Leanne Morgan

Senior LecturerLeanne Morgan

Degree Coordinator
Julius von Haast Rm 736
Internal Phone: 95839


Research Interests

I am interested in understanding how hydrologic systems function, specifically the groundwater component. My research areas include groundwater dynamics in coastal regions, groundwater - surface water interaction, and landscape restoration. I characterise field systems using various methods and parameters including pressure, conductivity and natural tracers. I test processes and perform sensitivity analyses using analytic, numeric and physical modelling. I hold a Research Fellowship with Flinders University, Australia and am an Associate Editor for Hydrogeology Journal.

Recent Publications

  • Dench WE. and Morgan LK. (2021) Unintended consequences to groundwater from improved irrigation efficiency: Lessons from the Hinds-Rangitata Plain, New Zealand. Agricultural Water Management 245 106530: 106530-106530. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2020.106530.
  • Clemens H., Pang L., Morgan LK. 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.
  • Coluccio K., Santos I., Jeffreys L., Katurji M., Coluccio S. and Morgan LK. (2020) Mapping groundwater discharge to a coastal lagoon using combined spatial airborne thermal imaging, radon (222Rn) and multiple physicochemical variables. Hydrological Processes http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.13903.
  • Humphries B., Weaver L., Burbery L., Webber J., Morgan LK. 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.
  • Walther M., Stoeckl L. and Morgan LK. (2020) Post-pumping seawater intrusion at the field scale: implications for coastal aquifer management. Advances in Water Resources 138 103561 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2020.103561.