Welcome
   
... to Roy Turkington’s lab website. We are based in the Department of Botany and the Biodiversity Research Center at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, British Columbia. The lab has undertaken plant ecology research in the Kluane region of the Yukon, the Garry Oak meadows on Vancouver Island, the grasslands of the southern interior of British Columbia, the Negev desert in Israel, and the forests of southern China.  Currently, my major collaborators are Dr. Lauchlan Fraser at Thompson Rivers University, BC, Canada, and Professor Zhou 
Zhe-khun at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden and the Kunming Institute of Botany, Yunnan Province, China. Please use the links above to learn more about our work and collaborators.

Dr. Lauchlan Fraser

Prof. Zhou Zhe-khun

  Recent Publications 
   

TURKINGTON, R., McLAREN, J.R. & M.R.T. DALE. 2014 Determinants of herbaceous community structure and function in the Kluane region. Arctic. 
http://dx.doi.org/10.14430/arctic.2012.12-109 pdf

KREBS,C.J., BOONSTRA, R. BOUTIN, S., SINCLAIR A.R.E., SMITH J.N.M., GILBERT. S., MARTIN. K., O'DONOGHUE & R. TURKINGTON. 2014. Trophic dynamics of the boreal forests of the Kluane region. http://dx.doi.org/10.14430/arctic.2012.12-114. pdf

CSERGŐ, A.M., DEMETER, L. & R. TURKINGTON.2013. Declining diversity in abandoned grasslands of the Carpathian Mountains: do dominant species matter? PLoS ONE 8(8): e73533. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073533. pdf

CARLYLE, C.N., FRASER, L.H. & R. TURKINGTON. 2013. Response of grassland biomass production to simulated climate change and clipping along a natural productivity gradient. Oecologia. DOI 10.1007/s00442-013-2833-2. pdf

GRAINGER, T.N. & R. TURKINGTON.2013. Long-term nutrient enrichment differentially affects investment in sexual reproduction in four boreal forest understory species Plant Ecology 214:1017-1026. pdf

GRAINGER, T.N. & R. TURKINGTON. 2013. Mechanisms for success after long-term nutrient enrichment in a boreal forest understory.PLoS ONE 8(4): e61229. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone0061229. pdf

MacDOUGALL, A.S., McCANN, K., GELLNER, G. & R. TURKINGTON. 2013. Diversity loss with persistent human disturbance increases the vulnerability to sudden ecosystem collapse. Nature 494: 86-90. pdf

FRASER, L.H., HENRY, H.A.L, CARLYLE, C.N., WHITE, S.R., BEIERKUHNLEIN, C., CAHILL JR, J.F., CASPER, B.B., CLELAND, E., COLLINS, S.L., DUKES, J.S., KNAPP, A.K., LIND, E., LONG, R., LUO, Y., REICH, P.B., SMITH, M.D., STERNBERG, M. & R. TURKINGTON. 2012. Coordinated distributed experiments: an emerging tool for testing global hypotheses in ecology and environmental science. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2012. DOI: 10.1890/110279 (published on-line). pdf

RAJANIEMI, T.K., GOLDBERG, D.E., TURKINGTON, R. & A.R. DYER. 2012. Local filters limit species diversity, but species pools determine composition.Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. 14: 373-380. pdf


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