Emma Jane Morgan

Department of Botany, Charles University in Prague

Benátská 2, 128 01, Prague 2, Czech Republic

E-mail: morgane(at)natur.cuni.cz

Tel: +420 221 95 1641

 

Publications:

2018

Morgan EJ, Sutton TS, Darwell CT, Cook JM. (2018). Restructuring of a mutualism following introduction of Australian fig trees and pollinating wasps to Europe and the USA. Biological Invasions. doi.org/10.1007/s10530-018-1775-3

 

2017

Morgan EJ, Kaiser-Bunbury CN, Edwards PJ, Fleischer-Dogley F & Kettle CJ. (2017). Tracing coco de mer’s reproductive history: pollen and nutrient limitation reduce fecundity. Ecology & Evolution, 7(19):7765–7776. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3312

Morgan EJ, Kaiser-Bunbury CN, Edwards PJ, Fleischer-Dogley F & Kettle CJ. (2017). Keeping it in the family: strong fine-scale genetic structure and inbreeding in Lodoicea maldivica, the largest-seeded plant in the world. Conservation Genetics, 18(6):1317–1329. doi:10.1007/s10592-017-0982-2

 

2016

Morgan EJ, Määttänen K, Kaiser-Bunbury CN, Buser A, Fleischer-Dogley F & Kettle CJ. Development of 12 polymorphic microsatellite loci for the endangered Seychelles palm Lodoicea maldivica (Arecaceae). Applications in Plant Sciences, 4(4):1500119. doi: 10.3732/apps.1500119

 

Non-peer reviewed:

2017

Morgan EJ. (November 2017). Exciting results from a Coco de Mer PhD project. Kapisen, Issue 20:13–15. Plant Conservation Action group newsletter. ISSN: 1659-7346

 

2016

Morgan EJ. (2016). Genetic and demographic processes underlying reproduction in Lodoicea maldivica, the largest-seeded plant in the world. Doctoral Thesis, ETH Zurich

Morgan EJ. (26.04.2016). On the sea coconut and vanishing habitats. Zukunftsblog, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

 

2014

Morgan EJ. (2014). Coco de Mer: ongoing genetic research on the coco de mer. Seychelles Islands Foundation Annual Report

 

2013

Morgan EJ. (2013). Coco de Mer: genetic research. Seychelles Islands Foundation Annual Report, pp.13

Morgan EJ. (June 2013). Exciting coco de mer research underway. Kapisen, Issue 15:17. Plant Conservation Action group newsletter. ISSN: 1659-7346

 

Invited Speaker:

“Mysteries of the Coco de Mer: genetic structure and reproduction in the largest-seeded plant in the world”, Plant Genetics and Epigenetics Lab, SLU, Sweden (14 Dec 2017)

 

Oral presentations:

“Pre- and postzygotic barriers to across-ploidy gene flow in Arabidopsis arenosa”, International conference on polyploidy in Ghent, Belgium (11–14 Jun 2019)

“Barriers and drivers of gene flow across ploidy barrier in wild Arabidopsis”, Conference of the specialist group plant population biology of the Ecological Society of Germany Austria and Switzerland (GfOe) in Warsaw, Poland (23­–26 May 2019)

“Seed dispersal and genetic structure of Lodoicea maldivica”, Department of Botany seminar series, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic (20 Feb 2018)

“Tracing Coco de Mer’s reproductive history: pollen and nutrient limitation reduce fecundity”, biology17, the annual Swiss conference on ecology, evolution, systematics and conservation in Bern, Switzerland (1–3 Feb 2017)

“Genetic implications of limited seed dispersal in the largest-seeded plant in the world”, Association for Tropical Ecology in Montpellier, France (19–23 Jun 2016)

“Keeping it in the family: Genetic implications of limited seed dispersal for Lodoicea maldivica”, European Conference of Tropical Ecology (GTÖ) in Göttingen, Germany (23–26 Feb 2016)

“Supersized: demographic and genetic processes in the Coco de Mer, the largest-seeded plant in the world”, European Conference of Tropical Ecology (GTÖ) in Freising, Germany (25–28 Feb 2014)

“Demographic and genetic processes underlying regeneration in Coco de Mer (Lodoicea maldivica)”, Zurich Interaction Seminar in Zurich, Switzerland (25 Nov 2013)

“3x G - Gigantism, Gravity and Genetics - How the Coco de Mer Connects the 3”, Seychelles Islands Foundation Annual Symposium in Mahé, Seychelles (4 Apr 2013)

 

Poster presentations:

“Barriers and drivers of gene flow across ploidy barrier in wild Arabidopsis”, Population Genetics Group in Oxford, UK (3–6 Jan 2019)

“The demographic and genetic processes underlying regeneration in the coco de mer, the largest-seeded plant in the world”, ITES rDay 2014, ETH Zürich (12 Sep 2014)

“The demographic and genetic processes underlying regeneration in Lodoicea maldivica, the largest-seeded plant in the world”, Population Genetics Group in Bath, UK (7–10 Jan 2014)

“The demographic and genetic processes underlying regeneration in Lodoicea maldivica, the largest-seeded plant in the world”, ITES rDay 2013, ETH Zürich (23 Sep 2013). PhD student prize winner for the best poster

 

Event organisation:

“Applied molecular ecology” session, European Conference of Tropical Ecology (GTÖ) in Göttingen, Germany (23–26 Feb 2016)

ITES rDay, organising committee, ETH Zürich (11 Sep 2015)

“Scientifica”, public outreach, ETH Zürich (5–6 Sep 2015)

“Applied conservation and management” session, European Conference of Tropical Ecology (GTÖ) in Zürich, Switzerland (7–10 Apr 2015)

Seminar series organisation, incl. logistics and finances, Ecosystem Management group (2014–2016)

 

Advisory Roles:

IUCN Conservation Outlook Assessment 2017. Site assessor for Vallée de Mai World Heritage Site, Seychelles

 

Education:

2013–2016        ETH Zürich, Ecosystem Management group, ITES

PhD Demographic and genetic processes underlying reproduction in Lodoicea maldivica (Supervisor Dr Chris Kettle) Thesis available online via ETH E-Collection

 

2010–2011        University of Reading

MSc Wildlife Management and Conservation (Distinction)

Research Project: ‘Genetic and infection status of introduced populations of Pleistodontes imperialis fig wasp’ (Supervisor Prof. James Cook). Awarded a NERC Scholarship

 

2006–2009       Cardiff University

BSc Zoology (First Class Honours)

Research Project: ‘Regional genetic variation of the bonobo (Pan paniscus) using mitochondrial DNA and microsatellite markers’ (Supervisor Prof. Mike Bruford). Awarded the W. M. Tattershall Exhibition for the ‘Most deserving student entering the final year of BSc. Zoology’ (2008)

 

Employment:

Jan ̶ Feb 2017    ETH Zürich, Ecosystem Management group, Switzerland

Researcher, population genetics of the Giant Honeybee (Apis dorsata)

 

Aug–Dec 2012 Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo/MBP, Kianjavato, Madagascar

Research assistant, behaviour, diet and ranging patterns of the Greater Bamboo Lemur (Prolemur simus)

 

Apr–Jul 2012     University of Bern, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Switzerland

Field assistant, oxidative stress and begging behaviour in Great Tits (Parus major)

 

 

Last updated 22.08.2019