Andrew H. Morris

Andrew H. Morris

Post-doctoral Scholar

University of Oregon

Andrew Morris earned his PhD from the University of Oregon in 2022 where he worked in the Bohannan Lab. He is a community ecologist and bioinformatician who has studied the role of the microbiome in ecosystem functioning. His current research focuses on the heritability of the microbiome in humans and animals to understand microbiome-mediated traits. He wants to discover how the composition and abundance of microorganisms in an ecosystem influence ecosystem traits. He addresses this problem by drawing on statistical tools from quantitative genetics and experimental approaches from evolutionary biology.

Andrew is currently seeking academic and industry positions in ecology, bioinformatics, and data science.


  • Community Ecology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Data Science


  • PhD Biology, 2022

    University of Oregon

  • MS Soil Science, 2017

    Penn State University

  • BS Plant Sciences, 2014

    Cornell University

Journal Articles

Belowground changes to community structure alter methane-cycling dynamics in Amazonia

Amazonian rainforest is undergoing increasing rates of deforestation, driven primarily by cattle pasture expansion. Forest-to-pasture …