Morris, John

Associate Professor

Educational Background

A.B. University of Louisville
M.S. University of Louisville
Ph.D. University of Illinois 1973

Professional Experience

Dr. Morris has been involved in research with threatened and endangered species since 1980. His research has provided information to federal, state and local government agencies and local conservation groups. This information has been used in the development of management plans and other conservation measures for threatened and endangered species.

In addition to his research activities, Dr. Morris is involved in the development of educational videos on threatened and endangered species and coral reef environments. He is also developing and expanding the summer field course program for the Department of Biological Sciences.

Current Research

In addition to the avian research there is an ongoing research effort in marine mammalogy focusing on the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin in the Indian River Lagoon. This research addresses questions related to the role of human activities and its impact on habitat use, vocalizations and behavior of the bottlenose dolphin. All of these investigations provide information to develop models that direct future conservation efforts of these species.

Selected Publications

Fle, M., G. Griffin, J.G. Morris and N.C. Nagypl. 2004. Antecedents for change: Natural and cultural capital. In Science Supporting Environmental Protection, Gordon Nelson and Imre Hronszky (eds.). Florida TechBME Partnership Programme Yearbook 2004.

Griffin, G., J.G. Morris and M. Fle. 2004. Birds, Migratory Patterns and Economic Opportunities. In Science Supporting Environmental Protection, Gordon Nelson and Imre Hronszky (eds.). Florida TechBME Partnership Programme Yearbook 2004.

Morris, J.G. and G. Griffin. 2003. Ecotourism: Challenges to sustainability. In How Science Can Support Environmental Protection, Gordon Nelson and Imre Hronszky (eds.). Florida TechBME Partnership Programme Yearbook 2003.