Matt Miller

Matt Miller

INSTAAR Affiliate

  • Research Hydrologist, Utah Water Science Center


  • PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering: University of Colorado Boulder, 2008
  • MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering: University of Colorado Boulder, 2004
  • BS, Zoology: University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2000

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My current research focuses on developing new approaches for interpreting large data sets to quantify the relationships between water quality, hydrology, land use, and climate at watershed and regional spatial scales. I also studies how natural and anthropogenic activities influence aquatic biota. Current projects include quantifying the baseflow component of streamflow in the Upper Colorado River Basin, factors affecting seasonal variability in watershed-scale nitrogen loss in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, and using continuously collected water quality data to better understand temporal variation in biologic productivity.




Matt Miller, Boyer, E. W., Diane M. McKnight, Brown, M. G., Rachel Gabor, Hunsaker, C. T., Iavorivska, L., Inamdar, S., Johnson, D. W., Kaplan, L. A., Lin, H., McDowell, W. H., Perdrial, J. N. 2016: Variation of organic matter quantity and quality in streams at Critical Zone Observatory watersheds. Water Resources Research, 52(10): 8202-8216. DOI: 10.1002/2016WR018970

Rachel Gabor, Baker, A., Diane M. McKnightMatt Miller 2014: Fluorescence indices and their interpretation. In Coble, P., Lead, J., Baker, A., Reynolds, D., and Spencer, R. G. M. (eds.), Aquatic Organic Matter Fluorescence. Cambridge University Press, 303-338. ISBN 9780521764612

Matt MillerDiane M. McKnight 2010: Comparison of seasonal changes in fluorescent dissolved organic matter among aquatic lake and stream sites in the Green Lakes Valley. Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences, 115: article G00F12. DOI: 10.1029/2009JG000985

Cory, R. M., Matt MillerDiane M. McKnight, Guerard, J. J., Miller, P. L. 2010: Effect of instrument-specific response on the analysis of fulvic acid fluorescence spectra. Limnology and Oceanography Methods, 8: 67-78.

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