Eliot Miller is a researcher at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. A natural historian at heart, he is working as a Schmidt Futures Fellow, collaborating with Dr Carla Gomes in the Computer Science department at Cornell University. The focus of their current project is incorporating detections from automated acoustic identification into species distribution models.
Eliot’s research focuses on understanding why species occur where they do, and why they look how they do. He is interested in what this information can teach us about forestalling our ongoing biodiversity crisis, and his current work is targeted accordingly. Eliot uses phylogenetic comparative methods and synthesize field, museum, and citizen science data on the behavioral, ecological and morphological attributes of organisms to address fundamental questions of biodiversity.