Lawrence Morris

Professor, Forest Soils, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources


Ph.D., Soil Science, University of Florida

M.S., Silviculture and Forest Influences, SUNY ESF

B.S., Forest Science, University of Maine

Areas of Expertise
  • Soil management and forest productivity
  • Utilization of forests and trees for waste treatment and site remediation
  • Environmental impacts of forest management
Research Interests

My research interests are focused in two general areas: 1) impacts of forest management on soil properties and long- term site productivity and 2) utilization of forests and trees in waste recycling and site remediation. I teach a variety of courses ranging from a general course on the natural history of Georgia to courses on waste recycling to forests. I have strong interests in international programs and have been a leader developing programs with Brazilian colleagues.

Selected Publications

Recent Citations:

Morris, L. A. and C. R. Jackson. in press. Interactions of Soils and Land Uses with Water Quantity and Quality. Soil Ecosystem Services. Soil Science Society of America, Madison, WI.

Barcellos, D., L. A. Morris, T. Moura, V. Nzengung, N. Mantripragada and A. Thompson. accepted, in press. Eucalyptus urograndis and Pinus taeda enhance removal of chlorobenzene and benzene in sand culture: a greenhouse study. Int. J. Phytoremedia.

Furtado, B. F. L. A. Morris* and D. M. Markewitz. 2016. Soil physical properties and seedling growth response to site preparation tillage in the Upper Coastal Plain and Piedmont. Soil Sci. Soc. Amer. J.

Campbell, J. H., L. A. Morris* and D. Markewitz. 2015. Combining electromagnetic induction and resistivity imaging with soil sampling to investigate past soil disturbance at Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah, GA. Soil Horizons 56 (6). doi:10.2136/sh 15-07-0015.

Coyle, D. R., K. D. Klepzig, F. H. Koch, L. A. Morris, J. T. Nowak, S. W. Oak, W. J. Otrosina, W. D. Smith and Kamal J. K. 2015.  A review of southern pine decline in North America. For. Ecol and Manage. 349: 134-148.

Vance, E. D., W. M Aust, R. E. Froese, R. B. Harrison, L. A. Morris and B. D. Strahm. 2014. Biomass harvesting and soil productivity: is the science meeting our policy needs? Soil Sci. Soc. Amer. J. S96-S014

Kissel, D. E., M. L. Cabrera. J. R. Craig, J. A. Rema and L. A. Morris. 2013. Rate of urea application and NH3 volatilization from loblolly pine. Soil Sci. Soc. Amer. J. 77: 184-189.

Joslin, A. H., D. Markewitz, L. A. Morris, F. A. Oliverira, R. O. Figuereido and O. R. Kato. 2013. Soil and plant N-budgets 1 year after planting of a slash-and-mulch agroforestry system in the eastern Amazon of Brazil. Agroforest. Syst. 87: 1339-1349.

Comerford, N.B., A. J. Franzluebbers, M. E. Stromberger, L. Morris, D. Markewitz, and R. Moore. 2013. Assessment and evaluation of soil ecosystem services. Soil Horizons. 14 P.

Dickens, E.D., D. J. Moorhead, C. T Bargeron, L. A. Morris, E. A. Ogden and B. C. McElvany. 2012. A summary of pine straw yields and economic benefits in loblolly, longleaf and slash pine stands. Agroforestry Syst. 86: 315-321.

Morris, L. A., J. S, E. A. Ogden. H. Goldemund and C. Merz. 2012. Greenhouse and field response of southern pine seedlings to pulp and paper mill byproducts applied as soil amendments. For. Sci. 58: 618-632.