EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

August 2018 - Present

PH.D. CANDIDATE

Advisor: Maren Vitousek
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Cornell University

August 2016 - May 2018

MASTER OF SCIENCE

Advisor: Benjamin Zuckerberg
Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology | University of Wisconsin-Madison

August 2012 - May 2016

BACHELOR OF ARTS

Mentors: Anthony Ives, Brandon Barton, Christopher Latimer

Degrees: Zoology & German

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PUBLICATIONS

PUBLISHED

Miller, C.R., Vitousek, M.N and Thaler, J.S. 2022. Artificial light at night disrupts lady beetle suppression of pea aphids in cool conditions. Oecologia. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-022-05146-3

PUBLISHED

Kernbach, M.E.ᶧ, Miller, C.R., Alaasam, V.J., Ferguson, S.M., and Francis, C.D. 2021. Introduction to the Symposium: Effects of Light Pollution Across Diverse Natural Systems. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 61(3): 1089-1097. https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icab157

PUBLISHED

Alaasam, V.J.ᶧ, Kernbach, M.E., Ferguson, S.M., and Miller, C.R. 2021. The Diversity of Photosensitivity and its Implications for Light Pollution. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 61(3): 1170-1181. doi: 10.1093/icb/icab156.

PUBLISHED

Symes, L.B.ᶧ, Robillard, T., Martinson, S.J., Dong, J., Kernan C.E., Miller, C.R., and ter Hofstede, H.M. 2021. Signal repetition rate and the duration of sound per signal are negatively related in Neotropical forest katydids. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 61(3): 887-889.

PUBLISHED

Miller, C.R., C.E. Latimer, and B. Zuckerberg. 2018. Bill size variation in northern cardinals associated with anthropogenic drivers across North America. Ecology and Evolution. 8(10): 4841-4851. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4038

PUBLISHED

Miller, C.R.*, Barton, B.T.*, Zhu, L., Radeloff, V.C., Oliver, K.M., Harmon, J.P., and Ives, A.R. 2017. Combined effects of night warming and light pollution on predator-prey interactions. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 284(1864): 20171195. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.1195

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Spring 2022 - Present

COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMY

Introduction to biology and physiology in a self-paced style. Teaching assistant.

Fall 2021

GLOBAL AVIAN DIVERSITY

Teaching assistant for avian taxonomic course. Introduction to avian taxonomy and ecology in a museum setting.

Spring 2021

INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY (WIM)

Instructor of the Writing in the Majors section which focused on science writing and outreach techniques.

Fall 2020

INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY

Teaching assistant to ecology and environmental virtual course. Fall 2020. Cornell University.

Fall 2019

COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY

Introductory biology and physiology. Teaching assistant. Fall 2019, Cornell University.

Sping 2018

BIRDS OF SOUTHERN WISCONSIN

Field ornithology. Co-instructor. Spring 2018, UW-Madison.

Spring 2018

ORNITHOLOGY

Avian biology and ecology. Teaching assistant. Spring 2018, UW-Madison.

Fall 2017

EXTINCTION OF SPECIES

Conservation biology. Teaching assistant. Fall 2017, UW-Madison.

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MENTORING AND OUTREACH

Onwards & Upwards

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH MENTOR

Olivia Rooney

   Undergraduate field and lab technician. 

Spring 2021-Present.

Nicholas Faraco-Hadlock

   Undergraduate field and lab technician. Spring 2020-Present.

Johnathan F. Deitsch

   Undergraduate field technician. Spring 2020-Summer 2020.

EEB GSA TREASURER

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Student Association Treasurere. 2021-2022.

AOS-SCO WORKSHOP ORGANIZER

Co-organizer of August 2021 AOS-SCO Meeting Workshop “Taking flight: a workshop discussion for ornithologists exploring careers outside academia”. With Danielle Ethier, Jennifer Houtz, Evan Adams, Ellen Jamieson, Jen Walsh, Nandadevi Cortes, and Nick Mason.

SICB SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZER

Co-organizer of SICB Symposium “Blinded by the Light: Effects of Light Pollution Across Diverse Natural Systems” with Meredith Kernbach, Stephen Ferguson, Valentina Alaasam and Clinton Francis. Leader of sister outreach program with National Air and Space Museum

EEB GSA PRESIDENT

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Student Association Co-President. 2019-2021. 

Prior department position as Graduate Recruitment Committee member. 2018-2019. 

AOS STUDENT COMMITTEE MEMBER

American Ornithological Society Student Affairs Committee (Subcommittees: Student-Mentor Lunch, Silent Auction, QuizBowl, Diversity and Inclusion)

EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS

"Day in the Life of an Ornithologist" Workshop Volunteer. Workshop to show middle school-aged girls about why ornithology is exciting and what we do everyday. Part of the broader Expanding Your Horizons program which introduces young girls to STEM.

FREE SCIENCE WORKSHOP

Volunteer. Assisted program directors with preparing content and interacted with children at the in-house workshop and aboard the Physics Bus. 2018.