I am an applied forest ecologist interested in how both natural and anthropogenic disturbance and stress influence forest stand dynamics, particularly in light of emerging threats associated with climate change. Current projects include: investigating how changes over time in climate, competition, composition, and structure interact and influence tree growth and mortality across a diversity of forest habitats; assessing effects of overstory retention and other adaptive management strategies on biodiversity and tree regeneration; and quantifying impacts of land use practices, namely forest biomass harvests, on forest ecosystem productivity, biodiversity, and function.
Miranda is now an Assistant Professor at Iowa State University.
Curzon, Miranda T.; D'Amato, Anthony W.; Palik, Brian J. 2017. Early regeneration response to aggregated overstory and harvest residue retention in Populus tremuloides (Michx.)-dominated forests. New Forests. 16 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11056-017-9585-5.
Curzon, M.T., S.C. Baker, C.K. Kern, B.J. Palik, and A.W. D’Amato. 2017. Influence of mature overstory trees on adjacent 12-year regeneration and the woody understory: Aggregated retention versus intact forest. Forests 8(2): 31.
Curzon, M.T., A.W. D’Amato, and B.J. Palik. 2016. Bioenergy harvest impacts to biodiversity and resilience in woody vegetation vary across aspen-dominated forest ecosystems in the Lake States region, USA. Applied Vegetation Science 19:667-678.