Publications

Publications

Lee, B.R., Alecrim, E.F., Miller, T.K., Forrest, J.R.K., Heberling, J.M., Primack, R.B., and Sargent, R.D. Phenological mismatch between trees and wildflowers: Reconciling divergent findings in two recent analyses. In review.

Fields, K.P., Miller, T.K., Wood, A., Kirts, L., Jones, M., and Pusede, S.E. Practicing Repair: Advancing community-based solutions on coal dust pollution in Hampton Roads, Virginia through a Practitioner-in-Residence Program. In review.

Miller, T.K., Pierce, K., Clark, E.E., and Primack, R.B. 2023. Wildlife rehabilitation records reveal impacts of anthropogenic activities on wildlife health. Biological Conservation, 286: 110295, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2023.110295PDF.

Primack, R.B., Miller, T.K., and Miller-Rushing, A.J. 2023. Generating ecological insights from historical data. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 21(5): 216–217, https://doi.org/10.1002/fee.2641. PDF

Primack, R.B., Miller, T.K., Terry, C., Marin-Spiotta, E., Templer, P.H., Asefaw Berhe, A., Diaz Vallejo, E.J., Hastings, M.G., Magley, V.J., Mattheis, A., Schneider, B.B, and Barnes, R.T. 2023. Historically excluded groups in ecology are undervalued and poorly treated. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. https://doi.org/10.1002/fee.2613. PDF.

Lee, B.R., Miller, T.K., Rosche, C., Yang, Y., Heberling, J.M., Kuebbing, S.E., and Primack, R.B. 2022. Wildflower phenological escape differs by continent and spring temperature. Nature Communications, 13(7157)https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-34936-9. PDF.

Miller, T.K., Heberling, J.M., Kuebbing, S.E., and Primack, R.B. 2023. Warmer temperatures are linked to widespread phenological mismatch among native and non-native forest plants. Journal of Ecology, 111(2): 356-371. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.14021. PDF. Cover image.

Primack, R.B., Miller-Rushing, A.J., and Miller, T.K. 2022. Was Henry David Thoreau a good naturalist? An approach for assessing historical natural history data. Bioscience, biac063,  https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biac063. PDF.

Wright, J., Schneider, N., Peterson, L., Miller, T.K., Lee, L., Houttuijn Bloemendaal, L.J., and Haley, B.M. [all authors contributed equally]. 2022. Sharing the Benefits of Offshore Wind in Massachusetts. SciTech Forefront.

Ellwood, E.L., Gallinat, A.S., McDonough MacKenzie, C., Miller, T.K., Miller-Rushing, A.J., Polgar, C., and Primack, R.B. 2022. Plant and bird phenology and plant occurrence and relative abundance from 1851 to 2020 (non-continuous) in Thoreau's Concord, Massachusetts. Ecology, e3646. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3646

Atherton, K.F., Dambal, V., Miller, T.K., Smith, I., and Wright, J. [all authors contributed equally]. 2021. Reducing Urban Heat Island effects while providing affordable housing in Bunker Hill. Journal of Science Policy & Governance, 18(4). https://doi.org/10.38126/JSPG180404. PDF.

Rosbakh, S., Hartig, F., Sandanov, D., Bukharova, E., Miller, T.K., and Primack, R. 2021. Siberian plants shift their phenology in response to climate change. Global Change Biology, 27(18): 4435-4448. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15744PDF.

Miller, T.K., Gallinat, A., Smith, L., and Primack, R. 2021. Comparing Thoreau's observations and herbarium specimens to determine best practices for fruiting phenology research. Annals of Botany, 128(2): 159-170 https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcab019PDF.

Miller, T.K., Heegaard, E., Hassel, K. and Kapfer, J. 2020. Environmental variables driving species composition in Subarctic springs for spring generalists and specialists. Journal of Vegetation Science, 32(1): e12955. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12955. PDF.

Werbin, Z.R., Heidari, L., Buckley, S., Brochu, P., Butler, L.J., Conolly, C., Bloemendaal, L.H., McCabe, T.D., Miller, T.K., and Hutyra, L.R. 2020. A tree-planting decision support tool for urban heat mitigation. PLoS ONE, 15(10): e0224959. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0224959. PDF.


Cover image in Journal of Ecology
Cover image in Journal of Ecology

Presentations

Ecological Society of America and Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution Joint Annual Meeting, 2022. Oral presentation: Wildlife rehabilitation records for use in ecological research and conservation. Tara K. Miller, Karra Pierce, Edward E. Clark Jr., and Richard B. Primack.

Boston University Biology Graduate Student Symposium, 2022. Oral presentation: Examining the effects of climate change on the reproductive phenology of Streptanthus tortuosus. Lahari Indraganti, Tara Miller, and Richard Primack. 

Boston University Ecology Behavior & Evolution Program Chalk Talk, 2021. Oral presentation: Timing is Everything: Ecological mismatches in forests.

Earth and Space Science Open Archive, 2021. Poster: Identifying hostile workplace conditions associated with negative experiences that disproportionately affect minoritized groups in ecological, earth and spaces sciences. Emily Judith Diaz-Vallejo, Tara Miller, Carina Terry, Vicki Magley, Allison Mattheis, Blair Schneider, Rebecca Barnes, Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Meredith Hastings, Billy Williams, Richard Primack, Pamela Templer, and Erika Marin-Spiotta.

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2021. Oral presentation: Identifying hostile workplace conditions associated with negative experiences that disproportionately affect minoritized groups in ecological, earth and spaces sciences. Emily J. Diaz-Vallejo, Tara K. Miller, Carina L. Terry, Vicki J. Magley, Allison Mattheis, Blair Schneider, Rebecca T. Barnes, Asmeret A. Berhe, Meredith G. Hastings, Billy M. Williams, Richard B. Primack, Pamela H. Templer, and Erika Marin-Spiotta.

Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, 2021. Oral presentation: Transforming workplace climate through behavioral and institutional change: A survey of the Ecological Society of America. Tara Miller, Carina Terry, Richard Primack, Pamela Templer, Emily Diaz-Vallejo, Vicky Magley, and Erika Marin-Spiotta.

Boston University URBAN Annual Symposium, 2021. Lightning talk: Mapping environmental health hazards: Wildlife lead exposure in urban and rural settings. Watch here.

Boston University Biogeoscience Symposium, 2021. Lightning talk: Finding patterns of lead exposure in wildlife rehabilitation data. Outstanding Graduate Student Elevator Pitch award.

Boston University Ecology Behavior & Evolution Program Chalk Talk, 2021. Oral presentation: Wildlife Rehabilitation: Underutilized Data for Ecology and Conservation.

Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, 2020. Oral presentation: Are trees more responsive to climate change than wildflowers? Investigating ecological mismatches in eastern North America with herbarium specimens. Tara K. Miller, Richard B. Primack, Mason Heberling, and Sara Kuebbing.

Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, 2020. Poster: Phenological mismatch between forest layers under climate change and species invasions. J. Mason Heberling, Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie, Jason D. Fridley, Susan Kalisz, Sara Kuebbing, Tara Miller, and Richard B. Primack.

Boston University Biogeoscience Symposium, 2020. Oral presentation: Are trees more responsive to climate change than wildflowers?: Investigating ecological mismatches in eastern North America with herbarium specimens. Outstanding Graduate Student Presentation award.

Boston University Biology Graduate Student Symposium, 2020. Oral presentation: Are trees more responsive to climate change than wildflowers?: Investigating ecological mismatches in eastern North America with herbarium specimens.

Boston University, Ecology Behavior & Evolution Program Chalk Talk, 2019. Oral presentation: What can wildlife rehabilitation teach us about wildlife health?

Northeast Natural History Conference, 2019. Oral presentation: Fruiting phenology investigated with Thoreau's observations and herbarium specimens. Tara K. Miller, Amanda Gallinat, Linnea Smith, and Richard B. Primack.

Northeast Natural History Conference, 2019. Oral presentation: Was Thoreau a good naturalist? Richard B. Primack and Tara K. Miller.

Boston University Biogeoscience Symposium, 2019. Oral presentation: Using historical data to investigate fruiting phenology. Outstanding Graduate Student Presentation award.

Phenological Observations Workshop in Leipzig, Germany, 2018. Poster: Fear of trees: Is leaf-out phenology advancing faster in trees than wildflowers?

Fulbright Seminar in Oslo, Norway, 2016. Oral presentation: Exploring the effects of environmental gradients on Arctic spring vegetation.

Midwest Archaeological Conference, 2014. Poster: Potential evidence of human activity and agricultural practices in Ohio River Valley lake sediments.

First Joint Conference on Evolutionary Biology in Ottawa, Canada, 2012. Poster: Don't put all your eggs in one basket: Chorus frogs distribute offspring in multiple pools.

A crow flies over Whiteface Mountain
A crow flies over Whiteface Mountain

Awards

Outstanding Graduate Student Elevator Pitch Award, Boston University Biogeoscience Symposium, 2021.

Outstanding Graduate Student Presentation Award, Boston University Biogeoscience Symposium, 2020.

Outstanding Graduate Student Presentation Award, Boston University Biogeoscience Symposium, 2019.

Sunset on Lake Colby
Sunset on Lake Colby
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