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Kathleen Morrow


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Kathleen Morrow

Environmental Science and Policy
&  Affiliate faculty at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH.

George Mason University Dept. of Environmental Science and Policy David King Hall 3032
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Research interests

My present research utilizes modern genomic techniques to examine tropical coral- and sponge-associated microbial communities. I am particularly interested in using gene-targeted sequencing and metagenomics coupled with network analyses to move beyond descriptive studies and begin to understand the functional roles microbes play in host health.

Publications

  Please note that only publications relevant to mesophotic reefs are indexed.

Morrow et al 2016 environmental microbiology Environmental drivers of microbial community shifts in the giant barrel sponge, Xestospongia muta, over a shallow to mesophotic depth gradient | article
Morrow KM, Fiore Cara, Lesser M (2016)
Environ Microbiol 18:2025-2038
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S41598 017 16371 9 Comparative Genomics of Color Morphs In the Coral Montastraea cavernosa | article
Jarett JK, MacManes MD, Morrow KM, Pankey MS, Lesser MP (2017)
Sci Rep 7:16039
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Research keywords
Research platform experience
  Diving (unspecified)
  Snorkeling
  Surface-deployed sensors and samplers
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Research summary (from publications)
Fields
2  Molecular ecology
1  Community structure
1  Physiology

Focusgroups
2  Bacteria and Archaea
1  Scleractinia (Hard Corals)
1  Porifera (Sponges)

Locations
2  Bahamas
1  Cayman Islands

Platforms
1  Diving - Technical Open-Circuit
1  Diving - Technical Rebreather
1  Diving - Regular Open-Circuit

Co-authors
2  Lesser