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Dr Laura Turnbull

Junior Research Fellow in the Department of Geography
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 41957
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 41801
Room number: S107

Contact Dr Laura Turnbull (email at laura.turnbull@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

  • 2012 - present: Junior Research Fellow, Institute of Hazards, Risk and Resilience, Department of Geography, Durham University
  • 2012 - present: Affiliated Researcher, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, USA
  • 2009 - 2012: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, USA
  • 2008 - 2009: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Geography, University of Sheffield
  • 2005 - 2008: PhD "Ecohydrological interactions across a semi-arid grassland to shrubland transition", Department of Geography, University of Sheffield
  • 2003 - 2004: MSc, Department of Geography, King's College London
  • 2000 - 2003: BSc, Department of Geography, Durham University

Research Groups

Department of Geography

Selected Publications

Books: edited

  • Mueller, E.N., Wainwright, J., Parsons, A.J. & Turnbull, L. (2013). Patterns of Land Degradation in Drylands: Understanding Self-Organised Ecogeomorphic Systems. Springer.

Books: sections

  • Turnbull, L., Hochstrasser, T., Wieczorek, M., Baas, A., Wainwright, J., Scarsoglio, S., Tietjen, B, Jeltsch, F & Mueller, E.N (2013). Approaches to modelling ecogeomorphic systems. In Patterns of Land Degradation in Drylands: Understanding Self-Organised Ecogeomorphic Systems. Mueller, E.N., Wainwright, J., Parsons, A.J. & Turnbull, L. Springer.
  • Caylor, K.K., Okin, G.S., Turnbull, L., Wainwright, J., Wiegand, T., Franz, T.E. & Parsons, A.J (2013). Integrating short-and long-range processes intomodels: the emergence of pattern. In Patterns of Land Degradation in Drylands: Understanding Self-Organised Ecogeomorphic Systems. Mueller, E.N., Wainwright, J., Parsons, A.J. & Turnbull, L. Springer.
  • Mueller, E.N., Wainwright, J., Parsons, A.J. & Turnbull, L. (2013). Land degradation in drylands: an ecogeomorphological approach. In Patterns of Land Degradation in Drylands: Understanding Self-Organised Ecogeomorphic Systems. Mueller, E.N., Wainwright, J., Parsons, A.J. & Turnbull, L. Springer.
  • Cerda, A., Gallart, R., Li, J., Papanastasis, V.P., Parmenter, R.R., Turnbull, L., Parsons, A.J & Wainwright, J (2013). Long-range ecogeomorphic processes. In Patterns of Land Degradation in Drylands: Understanding Self-Organised Ecogeomorphic Systems. Mueller, E.N., Wainwright, J., Parsons, A.J. & Turnbull. Springer.
  • Jeltsch, F., Lefever, R., Turnbull, L., Scarsoglio, S., Alados, C.L., Rallart, F., Mueller, E.N, Millington, J, Wainwright, J, Wierzoerek, M & Grimm, V (2013). Resilience, self-organization, complexity and pattern formation. In Patterns of Land Degradation in Drylands: Understanding Self-Organised Ecogeomorphic Systems. Mueller, E.N., Wainwright, J., Parsons, A.J. & Turnbull, L. Springer.
  • Turnbull, L., Wainwright, J. & Ravi, S. (2013). Vegetation change in the southwestern USA: patterns and processes. In Patterns of Land Degradation in Drylands: Understanding Self-Organised Ecogeomorphic Systems. Mueller, E.N., Wainwright, J., Parsons, A.J. & Turnbull, L. Springer.

Articles: magazine

  • Turnbull, L. (2011). Phosphorus and food security: Framing a global sustainability challenge through art. The Sustainability Review 2(2).

Journal papers: academic

  • Hallett, L., Hsu, J., Cleland, E.E., Collins, S.L., Dickson, T.L., Farrer, E.C., Gherardi, L.A., Gross, K.L., Hobbs, R.K., Turnbull, L. & Suding, K.N. (2014). Biotic mechanisms of community stability shift along a precipitation gradient. Ecology
  • Brazier, R.E., Turnbull, L. & Wainwright, J. (2013). Carbon loss by water erosion in drylands: implications from a study of vegetation change in the southwest USA. Hydrological Processes
  • Turnbull, L., Parsons, A.J., Wainwright, J. & Anderson, J.P. (2013). Runoff responses to long-term rainfall variability in a shrub-dominated catchment. Journal of Arid Environments 91: 88-94.
  • Cleland, E.E, Collins, S.L, Dickson, T.L, Farrer, E.C, Gross, K.L, Gherardi, L.A, Hallett, L, Hobbs, R, Hsu, J, Turnbull, L & Suding, K (2013). Sensitivity of grassland plant community composition to spatial versus temporal variation in precipitation. Ecology 130327124438002.
  • Wilcox B.P., Turnbull, L., Young, M.H., Williams, J., Ravi, S., Seyfried, M.S., Bowling, D.R., Scott, R.S., Germino, M. Caldwell, T. & Wainwright, J. (2012). Invasion of shrublands by exotic grasses: ecohydrological consequences in cold versus warm deserts. Ecohydrology 5(2): 160-173.
  • Turnbull, L., Wilcox, B.P., Belnap, J., Ravi, S., D’Odorico, P., Childers, D.L., Gwenzi, W., Okin, G.S., Wainwright, J., Caylor, K.K. & Sankey, T. (2012). Understanding the role of ecohydrological feedbacks in ecosystem state change in drylands. Ecohydrology 5(2): 174-183.
  • Wainwright, J., Turnbull, L., Ibrahim, T.G., Lexartza-Artza, I., Thomton, S.F. & Brazier, R.E. (2011). Linking Environmental Régimes, Space and Time: Interpretations of Structural and Functional Connectivity. Geomorphology 126(3-4): 387-404.
  • Turnbull, L., Wainwright, J. & Brazier, R.E. (2011). Nitrogen and phosphorus dynamics during runoff events over a transition from grassland to shrubland in the south-western United States. Hydrological Processes 25(1): 1-17.
  • Turnbull, L., Wainwright, J., Brazier, R.E. & Bol, R. (2010). Biotic and Abiotic Changes in Ecosystem Structure over a Shrub-Encroachment Gradient in the Southwestern USA. Ecosystems 13(8): 1239-1255.
  • Turnbull, L., Wainwright, J. & Brazier, R.E. (2010). Changes in hydrology and erosion over a transition from grassland to shrubland. Hydrological Processes 24(4): 393-414.
  • Turnbull, L., Wainwright, J. & Brazier, R.E. (2010). Hydrology, erosion and nutrient transfers over a transition from semi-arid grassland to shrubland in the South-Western USA: A modelling assessment. Journal of Hydrology 388(3-4): 258-272.
  • Turnbull, L., Wainwright, J. & Brazier, R.E. (2008). A conceptual framework for understanding semi-arid land degradation: ecohydrological interactions across multiple-space and time scales. Ecohydrology 1(1): 23-34.
  • Turnbull, L., Brazier, R.E., Wainwright, J., Dixon, L. & Bol, R. (2008). Use of carbon isotope analysis to understand semi-arid erosion dynamics and long-term semi-arid land degradation. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 22(11): 1697-1702.

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