Debbie L. Miller

Debbie L. Miller

Position: Associate Professor
Appointment: Teaching: 60% Research : 30% Administration: 10%

Educational Background:
Ph.D.: 1993, Range Science, Texas A&M University
M.S.: 1986, Range Science, Texas A&M University
B.S.: 1978, Biology Education, University of West Florida

Professional Experience:
University of Florida
Associate Professor, Dept. of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, 2001 to present.
Assistant Professor, 1995 - 2001.
Affiliate Faculty, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, 2001 to present.

Teaching Responsibilities at UF (last 5 years):
WIS 3401 - Wildlife Ecology and Management
WIS 4443C - Wetland Wildlife Ecology
WIS 3402 and 3402L - Wildlife of Florida and Lab
FNR 3401C - Natural Resource Sampling
FNR4623C - Integrated Natural Resource Management
ALS 5935 - Plant Communities of the Florida Panhandle
ALS 4935 - Plant Communities of the Florida Panhandle

Graduate Students (last 5 years):
Chair/co-chair: PhD 1; MS 7
Committee member: PhD 7; MS 9

International Activities (last 5 years)
Invited speaker International Coastal Dune Conference, Liverpool, England.

Research area:
Coastal dune and wetland ecology and restoration, Upland groundcover ecology and restoration, disturbance ecology, invasive species ecology, plant-animal interactions.

Grants/Contracts/Gifts (last 5 years):
$ 585,484 (USFWS, DOD, National Park Service, TNC)

Publications (Career Summary)
23 refereed journal articles, 1 book editor, 1 book chapter, 7 non-refereed publications.

Selected Publications:

Pries, A. J., L. C. Branch, and D. L. Miller. 2009. Impact of Hurricanes on Habitat Occupancy and Spatial Distribution of beach mice. Journal of Mammalogy 90(4).

Miller, D. L., M Thetford, and M. Schneider. 2008. Distance from the Gulf Influences Survival and Growth of Three Barrier Island Dune Plants. Journal of Coastal Research 24(3): 261-266.

Pries, A. J., Miller, D. L., and L. C. Branch. 2008. Identification of Structural and Spatial Features that Influence Storm-Related Dune Erosion along a Barrier-Island Ecosystem in the Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Coastal Research 24(3): 168-175.

Raymer J., M. Thetford, and D. L. Miller. 2008. Fertility Rate of Seacoast Marshelder Stock Plants Influences Cutting Production and Rooting Characteristics of Stem Cuttings. HortTechnology 18 (3): 372-378.

Ruth A., S. Jose and D. L. Miller. 2008. Seed Bank Dynamics of Sand Pine Scrub and Longleaf Pine Flatwoods of the Gulf Coastal Plain (Florida). Restoration Ecology 26 (1): 19-21.

Archer, J. K., D .L. Miller, and G. W. Tanner. 2007. Changes in Understory Vegetation and Soil Characteristics Following Silvicultural Activities in a Southeastern Mixed Forest. The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 134 (4): 489-504.

Ruth, A. D., D. L. Miller, and S. Jose. 2007. Effects of Reintroduction of Fire into Fire Suppressed Coastal Scrub and Longleaf Pine Communities Along the Lower Gulf Coastal Plain. Natural Areas Journal 27: 332-344.

Miller, D. L. F. E. Smeins, J. W. Webb, and L. Yager. 2005. Mid-Texas Coastal Marsh Vegetation Pattern and Dynamics as Influenced by Environmental Stress and Snow Goose Herbivory. Wetlands 24 (3): 648-658.

Miller, D. L., L. Yager, M. Thetford, and M. Schneider. 2003. Potential Use of Uniola paniculata Rhizome Fragments for Dune Restoration. Restoration Ecology 11 (3): 359-369.

Miller, D. L., M. Thetford, and L. Yager. 2001. Evaluation of sand fence and vegetation for dune building following overwash by Hurricane Opal on Santa Rosa Island, Florida. Journal of Coastal Research 17 (4): 936-948.

Miller, D. L., F. E. Smeins, J. W. Webb, and L. Yager. 2005. Mid-Texas, USA Coastal Marsh Vegetation Pattern and Dynamics As Influenced By Environmental Stress and Snow Goose Herbivory. Wetlands 25 (3): 648-658.

Bird, B. L., L. C. Branch, and D. L. Miller. 2004. Effects of coastal lighting on foraging behavior of beach mice. Conservation Biology 18 (5): 1-5.

Ramsey, C. L., S. Jose, D. L. Miller, J. Cox, K. M. Portier, and S. Merritt. Cogongrass [Imperata cylindrica (L.) Beauf]. 2002. Response to Herbicides and Disking on a Cutover Site and in a Mid-Rotation Pine plantation in southern USA. Forest Ecology and Management 61 (21): 1 -13.

Miller, D. L., M. Thetford, and L. Yager. 2001. Evaluation of sand fence and vegetation for dune building following overwash by Hurricane Opal on Santa Rosa Island Florida. Journal of Coastal Research 17(4): 936-948.

Miller, D. L., S. R. Archer, S. F. Zitzer, and M. Longnecker. 2000. Growth of an Arid Land Tree (Prosopis glandulosa) 2000. Journal of Arid Environments.

Linehan, P. E., D. L. Miller, and S. Jose 2000. The Development of an Off-Campus Natural Resource Conservation Program. Journal of Forestry 98 (4): 24-28.

Miller, D. L. F. E. Smeins and J. W. Webb. 1998. Response of a Texas Distichlis spicata marsh to lesser snow goose herbivory. Aquatic Botany 16 (4): 301-307.

Miller, D. L., F. E. Smeins and J. W. Webb. 1997. Regeneration of a Texas Scirpus americanus coastal marsh following lesser snow goose herbivory. Wetlands 17 (1): 31-42.

Miller, D. L., F. E. Smeins, and J. W. Webb. 1996. Historical Mid-Texas coastal marsh change (1939-1991) as influenced by lesser snow goose herbivory. Journal of Coastal Research 12 (2): 462-476.