Robert Miller

Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute
Bob Miller

My research interests are in coastal marine ecology, particularly spatial and temporal patterns in marine communities and the processes that create them. I lead the Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research (SBC LTER) program, a highly interdisciplinary effort to understand the dynamics of giant kelp forest ecosystems, and one of 28 NSF-supported LTER sites across the nation. I also lead the Southern California Bight Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (SCB MBON), funded by NASA, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), and NOAA, part of a national and global MBON network seeking a better understanding of marine biodiversity from microbes to whales.