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Ross H Miller


PhD Washington State University 
MSc University of Houston 
BSc Brigham Young University

Research Interests

• Population biology
• Host plant resistance to insects 
• Island biogeography

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Telephone: 671-735-2141
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Ross H Miller is currently involved in the following Fields of Study:

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Publications by Ross H Miller:

Reddy, G. V. P., and R. H. Miller. 2014. Biorational versus conventional insecticides – Comparative field study for managing red spider mite and fruit borer on tomato. Crop Protection 64: 88–92.

Reddy, G.V. P., S. Wu, R.C. Mendi, and R.H. Miller. 2014. Efficacy of pheromone trapping of the sweetpotato weevil (Coleoptera: Brentidae): Based on dose, septum age, attractive radius, and mass trapping. Environmental Entomology 43: 767-773.

Reddy, G.V.P., and R.H. Miller. 2014. Field evaluation of petroleum spray oil and carbaryl against the red spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) on eggplant. Florida Entomologist 97: 108–113.

Miller, R.H., J.A. Duay, K.S. Pike, E. Maw, and R.G. Foottit.  2014.  Review and key to the aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in Micronesia.  Pacific Science. 68(4), in press.

Duay, J.A.M., R.H. Miller, G.C. Wall, K.S. Pike, and R.G. Foottit.  2014.  Pentalonia nigronervosa Coquerel and Pentalonia caladii van der Goot (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and their relationship to banana bunchy top virus in Micronesia.  Pacific Science 68(3), 359-364.

Reddy, G.V.P., S. Wu, and R.H. Miller. 2013. Efficacy of pheromone trapping of the sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius (Coleoptera: Brentidae): based on dose, septum age and attractive radius. Applied Entomology and Zoology, in review.

Marler, T.E., R.H. Miller, and A. Moore.  2013.  Vertical stratification of predation on Aulacaspis yasumatsui infesting Cycas micronesica seedlings.  Hort. Sci.  48(1): 60-62.

Raymundo, M.L. and R.H. Miller.  2012.  Little fire ant, Wasmannia auropunctata (Roger) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), established at several locations on Guam.  Proc. Hawaiian Entomol. Soc. 44: 85-87.

Rogers H, J. Hille Ris Lambers, R. Miller R, J.J. Tewksbury.  2012. ‘Natural experiment’ Demonstrates Top-Down Control of Spiders by Birds on a Landscape Level. PLoS ONE 7(9): e43446. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043446.

R.G. Foottit, H.E.L. Maw, K.S. Pike, R.H. Miller. 2010. The identity of Pentalonia nigronervosaCoquerel and P. caladiivan der Goot (Hemiptera: Aphididae) based on molecular and morphometric analysis. Zootaxa 2358: 25-38. Magnolia Press.

Bamba, J.P., R.H. Miller, G.V.P. Reddy & R. Muniappan. 2009. Studies on the biology, host specificity, and feeding behavior of Acythopeus cocciniae O’Brien and Pakaluk (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on Coccinia grandis(L.) Voigt (Cucurbitaceae) and Zehneria guamensis(Merrill) Fosberg (Cucurbitaceae), Micronesica 41 (1): 71–82.

Idechiil. O., R. H. Miller, K.S. Pike and L.D. Hansen. 2007. Aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae), ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and associated flora of Palau with comparisons to other Pacific Islands. Micronesica 39 (2): 141-170.

Pike, K.S., R.G. Foottit, R. H. Miller, O. Idechiil and D. W. Allison. 2005. Uroleucon formosanum (Takahashi) and Uroleucon sonchellum (Monell) (Hemiptera, Aphididae): Morphological Comparison and Diagnosis. Proc. Hawaiian Entomol. Soc. 37: 49-64.

Coleson, J.L. and R.H. Miller. 2005. Antibiosis and antixenosis to Aphis gossypii Glover (Homoptera: Aphididae) in Taro, Colocasia esculenta (L.). J. Econ. Entomol. 98: 996-1006.

Miller, R.H. 2004. Developing insecticide management for Insnesia glabrascuta (Caldwell) (Homoptera: Psyllidae) on young ifit trees on Guam. Micronesica 37(1): 37-48. [pdf]

R.H. Miller, O. Idechiil, R.G. Foottit and K.S. Pike. 2003. Uroleucon formosanum (Takahashi) (Homoptera: Aphididae) found on Youngia japonica (L.) DC on Guam and Rota in the Mariana Islands. Proc. Hawaiian Entomol. Soc. 36: 125-127.

Miller, R.H., K.S. Pike and P. Stary. 2002. Aphid parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae) on Guam. Micronesica 34(2): 87-103. [pdf]

Moore, A. and R. H. Miller. 2002. Automated identification of optically sensed aphid wingbeat waveforms. Annals Entomol. Soc. America 95: 1-8.

Jenson, L.M. and R.H. Miller. 2001. Estimating Filth Fly (Diptera: Calliphoridae) Development in Carrion in Guam. Micronesica 34(1): 11-25. [pdf]

Pike, K.S., R. H. Miller, and P. Starý. 2000. Aphid Fauna (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and associated flora of Guam. Micronesica33: 181-209. [pdf]

Pike, K.S., P. Stary, T. Miller, G. Graf, D. Allison, L. Boydston, and R. Miller. 2000. Aphid parasitoids (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Aphidiinae) of northwest USA. Entomol. Soc. Washington 102: 688-758.

Symposium Proceedings

Miller, R.H. 2007. Imported insect pest management in Micronesia. Proc. TSTAR Tropical Fruit Production and Handling Workshop. Miami, FL July 6-8. 2007. pp. 82-84.

Miller R.H. 2003. Probit analysis of pesticide toxicity to aphids on Guam. In R.H. Miller (ed.). Proceedings 10th Inter-Congress of the Pacific Science Association. June 1-6, 2001, Tamuning, Guam. Micronesica Supplement 7: 113-123.[pdf]

Miller, R.H. (ed.). 2003. Proceedings 10th Inter-Congress of the Pacific Science Association. June 1-6, 2001, Tamuning, Guam. Micronesica Supplement 7, 135 pp.

Books/ Book Chapters

Miller, R.H., M. El Bouhssini and S. Lahloui. 2006. Wheat pests outside North America In D. Buntin, M.Weiss, K.S. Pike and J. Webster (eds.). ESA Handbook of Small Grain Insects. Entomological Society of America, Lanham, MD. (in press).

Miller, R.H. and K.S. Pike. 2002. Insects in Wheat-Based Systems. Pages 367-393. In B.C. Curtis, S. Rajaram, and H. Gomez Macpherson (eds.). Bread wheat, improvement and production. FAO Plant Production and Protection Series, No. 30. Rome. 553 pp.

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