Welcome to the Miriti Lab!

Current research in the lab addresses equity and inclusion in ecology and environmental sciences; and how drought, soil nutrients and neighbor interactions affect population and community dynamics of desert perennials.  Much of our fieldwork occurs in Joshua Tree National Park, California.

Selected publications

Miriti, M. N., K. Bailey, S. J. Halsey, and N. C. Harris. (2020) Hidden figures in ecology and evolution. Nature Ecology & Evolution 14249:14249, https://rdcu.be/b5R4W.

Miriti, M. N.  (2020)  The elephant in the room:  Race and STEM diversity.    Bioscience, doi:10.1093/biosci/biz167

Miriti, M. N. (2019)  Nature in the eye of the beholder:  A case study for cultural himility as a strategy to broaden participation in STEM.  Education Sciences, 9, 291; doi:10.3390/educsci9040291

Woods, N. N., R. McCarthy & M.N. Miriti (2019) Non-hierarchical competition among co-occurring woods seedlings in a resource-limited environment.  Ecosphere,  10(5):e02751. 10.1002/ecs2.2751

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.

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.

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