Jeffrey Miller

Emeritus Appointment
jeffrey.miller [at]

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Agricultural & Life Sciences 4017

2750 SW Campus Way

2750 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

One of my primary activities involves studies on natural enemies of exotic insect pests, namely the spotted wing Drosophila and the brown marmorated stink bug. Another top prioity project involves Lepidoptera: associating caterpillars with food plants, identification, and photography.

Research projects have spanned all types of cropping systems, from cereals and vegetables to orchards, woodlands, and forests. These studies have been driven by exotic insect pests such as winter moth, gypsy moth, Russian wheat aphid, spotted wing Drosophila, and brown marmorated stink bug. The approach is to assess population suppression of the exotic pests by natural enemies, in particular, parasitoids and predators. International projects are a major component of current studies, searching for natural enemies of Drosophila and Halyomorpha, as well as studies on caterpillars. The primary countries of interest are Taiwan and Thailand.

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I can serve on graduate committees
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Over my 33-year career at OSU I have taught 15 different courses ranging from a one-time offering to over 15 times for a given course. The common theme of my courses is insect ecology, systematics, biodiversity, and pest management with an emphasis on biological control. Most recently I have taught Identification of Pest and Beneficial Insects, Biology of Parasitoids, and Identification of Insects. I have also taught Photoshop Techniques.

Beyond OSU
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I have been awarded a variety of honors within local, regional, and global nature photography groups and teach photography/digital darkroom flow as part of my international collaborations.

My Publications


Conference Proceedings


Book Chapter

J. C. Miller, Insects and Relatives, Chapter 7: Oregon’s Fish and Wildlife In A Changing Environment,, in Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, Oregon Climate Assessment Report, 2010.