I'm an ecologist and conservation scientist with expertise in large carnivores and human-carnivore conflict. As a Postdoctoral Researcher at Panthera, the University of Cape Town and Cornell University, I research leopard and lion conservation and spatial ecology in southern Africa. 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 toolset that combines field-based ecological sampling and social surveys through a spatial perspective.
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.
Recent scientific publications
Jennifer R. B. Miller, PhD
PANTHERA, Cornell University and University of Cape Town
jmiller [at] panthera.org
Based in Ithaca, NY, USA and Cape Town, South Africa
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)