Rebecca Turner



Dr Rebecca Turner is a mathematical biologist with experience in ecological modelling and biosecurity. Her research interests include invasion ecology and process based modelling.


  • PhD, Applied Mathematics, University of Auckland, NZ, 2018
  • BSc (Hons), Biological Sciences and Applied Mathematics, University of Auckland, NZ, 2011

Research capabilities

  • Pest invasion ecology
  • Process based modelling

Career highlights

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Scion, 2018-2020

Selected papers

Turner, R., Plank, M., Brockerhoff, E. G., Pawson, S. M., Liebhold, A., & James, A. (2020). Considering unseen arrivals in predictions of establishment risk based on border biosecurity interceptions. Ecological Applications, 30(8), [e02194].