Kathryn Turner’s Publications:

  1. Hedrick, B. P., Heberling, J. M., Meineke, E. K., Turner, K. G., Grassa, C. J., Park, D. S., … Davis, C. C. (2020). Digitization and the Future of Natural History Collections. BioScience. doi: 10.1093/biosci/biz163.
  2. Rosche, C., Hensen, I., Schaar, A.,  …Turner KG, …Shah, M. A. (2019). Climate outweighs native vs. nonnative range-effects for genetics and common garden performance of a cosmopolitan weed. Ecological Monographs, e01386. doi: 10.1002/ecm.1386
  3. Monroe JG, Gill B, Turner KG, McKay JK. Drought regimens predict life history strategies in Heliophila. New Phytologist.
  4. Endriss SB, Vahsen ML, Bitume EV, Monroe JG, Turner KG, Norton AP, Hufbauer RA. 2019. The importance of growing up: Juvenile environment influences dispersal of individuals and their neighbours. Ecology Letters 22: 45–55.
  5. Turner KG, Huang DI, Cronk QCB, Rieseberg LH. 2018. Homogenization of populations in the wildflower Texas bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis). Journal of Heredity 109: 152–161.
  6. Turner KG, Nurkowski KA, Rieseberg LH. 2017. Gene expression and drought response in an invasive thistle. Biological Invasions 19(3), 875-893, doi:10.1007/s10530-016-1308-x [GitHub repo] [Data
  7. Turner KG, Fréville H, Rieseberg LH. 2015. Adaptive plasticity and niche expansion in an invasive thistle. Ecology and Evolution, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1599. [GitHub repo] [Data]
  8. Hodgins KA, Bock DG, Hahn MA, Heredia SM, Turner KG, Rieseberg LH. 2015. Comparative genomics in the Asteraceae reveal little evidence for parallel evolutionary change in invasive taxa. Molecular Ecology, doi: 10.1111/mec.13026. [GitHub repo]
  9. Bock DG, Caseys C, Cousens RD, Hahn MA, Heredia SM, Hubner S, Turner KG, Whitney KD, Rieseberg LH. 2015. What we still don’t know about invasion genetics. Molecular Ecology, doi: 10.1111/mec.13032.
  10. Turner KG, Hufbauer RA, Rieseberg LH. 2014. Rapid evolution of an invasive weed. New Phytologist 202: 309–321. DOI: 10.1111/nph.12634. [pdf] [supplementary materials] [GitHub repos: 1 and 2]
  11. Lai, Z., Kane, N., Kozik, A., Hodgins, K., Dlugosch, K., Barker, M., Matvienko, M., Yu, Q., Turner, K.G.,  Pearl, S., Bell, G., Zou, Y., Grassa, C., Guggisberg, A., Adams, K., Anderson, J., Horvath, D., Kesseli, R., Burke, J., Michelmore, R., and Rieseberg, L.H. 2012. Genomics of Compositae weeds: EST libraries, microarrays, and evidence of introgression. Am. J. Bot. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1100313
  12. Mohr G, Del Campo M, Turner KG et al. 2011. High-Throughput Genetic Identification of Functionally Important Regions of the Yeast DEAD-Box Protein Mss116p. Journal of Molecular Biology, 413, 952–972. doi:10.1016/j.jmb.2011.09.015
  13. Gross, B.L., Turner, K.G., and Rieseberg, L.H. 2007. “Selective sweeps in the homoploid hybrid species Helianthus deserticola: Evolution in concert across populations and across origins.” Molecular Ecology. 16: 5246-5258. (Work experience). doi:  10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03574.x
  14. Barber, J.C., Francisco-Ortega, J., Santos-Guerra, A., Turner, K.G., and Jansen, R.K. 2002. “Origin of Macaronesian Sideritis L. (Lamioideae: Lamiaceae) inferred from nuclear and chloroplast sequence datasets.” Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 23: 293 – 306. doi:10.1016/S1055-7903(02)00018-0


  1. Turner KG, Moyers BT, Schell CJ. 2018. Editorial: Genomics of adaptation to human contexts. Journal of Heredity 109: 101–102.
  2. Turner KG. 2015. Ecological genomics of invasive thistle, diffuse knapweed. Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia.
  3. Turner KG, Grassa CJ. 2014. Complete plastid genome assembly of invasive plant, Centaurea diffusa. [PRE-PRINT] [supplementary materials] [GenBank accession]
  4. Turner KG, Price S. 2005. Fighting the Invasion: Salt Cedar at Cibola National Wildlife Refuge. US Fish and Wildlife Service. Pamphlet.

Science communication:

  1. Contributing blogger for The Molecular Ecologist (ongoing)
  2. AAAS SciLine expert contact for jounalists (ongoing)
  3. Press about Cheerios, bees, and non-native plants:
    1. Print: Washington Post, Times of London, LifeHacker, CountryLiving, The Ryersonian 4/10/2017
    2. Radio: KABC Los Angeles McIntyre In the Morning 3/22/2017
    3. TV: 9News Denver, Fox31 Denver 4/26/2017
  4. Author, Crossflower: Genomic history of a plant invasion project website describing herbarium genomics work with Chorispora tenella (ongoing)
  5. Science Card Game Designer for Phylo: The Trading Card Game. Focused on historical women in STEM fields.
  6. Co-designer of Plague of Species, an app-style game about invasive species and evolution (ongoing)
  7. Author, Alien Plantation, a blog about invasion biology, ethnobotany, ecology and evolution (ongoing)
  8. Twitter, @KTInvasion, about invasion biology, ethnobotany, genomics, statistics, and R (ongoing)