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Joshua H Miller

Title: Asst Professor
Office: 509 Geology-Physics Building
Tel: 513-556-6704
Email: joshua.miller@uc.edu
Web: http://www.joshuahmiller.com

I study the ecological information contained in natural accumulations of bones (death assemblages). Through a multidisciplinary approach that brings together ecology, wildlife management, conservation biology, paleobiology, and GIS, my research explores the ecological data contained in bone accumulations from the modern, sub-fossil, and fossil realms. Using fieldwork, quantitative analyses, and statistical modeling, I am refining our understanding of the biological data that is contained in bone accumulations and providing new tools for recovering those data from recent, historical, and fossil accumulations.

Research Information

Research Support

  • (PI), Miller, Joshua, Antlers of the Artic Refuge: Revealing Historical Caribou Calving Grounds From the Bones on the Tundra, National Geographic Society. (Grant 9133-12), $25,012.00. 05/01/2012 to 12/12/2014. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Miller, Joshua, Christine Stevens Wildlife Award, Animal Welfare Institute. (AWI 2012), $10,000.00. 09/07/2012 to 12/31/2014. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Miller, Joshua, URC Faculty Research Grants for 2013-2014, UC's University Research Council. (URC Faculty Research Grants for 2013-2014), $6,500.00. 01/23/2014 to 01/22/2015. Status: Active.

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Lyons, S.K., J.H. Miller, K.L. Amatangelo, A.K. Behrensmeyer, A. Bercovici, J.L. Blois, M. Davis, W.A. DiMichele, A. Du, J.Y. Eronen, J.T. Faith, G.R. Graves, N. Judd, C. Labandeira, C.V. Looy, B. McGill, D. Patterson, S. Pineda-Munoz, R. Potts, B. Riddle, R.C. Terry, A. Toth, W. Ulrich, A. Villasenor, S. Wing, H. Anderson, J. Anderson, and N.J. Gotelli (In Press). Reply to How foreign is the past?. Nature.
  • Lyons, S.K., J.H. Miller, K.L. Amatangelo, A.K. Behrensmeyer, A. Bercovici, J.L. Blois, M. Davis, W.A. DiMichele, A. Du, J.Y. Eronen, J.T. Faith, G.R. Graves, N. Judd, C. Labandeira, C.V. Looy, B. McGill, D. Patterson, S. Pineda-Munoz, R. Potts, B. Riddle, R.C. Terry, A. Toth, W. Ulrich, A. Villasenor, S. Wing, H. Anderson, J. Anderson, and N.J. Gotelli (2016). Reply to Questioning Holocene community shifts. Nature, 537, doi:10.1038/nature19111.
  • Lyons, S.K., K.L. Amatangelo, A.K. Behrensmeyer, A. Bercovici, J.L. Blois, M. Davis, W.A. DiMichele, A. Du, J.Y. Eronen, J.T. Faith, G.R. Graves, N. Judd, C. Labandeira, C.V. Looy, B. McGill, J.H. Miller, D. Patterson, S. Pineda-Munoz, R. Potts, B. Riddle, R.C. Terry, A. Toth, W. Ulrich, A. Villasenor, S. Wing, H. Anderson, J. Anderson, D. Waller, and N.J. Gotelli (2016). Holocene shifts in the assembly of plant and animal communities implicate human impacts. Nature, 529, 80-83.
  • Lyons, S.K., J.H. Miller, F. Smith, A. Boyer, E. Lindsey, and A. Mychajliw (2016). The changing role of mammal life histories in late Quaternary extinction vulnerability on continents and islands. Biology Letters, 12 (6), 20160342.
  • Crowley, B.E., J.H. Miller, and C. Bataille (2015). Strontium isotopes (87Sr/86Sr) in terrestrial ecological and paleoecological research: empirical efforts and recent advances in continental-scale models. Biological Reviews.
  • Miller, J.H., A.K. Behrensmeyer, A. Du, S.K. Lyons, D. Patterson, A. Toth, A. Villasenor, E. Kanga, D. Reed (2014). Ecological fidelity of functional traits based on species presence-absence in a modern mammalian bone assemblage. Paleobiology, 40 (4), 560-583.
  • Miller, J.A., J.H. Miller, D. Pham, and K. Beentjes (2014). Cyberdiversity: Improving the informatic value and rapid assessment of diverse tropical arthropod communitie. PLoS One, 9 (12), e115750.
  • Lavretsky, P., J.H. Miller, V. Bahn, and J.L. Peters (2014). Exploring fall migratory patterns of American black ducks using 80 years of band-recovery dat. Journal of Wildlife Management, 78 (6), 991-1004.
  • Seddon, A.W.R. et al. (including J.H. Miller) (2014). Looking forward through the past: Identification of fifty priority research questions in palaeoecology . Journal of Ecology, 102, 256-267.
  • Miller, J.H., P. Druckenmiller, and V. Bahn (2013). Antlers of the Arctic Refuge: Capturing multi-generational patterns of calving ground use from bones on the landscape. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 280, 20130275.
  • Mller, J.H. (2012). The spatial fidelity of skeletal remains: Elk wintering and calving grounds revealed by bones on the Yellowstone landscapeEco. Ecology, 93 (11), 2474-2482.
  • Miller, J.H. (2011). Ghosts of Yellowstone: Multi-decadal histories of wildlife populations captured by bones on a modern landscape. PLoS One, 6 (3), e18057.

Book Chapters

  • Behrensmeyer, A.K. and J.H. Miller (2012). Building links between ecology and paleontology using taphonomic studies of recent vertebrate communities. In J. Louys (Eds.), Paleontology in Ecology and Conservation (pp.69-91). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-25038-5_5.