J. Morgan Grove

Research Scientist and Team Leader, US Forest Service

Morgan Grove joined the USDA Forest Service in 1996 and is a social scientist and Team Leader for the USDA Forest Service's Baltimore Urban Field Station. Morgan has been a Co-Principal Investigator of the National Science Foundation’s Long Term Ecological Research Project, the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES), since its beginning in 1997. He is a lecturer at the Yale School of the Environment (YSE), where he teaches urban ecology.


Morgan is the lead author for The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities, which advances a new school of urban ecology for the 21st century. He co-edited a companion book, Science for the Sustainable City: Empirical Insights from the Baltimore School of Urban Ecology. Morgan has a B.A. from Yale College with a dual degree in Architecture and Environmental Studies, a M.F.S. in Community Forestry from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Social Ecology from Yale University.