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Geography, Archaeology & Irish Studies
Dr Terry Morley
PhD, Ecology and Environmental Science, The University of Maine, USA (2008)
I am interested in interdisciplinary research on ecosystem functions and services. Specifically, my past research investigated the contribution of wetlands to local and regional biodiversity and water quality with a focus on conservation and attention to these resources.
I am currently looking for interested graduate (Masters or PhDs) to work on the following projects:
- Ecosystem Service assessment of riparian wetlands
- Wetland functional assessments
- Integrating historical wetland maps with current biodiversity/wetland loss surveys
After receiving my bachelors, I worked in the environmental consulting industry performing environmental site assessments and wetland and endangered species surveys. I also prepared and managed environmental impact assessments, Biological assessments and technical reports for the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC). My private industry experience also included a role as the primary ecological risk assessor for US EPA hazardous waste sites in the Mid-Atlantic region.
My research interests focus on investigations of freshwater ecosystem functions. Specifically, I am interested in terrestrial-aquatic linkages between wetlands and small streams to promote conservation of these ecosystems and to explore how anthropogenic changes in habitat alter ecosystem function. One of my objectives is to assess land use impacts in order to develop Best Management Practices relevant for stakeholders in Ireland. In addition, current EU directives require the conservation of natural habitats and wild fauna and flora. In this capacity, I am interested in enhancing our understanding of wetland and aquatic species and habitats suitable for inclusion in the conservation programs. In addition to research, I seek to involve the public through citizen science and community knowledge initiatives (CKI), as this is often a key to successful conservation of natural resources.
Peer Reviewed Journals
|(2018)|| 'A Rapid Assessment Framework for Irish Habitats: A Case Study of Machair Habitat Quality'
Gorman, Thomas., Gesche Kindermann, Terry R. Morley (2018) 'A Rapid Assessment Framework for Irish Habitats: A Case Study of Machair Habitat Quality'. Irish Geography, 51 (2) [Details]
|(2011)|| 'The role of headwater wetlands in altering stream flow and chemistry in a Maine, USA catchment'
Morley, T.R., A.S. Reeve, A.J.K. Calhoun (2011) 'The role of headwater wetlands in altering stream flow and chemistry in a Maine, USA catchment'. Journal Of The American Water Resources Association, 47 (2):337-349 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
|(2009)|| 'Vegetation characteristics of forested hillside seeps in eastern Maine, USA'
Morley, T.R., and Aram J.K. Calhoun (2009) 'Vegetation characteristics of forested hillside seeps in eastern Maine, USA'. Bulletin Of The Torrey Botanical Club, 136 (4):520-531 [DOI] [Details]
|(2013)|| Northeastern Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Morley, TR; Calhoun, AJK (2013) Making Connections: A case study of the role of small wetlands in seasonal amphibian activity and diversity Northeastern Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation [Details]
|(2006)|| Ecological Socitey of America Annual Meeting 2006
Morley, TR; Reeve, AS; Calhoun, AJK (2006) The functional role of forested seeps in a New England landscape Ecological Socitey of America Annual Meeting 2006 [Details]
|(2008)|| The function of forested headwater wetlands in a New England Landscape.
Morley, TR (2008) The function of forested headwater wetlands in a New England Landscape. Maine, USA: Thesis [Details]
|(2009)|| Amphibian Management Plan for the Brunswick Naval Air Station.
Morley, TR; Blomquist, SM (2009) Amphibian Management Plan for the Brunswick Naval Air Station. Technical Publication [Details]
|(1999)|| Biological Assessment pertaining to impacts by the Gulfstream Pipeline Project on Fisheries Resources.
ENSR International (1999) Biological Assessment pertaining to impacts by the Gulfstream Pipeline Project on Fisheries Resources. FERC Docket No. CP00-06-000: Technical Publication [Details]
Honours and Awards
|2014||Geo-Bogs: Conserving Ireland's Natural Heritage||NUIG EXPLORE|
|2014||From Source to Sink: The response and recovery of coastal catchment ecosystems to large perturbations||EPA|
|2014||Galway Bay post-graduate training with the Celtic Voyager (CV15017)||Marine Institute|
|2013||Rose M Badgeley Trust Award||Marymount Manhattan College|
|2007||Department of Wildlife Ecology Teaching Assistantship||University of Maine|
|2004||Maine Water Resources Research Initiative||Water Resources Research Insititue|
|2003||Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences Research Assistantship||The University of Maine|
|2002||Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund Award||Department of Indland Fisheries and Wildlife|
|2002||Departmentof Wildlife Ecology Teaching Assistantship||The University of Maine|
|1999||Employee of the Year||ENSR Incorporated|
|Association||Function||From / To|
|Geography Society of Ireland||Member||/|
|Committee||Function||From / To|
|Community Engagement||Member||31-AUG-15 /|
|Environmental Studies Program Coordinator||Coordinator||05-SEP-11 / 20-DEC-13|
|Academic Awards||Member||14-JAN-13 / 17-MAY-13|
|Search Committee: Assistant Professor of Physics||Member||03-SEP-12 / 04-FEB-13|
|Library Technology Committee||Member||05-SEP-11 / 20-DEC-13|
|Curriculum Committee||Member||01-SEP-13 / 31-DEC-13|
|Employer||Position||From / To|
|ENSR International||Environmental Scientist||04-MAR-96 / 24-AUG-01|
|Woodlot Alternatives||Project Scientist||05-MAR-07 / 01-MAY-07|
|Summit Environmental||Project Specialist||02-APR-07 / 02-FEB-09|
|University of Maine||Doctoral Research Assistant||03-SEP-01 / 12-MAY-08|
|University of Bielefield||Post-doctoral Researcher||18-MAY-09 / 31-DEC-10|
|University of Bremen||Adjunct Lecturer||07-JUN-10 / 29-AUG-14|
|ALION Science and Technology||Ecological Risk Assessor||11-APR-11 / 02-SEP-11|
|Marymount Manhattan College||Assistant Professor of Biology and Ecology||05-SEP-11 / 20-DEC-13|
|NUIG||Part-time Lecturer in Geography||13-JAN-14 /|
|1994||SUNY Oswego||Bachelor of Arts||Biology (Natural Sciences)|
|2008||University of Maine||PhD||Ecology and Environmental Science|
|Title||Type||From / To|
|Outreach||I Like Beaches||03-MAR-14 / 21-OCT-14|
|Research (e.g. Community based research)||Virtual Park Project||03-SEP-12 / 20-DEC-13|
|Forest Ecology And Management||Reviewer|
|Water Resources Research||Reviewer|
|Term/Year||Module Title||Module Code||Subject / Desc|
|Sem 1 / 2014||Geography in Practice||TI152|
|Sem 1 / 2014||Biogeography||TI235|
|Sem 2 / 2014||Environment and Risk||TI704|
|Sem 2 / 2014||Sustainability and the Environment||TI258|
|Sem 2 / 2014||Research Seminar||TI354|
|Sem 2 / 2015||Biodiversity and Coastal Change||TI6105|
|Sem 2 / 2015||Geography in Practice||TI152|
|Sem 2 / 2015||Research Seminar||TI350|