Research in the Miller Lab
My research interests are in community ecology and in looking at the factors that determine species success and diversity. Most of my work has been in two very different systems: the invertebrate communities found in the water-filled leaves of pitcher plants and the ever changing mosaic of vegetation found on St. George Island, a typical microtidal barrier island. Most recently, we have also been establishing additional long-term vegetation plots on six more barrier islands around the Northern Gulf of Mexico, both to better understand the ecology and to monitor for the possible chronic effects of oil from the Deepwater Horizon oilspill.
Revised March 14 2012