I'm a wildlife ecologist and conservation scientist with expertise in large carnivores and the socio-ecological drivers of human-wildlife conflict. As a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Brashares Lab at UC Berkeley, I'm designing assessment tools to assist natural resource managers and property owners understand and mitigate carnivore attacks on livestock. I also publish magazine and blog articles as a freelance science writer and editor, and design websites for scientific outreach.
I am fascinated by the relationships between wildlife and people that sustain coexistence in both rural and urban landscapes. My research focuses on developing science-based tools to assist local stakeholders and managers in minimizing human-wildlife conflict. I conduct my work using an interdisciplinary toolkit that combines field-based ecological sampling and social surveys through a spatial perspective.
In my previous position from 2015-2016 as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Panthera, the University of Cape Town and Cornell University, I researched leopard and lion conservation and spatial ecology in southern Africa. In 2015, I completed my PhD from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies on the spatial patterns and human perspectives of tiger and leopard attacks on livestock in central India. Read my CV for more on my background.
Featured scientific publications
Jennifer R. B. Miller, PhD
Dept of Enviro Science, Policy & Management
University of California, Berkeley
jrbmiller [at] berkeley.edu
Research Associate, Panthera
jmiller [at] panthera.org
Recent popular articles
- Animal Selfies as Research (Panthera's Field Notes)
- How to Age a Lion (Panthera's Field Notes)
- Compensation for Coexistence - Lessons from Kanha (Conservation India)
- Tiger vs. Cow: Risk Models Help Beat the Odds (Conservation India)
- Mapping tiger attack hotspots to reduce conflict (Conservation Corridor)