Simon Turner is a palaeolimnologist and environmental scientist. He has 15 years research experience working in both freshwater and coastal systems around the world and has specific expertise in sedimentology, GIS applications for limnological research, web design and data management.

Current Position

Research Consultant (Ensis Ltd) & NERC Research Associate (UCL)

Selected Publications

Yang, C., Harrad, S., Abou-Elwafa Abdallah, M., Desborough, J., Rose, N.L., Turner, S.D., Davidson, T.A., & Goldsmith, B. (2014). Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in English freshwater lakes, 2008–2012, Chemosphere, 110, 41-47,

Representation of aquatic vegetation change by plant macrofossils in a small and shallow freshwater lake. Clarke, G.H., Sayer, C., Turner, S.D., Salgado, J., Meis, S., Patmore, I. & Zhao, Y. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 23, 265-276

Yang, H. & Turner, S.D. (2013). Radiometric dating for recent lake sediments on the Tibetan Plateau. Hydrobiologia 713, 73–86

Rose, N.L., Yang, H., Turner, S.D. & Simpson, G.L. (2012). An assessment of the mechanisms for the transfer of lead and mercury from atmospherically contaminated organic soils to lake sediments with particular reference to Scotland, UK. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 82, 113–135.

Turner, S.D., Simpson, G.L. & Hughes, M.J. (2011). Standardised bathymetric data generation and statistical analysis of Welsh Lakes. CCW Contract Science Report No: 955. (in press)

Boyle, J.F., Plater, A.J., Mayers, C., Turner, S.D., Stroud, R.W. & Weber, J.E. (2011). Land use, soil erosion, and sediment yield at Pinto Lake, California: comparison of a simplified USLE model with the lake sediment record. Journal of Palaeolimnology, 45 199–212.

Oczkowski, A.J., Flower, R.J.,Thompson, J.R., Ayache, F., Ahmed, M.H., Ramdani, M., Turner, S. (2011) Evidence of North Africa's green revolution preserved in sedimentary organic matter deposited in three coastal lagoons. Ecological Applications, 21 1708–1717.

Wang, X., Yang, H., Gong, P., Zhao, X., Wu, G., Turner, S. & Yao, T. (2010). One century sedimentary records of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, mercury and trace elements in the Qinghai Lake, Tibetan Plateau. Environmental Pollution, 158 3065–3070.

Lami, A., Turner, S., Musazzi, S., Gerli, S., Guilizzoni, P., Rose, N.L., Yang, H., Wu, G. & Yang, R. (2010). Sedimentary evidence for recent increases in production in Tibetan plateau lakes. Hydrobiologia 648, 175–187.

Yang, H., Battarbee, R.W., Turner, S.D., Rose, N.L., Derwent, R.G., Wu, G. & Yang, R. (2010). Historical reconstruction of mercury pollution across the Tibetan plateau using lake sediments. Environmental Science and Technology 48(8), 2918–2924.

Curtis, C.J, Flower, R., Rose, N., Shilland, J., Simpson, G.L., Turner, S., Yang, H. & Pla, S. (2010). Palaeolimnological assessment of lake acidification and environmental change in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region, Alberta. Journal of Limnology 69(1), 92;–104.

Harrad, S, Abou-Elwafa Abdallah, M, Rose, N.L., Turner, S.D & Davidson, T.A. (2009). Current-Use Brominated Flame Retardants in Water, Sediment, and Fish from English Lakes. Environmental Science and Technology 43, 9077–9083.

Simpson, G., Turner, S., Brooks, S., Greenwood, M., Yang, H., Monteith, D., Patrick, S., & Pla, S (2009). Acid waters macro invertebrate status tool. SEPA Science and Research Publications.

Roberts, D.H., Chiverell, R.C., Innes, J.B., Horton, B.P, Brooks, A.J., Thomas, G.S.P., Turner, S. & Gonzales, S. (2006). Holocene sea level changes on the Isle of Man and in the northern Irish Sea Basin, UK. Marine Geology 231, 113–128.

Plater, A.J. Boyle, J.F., Mayers, C., Turner, S.D. & Stroud, R.W. (2006). Climate and human impacts on lowland lake sedimentation in Central Coastal California: the record from c. 650 AD to the present. Regional Environmental Change 6, 71–85

Turner, S. & Brown, A. G. (2004). Vitis pollen dispersal in and from organic vineyards I: pollen trap data. Review of Palaeobotany & Palynology 129, 117–132.

Turner, S. & Plater, A. (2004). Palynological evidence for the origin and development of recent wetland sediments: Mdlanzi Swamp, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. South African Journal of Science 100, 220–229.

Brown, A.G., Meadows, I., Turner, S. & Mattingly, D. (2002). Roman Vineyards in Britain: Finds from the Nene Valley and New Research. Antiquity 75, 745–757.