Selected Publications






Heavy Metals

Stream Restoration

Sediment Generation and Transport




Books and Edited Journal Volumes

Miller, J.R. and Orbock Miller, S.M., 2007. Contaminated Rivers: A Geomorphological-Geochemical Approach to Site Assessment and Remediation, Springer Publishers.

Chambers, J. C. and Miller, J.R. (editors), 2004. Great Basin Riparian Ecosystems: Ecology, Management, and Restoration. Island Press. (US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Center publication of the year, 2005)

Allan, R., Horowitz, A.J., and Miller, J.R., (editors), 2002. Metal Mining in the Environment. Special Issue, Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, Volume 2, Parts 2 & 3.

Ritter, D.F., Kochel, C.R., and Miller, J.R., 1995. Process Geomorphology. 3rd Edition, Wm. C. Brown Publishers, Dubuque, Iowa.
Ritter, D.F., Kochel, C.R., and Miller, J.R., 2002, Process Geomorphology. 4th Edition, McGraw Hill.

Kochel, R.C. and Miller, J.R., (editors), 1997. Geomorphic Response to Minor Climatic Change. Special Issue, Geomorphology, v. 19.

Selected Papers

Miller, J.R., Lechler, P.J., Mackin, G., Germanoski, D., and Villarroel, L.F., in press. Evaluation of particle dispersal from mining andmilling operations using lead isotopic fingerprinting techniques, Rio Pilcomayo Basin, Bolivia. Science of the Total Environment.

Villarroel, L.F., Miller, J.R., Lechler, P.J., and Germanoski, D., 2007. Lead, Zinc, and Antimony Contamination of the Rio Chilco-Rio Tupiza drainage system, southern Bolivia. Environmental Geology.

Miller, J., Lord, M., Yurkovich, S., Mackin, G., and Kolenbrander, L., 2005. Historical trends in sedimentation rates and sediment provenance, Fairfield Lake, western North Carolina. Journal of American Water Resources Association, 41:1053-1075.

Miller, J.R., Anderson, J.B., Lechler, P.J., Kondrad, S.L., Galbreath, P.F., and Salter, E.B., 2005. Influence of temporal variations in water chemistry on the Pb isotopic composition of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Science of the Total Environment 350:204-224.

Miller, J.R., Hudson-Edwards, K.A., Lechler., P.J., Preston, D., and Macklin, M.G., 2004. Heavy metal contamination of water, soil, and produce within riverine communities of the Rio Pilcomayo basin, Bolivia. Science of the Total Environment 320: 189-209.

Miller, J.R., House, K., Germanoski, G., and Chambers, J.C., 2004. Responses to Holocene climatic variations and anthropogenic disturbances. In: Chambers, J. C. and Miller, J.R. (editors), pp. 49-87. Great Basin Riparian Ecosystems: Ecology, Management, and Restoration; Washington D.C., Island Press.

Miller, J.R., Lechler, P.J., and Bridge, G., 2003. Mercury contamination of alluvial sediments within the Essequibo and Mazaruni River Basins, Guyana. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 148: 139-166.

Miller, J.R., Lechler, P.J., Hudson-Edwards, K.A., and Macklin, M.G., 2002. Lead isotopic fingerprinting of heavy metal contamination, Rio Pilcomayo, Bolivia. In: R. Allan, A.J. Horowitz, and J.R. Miller, (editors), Metal Mining in the Environment. Special Issue, Journal of Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, 2: 225-233.

Miller, J., Germanoski, D., Waltman, K., Tausch, R., and Chambers, J., 2001. Influence of hillslope processes and landforms on modern channel dynamics in upland watersheds of Central Nevada. Geomorphology, 38: 373-391.

Miller, J.R., Lechler, P.J., Barr, B., Grow, D., Farleigh, K., Richardson, D., Warwick, J.J., 1999. Effects of the January 1997 flood on the transport and storage of sediment and Hg within the Carson River Valley, West-central Nevada. Journal of Geology, v. 107, p. 313-327.
Miller, J.R. and Lechler, J.R., 1998. Mercury partitioning within alluvial sediments of the Carson River Valley, Nevada: Implications for sampling strategies in tropical environments. In: J. Wasserman, E.V. Silva-Filho, and J.J. Abrao, (eds.), Environmental Geochemistry in the Tropics, Lecture Notes in Earth Science, No. 72, Springer-Verlag, 211-233.

Miller, J.R., Lechler, P.J. and Desilets, M., 1998. The role of geomorphic processes in the transport and fate of mercury within the Carson River Basin, West-Central Nevada. Environmental Geology, v. 33, p. 249-262.

Kochel, R.C., Miller, J.R., and Ritter, D.F., 1997. Complex response of fluvial systems to short term cyclic climate changes, Anza Borego Desert, Southern California. In: R.C. Kochel and J.R. Miller, (eds.), Geomorphic Response to Minor Climatic Change, Special Issue, Geomorphology, v. 19, p. 277-302.

Miller, J.R. and Ritter, J.B., 1996. An Examination of the Rosgen classification of natural rivers. Catena, v. 27, p. 295-299.