James H. Miller

James H.  Miller
James H. Miller 
Name: James H. Miller 
Title: Research Ecologist (Emeritus)
Unit: Insects, Diseases, and Invasive Plants (4552)
Phone: 334-826-8700 Ext. 36
Fax: 318-473-7222 - Unit Fax
E-Mail: jameshmiller@fs.fed.us


Location Information

USDA-Forest Service
G.W. Andrews Forestry Sciences Laboratory

521 Devall Drive
Auburn, AL 36849-5418


Research Information


B.S., Forest Management, Oklahoma State University, 1967; M.S., Silviculture, Purdue University, 1969; Ph.D., Forest Ecology, Oregon State University, 1974

Current Research:

Safe and effective vegetation management prescriptions are being developed for enhancing productivity and sustainability of multi-resource values for Southern Forest Ecosystems. Concerted efforts are underway to combat the invasion of nonnative plants. Forest herbicides, prescribed burning, mechanical options and biological control are the tools and responses in wood yield, floristic diversity, soil productivity, and nutrient cycling are under study. Technology transfer of forest herbicide developments and application equipment development are continuing activities. Coordination of a cooperative region-wide study, the Competition Omission Monitoring Project (COMP), at 14 locations from Louisiana to Virginia, studying with a uniform plan, loblolly pine plantation growth with no vegetation control, total woody control, total herbaceous control, and total vegetation control.In it 15th year, this study monitors the growth of pines, arborescent wood plants, herbaceous plants, and disease and insects.Soil and foliar nutrition is periodically monitored and nutrient cycling is under study at one site.

Collaborative Research:

Seeking cooperators for intensive ecological investigations on COMP sites; e.g., ecophysiology, phenology, environmental interactions, biodiversity, soil-site, root turnover, etc.Seeking cooperators for regional research on floristic diversity on managed and unmanaged forest sites.Interested in further examinations of remote sensing for assessing regeneration-competition and research plot measurements, perhaps using low-altitude photo interpretation.

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