Leanne Morgan

Senior LecturerLeanne Morgan

Degree Coordinator
Julius von Haast Rm 736
Internal Phone: 95839


Research Interests

Leanne’s research focuses on coastal hydrogeology, groundwater-surface water interaction, and water resource management. She has industry experience in the development of regional-scale groundwater models for resource assessment. This has informed her teaching through an understanding of methods that underpin theoretical research in hydrology as well as practical problem-solving of real-world, water resource management issues.

Leanne is an Investigator in the MBIE Endeavour funded project: Subsurface processes in braided rivers – hyporheic exchange and leakage to groundwater. Additionally, she is collaborating with research teams in Australia, the Netherlands, Germany and USA on various projects. She holds a Research Fellowship with Flinders University, Australia and is an Associate Editor for Hydrogeology Journal.

Leanne coordinates the following subjects at University of Canterbury (UC) and Lincoln University (LU):
WATR401/601 Advanced Water Resources (UC and LU)
ENGE414 Applied Hydrogeology (UC)

Leanne contributes to the following subjects at UC and LU:
WATR202 Water on Land: Quality and Quantity (LU)
WATR302 Water on Land: Application and Management (LU)
WATR402/602 Determinants of Water Quality (UC and LU)
WATR403/603 Water Management, Policy and Planning (UC and LU)

Recent Publications

  • Clemens H., Pang L., Morgan L. and Weaver L. (2020) Removal of rotavirus, MS2 bacteriophage and biomolecule-modified silica nanoparticles in undisturbed silt loam over gravels dosed with onsite wastewater. Water Research 169 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2019.115272.
  • Humphries B., Weaver L., Burbery L., Webber J., Morgan L. and Gregor J. (2020) Microbial pathogen removal from domestic effluent using coral sand in Kiribati. Journal of Applied Microbiology http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jam.14555.
  • Yu X., Russoniello C., Morgan L., Massman G. and Wang FC. (2020) Flow, Transport, and Reactions in Coastal Aquifers. Geofluids http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2020/3539052.
  • Coluccio K. and Morgan L. (2019) A review of methods for measuring groundwater–surface water exchange in braided rivers. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 23: 4397-4417. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-4397-2019.
  • Stoeckl L., Walther M. and Morgan L. (2019) Physical and Numerical Modelling of Post-Pumping Seawater Intrusion. Geofluids 2019 7191370: 11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/7191370.