White trout lily (Erythronium albidum) Flat Rock Cedar Glades and Barrens State Natural Area, Murfreesboro, TN
The Morris Lab at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) has a broad focus in the field of molecular ecology. Our research is question driven, rather than focusing on any single organismal system, although we are particularly fond of plants. Projects in this lab address species boundaries, conservation management strategies, biogeography, and reproductive ecology. Our work spans the fields of systematics, population genetics, and phylogeography. We also have an active interest in the digitization of biological collections (particularly herbarium collections) and how specimen data can be used in interdisciplinary research.