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Faculty Profile
Timothy Morin

Timothy  Morin

Assistant Professor

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417 Baker Lab



Dr. Timothy Morin earned his Ph.D. in the Environmental Science Graduate Program housed within the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science at the Ohio State University. His undergraduate degree is in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Between his undergraduate education and graduate school he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guyana for two years in a small riverine wetland community where he discovered his passion for wetlands. He now studies the carbon cycle in wetlands, particularly methane emissions using a variety of cutting edge field methodologies and state-of-the-art ecosystem modeling techniques.



  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007

  • M.S.EnvE, Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012

  • Ph.D., Environmental Science, The Ohio State University , 2017


Dr. Morin's current research interests include:

  • Methane emissions from natural and manmade ecosystems
  • Optimal ecological engineering of wetlands
  • Buried ice formations in the arctic and their implication on the global climate system
  • Use of the eddy covariance in heterogeneous and topographically comlex terrain

Find out more at the Morin Biogeochemistry lab homepage

Current Graduate Advisees

Christian BrightChristian Bright

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Morin
  • Area of Study: Environmental Science

Graduate Research Topic
The relationship between wetland hydrologic manipulation for waterfowl management and its effect on carbon dynamics, specifically greenhouse gas emissions and soil organic carbon accretion.

Favorite Quote
" is more intelligent to hope rather than to fear, to try rather than to not try...Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says 'It can't be done.'" - Eleanor Roosevelt

Erin HassettErin Hassett

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Morin
  • Area of Study: Environmental Science

Personal Statement
I am pursuing a PhD in Environmental Science within the GPES program. Broadly, I am studying greenhouse gases in wetland ecosystems. Specifically, I am interested in the factors that contribute to methane and carbon dioxide flux dynamics and how these factors will change under different climate scenarios. My research also involves modeling the effect of subsurface biogeochemistry and the activity of microbes/methanogens on carbon fluxes. In my spare time, you can find me on a mountain or exploring new places on my bike.

Graduate Research Topics
Modeling, Wetlands, Carbon fluxes, Environmental Science

Favorite Quote
Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. - T.E. Lawrence, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom

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Shelby MartinShelby Martin

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Morin
  • Area of Study: Environmental Resources Engin