Professor, Soil Biochemistry
Ag Science, Room 110
Department of Soil and Water Systems
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2340
Moscow, ID 83844-2340
My research program is focused on the fate and transport of synthetic and natural organics in soil and water systems, with a specific interest in natural pesticides.
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1986
M.E.M., Duke University, 1982
B.A., College of Wooster, 1981
- Fate of synthetic and natural organics in the environment
- Development of biopesticides
- Environmental chemistry
- Sulfur biochemistry
- Morra, M.J., I.E. Popova, and R.A. Boydston. 2018. Bioherbicidal activity of Sinapis alba seed meal extracts. Ind. Crops Prod. 115:174-181.
- Pollard, A.T. and M.J. Morra. 2017. Estrogens: Properties, behaviors, and fate in dairy manure-amended soils. Environ. Rev. 25:452-462.
- Polidoro, B.A. and M.J. Morra. 2016. An ecological risk assessment of pesticides and fish kills in the Sixaola watershed, Costa Rica. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 23:5983-5991.
- Morra, M.J., M.M. Carter, W.C. Rember, and J.M. Kaste. 2015. Reconstructing the history of mining and remediation in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District using lake sediments. Chemosphere 134:319-327.
- Toevs, G., M.J. Morra, L. Winowiecki, D. Strawn, M.L. Polizzotto, and S. Fendorf. 2008. Depositional influences on porewater arsenic in sediments of a mining-contaminated freshwater lake. Environ. Sci. Technol. 42:6823-6829.
- Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award, 2008
- University of Idaho Environmental Science Program Outstanding Faculty Award, 2008
- Alumni Award for Excellence, University of Idaho Alumni Association, 2002
- Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award, 2002
- University of Idaho Research Excellence Award, 1999
- Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Research Award, 1992
- Nominated for NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1988