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Ph.D., University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Sept. 2014 – April 2020

Dissertation:  Carbon dynamics on floodplains of the Yangtze and Mekong Rivers

M.S., University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Sept. 2012 – May 2014

Thesis: Terrestrial-aquatic transfers of methane, carbon dioxide, and organic carbon from riparian wetlands to an arctic headwater stream

B.A., Birmingham-Southern College, Sept. 2005 – May 2009

Department of Political Science

Capstone Project:  Rural-urban migration in PR China

Honors Project:  Environmental externalities of the Three Gorges Reservoir

Sponsoring Faculty 

David Butman

Research Areas

  • Aquatic carbon cycling
  • Large river floodplains
  • Food web ecology

Honors and Awards

  • National Science Foundation, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biology, 2020
  • Institute of International Education, Boren Fellowship, 2015
  • National Science Foundation, East Asia-Pacific Summer Research Institute, 2014
  • National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship, 2012
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Outstanding Performance Award, 2012

Current Sponsored Projects

National Science Foundation, “Hydropower May Enhance Riverine Food web Productivity Through Chemoautotrophic Pathways,” 2020

Selected Publications

Pool, T.K., V.L. Elliott, G.W. Holtgrieve, M.E. Arias, B.L. Miller, L. Kaufmann, and L. Hannah (2019), Fish assemblage composition within the floodplain habitat mosaic of a tropical flood-pulse lake (Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia), Freshwater Biology, 64(11), 2026-2036.

Miller, B.L., H. Chen, Y. He, X. Yuan, and G.W. Holtgrieve (2019), Magnitudes and drivers of greenhouse gas fluxes in floodplain ponds change following inundation by the Three Gorges Reservoir, Journal of Geophysical Research—Biogeosciences, 124(8), 2499-2517.

Miller, B.L., E.V. Arntzen, A.E. Goldman, and M.C. Richmond (2017), Methane ebullition from temperate hydropower reservoirs, Environmental Management, 60(4), 615-629.


My research seeks to identify the sources and fates of carbon in lake, river, and stream ecosystems.  This includes terrestrial-aquatic linkages, atmospheric fluxes, and utilization by aquatic food webs.  I conduct much of my research in developing countries, where I prioritize local capacity building.

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