Jefferson Turner

Jefferson Turner

Chancellor Professor

Biology

Chancellor Professor

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography

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Violette Research 202

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School for Marine Science & Technology West, New Bedford 212A

Education

1969Guilford CollegeBS in Biology
1974University of South FloridaMA in Biology
1977Texas A & M UniversityPhD in Biology

Teaching

  • Ocean Environment
  • Descriptive Oceanography
  • Biogeography
  • Biological Oceanography

Teaching

Programs

Research

Research activities

  • Biological and Physical Controls of Toxic Alexandrium Blooms in Shallow Estuarine Systems
  • Harbor Outfall Monitoring 9 (HOM 9) zooplankton monitoring in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay
  • Long-term plankton and water-quality ecological survey of Buzzards Bay

Research

Research awards

  • $ 80,942 awarded by Battelle Memorial Institute for Harbor and Outfall Monitoring Services (2020-2023)

Research

Research interests

  • Marine plankton
  • Zooplankton feeding
  • Plankton communities of Boston Harbor and adjacent waters
  • Food web accumulation and transport of red tide toxins
  • Interactions between copepod feeding and reproductive success

Select publications

  • Turner, Jefferson T (2015).
    Zooplankton fecal pellets, marine snow, phytodetritus and the ocean’s biological pump
    Progress in Oceanography, 130, 205-248.
  • Turner, J. T. (2014).
    Planktonic marine copepods and harmful algae
    Harmful Algae, 32, 81-93.
  • Anderson, D. M., D. J. McGillicuddy, S. L. DeGrasse, K. G. Sellner, V. M. Bricelj, J. T. Turner, D. W. Townsend, & J. L. Kleindinst (Guest Editors) (2014).
    Harmful Algae in the Gulf of Maine: Oceanography, Population Dynamics, and Toxin Transfer in the Food Web
    Deep-Sea Research II, 103, 1-375.

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