David Turner

Turner, David

Position Type:
Job Title:
Professor, Senior Research (Retired)
Forest Ecosystems & Society
Office Location:
201B Richardson Hall
B.A., 1975, University of Colorado, Denver
M.A., 1978, University of Colorado, Boulder
Ph.D., 1984, Washington State University, Pullman
Research Interests
  • Ecological Modeling
  • Global Change Biology
  • Remote Sensing
Courses Taught:
  • SNR 540
    Global Environmental Change
  • MNR 550
    Climate Change Impacts on Forest Ecosystems
Selected Publications:
  1. Turner, S.B., Turner, D.P., Gray, A.N., Fellers, W. 2018. An approach to estimating forest biomass change over a coniferous forest landscape based on tree-level analysis from repeated lidar surveys. International Journal of Remote Sensing 40:2558-2575.
  2. Jaeger, W.K., Amos, A., Bigelow, D.P., Chang, H., Conklin, D.R., Haggerty, R., Langpap, C., Moore, K., Mote, P., Nolin, A., Plantinga, A.J., Schwartz, C, Tullos, D., Turner, D.P. 2017. Scarcity amid abundance: Water, climate change, and coupled human-natural system models. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 114:11884-11889.
  3. Turner, D.P., Conklin, D.R., Vache, K.B., Schwartz, C., Nolin, A.W., Chang, H., Watson, E. Bolte, J.P. 2016. Assessing mechanisms of climate change impact on the upland forest water balance of the Willamette River Basin, Oregon. Ecohydrology. (DOI:10.1002/eco.1776).
  4. Turner, D.P., Ritts, W.D., Kennedy, R.E., Gray, A., Yang, Z. 2016. Regional carbon cycle responses to 25 years of variation in climate and disturbance in the US Pacific Northwest. Regional Environmental Change (Online First).
  5. Turner, D.P., Conklin, D.R., Bolte, J.P. 2015. Impacts of projected climate change on forest land cover and land use in the Willamette River Basin, Oregon. Climatic Change 133:335-348.
  6. Masek, J.G., Hayes, D.J., Hughes, M.J., Healey, S.P., Turner, D.P. 2015. The role of remote sensing in process-scaling studies of managed forest ecosystems. Forest Ecology and Management 355:109-123.
  7. Turner, D.P., Ritts, W.D., Kennedy, R., Gray, A., Yang, Z. 2015. Effects of harvest, fire, and pest/pathogen disturbances on the West Cascades ecoregion carbon balance. Carbon Balance and Management 10:12
  8. Turner, D.P., Jacobson, A.R., Ritts, W.D., Wang, W.L., Nemani, R.R. 2013. A large proportion of North American terrestrial carbon uptake is offset by emissions from harvested products, river/stream evasion, and biomass burning. Global Change Biology 19:3516-3528.
  9. Hayes, D., Turner, D. 2012. The need for “apples-to-apples” comparisons of carbon dioxide source and sink estimates. Eos 93(41):404-405.
  10. Hayes, D.J., Turner, D.P., Stinson, G., West, T.O., Wei, Y., Heath, L.S., Birdsey, R.A., deJong, B., McGuire, A.D., Kurz, W.A., Jacobson, A.R., McConkey, B.G., Huntzinger, D.N., Pan, Y., Post, W.M., Cook, R.B. 2012. Reconciling estimates of the contemporary North American carbon balance among an inventory-based approach, terrestrial biosphere models, and atmospheric inversions. Global Change Biology 18:1282-1299.
  11. Turner, D.P., Ritts, D., Yang, Z., Kennedy, R.E., Cohen, W.B., Duane, M.V., Law, B.E. 2011. Decadal trends in net ecosystem production and net ecosystem carbon balance for a regional socioecological system. Forest Ecology and Management 262:1318-1325.
  12. Meigs, G.W., Turner, S.P., Ritts, W.D., Yang Z., Law, B.E. 2011. Detection and simulation of heterogeneous fire effects on pyrogenic carbon emissions, tree mortality, and net ecosystem production.Ecosystems 14:758-775.
  13. Turner, D.P. 2011. Global vegetation monitoring: Towards a sustainable technobiosphere. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9:111-116.
  14. Turner, D.P., Göckede, M., Law, B.E., Ritts, W.D., Cohen, W.B., Yang, Z., Hudiburg, T., Kennedy, R., Duane, M. 2011. Multiple constraint analysis of regional land surface carbon flux. Tellus 63B:207-221.