Daily Reflections

About 75% of the students in my Human Biology class at WSU are in their first year of college. A key skill beginning students like these need to develop is knowing how to study and learn in the college environment. The adjustment from high school can be very abrupt, and … Continue reading

Teaching at WSU

Today’s my first day of teaching at WSU. I’ll be starting with Biology 101 – Biology of Humans, for non-majors.

Dr. Turner

I got confirmation from the UW a few days ago that I have officially completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. Here’s a copy of my dissertation: Turner Dissertation

FHL Fall Newsletter

My work was recently featured on the cover of UW Friday Habor Labs’ annual newsletter. Very hard to compress my whole dissertation into a single page! You can download a copy here or here (FHL’s website).

PhD Defended

On 21 October 2015 I successfully defended my dissertation. A pdf version of the defense talk is here: Turner defense

About me

Ecologist and educator


Fish predation in the rocky subtidal


Biology, ecology, and marine science


Mentoring, service, and public relations