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 - Chapel Hill 2016

  • B.S., University of Pittsburgh 2004

Welsh, Miranda E., et al. “Trait-based variation in host contribution to pathogen transmission across species and resource supplies.Ecology, vol. 101, no. 11, Nov. 2020, p. e03164. Epmc, doi:10.1002/ecy.3164. Full Text

Vitro, K. A., et al. “Ecological theory explains why diverse island economies are more stable.” Complex Systems, vol. 26, no. 2, Jan. 2017, pp. 135–56. Scopus, doi:10.25088/ComplexSystems.26.2.135. Full Text

Welsh, Miranda E., et al. “The role of habitat filtering in the leaf economics spectrum and plant susceptibility to pathogen infection.” Journal of Ecology, vol. 104, no. 6, Wiley, Nov. 2016, pp. 1768–77. Crossref, doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12632. Full Text

ESA, Prakash. “Symposium 6: Toward Trait-Based Disease Ecology: Integrating Theory and Data Across Kingdoms.” Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, vol. 93, no. 1, Wiley, Jan. 2012, pp. 95–99. Crossref, doi:10.1890/0012-9623-93.1.95. Full Text

Cronin, James Patrick, et al. “Host physiological phenotype explains pathogen reservoir potential.Ecology Letters, vol. 13, no. 10, Oct. 2010, pp. 1221–32. Epmc, doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01513.x. Full Text

Clark, James S., et al. “Tree growth inference and prediction from diameter censuses and ring widths.Ecological Applications : A Publication of the Ecological Society of America, vol. 17, no. 7, Oct. 2007, pp. 1942–53. Epmc, doi:10.1890/06-1039.1. Full Text