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Turnquist_jpg.jpgKeith Turnquist, M.S.

Chemistry Biology Building Manager

Office: CBB 125B
Phone: (715) 346-3252
ResearchGate - Turnquist


M.S., Natural reserouces, University of Wisconisn-Stevens Point  (2011). 
           Thesis, "An Examination of Soil Microbial Communities and Litter Decomposition along an Urbanzation Gradient. 

B.S., Forestry - Urban option, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Research Areas
Molecular Biology – Special interests in the use of contemporary molecular procedures for natural resource management with specific applications in aquatics, fisheries, wildlife, soils, and forestry.


Larson, W.A., M. Kornis, K. Turnquist, C, Bronte, M. Holey, S.D. Hanson, T. Treska, W. Stott, B. Sloss. 2020. The genetic composition of wild recruits in a recovering lake trout population in Lake Michigan. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 24 October 2020.

Isermann, D.A, M. Belnap, K. Turnquist, B. Sloss, J. VanDeHey, S. Hansen, D. Caroffino.  2020.  Defining the Need for Genetic Stock Assignment when Describing Stock Demographics and Dynamics: An Example using Lake Whitefish in Lake Michigan. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 149:39 8–413,

Ruzich, J., K. Turnquist, N. Nye, D. Rowe, and W. Larson. 2019. Isolation by a hydroelectric dam induces minimal impacts on genetic diversity and population structure in six fish species. Conservation Genetics. 20(6):1421-1436, doi:10.1007/s10592-019-01220-1

Habicht, C., C.T. Smith, A. Barclay, H.A. Hoyt, K. Turnquist, and W. Larson. 2019. Discriminating among Pacific salmon, Rainbow Trout, and Atlantic Salmon species using commonly available genetic screening methods. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. 10(1):228-240, doi:10.3996/052018-JFWM-038
Sethi, S.A., W. Larson, K. Turnquist, and D. Isermann. 2018. Estimating the number of contributors to DNA mixtures provides a novel tool for ecology. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 10(1):109-119, doi:10.1111/2041-210X.13079

Dembkowski, D.J., D.A. Isermann, S.R. Hogler, W.A. Larson, and K.N.Turnquist. 2018. Stock Structure, Dynamics, Demographics, and Movements of Walleyes Spawning in Four Tributaries to Green Bay. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 44(5):970-978, doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2018.07.002.
Braun, L.C., M.C. Demchik, J.A. Fischbach, K. Turnquist, and A. Kern. 2018. Yield, Quality and Genetic Diversity of Hybrid Hazelnut Selections in the Upper Midwest of the USA. Agroforestry Systems (2018), doi:10.1007/s10457-018-0209-7.

Turnquist, K., W.A. Larson, J.M. Farrell, P.A. Hanchin, K.L. Kapuscinski, L.M. Miller, K.T. Scribner, C.C. Wilson, and B.L. Sloss. 201. Spatial Genetic Structure of Muskellunge in the Great Lakes Region and the Effects of Supplementation on Genetic Integrity of Remnant Stocks. Journal of Great Lakes Research (2017). doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2017.09.005.
Demchik, M.C., A. Kern, L.C. Braun, J.A. Fischbach, and K. Turnquist. 2017. Genetic diversity of American hazelnut in the Upper Midwest, USA. Agroforestry Systems (2017). doi:10.1007/s10457-017-0097-2.

Miller, L.M., J.M. Farrell, K.L. Kapuscinski, K.T. Scribner, B.L. Sloss, K.N. Turnquist, and C.C. Wilson. 2016. A Review of Muskellunge Population Genetics: Implications for Management and Future Research Needs. In K. Kapuscinski, T. Simonson, D. Crain, S. Kerr, J. Diana, and J. Farrell, Proc. Hugh C. Becker Muskie Symposium, Muskellunge Management, Fifty Years of Cooperation Among Anglers, Scientists, and Fisheries Biologists, Minneapolis, MN: AFS Symposia #85.

Gerbyshak, J., W. Larson, and K. Turnquist. 2016. Assessment of Leech Lake Strain Muskellunge Stocking in Lake Wissota, WI (Extended Abstract). In K. Kapuscinski, T. Simonson, D. Crain, S. Kerr, J. Diana, and J. Farrell, Proc. Hugh C. Becker Muskie Symposium, Muskellunge Management, Fifty Years of Cooperation Among Anglers, Scientists, and Fisheries Biologists, Minneapolis, MN: AFS Symposia #85.

Demchik, M., J. Fischbach, A. Kern, K. Turnquist, and I. Palmer. 2016. Using microsatellite DNA to determine whether American Hazelnut Clumps are multiclonal. Agroforestry Systems (2016). DOI 10.1007/s10457-016-9902-6.

Kelling, C.J., D.A. Isermann, B.L. Sloss, and K.N. Turnquist. 2016. Diet overlap and predation between largemouth bass and walleye in Wisconsin lakes using DNA barcoding to improve taxonomic resolution. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 36(3): 621-629.

Turnquist, K., L. Werner, S. Sloss. 2016. An examination of soil microbial communities and litter decomposition in five urban land-uses in metropolitan Milwaukee, WI. Arboriculture and Urban Forestry. 42(1): 58–68.

Demchik, M., J. Fischbach, A. Kern, J. Lane, B. McCown, E. Zeldin, and K. Turnquist. 2014. Selection of American hazelnut as a potential oilseed crop. Agroforestry Systems (2014). DOI 10.1007/s10457-014-9704-7.


The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point has been a home to me as a student, researcher, occasional instructor, and now the building manager for the Chemistry Biology Building (CBB).  I have a B.S. in Forestry and M.S. in Natural Resources.  As a former researcher in conservation genetics, I have refined skills in genetics/genomics to address questions related to fishery management.  I became the Chemistry Biology Building Manager in July of 2018 from a desire to have a greater contribution to this University.  Herein, I strive to make the CBB an exceptional learning environment for all who enter.  When I am not at work, I spend much of my time as a family man with my wife and two daughters.  I enjoy working on various home improvement projects and relish my time outdoors, hunting and fishing.  

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