Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Fisheries Scientist
Areas of Interest
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.
Bootsma, M.L., L.M. Miller, G.G. Sass, P.T. Euclide, and W.A. Larsen. 2021. The ghosts of propagation past: haplotype information clarifies the relative influence of stocking history and phylogeographic processes on contemporary population structure of walleye (Sander vitreus). Ecological Applications 14: 1124– 1144.
Schaeffer, E. M., J. J. Pinkerton, P. A.Venturelli, and L. M. Miller. 2020. Muskellunge Spatial Ecology in the St. Louis River Estuary and Lake Superior. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 149:651-663.
Miller, L.M., N.R. Peterson, J.E. Blankenheim, K.A. Reeves, C.A. Goldsworthy. 2020. Introgression of hatchery rainbow trout in naturalized steelhead populations of western Lake Superior. J. Great Lakes Res. 46:356–365.
Swanson, R.G., J.E. Gagnon, L.M. Miller, J.D. Dauphinais and P.W. Sorensen. 2020. Otolith Microchemistry of Common Carp Reflects Capture Location and Differentiates Nurseries in an Interconnected Lake System of the North American Midwest. N. Am. J. Fish. Manage. 40:1100–1118.
Miller, L.M., D.J. Dieterman and R.J.H. Hoxmeier. 2019. Reproductive dynamics of a native brook trout population following removal of non-native brown trout from a stream in Minnesota, north-central USA. Hydrobiologia 840:49-61.
Dauphinais, J.D., L.M. Miller, R.G. Swanson and P.W. Sorensen. 2018. Source–sink dynamics explain the distribution and persistence of an invasive population of common carp across a model Midwestern watershed. Biological Invasions. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-018-1670-y.
Jacobson, P. C., S. K. Emms, J. L. Cruise, K. D. Zimmer, R. C. Grow, J. Nielsen, A. R. Tipp, and L. M. Miller. 2018. Retention of morphological and ecological traits of Lake Superior cisco Coregonus artedi after translocation into inland lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research 44:289-298.