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Morgan Gilmour

Research Scientist, NASA Earth eXchange (NEX)

Affiliation: NASA Earth eXchange (NEX)

Division: Earth Science Division (SG)

Branch: Biospheric Science Branch (SGE)



Dr. Morgan Gilmour is a Research Scientist at the NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) at Ames Research Center. Her research focuses on the intersection of remotely-sensed environmental variables from satellites and animal telemetry to understand marine ecology and conservation. She is participating in the NASA Internet of Animals initiative. 


PhD, Ocean Sciences, 2018, University of California, Santa Cruz
MS, Biology, 2011, Bucknell University
BS, Wildlife & Conservation Biology, 2005, University of Rhode Island

Awards and Honors

2022: USGS STAR Award
2019: American Australian Association, USA-to-Australia Postdoctoral Fellowship
2015: NSF Fellow, EAPSI Program
2014: EPA STAR Fellow


(most recent)

  • Gilmour, ME, et al. 2022. Layan albatross exhibit complex behavioral plasticity in the subtropical and subarctic North Pacific Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series 697: 125-147
  • Gilmour, ME, et al. 2022. Evaluation of MPA designs that protect highly mobile megafauna now and under climate change scenarios. Global Ecology and Conservation 35: e02070