Morgan has a BSc in Environmental Biology from Curtin University, and achieved a first class honours studying litter invertebrates in forest restoration. He has four years of experience working as a field and lab assistant conducting invertebrate surveillance and monitoring for invasive species on Barrow Island.
Morgan’s PhD research combines his interests and examines the ways in which invasive species can alter litter dynamics and the litter arthropod community. Focusing on springtails as a model organism, he hopes to understand how invasive plant species can influence the spread of other invasive organisms, the impact of multiple plant and arthropod species on native arthropods, and the potential for invasive impacts to affect ecosystem services.
Project Title: Drivers of alien and native community dynamics: springtails, invasive plants and decomposition