Scott Turner

Emeritus Professor of Biology, SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, New York, USA

Scott Turner has been coming to Gobabeb for research since the 1980s. He has carried out research projects on coloration and body temperature of tenebrionid beetles, microclimate and temperature of Lithops stone plants, and shuttling thermoregulation of trapdoor spiders (Seothyra). Since 1995, his research has brought him to Namibia annually, focused mainly on physiological ecology of the mound-building termite Macrotermes michaelseni.

Since 2015, he has taught a hybrid online / field course at Gobabeb in Biophysical Field Methods, in collaboration with Prof Berry Pinshow of Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

His full CV may be downloaded here.

His web site is here.

His ResearchGate profile is here.

His YouTube channel is here.