Caroline Turner

Studying the repeatability of evolution with microbial experimental evolution

Recent Publications

. Evolution of organismal stoichiometry in a long-term experiment with Escherichia coli. In Royal Society Open Science, 2017.

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. A global database of nitrogen and phosphorus excretion rates of aquatic animals. In Ecology, 2017.


. Sustained fitness gains and variability in fitness trajectories in the long-term evolution experiment with Escherichia coli. In Proc Roy Soc B, 2015.


. Toward an integration of evolutionary biology and ecosystem science. In Ecology Letters, 2011.


Recent Posts

I am excited to announce that the second Three Rivers Evolution Event will be September 22, 2018. Being a co-chair of last year’s conference was a huge amount of work, but it was very rewarding when it all came together. We had 168 participants from eight states at the 2017 conference. I am particularly proud of the fact that we raised enough funds to make the conference free for all participants. We have wonderful new co-chairs for this year’s conference. I am helping to support them and also spearheading fundraising.



Course taught: Evolutionary Biology for Non-Life Scientists. Michigan State University (Fall 2013).

Teaching assistant: Principles of Biogeochemistry. Cornell University (Spring 2008). Stream Ecology. Cornell University (Fall 2007).

Guest lectures: Model Systems. University of Pittsburgh (Spring 2017). Genetics of Populations. Oberlin College (Spring 2017). Ecology, Honors Section. Michigan State University (Fall 2013).