Areas of Expertise:

  • Botany
  • Plant and forest ecology
  • Invasive species
  • Tropical rainforests

Dr. Eric C. Morgan is assistant professor in the department of Ornamental Horticulture at Farmingdale State College since January 2012.  Prior to this position, Dr. Morgan spent seven years as the Director of Research, and Executive Director at a large public garden in the northeast, and has previously worked as a researcher at the University of Florida, and Director of a small Long Island botanic garden.

In addition to teaching,  Dr. Morgan maintains an active research program in several areas, primarily in the ecology of both tropical rainforests and the forests of the New York region. His work primarily focuses upon  analyzing forest composition and structure, and the impacts of invasive plants upon those ecosystems, with his research taking him primarily to Amazonian Peru, the Caribbean, Uganda, and the northeastern United States.

Dr. Morgan received a BS from Stony Brook University, an MA from Queens College, and an MS from the City University of New York.  He also earned his PhD from the City University of New York as well. 

Dr. Morgan gives regular presentations to a wide range of scientific and popular societies, and  has published extensively on his results.


  • Torrey Botanical Society -  Council Member
  • Botanical Society of America -  Active member of several committees


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