Tom Miller is a professor in fisheries at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Tom was initially appointed to the CBL faculty in 1994 following four years post-doctoral training at McGill University where he worked on ecology and reproductive dynamics of Atlantic cod off Nova Scotia. During his career, his work has varied from studies of fish early life history in the northwest Atlantic and Lake Michigan to the role of small-scale turbulence in regulating feeding in planktonic organisms to the role of adult movement in regulating the population dynamics of skates. Since 1997, Tom and his research group have conducted a considerable amount of research on the dynamics of blue crab from New York to Florida. From 2001-2005 he lead efforts to develop a sustainable approach to the management of blue crab in Chesapeake Bay. Most recently, his research has focused on both recruitment issues in menhaden and striped bass and stakeholder involvement in recreational fisheries. His work has been funded by a diverse array of agencies including NSF, NOAA, EPA, Maryland Sea Grant and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Dr. Miller serves on National Research Council’s Panel on the water use in the San Francisco Bay and Delta. He also serves on Scientific and Management Committees for the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and Potomac River Fisheries Commission. Dr Miller has been the recipient of the President’s Award for the Application of Science at UMCES. He and his students have won several best paper awards at regional and national meetings. He teaches courses on population dynamics, fisheries ecology, and quantitative methods, and is a two-time recipient of the Graduate Education Award for excellence in teaching from the MEES program at UMCP.

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The QUAntitative Fisheries Ecology Lab (QUAFEL) conducts research on a range of basic and applied questions relating to the ecology and management of our natural resources.
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Dr. Tom Miller
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
P. O. Box 38
Solomons, MD 20688
ph: (410) 326-7276
Last revised: 3/2/2017