Professor Chris Turney


Chris Turney, Jonathan Palmer and Mark Maslin suggest that a single tree provides a potential marker for the start of the Anthropocene, a new geological epoch dominated by human activity.


The 1912 death of Scott of the Antarctic and four companions has long been blamed on poor planning by Scott, but documents discovered by UNSW researcher Crhis Turney reveal a different story.


The Antarctic Treaty was signed 58 years ago today, protecting the continent for peace and science.

mammoth skeleton

Abrupt warming that closely resembles the rapid man-made warming occurring today has repeatedly played a key role in mass extinction events of large animals, the megafauna, in the Earth’s past, new research shows.


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Two UNSW researchers have been awarded prestigious Australian Academy of Science prizes for their work in statistical ecology and climate change science.

28 Brainfood Turney

Professor Chris Turney will deliver the year's first Brainfood public lecture and announce plans for an expedition to Antarctica to retrace the footsteps of the great scientist and explorer Sir Douglas Mawson.