William F. Morris

Professor of Biology

Office: 
257 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0325
Phone: 
(919) 684-5257
Bill Morris studies the population ecology of plants and insects (both herbivores and pollinators). Current projects include: the population dynamic consequences of constitutive and inducible resistance in plants, the maintenance of mutualistic interactions between flowering plants and nectar-robbing pollinators, the use of population-level attributes to detect biotic responses to ongoing environmental changes, and the use of mathematical models to assess viability of threatened and endangered populations. The common thread uniting these projects is that they combine field experiments and mathematical models to study population dynamics in natural and managed systems.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Washington 1990

  • B.S., Cornell University 1983

Feldman, T. S., W. F. Morris, and W. G. Wilson. “When can two plant species facilitate each other's pollination?Oikos 105, no. 1 (April 1, 2004): 197–207. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0030-1299.2004.12845.x. Full Text

Moyle, L. C., J. R. Stinchcombe, B. R. Hudgens, and W. F. Morris. “Conservation genetics in the recovery of endangered animal species: A review of US endangered species recovery plans (1977-1998).” Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 26, no. 2 (December 1, 2003): 85–95.

Bronstein, Judith L., William G. Wilson, and William F. Morris. “Ecological dynamics of mutualist/antagonist communities.The American Naturalist 162, no. 4 Suppl (October 2003): S24–39. https://doi.org/10.1086/378645. Full Text

Wilson, W. G., W. F. Morris, and J. L. Bronstein. “Coexistence of mutualists and exploiters on spatial landscapes.” Ecological Monographs 73, no. 3 (August 1, 2003): 397–413. https://doi.org/10.1890/02-0297. Full Text

Morris, William F., Judith L. Bronstein, and William G. Wilson. “Three-way coexistence in obligate mutualist-exploiter interactions: the potential role of competition.The American Naturalist 161, no. 6 (June 10, 2003): 860–75. https://doi.org/10.1086/375175. Full Text

Moyle, L. C., J. R. Stinchcombe, B. R. Hudgens, and W. F. Morris. “Conservation genetics in the recovery of endangered animal species: A review of US endangered species recovery plans (1977-1998).” Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 26, no. 2 (2003): 85–95.

Stinchcombe, J., L. C. Moyle, B. R. Hudgens, P. L. Bloch, S. Chinnadurai, and W. F. Morris. “The influence of the academic conservation biology literature on endangered species recovery planning.” Ecology and Society 6, no. 2 (December 1, 2002).

Stinchcombe, J., L. C. Moyle, B. R. Hudgens, P. L. Bloch, S. Chinnadurai, and W. F. Morris. “The influence of the academic conservation biology literature on endangered species recovery planning.” Conservation Ecology 6, no. 2 (December 2002).

Morris, W. F., P. L. Bloch, B. R. Hudgens, L. C. Moyle, and J. R. Stinchcombe. “Population viability analysis in endangered species recovery plans: Past use and future improvements.” Ecological Applications 12, no. 3 (January 1, 2002): 708–12. https://doi.org/10.1890/1051-0761(2002)012[0708:PVAIES]2.0.CO;2. Full Text

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