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Eric  Morgan, Ph.D. - Farmingdale State College. Farmingdale, NY, US

Eric Morgan, Ph.D. Eric  Morgan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biology | Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY, UNITED STATES

Dr. Eric Morgan is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Farmingdale State College.

Biography

Dr. Morgan's research is in several areas including the ecology of invasive plant species throughout our region, and the plant - insect interactions associated with these invaders. Several small research projects focus upon local forest ecology, particularly on the succession of urban NYC forests.

He also does extensive research on tropical forests, particularly those found in Amazonian Peru and the Caribbean.

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Eric Morgan Poster 2 - Botany 2010

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Areas of Expertise (8)

Ecology of Invasive Plant Species Plant - Insect Interactions Urban Forests Tropical Forests Botany Plant Systematics Ecology Forest Ecology

Industry Expertise (2)

Education/Learning Research

Education (4)

City University of New York: Ph.D., Biology

City University of New York: M.Ph., Biology

City University of New York: M.A., Biology

Stony Brook University: B.S., Biology

Social

Affiliations (2)

  • President, Torrey Botanical Society
  • Botanical Society of America

Languages (3)

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Media Appearances (1)

Proposed water-treatment facility faces wave of opposition

Fios1  online

2014-06-16

Environmentalists are fighting against the Roslyn Water District's proposal to build a water treatment facility in Christopher Morley Park, saying the accompanying noise and air pollution will ruin a precious green oasis on Long Island.

Leaders of three environmental groups rallied in the park Saturday, arguing the project would spew contaminants into the air of the Roslyn-North Hills park and generate an incessant humming sound in a wooded area where local Boy Scouts go camping.

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  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC

Published Articles (5)

An Understory Comparison of the Exotic Phellodendron amurense Rupr. (RUTACEAE) and Adjacent Native Canopy species in an Urban and Suburban Woodland International Journal of Plant and Soil Sciences

E.C. Morgan and J.A. Borysiewicz

An Understory Comparison of the Exotic Phellodendron amurense Rupr. (RUTACEAE) and Adjacent Native Canopy species in an Urban and Suburban Woodland

A White Ash-Tulip Poplar Forest Stand in Queens County, Long Island, with Notes on the Soil Composition Long Island Botanical Society Quarterly

E. C. Morgan and A.M. Greller

A White Ash-Tulip Poplar Forest Stand in Queens County, Long Island, with Notes on the Soil Composition

Stand dynamics of a forty-six-year invasion by Phellodendron amurense Rupr. in an eastern North American forest Castanea

E. C. Morgan

Stand dynamics of a forty-six-year invasion by Phellodendron amurense Rupr. in an eastern North American forest

Phellodendron amurense and the woodlands of Long Island Long Island Botanical Society Quarterly

E.C. Morgan and A.M. Greller

Phellodendron amurense and the woodlands of Long Island

The Invasion of Phellodendron amurense Rupr. into the Urban and Suburban Woodlands of the New York City Region Urban Habitats

E.C. Morgan and J.A. Borysiewicz

The Invasion of Phellodendron amurense Rupr. into the Urban and Suburban Woodlands of the New York City Region

Courses (4)

Plant Systematics

An introduction to systematics using vascular plants as the model organisms. Lecture material for this course will cover all aspects of systematics from basic nomenclature, taxonomy and systematic methods through modern molecular systematics and cladistics. Lab material will cover plant morphology and the identification of characteristics across plant lineages and their relationship to systematics.

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Ecological Topics: The Structure and Function of Nature

This course introduces students to basic ecological concepts as they relate to the biotic and abiotic environment. It stresses the diversity of life and the impact that man, other organisms and environment have on each other. Laboratory exercises and field work will investigate the effects organisms have on each other as well as the effects of environmental conditions on growth and development. Students will also characterize the nature of selected site(s) in terms of species diversity using plot sampling techniques. Seminar type discussions require individuals or small groups to explore environmental issues.

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Botany

An introduction to the biology of plants and their ancestors. Topics include cell structure and function, cell chemistry, photosynthesis and cellular respiration. The tissues, roots, stems and leaves are studied covering such topics as conduction, absorption, translocation and reproduction. A phylogenetic comparison among plant groups and their ancestors is the underlying theme

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Entomology

The nature, structure, growth, and habits of insects and related forms are discussed. The beneficial and injurious effects of insects are covered. Recent breakthroughs and developments in the field of entomology are discussed. Skills are developed which enable the student to identify insect plant pests, diseases and injuries. Control measures and application equipment are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the various pest management options available to the homeowner and professionals in the field. IPM (integrated pest management) involves an understanding of pesticides, physical and mechanical controls, biological controls, cultural controls, and legal controls. Laws regulating the activities of pest control operators and the application of hazardous pesticides are discussed.

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