Morgan Fuller

Occupation: Graduate Student/Research Assistant

Affiliation: University of Maine – Department of Plant, Soils and Environmental Sciences

Morgan’s Research: I am just beginning my graduate program, so my research is still in the preliminary planning stages.  However, I have determined that it will pertain to climate change adaptation with a focus on ecosystem services, and, more specifically, soil related services.  I hope to incorporate blogging and journalism as a method of public outreach and education into my thesis project. Since I don’t know any other people who have done this, I’d be happy to hear suggestions from anyone who has!

Education:

B.S. University of Maine, Ecology and Environmental Sciences

M.S. In Progress University of Maine, Plant Soils and Environmental Science

Favorite Soil Type: Spodosol

Best Sampling Trip: As a new graduate student, I have not yet had the chance to sample in many different places.  However, I did have a very exciting field day where I got to meet a bear with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Places I’ve Lived: I have lived almost exclusively in Maine with the exception of five-months in Christchurch, New Zealand while studying abroad at the University of Canterbury.

In my Field Backpack: Trowel, bulb corer, clippers, small hand-saw, sampling bags, ruler, all-weather field notebook and pen, flagging, compass, sharpies, Ben’s 99% Deet.

My First Soil Pit:  Inceptisol- Along a riverbank near Pennsylvania State University for the regional soil-judging contest.

My Most Recent Soil Pit: Spodosol- In Bear Brook Watershed, (Beddington, Maine) for sampling related to ongoing research pertaining to soil and nitrogen interactions.

Places I’ve Done Research:

  1. Bear Brook Watershed, ME

Morgan’s Contact Info:

▪   Email Morgan at morgan.fuller@maine.edu

▪   Follow Morgan on Twitter at: @MorganFuller89

 

** Morgan’s research is funded by the University of Maine, Department of Plant, Soils and Environmental Sciences 

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