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Brian K Miller

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Adjunct Associate Professor
FORS Room 210
195 Marsteller Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2033

Dr. Brian Miller-IISG

Dr. Brian Miller is the program director of the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant college program and is responsible for the programmatic, fiscal, personnel, and administrative management of Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant. He coordinates and participates in state, regional, and national collaborative projects focusing on Great Lakes and Sea Grant priority research, outreach, and education issues. Brian also fosters partnerships with university and agency natural resource programs.

Brian has been with IISG since 1994. Before becoming the director in 2007, he oversaw the outreach component of the program.

Brian earned his doctorate at Purdue University in the social science aspect of natural resources.  He serves as an adjunct associate professor in the Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources.

Address for office at the University of Illinois:

Dr. Brian Miller

IL-IN Sea Grant office

University of Illinois

1101 W Peabody Drive

Urban, IL 61801


Awards & Honors

(2006) Seed for Success (ACORN) Award. Purdue University.

(2005) Award for Publication Excellence. . APEX Awards, Communications Concepts, Springfield Virginia.

(2004) Category 1 PAT Rating. NOAA Sea Grant.

(2004) Chair's Award. The Assembly of Sea Grant Extension Program Leaders.

(2004) Gold Award Web Page. Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals.

(2003) 2003 Gold Award for Spot Production. National Agricultural Communicators in Education.

(2003) Outstanding Professional Skill Award: Electronic Media - Audio. National Agricultural Communicators in Education.

(2002) Dean of Agriculture Team Award. Purdue University, School of Agriculture.

Selected Publications

Miller, B. (2005). Managing Wildlife for Sustainable Forests-Managing Forests for Sustainable Wildlife. (FNR-258), 48. Retrieved from

Miller, B. (2004). Attracting butterflies to your yard. (FNR-248-W), 3.

Miller, B. (2004). Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Yard. (FNR-249-W), 6.

Miller, B. (2004). Putting a little wildlife in your backyard this Spring. (FNR -247-W), 7.

Miller, B. (2004). Size Does Matter- Nest Boxes for Wildlife. (FNR-246-W), 6.

Miller, B., & Miller, B. M. (2003). Are constructed wetlands a viable option for your waste management system? (FNR-202-W), 8.

Dorworth, C., & Miller, B. (2003). Contaminants in Fish and Seafood: A Guide to Safe Consumption. (IISG-03-01), 10.

Miller, B. (2003). Tree windbreaks for farms and homes. (FNR-38), 14.

Miller, B., Miller, J. K., & Rasmussen, J. (2002). Regional and National Sea Grant.Extension Programming. Some issues, opportunities, and conceptual mechanisms for improving Sea Grant's Capabilities. 36.

Miller, B. (2002). The Basics of Managing Wildlife on Agricultural Lands. (FNR-193W. 24 pp.), 24.

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