Welcome to the Miriti Lab!

Current research in the lab addresses factors that may explain the success of invasive understory species, and how drought, soil nutrients and neighbor interactions affect population and community dynamics of desert perennials in Joshua Tree National Park, California.

Selected publications

Miriti M.N., Ibrahim T., Palik D., Bonin C., Heaton E., Mutegi E., & Snow A.A. (2017) Growth and fecundity of fertile Miscanthus × giganteus (“PowerCane”) compared to feral and ornamental Miscanthus sinensis in a common garden experiment: Implications for invasion. Ecology and Evolution, 5703–5712.

Campbell L.G., Teitel Z., & Miriti M.N. (2016) Contemporary evolution and the dynamics of invasion in crop-wild hybrids with heritable variation for two weedy life-histories. Evolutionary Applications, 9, 697–708.

Lin C.H., Miriti M.N., & Goodell K. (2016) Demographic consequences of greater clonal than sexual reproduction in Dicentra canadensis. Ecology and Evolution, 6, 3871–3883.

Woods N.N. & Miriti M.N. (2016) Ubiquitous germination among common perennial species in response to facilitated and unfacilitated microhabitats. Journal of Arid Environments, 124, 72–79.

Delgado-Baquerizo M., Maestre F.T., Gallardo A., Bowker M.A., Wallenstein M.D., Quero J.L., Ochoa V., Gozalo B., García-Gómez M., Soliveres S., García-Palacios P., Berdugo M., Valencia E., Escolar C., Arredondo T., Barraza-Zepeda C., Bran D., Carreira J.A., Chaieb M., Conceição A.A., Derak M., Eldridge D.J., Escudero A., Espinosa C.I., Gaitán J., Gatica M.G., Gómez-González S., Guzman E., Gutiérrez J.R., Florentino A., Hepper E., Hernández R.M., Huber-Sannwald E., Jankju M., Liu J., Mau R.L., Miriti M., Monerris J., Naseri K., Noumi Z., Polo V., Prina A., Pucheta E., Ramírez E., Ramírez-Collantes D.A., Romão R., Tighe M., Torres D., Torres-Díaz C., Ungar E.D., Val J., Wamiti W., Wang D., & Zaady E. (2013) Decoupling of soil nutrient cycles as a function of aridity in global drylands. Nature, 502, 672–676.

Miriti M.N. (2006) Ontogenetic shift from facilitation to competition in a desert shrub. Journal of Ecology, 94, 973–979.