Crop Adaptation Lab
Welcome to the lab website of Geoff Morris
Associate Professor in Crop Quantitative Genomics
Colorado State University | Soil & Crop Sciences
New review on genotype–environment associations to reveal the molecular basis of environmental adaptation in Plant Cell
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Fanna's paper identifying a novel pleiotropic drought tolerance locus for yield and water use published in Plant Direct
The rapid evolutionary rescue of sorghum after the global aphid outbreak depended on a half century of germplasm sharing —and led to rapid development of global marker technology to combat the aphid - Science Advances
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