CURRICULUM VITAE: A. Kimo Morris (abridged)

web version updated 2/20/17

Contact Information

Office Tel: (714) 564-6620
Email: morris_kimo@sac.edu
Personal Website: http://rms.rsccd.edu/faculty/kimomorris/


Complete CV available upon request

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Biological Oceanography, UCLA, 2006
  • M.Sc., Entomology, OSU, 1997
  • B.A. with distinction, Zoology, UCSB, 1994

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

  • Research and teaching: Marine invertebrate ecology; Biological oceanography of planktonic animals; Transport of larval invertebrates. Biological sampling at sea.  Biology, ecology and evolution of parasitic organisms; Insect and acarine parasitism. Science education, conservation and sustainability.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE


Santa Ana College
2011 – present
Associate Professor of Biology
Loyola Marymount University
2010 – 2011
Visitng Assistant Professor of Biology,
Visiting Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences.
Mount San Antonio College
2000 – 2011
Adjunct Professor of Biology
Cypress College
2008 – 2011
Adjunct Professor of Biology
Fullerton College
2008 – 2011
Adjunct Professor of Oceanography
UCLA - 2000 – 2006
Oregon State U. - 1995-1997
Graduate TA, Lab Instructor - Marine & Invertebrate Biology
Graduate TA, Lab Instructor - Entomology

BRIEF WORK SYNOPSIS

Ecomarine Consulting LLC - 2008 – present

  • Owner, Principal Scientist for marine environmental consulting projects throughout the West Coast.

Weston Solutions, Carlsbad - 2006 – 2007
MBC Applied Environmental Sciences - 1997 – 2006

AQUATIC TRAINING

  • 2,440+ logged dives (6/30/17)
  • Int'l Assoc. Nitrox & Technical Divers (IANTD) - 1995
  • National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) Divemaster - 1994
  • National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) Diving Rescue - 1994
  • American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) Diver - 1993
  • University of California Certified Research Diver #888 - 1993
  • National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) Advanced - 1993
  • National Association of Scuba Diving Schools (NASDS) OW1 - 1986

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (industry publications furnished upon request)

  • Morris, A.K., 2006, Zooplankton Aggregations in California Coastal Zones, Ph.D. thesis, UCLA, 309pp.
  • Morris, A.K., 2006, Macrozooplankton Assemblages in California Fronts, Coastal Environmental Quality Initiative, Paper 034.  http://repositories.cdlib.org/ucmarine/ceqi/034
  • Morris, A.K., 1997, A Model of Trophic Evolutionary Pathways, M.Sc. thesis, Oregon State University, 147pp. 
  • Lafferty, K.D. and A.K. Morris, 1996, "Altered Behavior of Parasitized Killifish Increases Susceptibility to Predation by Bird Final Hosts", Ecology 77(5): 1390-1397.
SELECTED ORAL PRESENTATIONS
  • July 2017 – 13th International Conference On Copepoda, "Distribution of zooplankton near the Monterey Bay upwelling front: Rethinking the concept of zooplankton as inactive drifters".
  • November 2013 – American Cetacean Society, LA Chapter, "Iceland Whale Tale - History and Economic Drivers Behind the Whale Hunting and Whale Watching Industries". (keynote speaker)
  • November 2010 – Youth Science Center Fundraiser Dinner, "The Blue Marbles Project: Inspiring Youth to Embrace Sustainability of the Earth". (invited, keynote speaker)
  • April 2009 – Mt. San Antonio College, “Environmental Action Group for a Livable Earth” Club – “Humans and the Marine Environment ”. (invited lecture)
  • August 2007 – State Water Resources Control Board, Region Nine – “Current Progress on the Development and Testing of the Regional Harbor Monitoring Program Statistical Design”. (invited)
  • June 2007 – City of Oceanside, “Regional Harbor Monitoring Program Pilot Project Year 2 Statistical Methodology Evaluation”. (invited)
  • March 2007 – California State University, Fullerton, "“Zooplankton Patch Dynamics in Coastal Fronts:  Designed to Drift or Selected to Swim". (invited, Dept. seminar speaker)
  • June 2006 – Central Region Kelp Survey Consortium, “Status of the Kelp Beds - Results from the 2005 Quarterly Aerial Surveys".
  • June 2004 – American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, "Caught On Video! Jellyfish Aggregations Along The Monterey Upwelling Shadow, Monterey, California".

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