Kristen Miller

Master's Student
Primary office:
BI, Dyche Hall


Summary

Advisor: Chris Beard
Research Interests: My research focuses on the phylogenetics and biogeography of two new species of early mammals (Family: Paromomyidae) from the Eocene of Arctic Canada. I am also interested in how these paromomyids adapted to the unique environment present in the Canadian Arctic during this time which represented a warm temperate ecosystem with polar light cycles.
Hometown: Littleton, CO

Education

Bachelors of Biological Anthropology, Colorado State University

Presentations at Regional, National, & International Meetings: 

  1. Miller K.E. and K.C. Beard. Phylogenetic reconstruction of two species of paromomyid plesiadapiforms from a unique, High Arctic ecosystem of Eocene Canada. 80th Annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, virtual presentation, October 2020. Poster contribution.

Minor Grants & Proposals: 

  1. Miller, K.E. Description and phylogenetic reconstruction of a new paromomyid plesiadapiform from Big Multi Quarry, Washakie Basin, Wyoming. Association of Earth Science Clubs of Greater Kansas City Research Grant. $500. February 2021. Funded.
  2. Miller, K. E. Phylogenetic reconstruction of primate-like mammals (Primatomorpha: Paromomyidae) from a unique, high arctic ecosystem of Eocene Canada. Association of Earth Science Clubs of Greater Kansas City Research Grant. $750. February 2020. Funded.
  3. Miller, K.E. Phylogenetic reconstruction of primate-like mammals (Primatomorpha: Paromomyidae) from a unique, high arctic ecosystem of Eocene Canada. Biodiversity Institute Panorama Grant. $1000. June 2020 extended through December 2021. Funded.

 


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