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Morris Laboratory

Swordtailed fish

Swordtail and platy fishes (Xiphophorus)

About the Morris Laboratory

Our lab is interested in the evolution of mating behaviors, animal communication, alternative reproductive tactics and adaptive plasticity. Swordtail and platy fishes (Xiphophorus) provide an excellent system in which to study these topics.

Recent News in the Morris Lab

Graduate student Neil Hamrick collects swordtail fish in Belize.Four Biological Sciences students traveled to the Cayo District in Belize in March to find field sites and collect the swordtail fish Xiphophorus helleri. The students were M.S. student Neil Hamrick, Ph.D. student Meredith Fitschen-Brown, undergraduate Aaron Solitt ’19, and Ph.D. student Anthony Gilbert. “The trip to Belize was an […]

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Molly Morris Lab – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences May 15

Natalie Dubois, portraitThe Biological & Biomedical Sciences Research Seminar series presents Dr.Natalie Dubois discussing Spanning the Gap: Linking Evidence to Action in Biodiversity Conservation on Monday, Oct. 29, at 4 p.m. in Irvine 159. Dubois is a Research Specialist with Environmental Incentives. Abstract: A widely recognized challenge in natural resource management and […]

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Molly Morris Lab – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Oct 01

Oscar Rios Cardenas and Molly Morris, portrait of the two of themDr. Molly Morris, Professor of Biological Sciences, co-authored an article in Animal Behaviour that examined reproductive tactics of swordfish at an evolutionarily stable state. Oscar Rios-Cardenas from Mexico’sInstituto de Ecologa and Lisa Bono from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University were the other authors of the […]

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Molly Morris Lab – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Sep 09

Dr. Molly Morris, portraitDr. Molly Morris, Professor of Biological Sciences, and her students and collaborators published an article onthe role of appetite regulation in obesity and metabolic disorders in swordtail fish in an August 2018 article in Zebrafish. “There is a growing interest in the role of appetite regulation in obesity and metabolic […]

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Molly Morris Lab – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Sep 09

From left, Molly R. Morris, Danielle D Amore, Hannah Griebling, M. Luke Weinstein, Neil Hamrick, and Meredith Fitschen-Brown.Dr. Molly R. Morris, Professor of Biological Sciences, traveled with five Ohio University students to Milwaukee to presents at the Animal Behavior Society Meetings, Aug. 2-6 This international conference is attended each year by more than 600 participants from around the world. The research presented covers both basic and applied […]

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Molly Morris Lab – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Aug 26

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