Dr Tarryn Turnbull

Lecturer in Forest Science
School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Member of Sydney Institute of Agriculture

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

Telephone +61 2 9351 8883
Fax +61 2 9351 8875

Website Room 209, C02F - Centre for Carbon, Water and Food

Biographical details

Tarryn has Bachelor degrees in Forest Science (Hons) and Science from the University of Melbourne. She worked as a forester before completing a PhD titled “Photosynthetic responses to light, nitrogen, phosphorus and pruning of Eucalyptus in south-eastern Australia” (University of Melbourne, 2006).

Research interests

Tarryn's research aims to further our 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.

Tarryn’s current research topics include:

  • The influence of light quality on photosynthesis and leaf biochemistry
  • The unique physiology of legumes

Teaching and supervision

Taz has successfully co-supervised Honours and PhD students over the past decade.

Themes

Environment; Plant biology and production; Biochemistry and metabolism

Selected grants

2015

  • Future of Forest Research and Education Project (All grants are strictly anonymous); Bell T, Adams M, Turnbull T, Buckley T; Philip Bushell Foundation/Research Grant.
  • Anatomical regulation of hydraulic resistance in native populations of Acacia and Eucalyptus across Australia.; Turnbull T, Adams M, Anfodillo T, Petit G; Office of Global Engagement/IPDF Grant.

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

  • Adams, M., Buckley, T., Salter, W., Buchmann, N., Blessing, C., Turnbull, T. (2018). Contrasting responses of crop legumes and cereals to nitrogen availability. New Phytologist, 217(4), 1475-1483. [More Information]
  • Adams, M., Buchmann, N., Sprent, J., Buckley, T., Turnbull, T. (2018). Crops, Nitrogen, Water: Are Legumes Friend, Foe, or Misunderstood Ally? Trends in Plant Science, 23(6), 539-550. [More Information]
  • Marchin, R., Turnbull, T., Deheinzelin, A., Adams, M. (2017). Does triacylglycerol (TAG) serve a photoprotective function in plant leaves? An examination of leaf lipids under shading and drought. Physiologia Plantarum, 161(3), 400-413. [More Information]
  • Salter, W., Turnbull, T., Rennenberg, H., Adams, M. (2017). Solar UV upregulates photoprotection but slows photosynthesis in subalpine Australian plants. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research: an interdisciplinary journal, 49(4), 673-685. [More Information]
  • Adams, M., Turnbull, T., Sprent, J., Buchmann, N. (2016). Legumes are different: Leaf nitrogen, photosynthesis, and water use efficiency. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(15), 4098-4103. [More Information]
  • 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., Turnbull, T., Pfautsch, S., Adams, M. (2015). Stomatal structure and physiology do not explain differences in water use among montane eucalypts. Oecologia, 177(4), 1171-1181. [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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]

2018

  • Adams, M., Buckley, T., Salter, W., Buchmann, N., Blessing, C., Turnbull, T. (2018). Contrasting responses of crop legumes and cereals to nitrogen availability. New Phytologist, 217(4), 1475-1483. [More Information]
  • Adams, M., Buchmann, N., Sprent, J., Buckley, T., Turnbull, T. (2018). Crops, Nitrogen, Water: Are Legumes Friend, Foe, or Misunderstood Ally? Trends in Plant Science, 23(6), 539-550. [More Information]

2017

  • Marchin, R., Turnbull, T., Deheinzelin, A., Adams, M. (2017). Does triacylglycerol (TAG) serve a photoprotective function in plant leaves? An examination of leaf lipids under shading and drought. Physiologia Plantarum, 161(3), 400-413. [More Information]
  • Salter, W., Turnbull, T., Rennenberg, H., Adams, M. (2017). Solar UV upregulates photoprotection but slows photosynthesis in subalpine Australian plants. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research: an interdisciplinary journal, 49(4), 673-685. [More Information]

2016

  • Adams, M., Turnbull, T., Sprent, J., Buchmann, N. (2016). Legumes are different: Leaf nitrogen, photosynthesis, and water use efficiency. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(15), 4098-4103. [More Information]

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]
  • Gharun, M., Turnbull, T., Pfautsch, S., Adams, M. (2015). Stomatal structure and physiology do not explain differences in water use among montane eucalypts. Oecologia, 177(4), 1171-1181. [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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]

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