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Monica Turner

Expert on terrestrial ecosystem ecology, landscape ecology, forest fires and other natural disturbances, and land-use change

Professor, zoology and ecology College of Letters and Science Work: 608-262-2592 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Climate change and fire in Greater Yellowstone
  • Carbon and nitrogen in western forests
  • Ecological legacies of historic land use
  • Land-water interactions
  • Ecosystem services


  • Elected to National Academy of Sciences, 2004
  • Robert H. MacArthur Award, Ecological Society of America, 2008
  • Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation professorship, 2008
  • International Ecology Institute (ECI) prize in terrrestrial ecology, 2008
  • Co-editor in chief, ECOSYSTEMS, 1996-present