Matt Miller

Matt-Miller-23Matt Miller is a senior science writer for the Conservancy. He writes features and blogs about the conservation research being conducted by the Conservancy’s 550 scientists. Matt previously worked for nearly 11 years as director of communications for the Conservancy’s Idaho program. He has served on the national board of directors of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, and has published widely on conservation, nature and outdoor sports. He has held two Coda fellowships, assisting conservation programs in Colombia and Micronesia. An avid naturalist and outdoorsman, Matt has traveled the world in search of wildlife and stories.

Matt's Posts

The Answer in a Fish’s Ear

July 24th, 2012

Northern pike don’t talk, but their ears can tell scientists crucial information on where this fish spawns. More

Can a Monkey Move From Climate Change?

July 13th, 2012

Roughly 9% of mammals will not be able to keep pace with a changing climate, according to a recent study. Find out why, and how the research might help improve conservation planning. More

The Tortoise and the Raven: An Energy Story

July 10th, 2012

Lesson from the Mojave energy boom: Give a raven a power line and he'll be that much better at preying upon baby desert tortoises. More

Shocking Conservation: How Scientists Fish

June 28th, 2012

Electrofishing is one of the best tools for fisheries biologists and conservationists studying anything fishy — the success of freshwater habitat restoration, migration routes, invasive species and more. More

Message from the Mojave: Shaping the Desert Energy Boom

June 12th, 2012

Wind and solar offer the promise of a clean energy future. But can these renewables be developed without threatening wildlife and native habitats? More

A Conversation with Peter Kareiva: Rescaling Civilization

June 6th, 2012

We sat down with Dr. Kareiva to discuss his new paper published in the journal Nature, and the hope he sees in the daunting task of “rescaling civilization.” More

Eating Invasives: Delicious or Dangerous?

May 29th, 2012

Could campaigns to eat kudzu or camels or iguanas actually have the reverse effect? Our blogger weighs the risks and benefits of eating invasives. More

Weird Nature: Flexing Mussels

May 22nd, 2012

No touch sex? A mouth full of juniors? Appendages that double as fishing lures? Welcome to the weird, weird world of freshwater mussels. More

A Lock Holds the Key to Restoring Migratory Fish

May 15th, 2012

Learn how a low cost, low risk and low tech solution is helping move millions of Alabama shad over dams for spawning. More

Get Kids Outside: Tracking

January 11th, 2012

Looking for a new way to get kids excited about heading outside? Matt Miller thinks he may have the perfect activity. More

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