Fisheries Conservation Genetics, Population Genetics, Hatchery Management
I apply genetic principles and techniques to questions of fisheries management and ecology. I am currently conducting numerous studies using molecular genetic markers to assess genetic population structure, to identify species and their hybrids, and to determine the source population or parentage of individuals. My "species list" includes: walleye, northern pike, muskies, rainbow trout, brook trout, yellow perch, and fathead minnows. I also am concerned with applying genetic principles to the management of hatchery programs. See our lab web page for more details. Supervisor of the Aquatic Genetics (AquaGen) laboratory.
Miller, L.M., S.W. Mero and J.A. Younk. 2012. The impact of stocking on the current ancestry in 20 native and introduced muskellunge populations in Minnesota. Transaction of the American Fisheries Society 141:1411-1423.
Miller, L.M., S.E. Bartell and H.L Schoenfuss. 2011. Assessing the effects of historical exposure to endocrine-active compounds on reproductive health and genetic diversity in walleye, a native apex predator, in a large riverine system. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol DOI 10.1007/s00244-011-9731-6.
Huff, D.D., L.M. Miller, C.J. Chizinski and B. Vondracek. 2011. Mixed-source reintroductions lead to outbreeding depression in second-generation descendents of a native North American fish. Molecular Ecology DOI 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05271.x.
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