Ph.D. Graduates

Jesse Miller – Postdoc at University of California-Davisjessemiller

I am an ecologist with research interests at the confluence of community ecology, landscape ecology, and ecological restoration. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California-Davis, where I am studying effects of fire severity on plant communities and post-fire restoration in Hugh Safford’s lab. I completed my Ph.D. in Ellen Damschen’s lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May 2016, where I studied plant communities in glades (shallow soil grasslands) in the Ozarks of Arkansas and Missouri. Before graduate school I worked for several years as a field botanist, surveying for rare plant surveys on federal land and conducting ecological studies for academic research labs. I have also taught botany and biology classes in several settings over the years, and I greatly enjoy leading field classes and helping people discover plants and lichens and the stories they tell.