Andrew N. Miller is the mycologist with the Illinois Natural History Survey at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He holds adjunct appointments in the Department of Plant Biology at UIUC, the Botany Department at The Field Museum, and the Department of Biological Sciences at Eastern Illinois University. Dr. Miller is curator of the INHS Fungarium (ILLS) and Associate Curator of the UIUC Fungarium (ILL). He became Director of the INHS Herbarium in 2008. Dr. Miller teaches the General Mycology course in Plant Biology at UIUC and his research focuses on the systematics, evolution, biodiversity, and conservation of fungi. He has published over 65 peer-reviewed papers describing the evolutionary relationships of numerous fungal taxa new to science. Dr. Miller was elected Secretary of the International Committee on the Taxonomy of Fungi in 2011 and currently serves as associate editor for Fungal Biology, MycoKeys and Organisms, Diversity and Evolution.
Research interests: Systematics of the higher fungi (Ascomycota and Basidiomycota) using molecular and morphological data, particularly in how their phylogenetic relationships relate to current classifications; Evolution of morphological characters in members of the Ascomycota; Biodiversity and conservation of fungi throughout North America and the Neotropics; Monographic treatments and taxonomic revisions of higher fungi; Species concepts in fungi.
Outreach activities: Seminars and lectures emphasizing fungi and the vital roles they play in ecosystems; Lead fungal forays and present mushroom identification workshops for local conservation groups.
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I am currently seeking graduate students interested in the biodiversity and systematics of ascomycetes. Please contact me if you are interested and we can discuss funding opportunities.
Eastern Illinois University Outstanding Graduate Alumni Award 2014
|Professional affiliations: |
American Society of Plant Taxonomists, Illinois Mycological Association, Mycological Society of America, North American Mycological Society
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Please visit the Miller Mycology Lab Website
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Research Associate, Botany Department, The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Plant Biology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
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Councilor in Systematics and Evolution - Mycological Society of America
Culture Collections Committee - Mycological Society of America
Associate Editor for Fungal Biology, Mycokeys, and Organisms Diversity & Evolution
Reviewer for Fungal Biology, Mycologia, Mycopathologica, Mycosphere, Mycotaxon, and Southeastern Naturalist manuscripts.
Reviewer for National Science Foundation and National Geographic Society grants.
Chairperson - Eighth International Mycological Congress, Cairns, Australia 2006 - Biodiversity of Microfungi - A Phylogenetic Approach (with A.Y. Rossman)
Ph.D. Ecology and Evolution, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003
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