Kathleen Morrow

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Kathleen Morrow

Faculty in Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.
&  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.


  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
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Research keywords
Research platform experience
  Diving (unspecified)
  Surface-deployed sensors and samplers
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Research summary (from publications)
1  Molecular ecology
1  Community structure

1  Porifera (Sponges)
1  Bacteria and Archaea

1  Bahamas
1  Cayman Islands

1  Diving - Technical Open-Circuit
1  Diving - Regular Open-Circuit

1  Lesser