Publications from the Morris Lab
Publications are listed in chronological order, beginning with the most recent. Graduate student authors are indicated by an asterisk, undergraduate student authors by two asterisks.


Hieb EE*, Nelson DH, Morris AB (2014) Oviductal eggs from road-kill turtles provide a novel source of DNA for population studies of the Alabama red-bellied turtle.
Conservation Genetics Resources, DOI 10.1007/s12686-014-0283-8. Get the paper here.

Hieb EE*, Nelson DH, Morris AB (2014) Genetic monitoring reveals loss of microsatellite diversity in a breeding population of the endangered Alabama red-bellied turtle.
Endangered Species Research, 23, 253-261. Get the paper here.

Morris AB, Millsaps NK**, Mason KQ**, Howell JS*, Speer JH (2014) Mature beech (
Fagus grandifolia; Fagaceae) are persistently clonal in coves and beech gaps in the Great Smoky Mountains. American Journal of Botany, 101, 1-8. Get the paper here.


Jackson TG*, Nelson DH, Morris AB (2012) Phylogenetic relationships in the North American genus
Pseudemys (Emydidae) inferred from two mitochondrial genes. Southeastern Naturalist, 11, 297-310. Get the paper here.


Hieb EE*, Jackson TG* Nelson DH, Morris AB (2011) Characterization of eight polymorphic microsatellite loci for the endangered Alabama red-bellied turtle (
Pseudemys alabamensis; Emydidae). Conservation Genetics Resources, 3, 781-783. Get the paper here.


Morris AB, Graham CH, Soltis DE, Soltis PS (2010) Reassessment of phylogeographical structure in an eastern North American tree using Monmonier’s algorithm and ecological niche modelling.
Journal of Biogeography, 37, 1657-1667. Get the paper here.

Newell DL**, Morris AB. (2010) Clonal structure of wild populations and origins of horticultural stocks of
Illicium parviflorum (Illiciaceae). American Journal of Botany, 97, 1-5. Get the paper here.


Judd WS, Abbott JR, Morris AB (2008)
Illicium guajaibonense, elevated to subspecies rank and compared with the subspecies of Illicium cubense (Illiciaceae). Journal of Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 2, 799-806. Get the paper here.

Morris AB, Ickert-Bond SM, Brunson DB*, Soltis DE, Soltis PS (2008) Phylogeographical structure and temporal complexity in American sweetgum (
Liquidambar styraciflua; Altingiaceae). Molecular Ecology, 17, 3889-3900. Get the paper here.

Sherman TD, Boone E, Morris AB, Woodard A, Goldman E, Martin DL, Gautier C, O'Brien JJ (2008) Investigations of internal interactions between the parasitic barnacle
Loxothylacus texanus (Rhizocephala: Sacculinidae) and its host Callinectes sapidus (Brachyura: Portunidae) using PCR techniques. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 28, 220-227. Get the paper here.


Morris AB, Bell CD, Clayton JW, Judd WS, Soltis DE, Soltis PS (2007) Phylogeny and divergence time estimation in
Illicium with implications for New World biogeography. Systematic Botany, 32, 236-249. Get the paper here.


Soltis DE, Morris AB*, McLachlan JS, Manos PS, Soltis PS (2006) Comparative phylogeography of unglaciated eastern North America.
Molecular Ecology, 15, 4261-4293. Get the paper here.


Guerrero A, Judd WS, Morris AB* (2004) A new species of
Illicium subsection Parviflora from the Massif de la Hotte, Haiti. Brittonia, 56, 346-352. Get the paper here.

Morris AB*, Small RL, Cruzan MB (2004) Variation in frequency of clonal reproduction among populations of
Fagus grandifolia Ehrh. in response to disturbance. Castanea, 69, 38-51. Get the paper here.

Scheen AC*, Brochmann C, Brysting AK, Elven R, Morris AB*, Soltis DE, Soltis PS, Albert VA (2004) Northern hemisphere biogeography of
Cerastium (Caryophyllaceae): Insights from phylogenetic analysis of noncoding plastid nucleotide sequences. American Journal of Botany, 91, 943-952. Get the paper here.


Morris AB*, Baucom RS**, Cruzan MB (2002) Stratified analysis of the soil seed bank in the cedar glade endemic
Astragalus bibullatus: evidence for historical changes in genetic structure. American Journal of Botany, 89, 29-36. Get the paper here.

Morris AB*, Small RL, Cruzan MB (2002) Investigating the relationship between
Cryptococcus fagisuga and Fagus grandifolia in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Southeastern Naturalist, 1, 415-424. Get the paper here.