Daniel Charles Miller

Research Interests

Daniel C. Miller is Assistant Professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research and teaching focus on international environmental politics and policy. Dr. Miller is especially interested in understanding the conservation and development impacts of international aid in tropical countries and the political factors that shape those impacts. He works in a variety of settings around the world, but has a strong geographic interest in Africa and on forests more generally. Prior to joining the Faculty at Illinois, he was a Senior Forestry Specialist at the Program on Forests at the World Bank. Dr. Miller completed his Ph.D. in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan and earned undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Political Science at the University of Illinois.

Additional Campus Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Assistant Professor, Political Science

Recent Publications

Amadu, F. O., Miller, D. C., & McNamara, P. E. (2020). Agroforestry as a pathway to agricultural yield impacts in climate-smart agriculture investments: Evidence from southern Malawi. Ecological Economics, 167, [106443]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2019.106443

Amadu, F. O., McNamara, P. E., & Miller, D. C. (2020). Understanding the adoption of climate-smart agriculture: A farm-level typology with empirical evidence from southern Malawi. World Development, 126, [104692]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.104692

Cheng, S. H., MacLeod, K., Ahlroth, S., Onder, S., Perge, E., Shyamsundar, P., ... Miller, D. C. (2019). A systematic map of evidence on the contribution of forests to poverty alleviation. Environmental Evidence, 8(1), [3]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13750-019-0148-4

Miller, D. C., & Hajjar, R. (Accepted/In press). Forests as pathways to prosperity: Empirical insights and conceptual advances. World Development, 125, [104647]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.104647

Rana, P., & Miller, D. C. (2019). Explaining long-term outcome trajectories in social–ecological systems. PloS one, 14(4), [e0215230]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0215230

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