Laurence G Miller


I am scientist Emeritus with the Hydro-Eco Interactions Branch of the Earth Systems Process Division of USGS. Our mission is to understand the processes that affect availability, movement, and quality of the Nation’s water resources. I’m currently engaged in studies of the fate of chromium in contaminated groundwater, the ecology and geochemistry of Mono Lake, CA, and the role of bacteria in transforming hydrocarbons in the subsurface.


  • 1972    B.A., Marine Science, Southampton College, Long Island University
  • 1980    M.S., Geological Science, University of Southern California

Professional Studies/Experience

  • May 1984 to Present: Research Oceanographer, National Research Program, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA
  • Sept. 1981 to May 1984: Oceanographer III, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Jan. 1977 to Sept. 1981: Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • April 1973 to Dec. 1976: Research Technician, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY