- Ph.D., New York Botanical Garden/City University of New York, New York, U.S.A., 1994
- M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A., 1989
- B.S., Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A., 1986
Dr. Cynthia Morton is a North American botanist and Associate Curator of Botany at Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Morton's research interests are plant phylogenetics, a multidisciplinary approach specializing in the use of morphological and molecular features to assess taxonomic relationships and biogeographical patterns.
Relevant to the biota of the Gulf of Mexico, Dr. Morton has published the following:
Bremer, K., M. W. Chase, P. F. Stevens, A. Anderberg, A. Backlund, B. Bremer, B. G. Briggs, P. K. Endress, M. F. Fay, P. Goldblatt, M. H. G. Gustafsson, S. B .Hoot, W. S. Judd, M. Källersjö, E. A. Kellogg, K. A. Kron, D. H. Les, C. M. Morton, D. L. Nickrent, R. G. Olmstead, R. A. Price, C. J. Quinn, J. E. Rodman, P. J. Rudall, V. Savolainen, D. E. Soltis, P. S. Soltis, K. J. Sytsma, and M. Thulin (The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group). 1998. An ordinal classification for the families of flowering plants. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 85: 531–553.