Dr. Karl V. Miller

Dr. Karl V. Miller is a research scientist and professor of Wildlife Biology at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia.

Dr. Miller received his B.S. in Entomology from Pennsylvania State University, his M.S. in Entomology from Ohio State University, and his Ph.D. in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia.

Current areas of investigation include varied projects designed to enhance deer populations and habitat quality on rural landscapes for recreational use while investigating means of mitigating deer-human conflicts in suburban and exurban landscapes.  Research study sites extend from Pennsylvania to Texas.  Dr. Miller and his graduate students have authored hundreds of scientific articles, book chapters, and technical reports, and he has co-written or co-edited five books.  He, and his research team, have also presented more than 600 lectures at scientific meetings or continuing education events.

Recent Publications (for complete list of publications use the following link: UGA Deer Lab Publications)

Cherry, M.J., K. L. Turner, M. B. Howze, B.S. Cohen, L. M. Conner, and R. J. Warren. 2016. Coyote diets in a longleaf pine ecosystem. Wildlife Biology 22:64-70.

Cherry, M. J., R. J. Warren, and L. M. Conner. 2016. Fear, fire, and behaviorally mediated trophic cascades in a frequently burned savanna. Forest Ecology and Management 368:133-139.

Cohen, B.S., E. H. Leone, E. P. Garrison, C. R. Morea, S. M. Shea, K. V. Miller, M. J. Cherry, J. H. Stickles, J. D. Kelly. 2016. Evaluation of potential for antler-based selective-harvest regimes to influence cohort-specific antler size of male white-tailed deer in Florida. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 3:203-209.

Conner, L. M., Cherry, M. J., Rutledge, B. T., Killmaster, C. H., Morris, G. and Smith, L. L., 2016. Predator exclusion as a management option for increasing white‐tailed deer recruitment. The Journal of Wildlife Management 80:162-170.

Kramer, D.W, T.J. Prebyl, J.H. Stickles, D. A. Osborn, B. J. Irwin, N.P. Nibbelink, R. J. Warren, and K. V. Miller. 2016. Assessing deer road crossings using GPS locations. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 3:(in press).

Ricks, W. E., K. V. Miller, and R. J. Cooper. 2016. Breeding bird responses to white-tailed deer food plots in Appalachian hardwood forests. Southeastern Naturalist 15:162-174.

Royo, A. A., Kramer, D. W., Miller, K. V., and Nibbelink, N. P. 2016. The canary in the coal mine: Sprouts as a rapid indicator of browse impact in managed forests. Ecological Indicators (accepted).

Simoneaux, T. N., B. S. Cohen, E. A. Cooney, R. M. Shuman, M. J. Chamberlain, and K. V. Miller. 2016. Fine-scale movements of adult white-tailed deer in northeastern Louisiana during the hunting season. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 3:210-219.

Contact Information:
Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-2152
kmiller@warnell.uga.edu