Thomas F. Turner

Photo: Thomas F. Turner

Professor

Curator, Division of Fishes, The Museum of Southwestern Biology

he/him/his
Email: 
turnert@unm.edu
Phone: 
505-277-7541
Office: 
CERIA 306

Education:
Ph.D. (Biology), Florida International University, 1996

 
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Research Area(s)

Animal Ecology,  Aquatic Ecology,  Comparative Biology,  Conservation Biology,  Evolutionary Biology,  Genetics,  Historic Ecology,  Molecular Evolution,  Population Genetics & Phylogenetics,  Riparian Ecology,  Systematics/Phylogenetics,  Vertebrate Biology

Research Interests:

Evolution and ecology of aquatic systems and organisms

 

Profile:

Our research group studies ecology, evolution, and conservation of aquatic biota in dryland regions of the world. We use time-series analyses, museum specimens and archives, elements (e.g., stable isotopes) and molecules (e.g., DNA, RNA) to document and study responses of species, communities, and ecosystems to natural and human-caused environmental change.

Awards:

  • Meritorious Teaching Award in Ichthyology, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
  • Gila Trout Distinguished Service Award, Trout Unlimited
  • Endangered Species Recovery Champion Award, US Fish & Wildlife Service