Morgan S AbbottAbbott Botanical Assessments
Morgan S Abbott
Community botanical education and activism
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Citations since 2017
10 Research Items
Morgan is interested in the intersection of water, plants and cultural resources, especially regarding their relationships to paleoecology. Currently, she is working on cultivating community relationships to encourage field botany and its pedagogy within the Intermountain West & East Texas. She currently specializes in wild plants native to the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau ecosystems.
April 2019 - August 2019
Great Basin Institute
February 2019 - present
Abbott Botanical Assessments
- Head Botanist
May 2018 - August 2018
Grand Canyon Trust
- Bears Ears Intern
Webinar for the Utah community on how to identify plants in your backyard. Discussed basics of identifying plant species, common mistakes, and resources that I recommended. We also focused on the common species found in Utah, but the foundational aspects apply to all locales.
Examining Chlorella kessleri, Chlorella vulgaris and Anabaena oryzae as bioremediators for oil spills.
Oil spills are highly harmful to aquatic ecosystems. According to the EPA, there are a variety of approaches to address oil cleanup including controlled burning, dispersing detergent that helps in containing the oil, and finally bioremediation by microorganisms. Bioremediation is an effective way to clean up oil spills in sensitive areas such as sh...
On December 28, 2016, President Barak Obama created Bears Ears National Monument on 1.35 million acres in southeastern Utah, primarily to protect the archaeological heritage of the Basketmaker (0-700 AD) and Ancestral Puebloan (700-1300 AD) cultures. One of the primary archaeological questions in the Bears Ears area is the cause of the migration of...