Academic and Professional Background
Areas of Expertise:
Plant Identification, Remote Sensing, Range Assessments, Data Collection, Analysis & Interpretation, Plant Surveys & Inventories, Habitat Management & Monitoring
Selected Publications & Presentations
The History of Water In Bears Ears National Monument, Southeastern Utah: Towards A Synthesis of Geochronology, Native American Oral History and Rock Art. Emerman, S.H., M.S. Abbott, S.K. Tulley, S.I. Nofchissey, P.G. Bushman, D. Joe, J.E. Gherasim, S.R. Campbell, E.C. Matheson, K.L. Larsen, B.O. Howell, and D.J. Zacharias, 2018. The history of water in Bears Ears National Monument, southeastern Utah: In Emerman, S.H., B. Bowen, S. Schamel, and S. Simmons (eds.), Geofluids of Utah: 2018 Utah Geological Association Publication 47, pp. 1-21.
Use of Manning Equation for Estimating Discharge of High-Gradient Canals and Natural Streams. A.A. Ostraff, S. H. Emerman, N. D. Udy, S. M. Allen, H.Rakotoarisaona, J. Gherasim, A.M. Stallings, J. N. Saldivar, K. L.Larsen, and M.S. Abbott. Hydrology Days 2018
Examining the Ideal Conditions for Crude Oil Bioremediation by Algae Species. M.S. Abbott, B. Webb, B. Nickle, O. Kopp. Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research 2018
History of Water and Vegetation in Bears Ears National Monument. M.S. Abbott, S.H. Emerman, S.I. Nofchissey, P.G. Bushman, D. Joe, J.E. Gherasim, S.R. Campbell, S.K. Tulley. Hydrology Days 2018
Use of Remote Sensing Data for Analysis of Changes In Lake Water Levels and Shoreline Vegetation. M.S. Abbott, N. Blain. Introduction to GIS, Dec 2016
Trace Metals in Surface Water, Groundwater, Stream Sediments and Agricultural Soils of the Northern Peninsula of Haiti. S.M. Allen, J.W. Jackson, M.S. Abbott, K. Larsen, E. Cadet, S.H. Emerman. Geological Society of America 2015
About the Botanist
Morgan S. Abbott graduated from Utah Valley University in 2018 and holds a bachelor's degree in Botany. Throughout her undergraduate career, she participated and led multiple research projects, including water sampling in Utah Lake and Haiti. Most recently, she has worked in Bears Ears National Monument sampling springs to examine the relationships between surface water and plant communities and how these are associated with the cultural heritage of Native American tribes. In the future, Morgan intends to earn a doctorate in ethnobotany or environmental archaeology and teach in an academic setting. In her free time, she can be found exploring the foothills and canyons of Utah County or relaxing in a nearby park with her knitting.