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Brett Alan Miller

Brett Alan Miller


Graduate Student

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Brett Alan Miller is a PhD student in Sociology and a member of the second cohort of the NSF funded Climate Adaptation Science program. He began his academic career as an environmental educator, which culminated in an appointment at the University of Idaho’s McCall Outdoor Science School where he earned his Environmental Education Certificate in 2013. Afterwards, Brett earned a Master of Science degree and Bioregional Planning certificate in Natural Resources in 2015 from the University of Idaho, writing his thesis on the ecosystem service value of streamflow in the Salmon River Basin, Idaho. 

His research focuses on institutions that manage natural resources and the institutional values of environmental benefits.  As a doctoral student at Utah State University, he works with Dr. Courtney Flint studying values and vulnerabilities associated with water in northern Utah as well as regional perspectives on the Wasatch Mountains.  Brett has also contributed to research on water leases for instream flows in Oregon, and a methodology to restore forests in northern Arizona by monetizing reduced carbon emissions.