Tawna Morgan, M.S. Research Biologist
- Bird physiology
- Behavior and ecology
- Scientific database management
- Spatial data analysis
Tawna brings over 15 years of experience in Alaskan wildlife research to ABR. She has participated in numerous field studies to document spatial and temporal variation in the distribution and abundance, species-richness, and species-composition of the avian and mammal communities in areas proposed for resource development. She also participates in research on migration and impact assessment related to wind, hydro, and utility projects.
Tawna received her Master's of Science in biology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
- Kuletz, K. J., M. C. Ferguson, B. Hurley, A. E. Gall, E. A. Labunski, and T. C. Morgan. 2015. Seasonal spatial patterns in seabird and marine mammal distribution in the eastern Chukchi and western Beaufort seas: identifying biologically important pelagic areas. Progress in Oceanography 136: 175–200.
- Day, R. H., A. E. Gall, T. C. Morgan, J. R. Rose, J. H. Plissner, P. M. Sanzenbacher, J. D. Fenneman, K. J. Kuletz, and B. H. Watts. 2013. Seabirds new to the Chukchi and Beaufort seas, Alaska: response to a changing climate? Western Birds 44: 174–182.
- Gall, A. E., T. C. Morgan, R. H. Day, and K. J. Kuletz. 2017. Ecological shift from piscivorous to planktivorous seabirds in the Chukchi Sea, 1975–2012. Polar Biology 40: 61–78. <doi:10.1007/s00300-016-1924-z>
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