Staff Profile
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Biography

Whitman Miller serves as the Director of the National Ballast Information Clearinghouse (NBIC), a partnership of SERC and the U.S. Coast Guard designed to inform Congress about the impacts of commercial shipping on coastal marine invasive species. Dr. Miller also Co-Directs the Chesapeake Bay/SERC node of the MarineGEO & Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network. Much of his research focuses on the ecological effects of non-native species, including trying to understand why some species succeed and others fail to invade new habitats and geographic regions. Additionally Miller studies the effects of elevated CO2 and acidification on the growth, calcification, and ecology of marine and estuarine species. He is especially interested in understanding and monitoring the dynamics of acidification and carbonate chemistry in coastal marine ecosystems. He mentors undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and serves on variety of technical and scientific advisory boards.  

Publications

  • Wieland, Robert, Fowler, Amy E. and Miller, A. Whitman. (2018). Naked in trays: How the trade in live marine baitworms could decrease species invasions. Management of Biological Invasions, 9 (2) , 79-84. http://dx.doi.org/10.3391/mbi.2018.9.2.01
  • Miller, A. Whitman, Davidson, Ian C., Minton, Mark S., Steves, Brian, Moser, Cameron S., Drake, Lisa A. and Ruiz, Gregory M. (2018). Evaluation of wetted surface area of commercial ships as biofouling habitat flux to the United States. Biological Invasions, 20 (8) , 1977-1990. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-018-1672-9
  • Ojaveer, Henn, Galil, Bella S., Carlton, James T., Alleway, Heidi, Goulletquer, Philippe, Lehtiniemi, Maiju, Marchini, Agnese, Miller, Whitman, Occhipinti-Ambrogi, Anna, Peharda, Melita, Ruiz, Gregory M., Williams, Susan L. and Zaiko, Anastasija. (2018). Historical baselines in marine bioinvasions: Implications for policy and management. PloS One, 13 (8) , e0202383-e0202383. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0202383
  • Everett, Richard A., Miller, A. Whitman and Ruiz, Gregory M. (2018). Shifting sands could bring invasive species. Science, 359 (6378) , 878-878. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aar7741
  • Moser, Cameron S., Wier, Timothy P., First, Matthew R., Grant, Jonathan F., Riley, Scott C., Robbins-Wamsley, Stephanie, Tamburri, Mario N., Ruiz, Gregory M., Miller, A. Whitman and Drake, Lisa A. (2017). Quantifying the extent of niche areas in the global fleet of commercial ships: the potential for super-hot spots of biofouling. Biological Invasions, 19 (6) , 1745-1759. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-017-1386-4
  • Davidson, Ian C., Minton, Mark S., Carney, Katharine J., Miller, A. W. and Ruiz, Gregory M. (2017). Pioneering patterns of ballast treatment in the emerging era of marine vector management. Marine Policy, 78 , 158-162. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.01.021
  • Blakeslee, April M. H., Kamakura, Yumi, Onufrey, Jaclyn, Makino, Wataru, Urabe, Jotaro, Park, Susan, Keogh, Carolyn L., Miller, A. W., Minton, Mark S., Carlton, James T. and Miura, Osamu. (2017). Erratum to: Reconstructing the Invasion History of the Asian shorecrab, Hemigrapsus sanguineus (De Haan 1835) in the Western Atlantic. Marine Biology, 164 (4) , 88. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-017-3117-x
  • Blakeslee, April M. H., Kamakukra, Yumi, Onufrey, Jaclyn, Makino, Wataru, Urabe, Jotaro, Park, Susan, Keogh, Carolyn L., Miller, A. Whitman, Minton, Mark S., Carlton, James T. and Miura, Osamu. (2017). Reconstructing the Invasion History of the Asian shorecrab, Hemigrapsus sanguineus (De Haan 1835) in the Western Atlantic. Marine Biology, 164 (3) , 47. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-017-3069-1
  • Holzer, Kimberly K., Muirhead, Jim R., Minton, Mark S., Carney, Katharine J., Miller, A. W. and Ruiz, Gregory M. (2017). Potential effects of LNG trade shift on transfer of ballast water and biota by ships. Science of The Total Environment, 580 , 1470-1474. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.12.125
  • Carney, Katharine J., Minton, Mark S., Holzer, Kimberly K., Miller, A. W., McCann, Linda D. and Ruiz, Gregory M. (2017). Evaluating the combined effects of ballast water management and trade dynamics on transfers of marine organisms by ships. PloS One, 12 (3) , 1-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0172468
  • Moser, Cameron S., Wier, Timothy P., Grant, Jonathan F., First, Matthew R., Tamburri, Mario N., Ruiz, Gregory M., Miller, A. Whitman and Drake, Lisa A. (2016). Quantifying the total wetted surface area of the world fleet: a first step in determining the potential extent of ships' biofouling. Biological Invasions, 18 (1) , 265-277. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-015-1007-z
  • Fowler, Amy E., Blakeslee, April M. H., Canning-Clode, João, Repetto, Michele F., Phillip, Anne M., Carlton, James T., Moser, Fredrika C., Ruiz, Gregory M. and Miller, A. Whitman. (2016). Opening Pandora's bait box: a potent vector for biological invasions of live marine species. Diversity & Distributions, 22 (1) , 30-42. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12376
  • Minton, Mark S., Miller, A. Whitman and Ruiz, Gregory M. (2015). Implications of Ship Type on Delivery and Management of Ballast Water. Biological Invasions in Changing Ecosystems: Vectors, Ecological Impacts, Management, and Predictions (343-364) De Gruyter .
  • Muirhead, Jim R., Minton, Mark S., Miller, A. Whitman and Ruiz, Gregory M. (2015). Projected effects of the Panama Canal expansion on shipping traffic and biological invasions. Diversity & Distributions, 21 (1) , 75-87. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12260
  • Miller, A. Whitman and Ruiz, Gregory M. (2014). Arctic shipping and marine invaders. Nature Climate Change, 4 (6) , 413-416. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2244

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