Areas of expertise: Environmental policy and policy; governance; international aid; conservation of biodiversity; forests; agroforestry; Sustainable development; poverty reduction


Daniel C. Miller is Associate Professor of Environmental Policy at the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. He is also coordinator of the Forests and Livelihoods: Assessment, Research and Engagement (FLARE) network.

Miller’s research and teaching focus on international environmental policy and politics. He is particularly interested in understanding the socio-economic and ecological impacts of conservation finance in tropical countries and the political factors that shape these impacts. His research also explores the contribution of forests and trees to human well-being in rural areas around the world. Miller has done fieldwork in more than ten countries, including Africa. His research has been published in Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS,) Global environmental change, and Global development, and other reviews.

Miller received his doctorate from the School for Environment and Sustainability of the University of Michigan and received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in political science from the University of Illinois. Prior to joining the Faculty of Notre Dame, he was an associate professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois, where he maintains an adjunct affiliation. Before that he was a senior forestry specialist at the World Bank.


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