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van der Kaars, S., Gifford H. Miller, Turney, C. S. M., Cook, E. J., Nuernberg, D., Schoenfeld, J., Kershaw, A. P., Scott J. Lehman 2017: Humans rather than climate the primary cause of Pleistocene megafaunal extinction in Australia. Nature Communications, 8: article 14142. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14142

Schweinsberg, A. D., Briner, J. P., Gifford H. Miller, Bennike, O., Thomas, E. K. 2017: Local glaciation in West Greenland linked to North Atlantic Ocean circulation during the Holocene. Geology, 45(3): 195-198. DOI: 10.1130/G38114.1

Grealy, A., Phillips, M., Gifford H. Miller, Gilbert, M. T. P., Rouillard, J.-M., Lambert, D., Bunce, M., Haile, J. 2017: Eggshell palaeogenomics: Palaeognath evolutionary history revealed through ancient nuclear and mitochondrial DNA from Madagascan elephant bird (Aepyornis sp.) eggshell. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 109: 151-163. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2017.01.005

Gilbert, A., Flowers, G. E., Gifford H. Miller, Refsnider, K. A., Young, N. E., Radic, V. 2017: The projected demise of Barnes Ice Cap: Evidence of an unusually warm 21st century Arctic. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(6): 2810-2816. DOI: 10.1002/2016GL072394

Johnson, C. N., Alroy, J., Beeton, N. J., Bird, M. I., Brook, B. W., Cooper, A., Gillespie, R., Herrando-Perez, S., Jacobs, Z., Gifford H. Miller, Prideaux, G. J., Roberts, R. G., Rodriguez-Rey, M., Saltre, F., Turney, C. S. M., Bradshaw, C. J. A. 2016: What caused extinction of the Pleistocene megafauna of Sahul?. Proceedings of the Royal Society B—Biological Sciences, 283(1824): article 20152399. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2399

Solomina, O. N., Bradley, R. S., Jomelli, V., Áslaug Geirsdóttir, Kaufman, D. S., Koch, J., Mckay, N. P., Masiokas, M., Gifford H. Miller, Nesje, A., Nicolussi, K., Owen, L. A., Putnam, A. E., Wanner, H., Wiles, G., Yang B. 2016: Glacier fluctuations during the past 2000 years. Quaternary Science Reviews, 149: 61-90. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.04.008

Gifford H. Miller, Fogel, M. L. 2016: Calibrating ∂18O in Dromaius novaehollandiae (emu) eggshell calcite as a paleo-aridity proxy for the Quaternary of Australia. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 193: 1-13. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.08.004

Gifford H. Miller, Magee, J., Smith, M., Spooner, N., Baynes, A., Scott J. Lehman, Fogel, M., Johnston, H., Williams, D., Clark, P., Florian, C., Holst, R. 2016: Human predation contributed to the extinction of the Australian megafaunal bird Genyornis newtoni ~47 ka. Nature Communications, 7: article 10496. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10496

Briner, J. P., McKay, N. P., Axford, Y., Bennike, O., Bradley, R. S., de Vernal, A., Fisher, D., Francus, P., Frechette, B., Gajewski, K., Anne Jennings, Kaufman, D. S., Gifford H. Miller, Rouston, C., Wagner, B. 2016: Holocene climate change in Arctic Canada and Greenland. Quaternary Science Reviews, 147(SI): 340-364. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.02.010

Saltré, F., Rodríguez-Rey, M., Brook, B. W., Johnson, C. N., Turney, C. S. M., Alroy, J., Cooper, A., Beeton, N., Bird, M. I., Fordham, D. A., Gillespie, R., Herrando-Pérez, S., Jacobs, Z., Gifford H. Miller, Nogués-Bravo, D., Prideaux, G. J., Roberts, R. G., Bradshaw, C. J. A. 2016: Climate change not to blame for late Quaternary megafauna extinctions in Australia. Nature Communications, 7: article 10511. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10511

Briner, J. P., Lifton, N. A., Gifford H. Miller, Refsnider, K., Anderson, R., Finkel, R. 2014: Using in situ cosmogenic Be-10, C-14, and Al-26 to decipher the history of polythermal ice sheets on Baffin Island, Arctic Canada. Quaternary Geochronology, 19(SI): 4-13. DOI: 10.1016/j.quageo.2012.11.005

Refsnider, K. A., Gifford H. Miller, Fogel, M. L., Fréchette, B., Bowden, R., John T. Andrews, Farmer, G. L. 2014: Subglacially precipitated carbonates record geochemical interactions and pollen preservation at the base of the Laurentide Ice Sheet on central Baffin Island, eastern Canadian Arctic. Quaternary Research, 81(1): 94-105. DOI: 10.1016/j.yqres.2013.10.014

Gifford H. Miller, Brigham-Grette, J., Alley, R. B., Anderson, L., Bauch, H. A., Douglas, M. S. V., Edwards, M. E., Scott Elias, Finney, B. P., Fitzpatrick, J. J., Funder, S. V., Áslaug Geirsdóttir, Herbert, T. D., Hinzman, L. D., Kaufman, D. S., MacDonald, G. M., Polyak, L., Robock, A., Serreze, M. C., Smol, J. P., Spielhagen, R., James W. C. White, Wolfe, A. P., Wolff, E. W. 2013: Paleoclimate history of the Arctic. In Elias, S. A. (editor), Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, second edition. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 113-125. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-444-53643-3.00030-3

Ballantyne, A. P., Axford, Y., Gifford H. Miller, Otto-Bliesner, B. L., Rosenbloom, N., James W. C. White 2013: The amplification of Arctic terrestrial surface temperatures by reduced sea-ice extent during the Pliocene. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 386: 59-67. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2013.05.002

Wolfe, A. P., Hobbs, W. O., Birks, H. H., Briner, J. P., Holmgren, S. U., Ingolfsson, O., Kaushal, S. S., Gifford H. Miller, Pagani, M., Saros, J. E., Vinebrooke, R. D. 2013: Stratigraphic expressions of the Holocene-Anthropocene transition revealed in sediments from remote lakes. Earth-Science Reviews, 116: 17-34. DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2012.11.001

Refsnider, K. A., Gifford H. Miller, Fréchette, B., Rood, D. H. 2013: A chronological framework for the Clyde Foreland Formation, Eastern Canadian Arctic, derived from amino acid racemization and cosmogenic radionuclides. Quaternary Geochronology, 16: 21-34. DOI: 10.1016/j.quageo.2012.05.009

Fitzsimmons, K. E., Gifford H. Miller, Spooner, N. A., Magee, J. W. 2012: Aridity in the monsoon zone as indicated by desert dune formation in the Gregory Lakes basin, northwestern Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 59(4): 469-478. DOI: 10.1080/08120099.2012.686171

Gifford H. Miller, Geirsdottir, A., Zhong, Y., Darren Larsen, Otto-Bliesner, B. L., Holland, M. M., Bailey, D. A., Refsnider, K. A., Scott J. Lehman, Southon, J. R., Anderson, C., Bjornsson, H., Thordarson, T. 2012: Abrupt onset of the Little Ice Age triggered by volcanism and sustained by sea-ice/ocean feedbacks. Geophysical Research Letters, 39: L02708. DOI: 10.1029/2011GL050168

Refsnider, K. A., Gifford H. Miller, Hillaire-Marcel, C. , Fogel, M. L., Ghaleb, B., Bowden, R. 2012: Subglacial carbonates constrain basal conditions and oxygen isotopic composition of the Laurentide Ice Sheet over Arctic Canada. Geology, 40(2): 135-138. DOI: 10.1130/G32335.1

Darren LarsenGifford H. Miller, Geirsdottir, A., Olafsdottir, S. 2012: Non-linear Holocene climate evolution in the North Atlantic: A high-resolution, multi-proxy record of glacier activity and environmental change from Hvitarvatn, central Iceland. Quaternary Science Reviews, 39: 14-25. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.02.006

Pasveer, J., Clarke, S. J., Gifford H. Miller 2002: Late Pleistocene human occupation of inland rainforest, Bird’s Head, Papua. Archaeology in Oceania, 37: 92-95.

John T. Andrews, Gilbert, R., Jacobs, J. D., Gifford H. Miller, Mode, W. N., Stravers, J. D. 1987: Cumberland Sound and Frobisher Bay, southeastern Baffin Island, N.W.T.. Ottawa: XIIth INQUA Congress Field Excursion C-2 Guidebook, 91 pp.

Brigham-Grette, J. and 12 others including, Gifford H. Miller 1991: Project CELIA: Climate and Environment for the Last Interglacial (Isotope Stage 5) in Arctic and subarctic North America. In Weller, G., Wilson, C. L., and Severin, B. A. B. (eds.), International Conference on the role of the Polar Regions in Global Change, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, vol. II: 644-648.

Anderson, N. J., Bennike, O., Christoffersen, K., Jeppesen, E., Markager, S., Gifford H. Miller, Renberg, I. 1999: Limnological and palaeolimnological studies of lakes in southwestern Greenland. Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin, 183: 68-74.

Johnson, B. J., Gifford H. Miller 1997: Archaeological applications of amino acid racemization. Archaeometry, 39(2): 265-287.

Wehmiller, J. F., Gifford H. Miller 2000: Aminostratigraphic dating methods in Quaternary geology. In Noller, J. S., Sowers, J. M., and Lettis, W. R. (eds.), Quaternary Geochronology: Methods and Applications. Washington, D. C.: American Geophysical Union, AGU Reference Shelf 4, 187-222.

Clarke, S. J., Gifford H. Miller 2005: Isoleucine epimerization in Casuarius eggshells from archaeological sites in the Aru Islands, Liang Lemdubu and Nabulei Lisa. Terra Australis, vol. 22. Canberra: Pandanus Books, 295-306.

Johnson, B. J., Fogel, M. L., Gifford H. Miller 1998: Stable isotopes in modern ostrich eggshell: A calibration for paleoenvironmental applications in semi-arid regions of southern Africa. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 62(14): 2451-2462. DOI: 10.1016/S0016-7037(98)00175-6

Axford, Y., Gifford H. Miller, Geirsdóttir, Á., Langdon, P. G. 2007: Holocene temperature history of northern Iceland inferred from subfossil midges. Quaternary Science Reviews, 26: 3344-3358.

Johnson, B. J., Fogel, M., Gifford H. Miller 1992: Stable isotopes in fossil ostrich eggshell. Carnegie Institution of Washington Year Book 91: 97.

Gifford H. Miller, Cashner, R. C. 2011: Beneath the billabongs: The scientific legacy of Robert Rush Miller. In Thomas, M. and O Neil, M. (eds.), Exploring the Legacy of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition. Canberra: Australia National University Press.

Axford, Y., Andresen, C. S., John T. Andrews, Belt, S. T., Áslaug Geirsdóttir, Mass, G., Gifford H. Miller, Ólafsdóttir, S., Vare, L. 2011: Do paleoclimate proxies agree? A test comparing 19 late Holocene climate and sea-ice reconstructions from Icelandic marine and lake sediments. Journal of Quaternary Science, 26(6): 645-656. DOI: 10.1002/jqs.1487

Zhong, Y., Gifford H. Miller, Otto-Bliesner, B. L., Holland, M. M., Bailey, D. A., Schneider, D., Áslaug Geirsdóttir 2011: Centennial-scale climate change from decadally-paced explosive volcanism: A coupled sea ice-ocean mechanism. Climate Dynamics, 37(11-12), 2373-2387. DOI: 10.1007/s00382-010-0967-z

Schmieder, J., Fritz, S. C., Swinehart, J. B., Shinneman, A. L. C., Wolfe, A. P., Gifford H. Miller, Daniels, N., Jacobs, K. C., Grimm, E. C. 2011: A regional-scale climate reconstruction of the last 4000 years from lakes in the Nebraska Sand Hills, USA. Quaternary Science Reviews, 30(13-14): 1797-1812. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.04.011

Axford, Y., Briner, J. P., Francis, D. R., Gifford H. Miller, Walker, I. R., Wolfe, A. P. 2011: Chironomids record terrestrial temperature changes throughout Arctic interglacials of the past 200,000 yr. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 123(7-8): 1275 1287, DOI: 10.1130/B30329.1

Newsome, S. D., Gifford H. Miller, Magee, J. W., Fogel, M. L. 2011: Quaternary record of aridity and mean annual precipitation based on 15N in ratite and dromornithid eggshells from Lake Eyre, Australia. Oecologia, 167(1): 151 1162. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-011-2046-5

Thomas, E. K., Briner, J. P., Axford, Y., Gifford H. Miller 2011: A 2000-year-long multi-proxy lacustrine record from eastern Baffin Island, Arctic Canada reveals first millennium AD cold period. Quaternary Research, 75: 491 500. DOI: 10.1016/j.yqres.2011.03.003

Gifford H. Miller, Brigham-Grette, J., Alley, R. B., Anderson, L., Bauch, H. A., Douglas, M. S. V., Edwards, M. E., Scott Elias, Finney, B. P., Fitzpatrick, J. J., Funder, S. V., Herbert, T. D., Hinzman, L. D., Kaufman, D. S., MacDonald, G. M., Polyak, L., Robock, A., Serreze, M. C., Smol, J. P., Spielhagen, R., James W. C. White, Wolfe, A. P., Wolff, E. W. 2010: Temperature and precipitation history of the Arctic. Quaternary Science Reviews, 29(15-16): 1679-1715. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.03.001

Refsnider, K. A., Gifford H. Miller 2010: Reorganization of ice sheet flow patterns in Arctic Canada and the mid-Pleistocene transition. Geophysical Research Letters, 37: L13502, DOI: 10.1029/2010GL043478

Oskam, C. L., Haile, J., Mclay, E., Rigby, P., Allentoft, M. E., Olsen, M. E., Bengtsson, C., Gifford H. Miller, Schwenninger, J.-L., Jacomb, C., Walter, R., Baynes, A., Dortch, J., Parker-Pearson, M., Gilbert, M. T. P., Holdaway, R. N., Willerslev, E., Bunce, M. 2010: Fossil avian eggshell preserves ancient DNA. Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences, 277(1690): 1991 2000, DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2009.2019

Alley, R. B., Brigham-Grette, J., Gifford H. Miller, Polyak, L., James W. C. White 2009: Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes. A report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. Reston, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey, 461 pp.

James W. C. White, Alley, R. B., Anne Jennings, Johnsen, S., Gifford H. Miller, Nerem, S. 2009: Past rates of climate change in the Arctic. In Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes. A report by the U.S. Climate Change Program and Subcommittee on Global Change Research. Reston, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey, 247-302.

Gifford H. Miller, Brigham-Grette, J., Anderson, L., Bauch, H., Douglas, M. A., Edwards, M. E., Scott Elias, Finney, B., Funder, S., Herbert, T., Hinzman, L., Kaufman, D. K., MacDonald, G., Robock, A., Serreze, M., Smol, J., Spielhagen, R., Wolfe, A. P., Wolff, E. 2009: Temperature and precipitation history of the Arctic. In Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes. A report by the U.S. Climate Change Program and Subcommittee on Global Change Research. Reston, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey, 77-246.

Kaufman, D. S., Schneider, D., McKay, N. P., Ammann, C. M., Bradley, R. S., Briffa, K. R., Gifford H. Miller, Otto-Bliesner, B. L., Overpeck, J. T., Vinther, B. M., Arctic Lakes 2k Project Members 2009: Recent warming reverses long-term Arctic cooling. Science, 325: 1236-1239. DOI: 10.1126/science.1173983

Alley, R. B., Brigham-Grette, J., Gifford H. Miller, Polyak, L., James W. C. White 2009: Executive summary. In Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes. A report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. Reston, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey, 1 4.

Alley, R. B., Brigham-Grette, J., Gifford H. Miller, Polyak, L., James W. C. White 2009: Key findings and recommendations. In Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes. A report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. Reston, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey, 185 190.

Alley, R. B., Fitzpatrick, J. J., Brigham-Grette, J., Gifford H. MillerDaniel R. Muhs, Polyak, L. 2009: Paleoclimate concepts. In Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes. A report by the U.S. Climate Change Program and Subcommittee on Global Change Research. Reston, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey, 22 76.

Axford, Y., Briner, J. P., Cooke, C. A., Francis, D. R., Michelutti, N., Gifford H. Miller, Smol, J. P., Thomas, E. K., Wilson, C. R., Wolfe, A. P. 2009: Recent changes in a remote arctic lake are unique within the past 200,000 years. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106(44): 18443 18446, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0907094106

Axford, Y., Briner, J. P., Gifford H. Miller, Francis, D. R. 2009: Paleoecological evidence for abrupt cold reversals during peak Holocene warmth on Baffin Island, Arctic Canada. Quaternary Research, 71(2): 142 149, DOI: 10.1016/j.yqres.2008.09.006

Fitzpatrick, J. J., Alley, R. B., Brigham-Grette, J., Gifford H. Miller, Polyak, L., Serreze, M. 2009: Preface. In Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes. A report by the U.S. Climate Change Program and Subcommittee on Global Change Research. Reston, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey, 8 21.

Magee, J. W., Gifford H. Miller, Spooner, N. A., Questiaux, D. G., McCulloch, M. T., Clark, P. A. 2009: Evaluating Quaternary dating methods: radiocarbon, U-series, luminescence, and amino acid racemization dates of a late Pleistocene emu egg. Quaternary Geochronology, 4(2): 84 92, DOI: 10.1016/j.quageo.2008.10.001

Gifford H. Miller 2009: Dating, amino acid geochronology. In Gornitz, V. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments. Dordrecht: Springer, 233 237.

Koc, N., Francus, P., Anderson, D. M., Bradley, R., Kaufman, D., Korhola, A., Gifford H. Miller 2008: Generating and synthesizing paleoclimate data to assess Arctic climate change. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 89(27). DOI: 10.1029/2008EO270007

Anderson, R. K., Gifford H. Miller, Briner, J. P., Lifton, N. A.,  2008: A millennial perspective on Arctic warming from 14C in quartz and plants emerging from beneath ice caps. Geophysical Research Letters, 35: L01502. DOI: 10.1029/2007GL032057

Briner, J. P., Gifford H. Miller, Finkel, R., Hess, D.P. 2008: Glacial erosion at the fjord onset zone and implications for the organization of ice flow on Baffin Island, Arctic Canada. Geomorphology, 97(1-2): 126 134. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2007.02.039

Frchette, B., de Vernal, A., Guiot, J., Wolfe, A. P., Gifford H. Miller, Fredskild, B., Kerwin, M. W., Richard, P. J. H. 2008: Methodological basis for quantitative reconstruction of air temperature and sunshine from pollen assemblages in Arctic Canada and Greenland. Quaternary Science Reviews, 27: 1197 1216. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2008.02.016

Shanahan, T. M., Overpeck, J. T., Hubeny, J. B., King, J., Hu, F. S., Hughen, K., Gifford H. Miller, Black, J. 2008: Scanning micro-X-ray fluorescence elemental mapping: A new tool for the study of laminated sediment records. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 9: Q02016. DOI: 10.1029/2007GC001800

Briner, J. P., Axford, Y., Forman, S. L., Gifford H. Miller, Wolfe, A. P. 2007: Multiple generations of interglacial lake sediment preserved beneath the Laurentide Ice Sheet. Geology, 35: 887 890.

Briner, J. P., Gifford H. Miller, Finkel, R., Hess, D. P. 2007: Glacial erosion at the fjord onset zone and implications for the organization of ice flow on Baffin Island, Arctic Canada. Geomorphology. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2007.02.039

Brook, B. W., Bowman, D. M. J. S., Burney, D. A., Flannery, T. F., Gagan, M. K., Gillespie, R., Johnson, C. N., Kershaw, A. P., Magee, J. W., Martin, P. S., Gifford H. Miller, Peiser, B., Prideaux, G. J., Roberts, R. G. 2007: Would the Australian megafauna have become extinct if humans had never colonised the continent? Comments on A review of the evidence for a human role in the extinction of Australian megafauna and an alternative explanation by S. Wroe and J. Field. Quaternary Science Reviews, 26(3-4): 560 564. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2006.10.008

Clarke, S. J., Gifford H. Miller, Murray-Wallace, C. V., David, B., Pasveer, J. M. 2007: The geochronological potential of isoleucine epimerisation in cassowary and megapode eggshells from archaeological sites. Journal of Archaeological Science, 34: 1051 1063.

Flowers, G. E., Bjrnsson, H., Áslaug GeirsdóttirGifford H. Miller, Clarke, G. K. C. 2007: Glacier fluctuation and inferred climatology of Langjkull ice cap through the Little Ice Age. Quaternary Science Reviews, 26: 2337 2353.

Michelutti, N., Wolfe, A. P., Briner, J. P., Gifford H. Miller 2007: Climatically controlled chemical and biological development in Arctic lakes. Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences, 112: G03002. DOI: 10.1029/2006JG000396

Gifford H. Miller, Magee, J. W., Fogel, M. L., Gagan, M. K. 2007: Detecting human impacts on the flora, fauna, and summer monsoon of Pleistocene Australia. Climate of the Past 3: 463 473.

Fréchette, B., Wolfe, A. P., Gifford H. Miller, Richard, P. J. H., deVernal, A. 2006: Vegetation and climate of the last interglacial on Baffin Island, Arctic Canada. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 236: 91-106. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2005.11.034

Otto-Bliesner, B. L., Marshall, S. J., Overpeck, J. T., Gifford H. Miller, Hu, A., CAPE Last Interglacial Project Members 2006: Simulating arctic climate warmth and icefield retreat in the last interglaciation. Science, 311(5768): 1751-1753. DOI: 10.1126/science.1120808