Nicole Miller-Struttmann | Webster University

Nicole Miller-Struttmann, PhD

Nicole Miller-Struttmann  Laurance L. Browning, Jr. Assistant Professor
  Browning Hall, ISB 346
  (314) 246-7628





Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Ph. D., Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology 2011

Loyola University, Chicago, IL
B.S. (Magna Cum Laude, High Honors), Department of Biology 2003


Professional Appointments

Webster University, St. Louis, MO
Assistant Professor, 2016

State University of New York (SUNY) College at Old Westbury, Old Westbury, NY
Assistant Professor, 2015

Maryville University, St. Louis, MO
Adjunct Professor of Biology, 2015

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Post-Doctoral Fellow. Division of Biological Sciences and College of Education, 2011


Courses Taught




Selected Publications (*denotes undergraduate co-authors)

Tipton, A, NE Miller-Struttmann, and C Galen (2016) Finding partners in a habitat mosaic: patch history and size mediate host colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Ecosphere (Accepted).

Gibb, H and NE Miller-Struttmann (2015) Map that find! An archaeological science investigation. Science and Children 53(4): 68-75.

Miller-Struttmann, NE, JC Geib, JD Franklin, PG Kevan, RM Holdo, D Ebert-May, AM Lynn, JA Kettenbach*, E Hedrick*, and C Galen (2015) Functional mismatch in a bumble bee pollination mutualism under climate change. Science 349: 1541-1544 DOI: 10.1126/science.aab0868

Warren AL, M Burfield, and NE Miller-Struttmann (2015) The power of water: Modeling change in human-environment interactions. Science and Children 52(8): 50-56. Miller-Struttmann NE and C Galen (2014) High altitude multi-taskers: Bumble bee food plant use broadens along an altitudinal productivity gradient. Oecologia 176: 1033-1045 DOI: 10.1007/s00442-014-3066-8

Hiltpold I, Bernklau E, Bjostad LB, Alvarez N, Miller-Struttmann NE, Lundgren JG, Hibbard BE (2013) Nature, evolution and characterisation of rhizospheric chemical exudates affecting root herbivores, in Advances in Belowground Insect Behavior and Physiology 45: 97–157. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-417165-7.00003-9

Miller-Struttmann NE (2013) Rarity and reproductive biology: Habitat specialists reveal a complex relationship. Botany 91: 349–359. DOI: 10.1139/cjb-2012-0274Norby RJ, Ledford J, Reilly CD, Miller NE, and O'Neill EG. 2004. Fine root production dominates response of a deciduous forest to atmospheric CO2 enrichment. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101: 9689-9693

Norby RJ, J Ledford, CD Reilly, NE Miller, and EG O'Neill (2004) Fine root production dominates response of a deciduous forest to atmospheric CO2 enrichment. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101: 9689-9693. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0403491101


Popular Publications

Miller-Struttmann NE (2016) Where have all the flowers gone: complexity & worldwide bee declines. Ecology Community Blog, PLOS.

Miller NE (2009) Plant-pollinator interactions on prairies and glades: Implications for endemism. Missouri Prairie Journal 30: 12-15.


Synergistic Activities

2016: Judge, Biodesign Summit, Museum of Modern Art Guest Speaker, STEM Initiative, Valdosta State University

2014: Mentor, Environmental Sustainability Program, Research Experiences for Undergraduates, University of Colorado, Boulder

2011-15: Program Administrator, ShowMe Nature GK-12 Outreach Program

2009-10: Co-founder, Students in the Garden Program, Missouri Botanical Garden and Washington University

2007-09: Team Founder and Leader, Ecology Teaching Team, Young Scientist Program

2007: Participant, EEPB Professional Development Working Group

2005-06: Co-organizer, Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference Program


Grants & Awards

Visiting Faculty Program Award, Department of Energy, $13000
Research Equipment Grant, Foundation for Ecological Research in the Northeast $5940
“Acoustic monitoring of wild bees”

Graduate Student Research Award, Botanical Society of America, $1000
Grants in Aid of Research, Sigma Xi, $500

Mickey Scudder Scholarship, Webster Groves Nature Study Society. $1000
Small Grants Program, Prairie Biotic Research, Inc. $500
Stanton Hudson Memorial Award, Missouri Native Plant Society. $1000

Predoctoral Fellowship, National Science Foundation. $135,000

Graduate Student Research Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis. $22,000

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, Global Change Education Program. Department of Energy. $4,500
High Achievement in Research, Loyola University, Chicago

Mulcahy Scholarship for Research, Loyola University. $1000
Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, Global Change Education Program, Department of Energy. $4,500