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Dr. Raymond P. Morgan II is Professor Emeritus with the Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science located at Frostburg, MD. He received his BS degree from Frostburg State University in 1966 with a major in biology and minors in chemistry and secondary education. In 1971, he earned his PhD from the Department of Zoology, University of Maryland at College Park with an ecology major and physiology minor.
During his career at Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Battelle Columbus Laboratories, and the Appalachian Laboratory, his research has generally focused on aquatic ecology, pollution ecology, and fisheries genetics, especially the genetics of brook trout. Recent stream research, based on the Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MD DNR), centers on urbanization effects on Maryland stream fishes including road salt and nutrient effects. In addition, Dr. Morgan works with the SHA on stream restoration projects throughout Maryland as well as studying the effectiveness of bioswales to reduce road pollution.
Areas of Expertise
- Stream ecology
- Fishery genetics
- Pollution ecology
- Urban ecology
- University of Maryland, College Park, 1971, Ph.D., Zoology
- Frostburg State College, 1966, B.S., Biology