Dr. Bradley Miller leads the Geospatial Laboratory for Soil Informatics, which is primarily focused on digital soil mapping. In a broader sense, Dr. Miller's research seeks to advance the quantitative evaluation of spatial variations in environmental processes that affect the distribution of soil properties, with special consideration for how those variations impact environmental quality and sustainable crop production. This work integrates geographic information science and soil science to develop, improve, and curate high-quality soil geodatabases. Quantitative spatial analysis of landscape structure (patterns) improves understanding of our natural environment. Using digital terrain analysis and other non-invasive data collection techniques, this research is producing more accurate and higher resolution soil maps. In turn, these maps improve land management decisions as well as crop and environmental modeling applications.
Ph.D., Geography, Michigan State University, 2013
M.S., Soil Science and Water Resources (co-majors); minor in Political Science, Iowa State University, 2006
B.S., Environmental Science, Iowa State University, 2000