Morgan is an ecologist with over 15 years of experience conducting salmon conservation and watershed resource management projects in British Columbia, and has published 20 peer-reviewed scientific articles on his work. For much of his career, he has led pioneer research on how spawning Pacific salmon support terrestrial biodiversity, and how this information informs ecosystem-based management. Morgan uses a combination of field studies, experiments, quantitative modeling, and novel tools in ecology (e.g., stable isotopes, eDNA) to analyze the distribution, abundance and ecology of species, and has over 10 years of experience working with First Nations, primarily related to fisheries management in the Great Bear Rainforest.
Morgan was brought into the Ecofish team in 2013 as a Senior Fisheries Biologist and conducts project design and management, data analysis in R, reporting and senior technical review on a diversity of projects such as the Campbell River Water Use Plan long term monitors (BC Hydro), the Phillips Arm Aquatic Resource Assessment (Kwiakah First Nation), and fish-habitat modeling in the Alberta oil sands (Hatfield Consultants and FiSH Committee). Through projects with communities, industry and government, Morgan is broadly committed to solving policy and resource management concerns in British Columbia and Canada. Morgan also holds a position as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria where he mentors graduate students and participates on graduate student committees at the University. Morgan also collaborates with University scientists and supports publishing in peer reviewed journals, such as through the environmental DNA program with Ecofish.