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Thomas F. Morris, Professor

Regional Coordinator Professional Development Program

USDA Northeast Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)

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2004 - present
Regional Coordinator Professional Development Program, USDA Northeast Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program

2000 - present
Associate Professor, Plant Science, University of Connecticut

Assistant Professor, Plant Science, University of Connecticut

Visiting Assistant Professor, Plant Science, Univ. Connecticut

Research Assistant, Agronomy, Iowa State University

Research Assistant, Plant Science, University of Connecticut

Research Farm Manager, Rodale Research Center, Kutztown, Pennsylvania


Ph.D.     1992    Iowa State University,  Major: Soil Science
M.S.      1988   University of Connecticut,  Major: Soil Science
B.S.      1975  Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture, Doylestown, Pennsylvania,  Major: Agronomy


2002-2005   Associate Editor, Journal of Environmental Quality

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Zhivotovsky, O. P., Y. A. Kuzovkina, C. P. Schulthess, T. Morris, and D. Pettinelli. 2011. Lead uptake and translocation by willows in pot and field experiments. Intern. J. Phytoremediation. Accepted.

Zhivotovsky, O. P., Y. A. Kuzovkina, C. P. Schulthess, T. Morris, D. Pettinelli, M. Ge.  2011. Hydroponic screening of willows (Salix L.) for lead tolerance and accumulation.  Intern. J. Phytoremediation 13:75-94.

Kyveryga, P., H. Tao, T.F. Morris, T.M. Blackmer. 2010. Identification of nitrogen management categories by corn stalk nitrate sampling guided by aerial imagery.  Agron. J. 102:858-867.

Tao, H., T.F. Morris, B. Brovo-Ureta, R. Meinert, K. Zanger, J. Neafsey. 2010.  A partial budget analysis for phosphorus-based nutrient management plans for Connecticut dairy farms. Agron. J. 102:231-240.   

Kinsella, K., C.P. Schulthess, T.F. Morris, J.D. Stuart.  2009.  Rapid quantification of Bacillus subtilis antibiotics in the rhizosphere. Soil Bio. Biochem. 41:374-379. 

Ping, J., C. Green, R. Zartman, K. Bronson, T. Morris.  2008.  Spatial variability of soil properties, cotton yield and quality in a production field.  Comm. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 39:1-16

Kyveryga, P., A.M. Blackmer, T.F. Morris.  2007.  Disaggregating model bias and variability when calculating economic optimum rates of nitrogen fertilization for corn. Agron. J. 99: 1048-1056

Kyveryga, P., A.M. Blackmer, T.F. Morris.  2007.  Alternative benchmarks for economically optimal rates of nitrogen fertilization for corn.  Agron. J. 99: 1057-1065

J. R. Heckman, W. Jokela, T. Morris, D. B. Beegle, J. T. Sims, F. J. Coale, S. Herbert, T. Griffin, B. Hoskins, J. Jemison, W. M. Sullivan, D. Bhumbla, G. Estes, and W. S. Reid.  2006.  Soil test calibration for predicting corn response to phosphorus in the northeast USA.  Agron. J. 98:280-288.

Morris, T. F., and M. Keilty (eds.) 2006.  Alternative Health Practices for Livestock.  Blackwell Publ. Professional, Ames, IA. 

Hooker, B., T. F. Morris, R. Peters, and Z. Cardon.  2005.  Long term effects of tillage and corn stalk return on soil carbon dynamics.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 69:188-196.

Hyde, J. E., and T. F. Morris.  2004.  Phosphorus availability from phosphorus-amended water treatment residual.  Comm.Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 34: 1033-1046.

Balkcom, K. S., A. M. Blackmer, D. J. Hansen, T. F. Morris, and A. P. Mallarino.  2003.  Testing soils and cornstalks to evaluate nitrogen management on the watershed scale.  J. Environ. Qual. 32:1015-1024.

Heckman, J.R., T.F. Morris, J.T. Sims, J.B. Sieczka, U. Krogmann, P. Nitzsche, and R. Ashley.  2002.  Presidedress soil nitrate test is effective for fall cabbage.  HortScience 37:113-117.

Boucher, T.J., R.A. Ashley, R.G.Adams, Jr., and T.F. Morris.  2001.  Effect of trap position, habitat, and height on the capture of pepper maggot flies (Diptera: Tephritidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 94:456-461.

Achenie, L., M.A. Butkus, D. Grasso, C. P. Schulthess, T. Morris, J. Hyde.  2001.  A comparative study of neural network and mechanistic models for surface complexation.  Advances in Environ. Research 5:137-143.

Hyde, J. E., and T.F. Morris.  2000.  Phosphorus availability in soils amended with dewatered water treatment residual and metal concentrations with time in residual.  J. Environ. Qual. 29:1896-1904.

Morris, T. F., G. Hamilton, and S. Harney.  2000.  Optimum Plant Population for Fresh Market Sweet Corn in the Northeastern United States.  HortTechnology 10:25-30.

Guillard, K., T.F. Morris, and K.L. Kopp.  1999. The Pre-sidedress soil nitrate test and nitrate leaching from corn.  J. Environ. Qual. 28:1845-1852.

Hooker, B.A. and T.F. Morris.  1998.  End-of-season cornstalk test for excess nitrogen in silage corn.  J. Prod. Agric. 12:282-288.

Morris, T.F.  1998.  Soil sample bag effects on pre-sidedress soil nitrate test concentrations.  Comm. Soil Sci. Plant Anal.  29:2529-2537.

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  Thomas F. Morris
University of Connecticut

1376 Storrs Rd., Unit 4067
Department of Plant Science
Storrs, Connecticut 0626

Telephone: (860) 486-0637
fax: (860) 486-0682
email: thomas.morris@uconn.edu
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