Dr. Richard F. Miller, Professor

Rick Miller
Oregon State University
Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management
302D Strand Agricultural Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-2218

Phone: 541-737-1622
Fax: 541-737-0504
E-mail: richard.miller@oregonstate.edu

Research

Spatial and temporal dynamics of sagebrush and juniper woodlands in the
Intermountain Region with an emphasis in fire.

Selected Publications

Miller, R.F. and R.J. Tausch. 2001. The role of fire in pinyon and juniper
woodlands: a descriptive analysis. Tall Timbers. Pages 15-30, In K. Galley and
T. Wilson (Eds.), Fire Conference 2000: The First National Congress On Fire,
Ecology, Prevention And Management. Invasive Species Workshop: The Role of Fire
In The Control And Spread Of Invasive Species. Tallahassee: Tall Timbers
Research Station

Bates, J.D., T.J. Svejcar, and R.F. Miller. 2002. Effects of juniper
cutting on nitrogen mineralization. Journal of Arid Environments 51:221-234.

John A. Crawford, Rich A. Olson, Neil E. West, Jeffrey C. Mosley, Michael
A. Schroeder, Tom D. Whitson, Richard F. Miller, Michael A. Gregg, and Chad S.
Boyd. 2004. Ecology and Management of Sage-Grouse and Sage-Grouse Habitat.
Journal of Range Management. 57:2-19. Authors are listed in order of random
draw.

Bates, J.D. and R.F. Miller. 2004. Restoration of aspen woodland invaded
by western juniper: applications of partial cutting and prescribed fire. Society
for Ecological Restoration 16:1-9.

Knick, S.T., A.L. Holmes, and R.F. Miller. 2005. The role of fire in
structuring sagebrush habitats and bird communities. Studies in Avian Biology
(in press)

Bates, J.D., R.F. Miller, and T.J. Svejcar. 2005. Long-term spatial
dynamics in cut western juniper woodland. Range Ecology and Management (in
press).

Miller, R.F., J.D. Bates, T.J. Svejcar, F. Pierson, and L.E. Eddleman.
2005. Ecology, biology, and management of western juniper. Oregon State
University Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin (in press).

Teaching

RNG 436 - Wildland Fire Science - Principles and applications of fire
as a natural resource management tool, the role of fire in conservation
management, restoration, and preservation of ecosystems. Focus will center on
ecological relationships of fire and natural communities, wildlife habitats,
fire influences on air quality and climate change. The course will cover
techniques used to describe fire behavior, fuels, and fire effects on the biota.