Kim Miller is a graduate student in the Joint-Doctoral Program in ecology between San Diego State University and the University of California at Davis. She is finishing her fourth year of study for her PhD, which focuses on the ecological controls on methane cycling in arctic wetland soils. More specifically, she is interested in the potential competitive interactions between greenhouse gas-producing microbial communities in the changing and dynamic global arctic regions. Her research has been conducted in the arctic wetlands surrounding Barrow, Alaska since 2010. Kim received a Fulbright IIE Grant for graduate research in Finland for 2012-2013. She was also awarded an American-Scandinavian Association Fellowship for the same project, location and time period.
This project will continue to explore microbial community dynamics and wetland carbon cycling, but in a region of the Arctic with a vastly different biogeochemical soil structure and a lack of the persistent permafrost found in arctic Alaska.You can read more about Kim's research here and here.