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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Daniel Miller

Past Fellow


Ph.D.: Geosciences, Univerisity of Massachusetts Amherst, 2019
M.S.: Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2015
B.S.: Honors Atmospheric Sciences and Economics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, May 2013.

Research Interests

Dan completed his Masters and PhD in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, and was a fellow of the Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center during his tenure as a graduate student. He recently received his Masters of Science focusing on a paleoclimate reconstruction of extreme events using biomarkers from the sedimentary record of Basin Pond, Fayette, Maine, USA. Dan's dissertation work focused on (1) investigating human impact and natural variability in lakes in the Northeastern United States over the past millenia, including temperature and wildfire reconstructions, and (2) predicting wildfire risk and changes to the fire season throughout the region into the future with changing climate.  
Currently, Dan is working as a Hydrologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Northeastern Region Headquaters in Hadley, MA.  Dan provides technical expertise in environmental, hydrologic, and climate sciences to bioloigsts, managers, and other stakeholders at National Wildlife Refuges located throughout the Northeastern U.S..  Projects include analyzing existing climatic and hydrologic datasets to help address habitat management questions, preparing reports to summarize results of projects completed at refuges, and working with refuge staff to collect data on refuge rivers, lakes, and wetlands of high importance for preserving threatened and endangered species.