Dr. James A. Morris, Jr.

Dr. James A. Morris, Jr.
NOAA National Ocean Service
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
101 Pivers Island Rd.
Fields of interest
Marine aquaculture, invasive species, coastal ecology
Description of scientific projects
Our research program focuses on the study of coastal ecosystem stressors including pollution and climate change and the development of marine spatial planning tools for management of healthy coastal ecosystems. Key focus areas include the impacts of marine invasive species on near shore and offshore benthic communities along the southeast US, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico coasts, and development of strategies for assessing the effects of marine aquaculture in the coastal zone.