Using trait-based models of biotic and abiotic interactions, I work to understand the physiological, community, and disease ecology of pathogens and their hosts, with a focus on pathogen transmission, infection, and impact. I am also a dedicated teacher and mentor. Project descriptions at: http://labs.bio.unc.edu/Mitchell/DiseaseRisk.htm
Welsh, ME, Cronin, JP, and Mitchell, CE. "The role of habitat filtering in the leaf economics spectrum and plant susceptibility to pathogen infection." Ed. N Swenson. Journal of Ecology 104.6 (November 2016): 1768-1777. Full Text
ESA, . "Symposium 6: Toward Trait-Based Disease Ecology: Integrating Theory and Data Across Kingdoms." Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 93.1 (January 2012): 95-99. Full Text
Cronin, JP, Welsh, ME, Dekkers, MG, Abercrombie, ST, and Mitchell, CE. "Host physiological phenotype explains pathogen reservoir potential." Ecology Letters 13.10 (October 2010): 1221-1232. Full Text
Clark, JS, Wolosin, M, Dietze, M, Ibáñez, I, LaDeau, S, Welsh, M, and Kloeppel, B. "Tree growth inference and prediction from diameter censuses and ring widths." Ecol Appl 17.7 (October 2007): 1942-1953.