MSc, PhD (Simon Fraser University)
BSc (University of Victoria)
Douglas College Faculty member since August 2016.
I have been a Quaternary geologist exploring the timing and causes of Pleistocene glaciations in the Canadian Cordillera, their connection to long-term climate change and their lasting impact on the people, ecology, and landscape of northwestern North America. I also have 10 years of consulting experience working on projects involving infrastructure and resource development, natural hazards and terrain, and surficial geology mapping for a variety of applications. As an educator, I am enthusiastic advocate of student-led, experiential geoscience education and the use of open educational resources to make Earth and Environmental Science courses more accessible for my students.
Recent Citations for Derek Turner
- Standardization of compiled mineralogical and geochemical data sets: Lac de Gras (NTS 076D) and Aylmer Lake (NTS 076C) map areas, Northwest Territories
- Stratigraphy of Pleistocene glaciations in the St Elias Mountains, southwest Yukon, Canada
- Faro landscape hazards: Geoscience mapping for climate change adaptation planning
- Ross River landscape hazards: Geoscience mapping for climate change adaptation planning
- Applied geomorphology along the North Shore slopes of Burrard Inlet in North and West Vancouver
- Middle to late Pleistocene ice extents, tephrochronology and paleoenvironments of the White River area, southwest Yukon
- Property-scale classification of surficial geology for soil geochemical sampling in the unglaciated Klondike Plateau, west-central Yukon
- Last interglacial western camel (Camelops hesternus) from eastern Beringia
- Glacial history of Howard’s pass and applications to drift prospecting
- Mapping Quaternary paleovalleys and drift thickness using petrophysical logs, northeast British Columbia, Fontas map sheet, NTS 941