A current CV is available here:  Curriculum Vitae [pdf]


26. Miller, L.P. and W.W. Dowd (2017). Multimodal in situ datalogging quantifies inter-individual variation in thermal experience and persistent origin effects on gaping behavior among intertidal mussels (Mytilus californianus). Journal of Experimental Biology 220: 4305-4319

25. Gleason, L.U., L.P. Miller, J.R. Winnikoff, G.N. Somero, P.H. Yancey, D. Bratz and W.W. Dowd (2017). Thermal history and gape of individual Mytilus californianus correlate with oxidative damage and thermoprotective osmolytes. Journal of Experimental Biology 220(22): 4292-4304

24. Helmuth, B., F. Choi, A. Matzelle, J.L. Torossian, S.L. Morello, K.A.S. Mislan, L. Yamane, D. Strickland, P.L. Szathmary, S.E. Gilman, A. Tockstein, T.J. Hilbish, M.T. Burrows, A.M. Power, E. Gosling, N. Mieszkowska, C.D.G. Harley, M. Nishizaki, E. Carrington, B. Menge, L. Petes, M.M. Foley, A. Johnson, M. Poole, M.M. Noble, E.L. Richmond, M. Robart, J. Robinson, J. Sapp, J. Sones, B.R. Broitman, M.W. Denny, K.J. Mach, L.P. Miller, M. O’Donnell, P. Ross, G.E. Hofmann, M. Zippay, C. Blanchette, J.A. Macfarlan, E. Carpizo-Ituarte, B. Ruttenberg, C.E. Peña Mejía, C.D. McQuaid, J. Lathlean, C.J. Monaco, K.R. Nicastro and G. Zardi (2016). Long-term, high frequency in situ measurements of intertidal mussel bed temperatures using biomimetic sensors. Scientific Data 3: 1-11 OPEN ACCESS LINK

23. Early, R., B.A. Bradley, J.S. Dukes, J.J. Lawler, J.D. Olden, D.M. Blumenthal, P. Gonzalez, E.D. Grosholz, I. Ibanez, L.P. Miller, C.J.B. Sorte & A.J. Tatem (2016). Global threats from invasive alien species in the twenty-first century and national response capacities. Nature Communications OPEN ACCESS LINK

22. LaScala-Gruenewald, D. E., L. P. Miller, M. E. S. Bracken, B. J. Allen & M. W. Denny (2016). Quantifying the top-down effects of grazers on a rocky shore: selective grazing and the potential for competition. Marine Ecology Progress Series 533: 49-66 OPEN ACCESS LINK

21. Miller, L. P. & J. D. Long (2015). A tide prediction and tide height control system for laboratory mesocosms. PeerJ 3: e1442 OPEN ACCESS LINK

20. Miller, L. P., B. J. Allen, F. A. King, D. Chilin, V. Reynoso & M. W. Denny (2015) Warm microhabitats drive both increased respiration and growth rates of intertidal consumers. Marine Ecology Progress Series 522: 127-143

19. Chu, N. D., L. P. Miller, S. T. Kaluziak, G. C. Trussell & S. V. Vollmer (2014) Thermal stress and predation risk trigger distinct transcriptomic responses in the intertidal snail Nucella lapillus. Molecular Ecology Volume 23 (24): 6104–6113  doi:

18. Miller, L. P., C. M. Matassa & G. C. Trussell (2014) Climate change enhances the negative effects of predation risk on an intermediate consumer. Global Change Biology  20: 3834-3844 doi: OPEN ACCESS LINK

17. Ibáñez, I., J. M. Diez, L. P. Miller, J. D. Olden, C. J. B. Sorte, D. M. Blumenthal, B. A. Bradley, C. M. D’Antonio, J. S. Dukes, R. I. Early, E. D. Grosholz & J. J. Lawler (2014) Integrated assessment of biological invasions. Ecological Applications 24 (1): 25-37 doi:

16. Miller, L. P. (2013) The effect of water temperature on drilling and ingestion rates of the dogwhelk Nucella lapillus feeding on Mytilus edulis mussels in the laboratory. Marine Biology 160: 1489-1496 doi:

15. Sorte, C. J. B., I. Ibáñez, D. M. Blumenthal, N. A. Molinari, L. P. Miller, E. D. Grosholz, J. M. Diez, C. M. D’Antonio, J. D. Olden, S. J. Jones & J. S. Dukes (2013) Poised to prosper? A cross-system comparison of climate change effects on native and non-native species performance. Ecology Letters 16 (2): 261-270  doi: OPEN ACCESS LINK

14. Diez, J. M., C. M. D’Antonio, J. S. Dukes, E. D. Grosholz, J. D. Olden, C. J. B. Sorte, D. M. Blumenthal, B. A. Bradley, R. Early, I. Ibáñez, S. J. Jones, J. J. Lawler & L. P. Miller (2012) Will extreme climatic events facilitate biological invasions? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 10 (5): pgs. 249-257 doi: 

13. Bradley B. A., D. M. Blumenthal, R. Early, E. D. Grosholz, J. J. Lawler, L. P. Miller, C. J. B. Sorte, C. M. D’Antonio, J. M. Diez, J. S. Dukes, I. Ibanez  & J. D. Olden. (2012) Global change, global trade, and the next wave of plant invasions. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 10 (1): pgs. 20-28 doi:

12. Miller L. P. & M. W. Denny. (2011) Importance of behavior and morphological traits for controlling body temperature in littorinid snails. Biological Bulletin, 220 (3): 209-223. OPEN ACCESS LINK

11. Sorte, C. J. B., S. J. Jones & L. P. Miller. (2011) Geographic variation in temperature tolerance as an indicator of potential population responses to climate change. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 400 (1): 209-217. doi:

10. Miller, L. P., Harley, C. D. G. & M. W. Denny. (2009) The role of temperature and desiccation stress in limiting the local-scale distribution of the owl limpet, Lottia gigantea. Functional Ecology, 23 (4): 756-767. OPEN ACCESS LINK

9. Denny, M. W., Hunt, L. J. H., Miller, L. P. & C. D. G. Harley. (2009) On the prediction of extreme ecological events. Ecological Monographs 79 (3): 397-421 doi:

8. Harley, C. D. G., Denny, M. W., Mach, K. J. & L. P. Miller. (2009) Thermal stress and morphological adaptations in limpets. Functional Ecology, 23 (2): 292-301 OPEN ACCESS LINK

7. Dong, Y., Miller, L. P., Sanders, J. G. & G. N. Somero. (2008) Heat-shock protein 70 (Hsp70) expression in four limpets of the genus Lottia: interspecific variation in constitutive and inducible synthesis correlates with in situ exposure to heat stress. Biological Bulletin, 215: 173-181  OPEN ACCESS LINK

6. Miller, L. P. (2007) Feeding in extreme flows: behavior compensates for mechanical constraints in barnacle cirri. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 349: 227-234 doi: OPEN ACCESS LINK

5. Miller, L. P. & B. Gaylord. (2007) Barriers to flow: the effects of experimental cage structures on water velocities in high-energy subtidal and intertidal environments. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 344: 215-228 doi:

4. Miller, L. P., O’Donnell, M. J. & K. J. Mach. (2007) Dislodged but not dead: survivorship of a high intertidal snail following wave dislodgement. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 87: 735-739 doi:

3. Denny, M. & Miller, L. (2006) Jet propulsion in the cold: mechanics of swimming in the Antarctic scallop Adamussium colbecki. Journal of Experimental Biology, 209: 4503-4514. doi: OPEN ACCESS LINK

2. Denny, M. W., Miller, L. P. & C. D. G. Harley (2006) Thermal stress on intertidal limpets: long-term hindcasts and lethal limits. Journal of Experimental Biology, 209: 2420-2431. doi: OPEN ACCESS LINK

1. Denny, M. W., Miller, L. P., Stokes, M. D., Hunt, L. J. H. & B. S. T. Helmuth. (2003) Extreme water velocities: Topographical amplification of wave-induced flow in the surf zone of rocky shores. Limnology and Oceanography, 48: 1-8.


Book chapter

Blanchette, C. A., M. W. Denny, J. M. Engle, B. S. T. Helmuth, L. P. Miller, K. J. Nielsen, & J. Smith (2016) Ecosystems of California: Intertidal in Ecosystems of California. H. Mooney and E. Zavaleta eds. University of California Press ISBN-13: 978-0520278806


R software package

Joe Thorley & Luke Miller (2016). rtide: Tide Heights. R package
version 0.0.2.


Ph.D. Thesis

Miller, L. P., 2008 : Life on the edge: morphological and behavioral adaptations for survival on wave-swept shores.” 205 pp.