Dr Kyle Morgan
Associate Research Fellow


Kyle is an Associate Research Fellow at the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, working on a NERC funded project in collaboration with James Cook University, Australia. His research examines past Holocene reef growth and future trajectories of reef geomorphic change for turbid zone coral reefs on the inner-shelf of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. He completed his PhD in Marine Science at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where his thesis aimed to construct a holistic field-based calcium carbonate budget for a lagoonal reef platform in the Maldives. His thesis work quantified aspects of reef sedimentation, from growth and carbonate production of reef organisms, through to biological erosion, and sediment transport pathways on reefs.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Coral reef geomorphology
  • Carbonate sedimentology
  • Coastal processes
  • Carbonate budget studies
  • Turbid zone reefs
  • Coral reef ecology


BSc, Marine Biology and Geography (Victoria University of Wellington)
Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Distinction), Marine Science (University of Auckland)
MSc (First Class Hons), Marine Science (University of Auckland)
PhD, Marine Science (University of Auckland)

Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1392 5892
AddressAmory Building
University of Exeter
Rennes Drive

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