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Miller, Tricia

Adjunct Faculty of Wildlife and Fisheries Resources

Tricia (Trish) Miller received her B.S. in biology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and her M.S. and Ph.D. in ecology from Penn State. She worked as research staff at WVU from 2011-2017 and is now an adjunct faculty member. She co-founded and is the executive director of the non-profit Conservation Science Global, Inc. a non-profit that conducts research for conservation and management of natural resources. Her research focuses on movement ecology and conservation of raptors with an emphasis on reducing conflicts with human development. For more than a decade, she has studied the small population Golden Eagles of eastern North American. Her other projects include Bald Eagle aircraft strike hazard in the Chesapeake Bay region of Virginia, understanding movements of Bald Eagles in the Midwestern USA and Golden Eagles in western North America to reduce conflicts with wind energy development. She is an active member of the Eastern Golden Eagle Working Group and Project SNOWstorm. She is actively engaged in all aspects of research, including grant writing, field work, data analysis and publication, as well as reviewing manuscripts. In her short career, Trish has published >30 scholarly works including peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has presented over two dozen scientific presentations. Trish believes that engaging the public in research strongly promotes conservation and understanding of conservation issues. She, therefore, strives to engage the public when in the field and via public presentations.

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  1. Miller, T.A., J. Cooper, A.E. Duerr, M.E. Braham, J.T. Anderson, and T.E. Katzner. 2019. Movements of Bald Eagles during the first three years of life: implications for bird aircraft strike hazard. Journal of Wildlife Management. In press.
  2. Miller, T.A., R.P. Brooks, M.J. Lanzone, D. Brandes, J. Cooper, K. O’Malley, J. Wilhelm, A. Duerr, and T.E. Katzner. 2017. Summer and winter space use and home range characteristics of Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in eastern North America. The Condor. 119(4):697-719. DOI: 10.1650/CONDOR-16-154.1
  3. Miller, T.A., R.P. Brooks, M.J. Lanzone, D. Brandes, J. Cooper, K. O’Malley, C. Maisonneuve, J.A. Tremblay, J. Wilhelm, A. Duerr, and T.E. Katzner. 2016. Limitations and mechanisms influencing migratory performance of soaring birds. Ibis. 158(1): 116-134. DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12331
  4. Miller T.A. and M.J. Lanzone. 2015. Gregarious winter roosting and early morning perching behavior of American Kestrels (Falco sparverius) in the Imperial Valley, CA. Journal of Raptor Research. 49(4):526-528
  5. Miller,T.A., R.P. Brooks, M.J. Lanzone, D. Brandes, J. Cooper, K. O’Malley, C. Maisonneuve, J.A. Tremblay, A. Duerr, and T.K. Katzner. 2014. Assessing risk to birds from industrial wind energy development via paired resource selection models. Conservation Biology. 28(3):745-755.
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