoration on Water Quality, Macroinvertebrates, and Fish. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems, DOI:10.1051/kmae/2015014
  • Turner, A.M. and S.D. Peacor. 2012. Scaling up infochemicals: Ecological consequences of chemosensory assessment of predation risk. In the book "Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems." Edited by C. Brönmark and L.-A. Hansson, Oxford University Press.
  • Turner, A.M. and M.F. Chislock. 2010. Blinded by the stink: Nutrient enrichment impairs the perception of predation risk by freshwater snails. Ecological Applications 20:2089-2095.
  • Brady, J.K. and A.M. Turner. 2010. Species-specific effects of gastropods on leaf litter processing in pond mesocosms. Hydrobiologia 651: 93-100.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • $20,000 Sampling unassessed waters of the Clarion River watershed. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (2012-2013)
  • $183,000 Inducible defenses and community ecology: the ecology of fear.   National Science Foundation. (2005-2010)
  • $122,000 Behavioral indirect effects in food webs. National Science   Foundation. (2000-2004)
  • $44,500 Watershed scale assessment of an acid-mine drainage abatement project   in Clarion County. Center for Rural Pennsylvania. (2000)

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
  • Society for Freshwater Science
  • Ecological Society of America
Last Updated 12/2/19