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James T. Morris
Director, Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences
University of South Carolina
Professor of Biological and Marine Sciences

Class of '32 Distinguished Professor of Marine Studies

Ph.D. 1979, Yale University

 803-7775288  morris@inlet.geol.sc.edu



Wetland/Estuarine Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Plant Physiological Ecology, Theoretical Ecology and Modeling

This photo was taken from Oyster Landing, one of our study sites within North Inlet estuary. The nearby Baruch Institute field laboratory is an outstanding resource available to researchers.

This site highlights some of the research activities in my laboratory. My research spans the basic and applied aspects of the physiological ecology of plants adapted to wetland habitats and the biogeochemistry and systems ecology of wetlands, primarily salt and freshwater intertidal wetlands. We take an approach that combines field work, analytical chemistry, and numerical modeling. A list of publications can be found in my Curriculum Vitae.

NEW:    check out the interactive version of the salt marsh model MEM  

Current Research Projects 

NSF: Long-Term Studies of Salt Marsh Primary Production

NSF: Plum Island Sound Long-Term Ecological Research

NOAA: Responses to changing sea level


This is a view of the our laboratory, located in the Sumwalt building.