Research Interests

​Morgan's previous research has ranged from ocean acidification and biomineralization in calcifying invertebrates to the impacts of reef sound plumes on larval recruitment in reef-associated fishes. He is broadly interested in coral reef ecology and the ways in which reef organisms (and others) adapt to change. 

Education Profile

  • ​B.A., Biology with an emphasis in marine biology, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, 2017 

Professional Profile

  • ​2018-Present: M.Sc. Marine Science, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 
  • 2017-2018: NOAA North Pacific Groundfish Observer, Alaska, USA
  • 2016-2017: Occidental College Richter Fellow/Woods Hole Oceanographic Guest Researcher: Los Angeles, CA/U.S. Virgin Islands 
  • 2016: National Science Foundation REU Fellow, Woods Hole, MA
  • 2015-2017: Vantuna Research Group Undergrad Field Research Leader, Occidental Head Aquarist
  • 2014-2015: Undergraduate Research Technician, Vantuna Research Group, Occidental College 

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​American Academy of Underwater Sciences 
  • World Aquaculture Society Member 


  • ​Joseph and Sibyl Landon Scholarship Award
  • Louis W. Lewis Scholarship Award
  • Occidental College Biology Department Thesis Distinction Award 

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE)