Welcome to the lab website of Geoff Morris (Assistant Professor in Agronomy)


Our study system

  • We're focused on adaptation genomics in sorghum – a global food, feed, and biomass crop – and its cultivated and wild relatives (panicoid grasses). 
  • Sorghum is arguably the most important crop of drylands worldwide, from commercial farms in the U.S. Great Plains to smallholder plots in Sub-Saharan Africa. With climate change bringing higher temperatures and more erratic rainfall to much of the world, the importance of climate-resilient crops to food security and rural economies will only increase.

    Research goals

    • To uncover the genomic basis of environmental adaptation
    • To accelerate crop improvement for adaptive traits using genomics

      Other areas of interest:
      • Effects of adaptation on yield, nutritional & agronomic traits
      • The genomic basis of diversification in crops and wild relatives
      • Development of new approaches to study genomic diversity

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