Dr Tarryn Turnbull

Lecturer in Forest Science, Department of Environmental Sciences

C02F - Centre for Carbon, Water and Food
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Tarryn (Taz) has Bachelor degrees in Forest Science (Hons) and Science from the University of Melbourne (1999) and worked as a forester for two years before completing a PhD titled “Photosynthetic responses to light, nitrogen, phosphorus and pruning of Eucalyptus in south-eastern Australia” under the supervision of Professor Mark Adams and Associate Professor Charlie Warren (UoM, 2006).

Prior to her appointment as Lecturer in Forest Science (2014) Taz worked in the Adams’ lab as a post-doc at UNSW (Tree Physiologist, 2006 - 2008) and then as the Research Fellow in Ecophysiology at the University of Sydney (2008 - 2014).

Research interests

Taz’s interests lie squarely in understanding the physiology of trees and shrubs that dominate the Australian bush – particularly in the context of energy relations. She has worked in forests and woodlands all over Australia, but her research mostly concerns the sub-alpine woodlands, montane forests and foothill forests of south-east Australia, and the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Taz’s current research topics include:

  • Characterising leaf physiology and patterns of tree water use for eucalypts that regenerate from fire by sprouting;
  • Assessing the ubiquity of photosynthetically active radiation (Q) being only ‘visible light’ amongst Australian native plants of different life forms;
  • Determining what physiological traits these plants must exhibit in order to use wavelengths not included in Q for photosynthesis.

Teaching and supervision

Taz has successfully co-supervised two Honours students (Fiona Caithness and Alexandra Barlow; both graduated with first-class honours from UNSW) and one PhD student (Dr Mana Gharun, University of Sydney), and is currently co-supervising William Salter (PhD) and Audrey Deheinzelin (Honours) at the University of Sydney

Themes

Plant and crop physiology

Selected grants

2015

  • Anatomical regulation of hydraulic resistance in native populations of Acacia and Eucalyptus across Australia.; Turnbull T, Adams M, Anfodillo T, Petit G; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

2014

  • CRC: Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC (BNHCRC) - Project C4C5 - Optimisation of fuel reduction burning regimes for fuel reduction, carbon, water and vegetation outcomes - Tina Bell; Bell T, Adams M, Possell M, Turnbull T, Buckley T; Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Ltd/CRC.

2009

  • Testing climatic, physiological and hydrological assumptions underpinning water yield from montane forests; Adams M, Ferguson C, Hepplewhite C, Tissue D, Phillips N, Buckley T, Turnbull T, Buckly T, Phillips N, Tissue D, Vervoort R, Hepplewhite C; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Gharun, M., Turnbull, T., Henry, J., Adams, M. (2015). Mapping spatial and temporal variation in tree water use with an elevation model and gridded temperature data. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 200, 249-257. [More Information]
  • Gharun, M., Vervoort, R., Turnbull, T., Adams, M. (2014). A test of how coupling of vegetation to the atmosphere and climate spatial variation affects water yield modelling in mountainous catchments. Journal of Hydrology, 514, 202-213. [More Information]
  • Turnbull, T., Buckley, T., Barlow, A., Adams, M. (2014). Anatomical and physiological regulation of post-fire carbon and water exchange in canopies of two resprouting Eucalyptus species. Oecologia, 176(2), 333-343. [More Information]
  • Turnbull, T., Barlow, A., Adams, M. (2013). Photosynthetic benefits of ultraviolet-A to Pimelea ligustrina, a woody shrub of sub-alpine Australia. Oecologia, 173(2), 375-385. [More Information]
  • Gharun, M., Turnbull, T., Adams, M. (2013). Stand water use status in relation to fire in a mixed species eucalypt forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 304, 162-170. [More Information]
  • Gharun, M., Turnbull, T., Adams, M. (2013). Validation of canopy transpiration in a mixed-species foothill eucalypt forest using a soil-plant-atmosphere model. Journal of Hydrology, 492, 219-227. [More Information]
  • Buckley, T., Turnbull, T., Pfautsch, S., Gharun, M., Adams, M. (2012). Differences in water use between mature and post-fire regrowth stands of subalpine Eucalyptus delegatensis R. Baker. Forest Ecology and Management, 270, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Kruse, J., Turnbull, T., Adams, M. (2012). Disentangling respiratory acclimation and adaptation to growth temperature by Eucalyptus. New Phytologist, 195(1), 149-163. [More Information]
  • Buckley, T., Turnbull, T., Adams, M. (2012). Simple models for stomatal conductance derived from a process model: Cross-validation against sap flux data. Plant, Cell and Environment, 35(9), 1647-1662. [More Information]
  • Merchant, A., Buckley, T., Pfautsch, S., Turnbull, T., Samsa, G., Adams, M. (2012). Site-specific responses to short-term environmental variation are reflected in leaf and phloem-sap carbon isotopic abundance of field grown Eucalyptus globulus. Physiologia Plantarum, 146(4), 448-459. [More Information]
  • Pfautsch, S., Keitel, C., Turnbull, T., Braimbridge, M., Wright, T., Simpson, R., O'Brien, J., Adams, M. (2011). Diurnal patterns of water use in Eucalyptus victrix indicate pronounced desiccation–rehydration cycles despite unlimited water supply. Tree Physiology, 31(10), 1041-1051. [More Information]
  • Buckley, T., Turnbull, T., Pfautsch, S., Adams, M. (2011). Nocturnal water loss in mature subalpine Eucalyptus delegatensis tall open forests and adjacent E. pauciflora woodlands. Ecology and Evolution, 1(3), 435-450. [More Information]
  • Turnbull, T., Adams, M., Warren, C. (2007). Increased photosynthesis following partial defoliation of field-grown Eucalyptus globulus seedlings is not caused by increased leaf nitrogen. Tree Physiology, 27(10), 1481-1492.
  • Turnbull, T., Warren, C., Adams, M. (2007). Novel mannose-sequestration technique reveals variation in subcellular orthophosphate pools do not explain the effects of phosphorus nutrition on photosynthesis in Eucalyptus globulus seedlings. New Phytologist, 176(4), 849-861.
  • Turnbull, T., Kelly, N., Adams, M., Warren, C. (2007). Within-canopy nitrogen and photosynthetic gradients are unaffected by soil fertility in field-grown Eucalyptus globulus. Tree Physiology, 27(11), 1607-1617.

2015

  • Gharun, M., Turnbull, T., Henry, J., Adams, M. (2015). Mapping spatial and temporal variation in tree water use with an elevation model and gridded temperature data. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 200, 249-257. [More Information]

2014

  • Gharun, M., Vervoort, R., Turnbull, T., Adams, M. (2014). A test of how coupling of vegetation to the atmosphere and climate spatial variation affects water yield modelling in mountainous catchments. Journal of Hydrology, 514, 202-213. [More Information]
  • Turnbull, T., Buckley, T., Barlow, A., Adams, M. (2014). Anatomical and physiological regulation of post-fire carbon and water exchange in canopies of two resprouting Eucalyptus species. Oecologia, 176(2), 333-343. [More Information]

2013

  • Turnbull, T., Barlow, A., Adams, M. (2013). Photosynthetic benefits of ultraviolet-A to Pimelea ligustrina, a woody shrub of sub-alpine Australia. Oecologia, 173(2), 375-385. [More Information]
  • Gharun, M., Turnbull, T., Adams, M. (2013). Stand water use status in relation to fire in a mixed species eucalypt forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 304, 162-170. [More Information]
  • Gharun, M., Turnbull, T., Adams, M. (2013). Validation of canopy transpiration in a mixed-species foothill eucalypt forest using a soil-plant-atmosphere model. Journal of Hydrology, 492, 219-227. [More Information]

2012

  • Buckley, T., Turnbull, T., Pfautsch, S., Gharun, M., Adams, M. (2012). Differences in water use between mature and post-fire regrowth stands of subalpine Eucalyptus delegatensis R. Baker. Forest Ecology and Management, 270, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Kruse, J., Turnbull, T., Adams, M. (2012). Disentangling respiratory acclimation and adaptation to growth temperature by Eucalyptus. New Phytologist, 195(1), 149-163. [More Information]
  • Buckley, T., Turnbull, T., Adams, M. (2012). Simple models for stomatal conductance derived from a process model: Cross-validation against sap flux data. Plant, Cell and Environment, 35(9), 1647-1662. [More Information]
  • Merchant, A., Buckley, T., Pfautsch, S., Turnbull, T., Samsa, G., Adams, M. (2012). Site-specific responses to short-term environmental variation are reflected in leaf and phloem-sap carbon isotopic abundance of field grown Eucalyptus globulus. Physiologia Plantarum, 146(4), 448-459. [More Information]

2011

  • Pfautsch, S., Keitel, C., Turnbull, T., Braimbridge, M., Wright, T., Simpson, R., O'Brien, J., Adams, M. (2011). Diurnal patterns of water use in Eucalyptus victrix indicate pronounced desiccation–rehydration cycles despite unlimited water supply. Tree Physiology, 31(10), 1041-1051. [More Information]
  • Buckley, T., Turnbull, T., Pfautsch, S., Adams, M. (2011). Nocturnal water loss in mature subalpine Eucalyptus delegatensis tall open forests and adjacent E. pauciflora woodlands. Ecology and Evolution, 1(3), 435-450. [More Information]

2007

  • Turnbull, T., Adams, M., Warren, C. (2007). Increased photosynthesis following partial defoliation of field-grown Eucalyptus globulus seedlings is not caused by increased leaf nitrogen. Tree Physiology, 27(10), 1481-1492.
  • Turnbull, T., Warren, C., Adams, M. (2007). Novel mannose-sequestration technique reveals variation in subcellular orthophosphate pools do not explain the effects of phosphorus nutrition on photosynthesis in Eucalyptus globulus seedlings. New Phytologist, 176(4), 849-861.
  • Turnbull, T., Kelly, N., Adams, M., Warren, C. (2007). Within-canopy nitrogen and photosynthetic gradients are unaffected by soil fertility in field-grown Eucalyptus globulus. Tree Physiology, 27(11), 1607-1617.

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