Dr Mark Miller


I joined the University of Leeds in 2018 as a postdoctoral research and teaching fellow. I hold a PhD from James Cook University, Australia (2018), an MSc from Kings College London (2012), and a BSc from the University of Birmingham (2008).

Outside of academia I have worked in NGO, government and private sectors of conservation ecology.

Research interests

I work at the biotic-physical interface, monitoring how animals react to environmental changes. I often use seabirds as indicators of the marine environment, by comparing changes in their foraging niche (quantified with tracking, dietary and isotope data) with satellite-derived oceanographic data. I am also interested in mobile and migratory terrestrial species (e.g. Cuckoo, Cassowary, Flying foxes), using similar methods to model their distributions in a changing environment. I strive to understand the intricacies of animal ecology in order to deliver tangible conservation outcomes.

I currently work with tropical reef systems, using a functional approach to explore relationships within and between fish and coral communities. Understanding these complexities can help identify areas of reef ecosystem vulnerability and resilience to a multitude of anthropogenic pressures.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD James Cook University
  • MSc Kings College London
  • BSc University of Birmingham