Andy Morton graduated with a B.A. (Hons) from Oxford University in 1975. He joined the Institute of Geological Sciences (now British Geological Survey) in 1976, where he undertook research into the application of heavy minerals in provenance studies. He left BGS in 2000 to form HM Research Associates in order to continue provenance research in sedimentary basins around the world.
He joined CASP in 2006.
- Vincent, S.J., Morton, A.C., Hyden, F. and Fanning, M. (2013). "Insights from petrography, mineralogy and U-Pb zircon geochronology into the provenance and reservoir potential of Cenozoic siliciclastic depositional systems supplying the northern margin of the Eastern Black Sea". Marine and Petroleum Geology doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2013.04.002
- Meinhold, G., Morton, A.C. and Avigad, D. (2013). "New insights into peri-Gondwana paleogeography and the Gondwana super-fan system from detrital zircon U–Pb ages". Gondwana Research 23 (2): p661-6665
- Meinhold, G., Morton, A.C., Fanning, C.M., Frei, D., Howard, J.P., Phillips, R.J., Strogen, D. and Whitham, A.G. (2011). "Evidence from detrital zircons for recycling of Mesoproterozoic and Neoproterozoic crust recorded in Paleozoic and Mesozoic sandstones of southern Libya". Earth and Planetary Science Letters 312 (1-2): p164-175