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Robert Turnbull


Robert Turnbull
Robert Turnbull

Before joining the Loyola University faculty, Robert Turnbull was a Lecturer at the University of Southern Mississippi (Gulf Park Campus) for 18 years in the Department of Biological Sciences (most recently in the School of Coastal Resilience). Courses taught included: Biology I, Biology II, Human Biology, Zoology, Vertebrate Biology, Introduction to Ecology. Anatomy and Physiology I and II, and Animal Behavior (as well as the accompanying labs). At USM, he received the Butch Oustalet Distinguished Professorship Award for Teaching and mentored numerous Honors College students.

Recent Publications

  • Alarm Calls of the Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis): Documentation of Content and Analysis of Function. Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science. Volume 57, July 1986.
  • Daniel M. McNair, Mac H. Alford, and Robert M. Turnbull (2014) Louisiana: Bryophyllum daigremontianum and Bryophyllum delagoense (Crassulaceae) New to Louisiana. Castanea: June 2014, Vol. 79, No. 2, pp. 102-103.


M.S. Biological Sciences (Animal Behavior). Auburn University. December 1986 Thesis: Antipredator Behavior of the Eastern Gray Squirrel: Sciurus carolinensis B.S. Biological Sciences (Zoology). Auburn University. June 1980

Classes Taught

  • Anatomy & Physiology II lecture
  • Anatomy & Physiology II lab

Areas of Expertise

Animal Behavior, Vertebrate Biology