Matthew L. Miller

Director of Science Communications

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  • Weird Nature: An Owl That Uses Dung Tools

    Sure, burrowing owls are incredibly cute. But did you know that they are also one of the most intriguing tool users in the animal kingdom?

    Matthew L. Miller

  • Field Notes: A Bison Herd Without Raging Bulls?

    Does removing the oldest, most dominant bulls from a bison population affect breeding and herd behavior? It's the latest chapter in the extensive research of these animals at Ordway Prairie.

    Matthew L. Miller

  • Lose the Memory, Lose the Fish

    A dead river runs through it? We've come to accept our current, degraded rivers as normal, even though they once held almost-incomprehensible numbers of migratory fish. Can ecological history be a first step in reclaiming our memory and our fish?

    Matthew L. Miller

  • Adirondacks Rapid Response: An Invasives Success Story

    Too little, too late: that's often the narrative of invasive species. Not here. Not in the Adirondacks. Early detection and rapid response is making a difference--before invasive plants have the chance to become established.

    Matthew L. Miller

  • Can Forest Carbon Markets Provide for a 40,000-Year-Old Culture?

    That's a key question being answered by the Conservancy and partners as they work to protect the land of the Hadza, who have hunted and lived in this region for at least 40,000 years.

    Matthew L. Miller

  • The Sage Grouse Initiative: Science to Solutions

    For sage grouse, the the apocalypse comes in the form of fire, weeds, unplanned energy development and even encroaching trees. But now, these birds are the subject of “one of the largest conservation experiments ever undertaken in North America.” Is it enough to save them?

    Matthew L. Miller

  • Saved by Chance: The Incredibly Strange Story of the Pere David’s Deer

    The Pere David's deer may be the only species saved because someone broke a wildlife law. It now is a creature of British deer parks and Texas wildlife ranches, facing a secure future far from its native habitat. What lessons can we learn from this near-collision with extinction?

    Matthew L. Miller

  • The World Famous Shrew-Eating Trout: An Update

    We've been inundated with questions about the shrew-eating trout featured in a blog published earlier this month. Get your questions answered, and more. (Including a fish that ate something even more disturbing).

    Matthew L. Miller