USDA Forest Service Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab - Rocky Mountain Research Station



Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab
322 East Front Street
Suite 401
Boise, ID  83702

(208) 373-4340
(208) 373-4391 (FAX)

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Author Profiles

Dan Miller
Earth Systems Institute
3040 NW 57th St.
Seattle, WA 98107
Tel: 206-633-1792


o       B.S. Physics, University of Nebraska, 1979

o       M.S. Geophysics, University of Hawaii, 1987

o       Ph.D. Geology, University of Washington, 1993

Research Interests

o  Combined use of field observations and computer simulations to elucidate interactions between physical and biological systems in river environments


o  Scale relations in measures of physical attributes


o  Use of physical and empirical models for risk assessment

Relevant Publications

Miller, D. J., and L. Benda, 2000, Effects of punctuated sediment supply on valley-floor landforms and sediment transport, Geological Society of America Bulletin, vol. 112, 1814-1824.

Miller, D. J., and J. Sias, 1998. Deciphering large landslides: coupling hydrology, groundwater, and slope-stability models through GIS, Hydrologic Processes, vol.12, 923-941.

Benda, L. E., D. J. Miller, T. Dunne, G. H. Reeves, and J. K. Agee, 1998. Dynamic Landscape Systems, in Ecology and Management of Streams and Rivers in the Pacific Northwest Coastal Ecoregion, R. Naiman and R. Bilby, (eds.), Springer Verlag

Miller, D. J., 1995, Coupling GIS with Physical Models to Assess Deep-Seated-Landslide Hazards, Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, 1(3), p. 263-276.

Relevant Projects


o    Transcending Boundaries of Scale and Discipline in Environmental Problem Solving; NSF Incubation Grant


o    Mass Wasting in the Context of a Dynamic Landscape (in collaboration with the Coastal Landscape Analysis and Modeling Study); US Forest Service Joint Venture Agreement


o    Quantifying the Exposure of Streams to Sediment Inputs from Managed Forests, A Risk Based Approach; USDA Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, with Utah State University (R. Pack and D. Tarboton)



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