Email:

Tom.Miller@rice.edu

Address:

6100 Main St, MS-170
Houston, TX 77005

Phone:

713-348-4218

Miller Labmembers

Tom Miller

Tom E.X. Miller, Ph.D.

Godwin Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


Office:119 Anderson Biology Labs
Email: tom.miller@rice.edu
Ph: 713.348.4218

Aldo Compagnoni

Aldo Compagnoni

Postdoc
119 Anderson Biology Labs
Email: ac79@rice.edu

 

Aldo is a broadly trained plant ecologist whose interests include invasion ecology, climate change, and species coexistence in both grassland and forested ecosystems. Aldo's most recent project investigates how sex-ratio variation affects the population dynamics of the dioecious grass Poa arachnifera (Texas bluegrass).

Andrew Bibian

Andrew Bibian

Graduate Student

 

Andrew’s research uses experiments and models to examine the mechanisms underlying variability in the infection frequencies of fungal endophytes in native grass populations.

Michelle Downey

Michelle Downey

Graduate Student

 

Michelle is interested in how gene flow (both intra- and inter-specific) might alter evolutionary trajectories of lineages via possible changes in genetic correlations among traits. She is examining this in the context of host-parasite interactions, where hybridization among parasites might change host specificity or contribute to adaptation to new hosts. She is currently using Bruchid beetles in the laboratory as a model system, but also plans to study natural populations.

Brad Ochocki

Brad Ochocki

Graduate Student

 

Brad studies the interplay of ecological and evolutionary mechanisms during range expansion, including the evolution of dispersal ability due to spatial sorting.

Brad's website

 

Emily Schultz


Emily Schultz

Graduate Student

Emily is interested in plant demography and population dynamics.

 

Michelle Sneck

Michelle Sneck

Graduate Student

 

Michelle has broad interests in evolutionary ecology, including the evolution of plant mating systems, the impact of gene flow upon plant/mutualist interactions and long-term population dynamics, the role of mutualists at range boundaries, hybridization, biogeography, and conservation genetics.

Michelle's website

 

Marion Donald

Marion Donald

Lab manager
103E Anderson Biology Labs

 

Marion's research interests include plant-insect interactions and plant phylogenetics.


Miller Lab Alumni

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Teresa Bohnerlab manager, 2012-2014PhD student at UC-Riverside
Olivia Ragnisenior thesis 2014medical student
Jesse Passmansenior thesis 2014medical student
Rande Pattersonsenior thesis 2014MS student at Texas A&M
Natalie Wagnersenior thesis 2014MS student at University of Amsterdam
Johanna Ohmsenior thesis, 2013PhD student at Penn State
Rebecca Searlesenior thesis, 2013
Kate Snydersenior thesis, 2012research technician at Rice
Tatiana Fofanovasenior thesis, 2012
Nicole Freidenfeldslab manager, 2011-2012lab manager at University of Connecticut