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.

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, University of Western Australia, 2016 to date; Adjunct Visiting Professor, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, 2008 to date.

Awards/Honours: Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology Medal, 1993; Australian Citation Laureate, 2001; Australian Centenary Medal, 2003; Dunhuang Award, Gansu, China, 2011; Friendship Award, Government of the People's Republic of China, 2012.

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: UWA Institute of Agriculture University of Western Australia, M082, Locked Bag 5005, Perth, WA 6001, Australia; 71 Kitchener St., Trigg, WA 6059, Australia; [Tel: Off. (+61-8) 6488 4723; Res. (+61-8) 9243 8064, Mobile: +61 418 286 487; Fax: (+61-8) 6488 1140; Email: neil.turner@uwa.edu.au; neil.turner@iinet.net.au]