Jennifer A Miller, PhD

Entries from January 2014

Grad seminar on SDM

January 4th, 2014 · No Comments

grg396Graduate seminar on species distribution modeling for spring 2014:

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Prospective graduate students

January 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

If you are considering the Geography graduate program at UT-Austin and are potentially interested in working with me, please read this !

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Progress report in PiPG

January 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

The first in a series of progress reports on species distribution models I’ve been invited to contribute to Progress in Physical Geography was published in 2012. This report focused on spatial autocorrelation and nonstationarity (doi: 10.1177/0309133312442522), the second one is on using simulated data (estimated publication in early 2014).

Tags: autocorrelation · GIS · publication · spatial scale · species distribution models

Analyzing interactions between brown hyenas in N. Botswana

January 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

image350This project originated as an exploratory study to see how GIScience concepts and methods can be used to analyze and understand movement of and interactions between brown hyenas in Northern Botswana. Correlated random walks were used as a ’null model’ to study movement patterns and interaction rates and several different dynamic interaction metrics were compared. This work was recently published in Transactions in GIS and was supported by a UT Vice President of Research Grant.


Tags: GIS · movement pattern analysis · publication · simulated data

Research wordle

January 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

image316Word art graphic  made using text from my conference presentations (1997-2012) in


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Contact info

January 1st, 2014 · Comments Off on Contact info

image304Jennifer A Miller is an Associate Professor of GIScience in the Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Texas at Austin. She joined the faculty at UT-Austin in 2007 and is currently the director of the UT GIScience Center as well as an associated faculty member in the Division of Statistics and Scientific Computing.

Jennifer’s research focuses on the integration of GIScience and biogeography, particularly in the areas of species distribution and animal movement modeling.

Contact information:
Dept. of Geography and the Environment
303 E 23rd St. Mailcode A3100
Austin, TX 78712
jennifer.miller [at]


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