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

  • Register for online courses on Plant Genetic Resources 🌻 🌾🍒🍉

  • 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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