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Gordon Turnbull

Over 25 years' experience in the detection and measurement of pesticide residues.

Gordon has a BSc in environmental chemistry from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc in analytical biochemistry from Dundee University. Since joining Fera in 1996 he has worked on the detection and measurement of herbicide, pesticide and veterinary medicine residues, in support of the Wildlife Incident Unit and in the conduct of GLP studies. As a GLP study director, Gordon has conducted a wide range of studies including method development and the analysis of crops, animal tissues and environmental samples.

Gordon has many varied interests including football, ballroom dancing and family history.

Key publications:

  • Jones, A., Harrington, P. and Turnbull, G. (2014) - Neonicotinoid Concentrations in Arable Soils After Seed Treatment Applications in Preceding Years. Pest Management Science, 2014 Doc; 70(12): 1780-4 [Wiley Online Library: 9 July 2014]
  • Brown PM; Turnbull G; Charman S; Charlton AJA; Jones A; (2005) Analytical Methods Used in the United Kingdom Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme for the Detection of Animal Poisoning by Pesticides. Journal of AOAC International 88(1),204-220.
  • Jones A; McGaw S; Ross L; McCoy C; Turnbull G; Charlton AJAC; Hird S; (2001) Recent Advances in Analytical Techniques to Investigate Pesticide Poisoning of Wildlife. Pesticides and Wildlife 254p
  • McDonald R A, Harris S, Turnbull G, Brown P and Fletcher M (1998). Anticoagulant Rodenticides in Stoats (Mustela erminea) and Weasels (Mustela nivalis) in England. Environmental Pollution 103, 17-23.

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