Kathleen Morrow

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

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.

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

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

Research keywords
Research platform experience
  SCUBA (open-circuit or unspecified)
  Surface-deployed sensors and samplers
Photographs (of Kathleen Morrow)

Research summary (from publications)