Associate Environmental Scientist
Klamath Basin Monitoring Program Coordinator
Clean Water Program
Watershed Monitoring and Modeling
Randy Turner received his B.S. degree in Biology (Marine) from Humboldt State University and a Masters in Environmental Science and Management (Water Resources Management) at UC Santa Barbara's Bren School. Randy has worked on numerous fisheries and water quality monitoring projects in Northern California and has served on the Board of Directors for the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District and the Redwood Coast Energy Authority. Randy is the Coordinator of the Klamath Basin Monitoring Program, whose goal is to help stakeholders implement, coordinate, and collaborate on water quality monitoring and research throughout the Klamath Basin. The KBMP provides guidance and technical support for monitoring activities, and promotes the sharing of high quality data to inform resource management within the basin. Randy is also the Principle Investigator for CyanoHAB projects at SFEI.
Related Projects, News, and Events
Microplastics and Harmful Algal Blooms in California's waters (News)
By May 1, 2017, in time for harmful algal bloom season, a new feature will appear on California's Harmful Algal Bloom portal (http://www.mywaterquality.ca.gov/habs/) that displays satellite imagery designed to detect emerging and historical blooms. Using data and algorithms provided by NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, the San Francisco Estuary Institute developed a new tool under the guidance of California's Bio-accumulation Oversight Group.
Satellite Imaging to Detect Cyanobacterial Blooms (Project)
Satellite remote sensing will aid the State of California in assessing cyanobacterial bloom threats to animal and human health across the state’s numerous large lakes.
Klamath Basin Monitoring Program (Project)
Over the past decade, the Klamath Basin has been in the forefront of national attention due to contentious resource issues related to water allocation, water quality, proposed dam removal, and protection and recovery of threatened and endangered species.
NOAA remote sensing tools and application for evaluating CyanoHABs in California lakes (News)
There are thousands of lakes in the State of California. A number of these lakes are experiencing “harmful algal blooms” associated with cyanobacteria, or CyanoHABs. These blooms impact drinking water supplies and recreational safety, and have caused the deaths of numerous dogs and other domestic animals, as well as wildlife. Due to the number of lakes in the State, it would be a monumental task to conduct water quality monitoring sufficient to assess threats to animal and human health and to understand status and trends.
SFEI provides perspective on emerging harmful bacterial blooms in the State's larger waterbodies (News)
The State has contracted SFEI to provide intellectual, scientific, and technical resources to support its efforts to monitor and report on the ever-growing problem of cyanobacterial blooms in its lakes and rivers. These blooms are such a serious concern because they can generate harmful toxins which can threaten wildlife, livestock, pets, and in certain cases, human life.