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Dr Adam Miller

Senior Lecturer

Adam Miller is a senior lecturer and ecological geneticist affiliated with the Centre for Integrative Ecology at Deakin University. He completed a PhD at Deakin University in 2006 under the supervision of Professor Chris Austin and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow with ARC Laureate Professor Ary Hoffmann at The University of Melbourne between 2008 and 2015. Adam joined Deakin University in 2016 as a research fellow, and was appointed as senior lecturer in 2017. Adam also worked as the team manager for the genetics division of the consulting agency CESAR Australia between 2010 and 2012, and was employed as a research ecologist for the not-for-profit organisation Nature Glenelg Trust between 2015 and 2016. 

Adam’s research program focuses on addressing fundamental questions about species ecology and evolution and resilience to environmental change, and working with industry and government agencies to assist the management of threatened, commercially important, and pest species. He has a particularly keen interest in environmental stress and adaptation research, drawing on genetic and quantitative experimental methods to assess species evolutionary trajectories and vulnerabilities to environmental change, providing a basis for adaptive management that enhances biodiversity outcomes in changing environments. Adam works on a variety of terrestrial, aquatic and alpine model systems. 

Aside from his academic responsibilities, Adam is the Vice president of the Friends of the Forgotten Woodlands, is a committee member for the Victorian State Government Regional Climate Adaptation Group for the Grampians Region, a scientific steering committee member for the Victorian state government Climate Futures Plots team, and is an advisor to government and industry on topics related to fisheries management, wildlife conservation, and biosecurity.


Address: School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Princes Hwy, Warrnambool VIC 3280


Phone: +61 3 5563 3171

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