Faculty of Biological Sciences

Prof John Turner

BSc, Liverpool; DPhil, DSc, Oxford.
Emeritus Professor
School of Biology

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Turner JRG The flexible lek: Phymatopus hecta the gold swift demonstrates the evolution of leking and male swarming via a hotspot (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY 114 184-201, 2015

Turner JRG Anomalous daylight flight in Phymatopus hecta and other crepuscular and nocturnal moths (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae, Geometridae). Entomologists’ Gazette 65 97-104, 2014
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Turner JRG Energy and Biodiversity. Encyclopaedia of the Life Sciences., 2013

Turner JRG The dawn flight of the Gold Swift Hepialus hecta: predator avoidance and the integration of complex lek behaviour (Lepidoptera, Hepialidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 110 305-319, 2013

Turner JRG Paul Verlaine: Four Poems [translated] PN Review 197 57-58, 2011

Turner JRG, Wong HY Why do species have a skin? Investigating mutational constraint with a fundamental population model BIOL J LINN SOC 101 213-227, 2010

Turner JRG Seven Tricky Verlaines. Comparative Critical Studies 7 122-130, 2010

Turner JRG Colombina [Paul Verlaine] Litro 96 11-, 2010

Turner JRG Green man. Litro 93 39-40, 2010

McInerny GJ, Turner JRG, Wong HY, Travis JMJ, Benton TG How range shifts induced by climate change affect neutral evolution Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 276 1527-1534, 2009
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Hofmann A, Kia-Hofmann T, Gerald Tremewan W, Turner JRG Zygaena dorycnii Ochsenheimer, 1808, morph araratica staudinger, 1871 (lepidoptera: zygaenidae):Its mendelian genetics, sex ratios, hybridisation and speciation Entomologist's Gazette 60 3-23, 2009
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Field R, Hawkins BA, Cornell HV, Currie DJ, Diniz-Filho JAF, Guegan JF, Kaufman DM, Kerr JT, Mittelbach GG, Oberdorff T, O'Brien EM, Turner JRG Spatial species-richness gradients across scales: a meta-analysis J BIOGEOGR 36 132-147, 2009

Cook LM, Turner JRG Decline of melanism in two British moths: spatial, temporal and inter-specific variation HEREDITY 101 483-489, 2008

Turner JRG Design features TLS - The Times Literary Supplement 8-9, 2006

Turner JRG The 'richness of life' - The essential Stephen Jay Gould TLS-TIMES LIT SUPPL 8-9, 2006

Turner JRG, Turner SF Highland moths: an exceptionally rich site in Inverness-shire Highland Naturalist 2 17-19, 2006

Turner JRG Mimicry Encyclopaedia of Life Sciences John Wiley&Sons, Ltd. www.els.net -, 2006

Currie DJ, Mittelbach GG, Cornell HV, Field R, Guegan JF, Hawkins BA, Kaufman DM, Kerr JT, Oberdorff T, O'Brien E, Turner JRG Predictions and tests of climate-based hypotheses of broad-scale variation in taxonomic richness Ecology Letters 7 1121-1134, 2004
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Turner JRG, Hawkins BA The Global Diversity Gradient In Frontiers of biogeography: new directions in the geography of nature , 2004

Turner JRG Explaining the global biodiversity gradient: energy, area, history and natural selection Basic and Applied Ecology 5 435-448, 2004

Hawkins BA, Field R, Cornell HV, Currie DJ, Guegan JF, Kaufman DM, Kerr JT, Mittelbach GG, Oberdorff T, O'Brien EM, Porter EE, Turner JRG Energy, water, and broad-scale geographic patterns of species richness ECOLOGY 84 3105-3117, 2003

Turner JRG Life on the hard wire TLS - The Times Literary Supplement 10-11, 2002

Turner JRG The blank slate - The modern denial of human nature TLS-TIMES LIT SUPPL 10-11, 2002

Turner JRG Natural and unnatural selection (Reader's response to Gaden S. Robinson's book-review of Judith Hooper's publication) TLS-TIMES LIT SUPPL 15-15, 2002

Turner JRG Lives of a biologist - Adventures in a century of extraordinary science NY TIMES BK REV 27-27, 2002

Turner JRG The unfit - A history of a bad idea TLS-TIMES LIT SUPPL 8-8, 2001

Turner JRG In our own image - Eugenics and the genetic modification of people TLS-TIMES LIT SUPPL 8-8, 2001

Lennon J, Greenwood JJD, Turner JRG Bird diversity and environmental gradients in Britain: a test of the species-energy hypothesis Journal of Animal Ecology 69 581-598, 2000

Speed MP, Turner JRG Learning and memory in mimicry: II. Do we understand the mimicry spectrum? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 67 281-312, 1999

Speed MP, Turner JRG Robot predators, receiver psychology and doubts about Muellerian mimicry: Comments on MacDougall and Dawkins Animal Behaviour 58 10-13, 1999

Turner JRG, Speed MP How weird can mimicry get? EVOL ECOL 13 807-827, 1999

Lennon J, Turner JRG, Connell D A metapopulation model of species boundaries Oikos 78 486-502, 1997

Turner JRG, Speed MP Learning and memory in mimicry. I. Simulations of laboratory experiments Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences 351 1157-1170, 1996

Turner JRG, Mallet JLB Did forest islands drive the diversity of warningly coloured butterflies? Biotic drift and shifting balance Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences 351 835-845, 1996

Turner JRG Predicting the spatial distribution of climate: temperature in Great Britain J Anim Ecol 64 370-392., 1995