Crop Adaptation Lab
Welcome to the lab website of Geoff Morris
Associate Professor in Crop Quantitative Genomics
Colorado State University | Soil & Crop Sciences
Adapting sorghum for the needs of smallholder families: Clara develops global genomics-enabled breeding strategy for Vitamin-A biofortification in BMC Plant Biology
New reviews on the history and future West Africa breeding networks for millet (by Safy) and (by Jacques and Fanna)
New review on genotype–environment associations to reveal the molecular basis of environmental adaptation in Plant Cell
Our research & development program
Our mission is to understand and improve crop adaptation. We use quantitative genomics to dissect and select adaptive traits. We use a goal-directed hypothesis-driven approach integrating evolutionary genetics, crop modeling, and molecular breeding.
We focus on the most important cereal crops for the world's drylands — sorghum, pearl millet, and wheat. Sorghum is a global food, feed, and biomass crop — a critical climate-resilient crop of drylands worldwide, from smallholder plots in sub-Saharan Africa and Haiti to commercial farms in the U.S. Great Plains and beyond.
Team and community
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Learn about a Goal-directed Hypothesis-driven (GoHy) scientific method: www.GoHy.org
Sorghum, pearl millet, and switchgrass genotyping data at Dryad
Learn how to do more rewarding and impactful research using a goal-directed hypothesis-driven approach (GoHy). See www.GoHy.org