Danielle Miles

Visiting Assistant Professor


Danielle Miles

Email: dcm@plu.edu

Office Location: Morken Center for Learning & Technology - 245

Office Hours: (On Campus) Wed: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Off Campus) Thu: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (On Campus) Mon - Fri: By Appointment

  • Professional


  • Ph.D., Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, 2022
  • M.S., Forestry, Michigan State University, 2015

Selected Presentations

  • North American Congress for Conservation Biology, Improving Spotted Bat (Euderma maculatum) Detection Through Auditory Surveys and Increased Citizen Science Engagement in Nevada, Reno, Nevada (2022)
  • North American Congress for Conservation Biology, Understanding Diet Shifts in Response to Pinyon-Juniper Removals Using Stable Isotope Analysis of Small Mammal Museum Specimens, Reno, Nevada (2022)
  • Society for Range Management - Applying Long Term Monitoring Data to Rangeland Science: Perspectives from Early-Career Rangeland Scientists, Assessing the topdown and bottom-up drivers of community diversity across sagebrush and conifer habitats in the northern Great Basin, virtual session (2022)
  • The Western Section of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Monitoring Pygmy Short-horned Lizards (Phrynosoma douglasii) in Northwestern Nevada, Reno, Nevada (2022)
  • The Western Section of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Mapping Coyote Habitat Use in Altered Landscapes of the Northern Great Basin, Reno, Nevada (2022)
  • The Western Section of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Modeling Plasticity in Rodent Responses to the Lunar Cycle Following Habitat Modification, Reno, Nevada (2022)

Selected Articles

  • Miles, D.. "Exploring Faunal Conservation in Carbon Projects Through Map of Life: A Case Study." Natural Sciences Education 2022:
  • Miles, D., Burrus, K., & K.T. Shoemaker. "Distinct White Facial Fur Patterns of Deer Mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus, Populations in Northern Nevada." Northwestern Naturalist Vol. 102, 2021: 254-257.
  • Miles, D., Burrus, K., Burrus, M., & K.T. Shoemaker. "Foot Drumming Observed in Pinyon Mice (Peromyscus truei)." Southwestern Naturalist 2020:
  • Miles, D., Danser, C., & K.T. Shoemaker. "Tail bifurcation in Plestiodon skiltonianus." Herpetology Notes 2020:
  • Miles, D., Burrus, K., & K.T. Shoemaker. "First Records of California Kangaroo Rats, Dipodomys californicus, in Nevada." Northwestern Naturalist Vol. 101, 2020: 61-63.


  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service White-nose Syndrome Grants to States and Tribes – Summit Lake Paiute Tribe Bat Inventory and Monitoring Project ($40,000 in partnership with the Summit Lake Paiute Tribe), 2022-2023
  • Bureau of Land Management Black Rock Field Office Grant - Pika Plague Research - Black Rock Range ($22,000), 2022-2023
  • Nevada Department of Wildlife Grant - Wildlife Reserve Account Project Proposal - Spring Protection Effects on Non-Game Species ($30,000), 2021-2023
  • Nevada Bureau of Land Management - GBCESU: American Pika (Ochotona princeps) Monitoring in the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ($25,000), 2021-2023
  • Leslie Nossaman Award (for the top-scoring grant proposal) – Horned Lizard Conservation Society, 2021

Professional Memberships/Organizations