MSc, PhD (Simon Fraser University)
BSc (University of Victoria)
Douglas College Faculty member since August 2016.
Derek is a Quaternary geologist who explores 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. Derek also has 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, Derek is an 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 his students.
Recent Citations for Derek Turner
- Glacial history of Howard’s pass and applications to drift prospecting
- Standardization of compiled mineralogical and geochemical data sets: Lac de Gras (NTS 076D) and Aylmer Lake (NTS 076C) map areas, Northwest Territories
- Ross River landscape hazards: Geoscience mapping for climate change adaptation planning
- Middle to late Pleistocene ice extents, tephrochronology and paleoenvironments of the White River area, southwest Yukon
- Stratigraphy of Pleistocene glaciations in the St Elias Mountains, southwest Yukon, Canada
- Mapping Quaternary paleovalleys and drift thickness using petrophysical logs, northeast British Columbia, Fontas map sheet, NTS 941
- Last interglacial western camel (Camelops hesternus) from eastern Beringia
- Applied geomorphology along the North Shore slopes of Burrard Inlet in North and West Vancouver
- Faro landscape hazards: Geoscience mapping for climate change adaptation planning
- Property-scale classification of surficial geology for soil geochemical sampling in the unglaciated Klondike Plateau, west-central Yukon