James R. Miller

Assistant Professor, Iowa State University

Department of Landscape Architecture
Department of Natural Resource Ecology
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Interdepartmental Graduate Program

146 College of Design
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3094

Ph.D., Ecology, 1999, Colorado State University
M.S., Wildlife Biology, 1994, Colorado State University
B.S., Wildlife Biology, 1991, Colorado State University, summa cum laude

Professional Experience
2002 Assistant Professor, Departments of Landscape Architecture and Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Iowa State University
1998-2003 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin

Honors and Awards
Fulbright Post-Graduate Award, 1997
Paul A. Stewart Award, Wilson Ornithological Society, 1997
Mewaldt-King Award, Cooper Ornithological Society 1997
Alexander Wilson Prize, Wilson Ornithological Society 1997
Wilson Ornithological Society Travel Award, 1997
Colorado Chapter of the American Planning Association Publication Award, 1996

Research Interests
Landscape ecology, conservation biology, ecologically-based land use planning, human settlement and its effects on native species and their habitats, the ecology of riverine and wetland systems, the response of native species to habitat restoration.

Courses Taught
LA 465/565 – NREM 465/565 Landscape Change and Conservation

Select Publications
Miller, J. R., J. A. Wiens, N. T. Hobbs, and D. M. Theobald. 2003. The effect of human settlement on bird communities in lowland riparian areas near Colorado’s Front Range. Ecological Applications, In Press.

Bestelmeyer, B. T., J. R. Miller, and J. A. Wiens. 2003. A framework for managing species diversity: incorporating domains of scale, organismal perceptions, and landscapes. Ecological Applications, In Press.

Gergel, S. E., M. G. Turner, J. R. Miller, J. M. Melack, and E. H. Stanley. 2002. Landscape indicators of human impacts on riverine systems. Aquatic Science 64:118-128.

Miller, J. R., and R. J. Hobbs. 2002. Conservation where people live and work. Conservation Biology 16:330-337.

Miller, J. R., J. M. Fraterrigo, N. T. Hobbs, D. M. Theobald, and J. A. Wiens. 2001. Urbanization, avian communities, and landscape ecology. Pages 117-137 in J. M. Marzluff, R. Bowman, R. McGowan, and R. Donnelly, editors. Avian Ecology and Conservation in an Urbanizing World. Kluwer, New York.

Miller, J. R., and P. Cale. 2000. Behavioral mechanisms and habitat use by birds in a fragmented agricultural landscape. Ecological Applications 10:1732-1748.

Miller, J. R., and N. T. Hobbs. 2000. Effects of recreational trails on nest predation rates and predator assemblages. Landscape and Urban Planning 50:227-236.

Miller, J. R., J. A. Wiens, and N. T. Hobbs. 2000. How does urbanization affect bird communities in riparian habitats? An approach and preliminary assessment. Pages 427-440 in J. Craig, N. Mitchell, and D. Saunders, editors. Nature Conservation in Production Environments: Managing the Matrix. Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton, New South Wales.

Miller, J. R. 1998. Wildlife, people, and conservation: perspectives from Western Australia. Wildlife Society Bulletin 26:1002-1003.

Duerksen, C. J., D. L. Elliott, N. T. Hobbs, E. Johnson, and J. R. Miller. 1997. Habitat Protection Planning: Where the Wild Things Are. American Planning Association Planning Advisory Service Report 470/471, Chicago. 82 pp.

Theobald, D. M., J. R. Miller, and N. T. Hobbs. 1997. Estimating the cumulative effects of development on wildlife habitat. Landscape and Urban Planning 39:25-36.

Miller, J. R., L. A. Joyce, R. L. Knight, and R. M. King. 1996. Landscape patterns and road density in the Southern Rocky Mountains. Landscape Ecology 11:115-127.

Elliot, D., C. Duerksen, N. T. Hobbs, and J. R. Miller. 1996. Managing Landscapes for Wildlife and People: A Habitat Protection Handbook. Clarion Associates, Denver, Colorado.

Miller, J. R., T. T. Schulz, N. T. Hobbs, K. R. Wilson, D. L. Schrupp, and W. L. Baker. 1995. Flood regimes and landscape structure: changes in a riparian zone following shifts in stream dynamics. Biological Conservation 72:371-379.

Peer Review
Conservation Biology
Conservation Ecology
Ecological Applications
Landscape and Urban Planning
Landscape Ecology
Wildlife Society Bulletin
Wilson Bulletin