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Turner, Benjamin L.

Former Staff Scientist


Soil science, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, including soil organic phosphorus and the nutrition of plants, plant-soil interactions, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, soil carbon, tropical forest soils, tropical wetlands

Geographic Focus

Professional Biography

  • I combine expertise in soil science and ecosystem ecology to study nutrient cycling in tropical forests. My research uses natural and experimental gradients to understand how soils shape the diversity and distribution of plant species in both lowland and montane forests.