Professor Matthew Turnbull - People - Biological Sciences - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Professor Matthew Turnbull


Plant Physiological Ecology

Head of School


  • Bachelor of Science with Honours (1A) in Plant Biology (University of Queensland, Australia), 1986.
  • PhD in Plant Biology (University of Queensland, Australia), 1992
  • Australian Postgraduate Research Award holder, 1988-1992
  • British Council Postgraduate Bursary, 1990

Contact Details

Phone: International +64 +3 Local 364 2860
Fax: +64 3 364 2590

Postal address: School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand

Research and Publications

Matthew's UC Research Profile

Environmental plant physiology. Ecophysiology of resource acquisition in natural and managed ecosystems. Responses of plants to extremes of environment. Stable isotopes in plant physiology and ecology. Global Change Biology. Forest Biology.

Lab Protocols

  • Protocol for correcting  nonlinearities in CF-IRMS measurements (CF-IRMS = continuous flow mass spectrometery)
  • Protocol for measuring respiratory electron partitioning using septum-capped vials