Dr. Zach Miller
Environment and Society
Dr. Zach Miller is an Assistant Professor in Wildlife and Society. Zach grew up in Northern California, where he spent his earlier years rambling through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. He completed a BS in Natural Resources from California State University, Chico, an MS in Park, Recreation, and Tourism Management, and a PhD in Forest and Conservation Science from the University of Montana. Zach’s research focuses on park and protected area management, where he uses social science concepts to inform the management of visitor use (e.g. visitor experiences related to crowding, alternative transportation, soundscapes, night skies, etc.), enhance strategic communications (e.g. Leave No Trace, environmental interpretation), and improve human-wildlife relationships. Zach also works on social-ecological projects, where he integrates social and ecological sciences to understand how humans and the environment affect and are affected by each other.