As diverse as the faculty at IMS may be in their respected areas of research and schooling, they share a common characteristic that makes our program so academically unique: each one is a world-renowned, top-notch professor. The breadth of knowledge and devotion to all aspects of science not only add to the content of our program, it prepares our students for a life-long career in marine science.
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SMS Professor and Chancellor Professor at UMD
Department of Biology/Department of Fisheries Oceanography
1991 - present - Professor, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
1979 - 1990 - Assistant, Associate Professor, Southeastern Massachusetts University
1981 - 1984 - Fishery Biologist, NMFS Beaufort, NC (on IPA leave from SMU)
1978 - 1979 - Associate Research Scientist, New York Ocean Science Lab., Montauk, NY
1977 - 1978 - Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
Current Research Support:
2006-2012: Grant from ECOHAB (NOAA/NSF partnership). GOMTOX: Dynamics of Alexandrium fundyense distributions in the Gulf of Maine: An observational and modeling study of nearshore and offshore shellfish toxicity, vertical toxin flux, and bloom dynamics in a complex shelf sea. (Turner-UMass Dartmouth portion $523,260), D.M. Anderson (PI, WHOI) and 15 Co-PIs.
Research interests include marine phytoplankton and zooplankton ecology: zooplankton trophic vectoring and transport of red tide toxins, long-term phytoplankton and zooplankton fluctuations in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, Cape Cod Bay, Buzzards Bay, copepod feeding ecology, copepod diets and reproductive success, importance of zooplankton fecal pellets in the vertical flux to the deep sea.
Turner, J. T., D. G. Borkman, J. A. Lincoln, D. A. Gauthier, and C. M. Petitpas. 2009. Plankton studies in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, USA. VI. Phytoplankton and water quality, 1987 to 1998. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 376:103-122.
Gauthier, D. A., J. A. Lincoln, and J. T. Turner. 2008. Distribution, abundance, and growth of larval tautog, Tautoga onitis, in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, USA. Mar. Ecol. 29:76-88.
Ianora, A., R. Casotti, M. Bastianini, C. Brunet, G. d'Ippolito, F. Acri, A. Fontana, A. Cutignano, J. T. Turner, and A. Miralto. 2008. Low reproductive success for copepods during a bloom of the non-aldehyde-producing diatom Cerataulina pelagica in the North Adriatic Sea. Mar. Ecol. 29:399-410.
Oviatt, C. A., K. J. W. Hyde, A. A. Keller, and J. T. Turner. 2007. Production patterns in Massachusetts Bay with outfall relocation. Estuaries and Coasts 30: 35-46.