Our group studies avian genomics and the ecology of emerging Neotropical zoonotic diseases. We are museum scientists that blend the traditional specimen-based approaches with cutting-edge tools that have emerged during the “Age of DNA”. This provides remarkably powerful tools for investigating fundamental questions about the processes that form and maintain species diversity, as well as applied questions of biodiversity conservation and global health.
Matthew Miller is the Curator of the Ornithology Department at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, located on the southern boundary of the beautiful campus of the University of Oklahoma. Our group has an academic home in the Department of Biology.
Our work is focused on Neotropical ecosystems (mostly Panama) and the avian hybrid zones of the southern Plains.