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A. Keith Miles

Keith Miles is the Center Director of the Western Ecological Research Center.


  • Community ecology
  • Contaminants
  • Cumulative effects
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Invertebrate ecology
  • Marine mammal ecology
  • Nearshore marine ecology


Professional Experience

  • Research Biologist, USGS, Western Ecological Research Center, Jun 1997-present

    Graduate Faculty, Graduate Group in Ecology, University of California, Davis, Jan 1998-present

    Research Biologist, National Biological Service, Davis, California, Oct 1993-Jun 1997

    Research Biologist, USFWS, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, Maryland, Jul 1986-Oct 1993

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D., Wildlife Ecology, Oregon State University 1987

    M.S., Wildlife Biology, Oregon State University 1976

    B.S., Zoology, Howard University 1972

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • Ecological Society of America

    Estuarine Research Federation

    Northern California Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

    Pacific Estuarine Research Society

    The Wildlife Soc

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government