Dr. Neil Clifford Turner
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2003
Born in Preston, United Kingdom on 13 March 1940. Educated at Balshaws Grammar School, Leyland, UK, 1951-58; Reading University, Reading, UK, 1959-62; Adelaide University, Adelaide, Australia, 1963-66; B.Sc. 1962: Ph.D. 1968; D.Sc. 1983; Visiting Scholar, Department of Botany, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, 1973; Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Department of Plant Ecology, University of Bayreuth, Germany, 1982; Visiting Scientist, International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, The Philippines, 1983; Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Department of Botany, University of Wuerzburg, Germany, 1993.
Adjunct Visiting Professor, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China, 2008 to date; Visiting Professor, Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University, Yangling, Shaanxi Province, China, 2017 to date.
Assistant Plant Physiologist, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, Conn., USA, 1967-74; Senior to Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra, Australia, 1974-84; Chief Research Scientist, 1995-2005, and Research Leader, 1984-95 CSIRO Plant Industry, Perth, Australia; Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia 1998-2006; Director, Centre for Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture, The University of Western Australia, Perth Australia, 2006-2007; Winthrop Research Professor, UWA Institute of Agriculture and Centre for Plant Genetics and Breeding, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, 2008-2015; Adjunct Professor, UWA Institute of Agriculture and UWA School of Agriculture and Environment, University of Western Australia, 2016 - present.
Awards/Honours: Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology Medal, 1993; Australian Citation Laureate, 2001; Australian Centenary Medal, 2003; Dunhuang Award, Gansu, China, 2011; Chancellor's Medal, The University of Western Australia, 2012; Friendship Award, Government of the People's Republic of China, 2012; Medal of the Order of Australia (AM), 2021.
Fellow: American Society of Agronomy, 1982; Crop Science Society of America, 1985; Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, 1992; Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology, 1995.
Research Areas: Crop physiology, agronomy, abiotic stress, adaptation of plants to water-limited environments, climate change
Address: Adjunct Professor, UWA Institute of Agriculture and UWA School of Agriculture and Environment, M082, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia; 1/14 Elvire Street, Watermans Bay, WA 6020, Australia; [Tel: Off. +61 418 286 487; Cell: +61 418 286 487; Email: email@example.com]