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 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 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 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