Faculty Listing

Dr. Ashley B. Morris

Associate Professor

Dr. Ashley B. Morris
615-494-7621
Room 1067, Science Building (SCI)
MTSU Box 60, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

Spring 2017

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30AM - 11:15AM

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of Florida (2006)
  • M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2001)
  • B.S., University of South, TN (1997)

Areas of Expertise

My interests are in plant population genetics, phylogeography, and systematics. All of my projects either involve species exhibiting striking geographic disjunctions or species of conservation concern.

Ongoing Projects
Conservation genetics of two federally endangered glade plants
Digitization of herbarium collections for research and education
Recommendations for community standards for phylogeographic data collection and analysis

Publications

The following publications are from the last year.
*Graduate students **Undergraduate students

Evans J, Morris AB (2016) Isolated coastal populations of Tilia americana var. caroliniana exhibit long-term persistence through vegetative growth. American Journal of Botany, 103, 1687-1693. Get the paper 

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The following publications are from the last year.
*Graduate students **Undergraduate students

Evans J, Morris AB (2016) Isolated coastal populations of Tilia americana var. caroliniana exhibit long-term persistence through vegetative growth. American Journal of Botany, 103, 1687-1693. Get the paper here.

Fan D, Hu W, Li B, Morris AB, Zheng M, Soltis DE, Soltis PS, Zhang Z (2016) Idiosyncratic responses of evergreen broad-leaved forest constituents in China to the late Quaternary climate changes. Scientific Reports, 6, 31044. Get the paper here.

Morris AB, Scalf C**, Burleyson A**, Johnson LT**, Trostel K* (2016) Development and characterization of microsatellite primers in the federally endangered Astragalus bibullatus (Fabaceae). Applications in Plant Sciences, 4, 1500126. Get the paper here.

Howell JS*, Morris AB (2016) Niche partitioning in sympatric Sarracenia species at Splinter Hill Bog Preserve, Baldwin County, Alabama. Carnivorous Plant Newsletter, 45, 12-18.

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Courses

Spring and Fall Semesters

BIOL3250 Genetics lecture

BIOL3251 Genetics lab Coordinator

Fall Semester - Odd Years

BIOL4090 / BIOL6090 Forest Ecology