Miranda Welsh

Miranda Welsh

Lecturing Fellow of Thompson Writing Program

External Address: 
Art Building, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90025, Durham, NC 27708-0025


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

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2016

  • B.S., University of Pittsburgh 2004

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." Ecological Applications : a Publication of the Ecological Society of America 17.7 (October 2007): 1942-1953. Full Text