Dr Kirsty Morris

Geography, ICARUS

Post Doctoral Researcher


I am a currently working on uncovering the relationships between shell fish biological factors and environmental variables within Irish waters. The aim of the project is to assess how environmental change is impacting shell fish health over time. 

I have previously worked on deep sea image analysis using automatic Underwater vehicle and image annotation softwares.  

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2020 Rui P. Vieira; Brian J. Bett; Daniel O.B. Jones; Jennifer M. Durden; Kirsty J. Morris; Marina R. Cunha; Clive N. Trueman (2020) 'Deep-sea sponge aggregations (Pheronema carpenteri) in the Porcupine Seabight (NE Atlantic) potentially degraded by demersal fishing'. Progress in Oceanography, . [DOI]
2019 Noëlie M.A. Benoist; Brian J. Bett; Kirsty J. Morris (2019) 'A generalised volumetric method to estimate the biomass of photographically surveyed benthic megafauna'. Progress in Oceanography, . [DOI]
2019 Noelie Benoist; Kirsty J. Morris; Brian J. Bett; Jennifer M. Durden; Veerle A.I. Huvenne; Tim P. Le Bas; Russell B. Wynn; Suzanne J. Ware (2019) 'Monitoring mosaic biotopes in a marine conservation zone by autonomous underwater vehicle'. Conservation Biology, . [DOI]
2017 Andrew R. Gates; Kirsty J. Morris; Daniel O. B. Jones (2017) 'An association between a cusk eel (Bassozetus sp.) and a black coral (Schizopathes sp.) in the deep western Indian Ocean'. Marine Biodiversity, . [DOI]
2017 : C. E. L. Thompson; B. Silburn; M. E. Williams; T. Hull; D. Sivyer; L. O. Amoudry; S. Widdicombe; J. Ingels; G. Carnovale (2017) 'An approach for the identification of exemplar sites for scaling up targeted field observations of benthic biogeochemistry in heterogeneous environments'. Biogeochemistry, . https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10533-017-0366-1
2016 JM Durden; BJ Bett; T Schoening; KJ Morris; TW Nattkemper (2016) 'Comparison of image annotation data generated by multiple investigators for benthic ecology'. Marine Ecology - Progress Series, . [DOI]
2016 JM Durden; BJ Bett; T Horton; A Serpell-Stevens; KJ Morris; DSM Billett (2016) 'Improving the estimation of deep-sea megabenthos biomass: dimension to wet weight conversions for abyssal invertebrates'. Marine Ecology - Progress Series, . [DOI]
2016 R. J. Milligan; K. J. Morris; B. J. Bett; J. M. Durden; D. O. B. Jones; K. Robert; H. A. Ruhl (2016) 'High resolution study of the spatial distributions of abyssal fishes by autonomous underwater vehicle'. Scientific Reports, . [DOI]
2016 Kirsty J. Morris; Brian J. Bett; Jennifer M. Durden; Noelie M. A. Benoist; Veerle A. I. Huvenne; Daniel O. B. Jones; Katleen Robert; Matteo C. Ichino; George A. Wolff (2016) 'Landscape-scale spatial heterogeneity in phytodetrital cover and megafauna biomass in the abyss links to modest topographic variation'. Scientific Reports, . [DOI]
2014 Russell B. Wynn a, Veerle A.I. Huvenne a, Timothy P. Le Bas a, Bramley J. Murton a, Douglas P. Connelly a, Brian J. Bett a, Henry A. Ruhl a, Kirsty J. Morris a, Jeffrey Peakall b, Daniel R. Parsons c, Esther J. Sumner d, Stephen E. Darby e, Robert M. Dorrell b, James E. Hunt a (2014) 'Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs): Their past, present and future contributions to the advancement of marine geoscience'. Marine Geology, . [DOI]
2014 Kirsty J. Morris, Brian J. Bett, Jennifer M. Durden, Veerle A. I. Huvenne, Rosanna Milligan, Daniel O. B. Jones, Stephen McPhail, Katleen Robert, David M. Bailey, Henry A. Ruhl (2014) 'A new method for ecological surveying of the abyss using autonomous underwater vehicle photography'. Limnology and Oceanography, . https://doi.org/10.4319/lom.2014.12.795
2013 Kirsty J. Morris; Paul A. Tyler; Doug G. Masson; Veerle I.A. Huvenne (2013) 'Distribution of cold-water corals in the Whittard Canyon, NE Atlantic Ocean'. DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART II-TOPICAL STUDIES IN OCEANOGRAP, . [DOI]
2013 A. J. Wheeler, B. Murton, J. Copley, A. Lim, J. Carlsson, P. Collins, B. Dorschel, D. Green, M. Judge, V. Nye, J. Benzie, A. Antoniacomi, M. Coughlan, K. Morris (2013) 'Moytirra: Discovery of the first known deep‐sea hydrothermal vent field on the slow‐spreading Mid‐Atlantic Ridge north of the Azores'. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, . http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ggge.20243
2012 Kirsty Morris; Paul A. Tyler; Bramley Murton (2012) 'Lower bathyal and abyssal distribution of coral in the axial volcanic ridge of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 45°N'. Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, . [DOI]
2010 B.J. Murton; K. Achenbach; T. LeBas; M. Tivey; I. Yeo; M.H. Cormier; J. Carlut; P. Ferreira; C. Mallows; k morris,; N Scroth; C waters (2010) 'Structure and development of an axial volcanic ridge: Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 45°N'. Earth and Planetary Sciences Letters, . [DOI]
2008 A. Heger; E.N. Ieno; N.J. King; K.J. Morris; P.M. Bagley (2008) 'Deep-sea pelagic bioluminescence over the Mid-Atlantic Ridge'. DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART II-TOPICAL STUDIES IN OCEANOGRAP, . [DOI]
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