·Analysis of the variability of the natural fluorescence signal with respect to biomass, irradiance, and quenching mechanisms using ocean color measurements.
·Development and validation of algorithms for
1.de-convolution of particulate absorption into algal and non-algal fractions
2.inversion of remote sensing reflectances to give inherent optical properties
3.retrieval of natural fluorescence signal from upwelling radiance.
1990-1993B.Sc. (Joint Honors) Marine Biology and Oceanography.First Class.
Darbyshire Prize for oceanography.
1996-1999 BERMUDA BIOLOGICAL STATION FOR RESEARCH, INC.
Senior Research Technician – SIMBIOS funded Bermuda Bio-Optics Project (BBOP) and Satellite Remote Sensing Laboratory.
·Deploy, maintain, and calibrate BBOP instruments (e.g., MER, ac-9, ASD VNIR).
·Data analysis - software development, processing, and transfer to SeaBASS.
·Liaise with SIMBIOS personnel to ensure fulfillment of contract obligations.
·SeaWiFS and AVHRR receiving station.Image processing using SeaDASS and Terrascan.
1993-1996 UNIVERSITY WALES, BANGOR.
Course lecturer – information technology.
Teaching assistant – undergraduate courses on, ocean optics,statistics, data processing, marine invertebrates, satellite image processing and information technology.
Teaching software development – oceanographic data processing course.
1989-1990 G.D. SEARLE & CO. LTD., HIGH WYCOMBE, U.K.
Medical Sales Representative.
SOCIETIESAmerican Society of Limnology and Oceanography
Morrison, J.R., 2000.Variability of natural fluorescence and its applicability to phytoplankton biomass and photosynthesis prediction: in situ evidence of quenching mechanisms..Aquatic sciences meeting of ASLO 2000, San Antonio, TX.January 24-29, 2000.
Siegel, Nelson, O'Brien, Morrison, Westberry, Sorensen, Garver, Brody, Caporelli, Hammer, Michaels, 2000. The Bermuda BioOptics Project: An Assessment of the Bio-Optical Modeling of Primary Production for the Open Sea. Deep Sea Research (in press).
Bowers, D., Kratzer, S., Morrison, J., Smith, P., Tett, P., Walne, A. and Wild-Allen, K., 2000. On the calibration and use of in situ ocean colour measurements for monitoring algal blooms. Int. J. Rem. Sens., in press.
Morrison, J.R., 1999.Variability of natural fluorescence and its applicability to phytoplankton biomass and photosynthesis prediction: in situ evidence of quenching mechanisms.Ph.D. Thesis, University of Wales, Bangor.
Morrison, J.R., Bowers, D. and Tett, P.T., 1997.Estimates of the chlorophyll specific phytoplankton absorption coefficients in waters around the British Isles and algal culture.Aquatic sciences meeting of ASLO 1997, Santa Fe, New Mexico.February 10-14, 1997.
Morrison, J.R., Bowers ,D. and Tett, P.T., 1994. Description of the spring bloom in Loch Striven using optical instruments.Challenger Society for Marine Science, U.K. Oceanography ‘94. Abstracts, page 85.
Morrison, J.R., Bowers ,D., Tett, P.T., Harker G., Kratzer S. and Walne T., 1994.Loch Striven Spring 1994 - Data Disk Set.
Morrison, J.R., in prep. The use of a remote sensing reflectance inversion model to obtain the sun-stimulated fluorescence signal of phytoplankton:implications for remote sensing.