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Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

James Miller


  • Hampshire College, B.A. in Biology, Amherst Massachusetts, May 1976
  • State University of New York, Graduate program, Stony Brook, 1978-1980
  • Cornell Univeristy, Ph.D. Department of Entomology, February 1986
  • Teaching Assistant, State University of New York, Stony Brook: Introductory Biology; Introductory Entomology, Fall 1978 - Fall 1980
  • Graduate Research Assistant, SUNY, Stony Brook: Ecological genetics of Alsophila pometaria (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). DJ Futuyma, Principal Investigator, 1979
  • Teaching Assistant, Cornell University: General Ecology; Introductory Entomology; Insect Morphology, 1981 - 1984
  • Visiting Researcher, American Museum of Natural History, Systematics of the Papilionidae, 1983
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Cornell University Insect Collections, 1985
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Institution, February 1986 - February 1987
  • Kalbfleisch Curatorial Fellow, American Museum of Natural History, July 1987 - October 1994
  • Lecturer in Entomology, Systematics of the Lepidoptera, Cornell University, January 1995 - May 1995
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, November 1996 - January 1999
  • Associate Curator, Department of Entomology, American Museum of Natural History, July 1995 - January 1999
  • Research Associate, Section of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, December 2004 - present
  • Research Associate, Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, March 2004 - present
  • Research Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University, January 2008 - present
  • 1982. Grace H Griswold Fund, Cornell University, award in aid of research
  • 1983. Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund, AMNH, award in aid of research
  • 1983 - 1985. National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
  • 1986. Ernst Mayr Grant, Harvard University, award in aid of research
  • 1987. Grace H Griswold Fund, Cornell University, award in aid of publication costs
  • 1991 - 1996. National Science Foundation Grant BSR-9106517, Generic Revision of the Dioptinae (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae): A Cladistic Study of Host Plant Associations and Diurnal Behavior
  • 1993 - 1996. National Science Foundation Grant DEB-9220317, Molecular Analysis of Phylogenetic Relationships Among the Nymphalidae (Lepidoptera), R DeSalle (Co-PI)
  • 1997 - 1998. AMNH Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, The Biodiversity of Neotropical Tiger Moths (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae)
  • Canada
  • Continental United States
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • England
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Venezuela
  • Miller, J.S., and P.P. Feeny. 1983. Effects of benzylisoquinoline alkaloids on the larvae of polyphagous Lepidoptera. Oecologia 58: 332-339.
  • Miller, J. S. 1986. Phylogenetic systematics and chemical constraints on host-plant associations in the Papilioninae (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae). PhD Thesis, Cornell University, 320 pp. (figs. 1-204).
  • Miller, J. S. 1987. A revision of the genus Phryganidia (Lepidoptera: Dioptidae), with description of a new species. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 89: 303-321.
  • Miller, J.S. 1987. Host-plant relationships in the Papilionidae (Lepidoptera): Parallel cladogenesis or colonization? Cladistics 3: 105-120.
  • Miller, J.S. 1987. Phylogenetic studies in the Papilioninae (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae). Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 186: 365-512.
  • Miller, J. S. 1988. External genitalic morphology and copulatory mechanism of Cyanotricha necyria (Felder) (Dioptidae). J. Lepid. Soc. 42: 103-115.
  • Miller, J. S. 1989. Euchontha Walker and Pareuchontha new genus (Lepidoptera: Dioptidae): A revision, including description of three new species, and discussion of a male forewing modification. Am. Mus. Novitates 2938: 1-41 (figs. 1-93).
  • Miller, J.S., and P.P. Feeny. 1989. Interspecific differences among swallowtail larvae (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) in susceptibility to aristolochic acids and berberine. Ecol. Entomol. 14: 287-296.
  • Godfrey, GL, J.S. Miller, and DJ Carter. 1989. Two mouthpart modifications in larval Notodontidae (Lepidoptera): their taxonomic distributions and putative functions. J. New York Entomol. Soc. 97: 455-470 (figs. 1-33).
  • Miller, J.S. 1991. Cladistics and classification of the Notodontidae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea) based on larval and adult morphology. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 204: 1-230.
  • Miller, J. S. 1992. Pupal morphology and the subfamily classification of the Notodontidae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea). J. New York Entomol. Soc. 100: 228-256 (figs. 1-35).
  • Miller, J.S. 1992. Host-plant associations among prominent moths. BioScience 42: 50-57.
  • Miller, J.S, and J.W. Wenzel. 1995. Ecological characters and phylogeny. Annu. Rev. Entomol. 40: 389-415.
  • Miller, J. S., and L.D. Otero. 1994. Immature stages of Venezuelan Dioptinae (Notodontidae) in Josia and Thirmida. J. Lepid. Soc. 48: 338-372 (figs. 1-86).
  • Miller, J.S. 1996. Phylogeny of the Neotropical moth tribe Josiini (Notodontidae: Dioptinae): a hidden case of Müllerian mimicry. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 118: 1-45.
  • Miller, J.S., D.H. Janzen, and J.G. Franclemont. 1997. New species of Euhapigiodes, new genus, and Hapigiodes in Hapigiini, new tribe, from Costa Rica, with notes on their life history and immatures (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae). Trop. Lepid. 8: 81-99.
  • Miller, J.S., A.V.Z. Brower, and R. DeSalle. 1997. Phylogeny of the neotropical moth tribe Josiini (Notodontidae: Dioptinae): Comparing and combining evidence from DNA sequences and morphology. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 60: 297-316.
  • Rawlins, J. E., and J. S. Miller. 2008. Dioptine moths of the Caribbean region: Description of two new genera with notes on biology and biogeography (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae: Dioptinae). Ann. Carn. Mus. 76: 203-226.
  • Miller, J. S. 2008 [in press]. Generic revision of the Dioptinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Notodontidae). Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist.
  • Recent collaborators (last 5 years):
    • V. Becker (Serra Bonita, Brazil)
    • A. Brower (Eastern Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro)
    • P. DeVries (University of New Orleans)
    • M. Epstein (California Department of Food & Agriculture)
    • J. Fullard (University of Toronto)
    • D. Futuyma (Stony Brook University)
    • D. Grimaldi (American Museum of Natural History)
    • D. Janzen (University of Pennsylvania)
    • P. Jorgensen (Missouri Botanical Garden)
    • I. Kitching (British Museum of Natural History)
    • N. Kristensen (Zoological Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark)
    • D. Lafontaine (Canadian National Collections)
    • G. Lamas (Museo de Historia Natural, Lima, Peru)
    • G. Onore (Pontificía Universidad Católica, Quito, Ecuador)
    • L.D. Otero (Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela)
    • C. Penz (University of New Orleans)
    • J. Pickering (University of Georgia, Athens)
    • M. Pogue (Smithsonian Institution)
    • J. Rawlins (Carnegie Museum of Natural History)
    • D. Wagner (University of Connecticut)
    • J. Wenzel (Ohio State University)
    • K. Willmott (McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity)
  • Ph.D. advisor: Paul P. Feeny, Ecology & Evolution, Cornell University
  • Postdoctoral advisor: Robert K. Robbins, Smithsonian Institution

Updated: 15 May, 2008

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