Biography

Dr. Turley is an ecologist, naturalist, photographer, musician, and a postdoctoral fellow at University of Central Florida’s Department of Biology. He is passionate about observing, admiring, understanding, and sharing the beauty and complexity of organisms of all sizes. Currently he’s working with Barb Sharanowski where we co-founded Lawn to Wildflowers which engages the public to convert lawns to pollinator-friendly wildflower habitat. His previous and ongoing postdoc research with Lars Brudvig focuses on understanding how agricultural land-use history and restoration shapes biodiversity in longleaf pine savannas. Before that his grad work with Marc Johnson was on evolutionary ecology of plant-herbivore interactions and back in the day as an undergrad he worked with Josh Tewksbury to explore how habitat fragmentation shaped plant-herbivore interactions.

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