Dr Giles Miller

Dr Christopher Miller

Collections Manager

Department: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Economic and Environmental Earth Sciences
Contact: email
Phone: 0044 20 7942 5415
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Specialisms

Collections Management, Micropalaeontology, Oil company collections, Palaeozoic Ostracods, Palaeozoic stratigraphy., conodonts

Summary

Over 20 years experience as a micropalaeontology curator at NHM. Chair - Geological Curators' Group. Currently Senior Curator and Collections Manager overseeing staff who curate the Plants, Reptiles, Arthropods, Micropalaeontology, Petrology and Ores collections. Research interests mainly Palaeozoic ostracods and conodonts; almost 50 peer reviewed articles on a wide range of micropalaeontological and palaeontological groups and subjects. Keen advocate of museum collections; actively blog, tweet and use other social media platforms to that effect.

Qualifications

Degrees

B.Sc. (Hons), University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, 1986 - 1993

PhD, University of Leicester, United Kingdom, 1989 - 1993

Employment history

Academic

Adjunct Lecturer, Universiti Teknologie PETRONAS, Petroleum Geoscience, Malaysia, 2012 - 2015

Publications

Miller CG (2014) Museums matter. , Cullum A, Martinius AW, 52 things you should know about Palaeontology., pp. 76 - 77. Agile Libre.

Danielopol DL, Baltanás A, Carbonel P, Colin J-P, Crasquin S, Decrouy L, De Deckker P, Gliozzi E, Groos-Uffenorde H, Horne DJ, Iepure S, Keyser D, Kornicker L, Lord A, Martens K, Matzke-Karasz R, Miller CG, Oertli HJ, Pugliese N, Russo A, Sames B, Schön I, Siveter DJ, Smith A, Viehberg F, Wouters K, Yassini I (2014) From Naples 1963 to Rome 2013 — A brief review of how the International Research Group on Ostracoda (IRGO) developed as a social communication system.. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 419 : 3 - 22. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.08.016

Miller CG (2013) A brief history of modelling Foraminifera: from d’Orbigny to Zheng Shouyi.. , Bowden AJ, Gregory FJ, Henderson AS, Landmarks in Foraminiferal Micropalaeontology: History and Development., pp. 337 - 349. Geological Society, London. London.

Miller CG (2013) Knell S. J. 2013. The Great Fossil Enigma: The Search for the Conodont Animal. 440 pp. Indiana University Press. Price £29.99, US $45.00. ISBN 978 0 253 00604 2 (PB); 978 0 253 00606 6 (e).. Geological Magazine, : 1 - 1. doi: 10.1017/S0016756813001027

Männik P, MILLER CG, Hairapetian V (2013) Conodonts from the Niur Formation (Silurian) of the Derenjal Mountains, Central Iran. Geological Magazine, 150 (4): 639 - 650. doi: 10.1017/S001675681200088X

Männik P, Miller G, Hairapetian V (2013) A new early Silurian prioniodontid conodont with three P elements from Iran and associated species. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, doi: 10.4202/app.00003.2013

Dingle RV, MILLER CG, JONES C (2012) R. V. Dingle Ostracod Collection: Natural History Museum, London. Journal of Micropalaeontology, 31 (2): 189 - 192. doi: 10.1144/0262-821x12-006

Bennett CE, Siveter DJ, Davies SJ, Williams M, Wilkinson IP, Browne M, MILLER CG (2011) Ostracods from freshwater and brackish environments of the Carboniferous of the Midland Valley of Scotland: the early colonization of terrestrial water bodies. Geological Magazine, 149 (3)doi: 10.1017/S0016756811000719

Donovan SK, MILLER CG, Sansom IJ, Heward AP, Schreurs J (2011) A Laurentian Iocrinus Hall (Crinoidea, Disparida) in the Dapingian or Darriwilian (Middle Ordovician, Arenig) of Oman. Palaeontology, 54 (3): 525 - 533. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2011.01042.x

FORTEY RA, Heward AP, MILLER CG (2011) Sedimentary facies and trilobite and conodont faunas of the Ordovician Rann Formation, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Geoarabia, 16 : 127 - 152.

Hairapetian V, Mohibullah M, Tilley LJ, Williams M, MILLER CG, Afzal J, Pour MG, Hejazi SH (2011) Early Silurian carbonate platform ostracods from Iran: A peri-Gondwanan fauna with strong Laurentian affinities. Gondwana Research, 20 : 645 - 653. doi: 10.1016/j.gr.2010.12.012

MILLER CG, Williams M, Siveter DJ (2010) Palaeocope ostracods from the Silurian Wenlock Series of Arctic Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 47 : 913 - 925.

Matzke-Karasz R, Smith RJ, Symonova R, MILLER CG, Tafforeau P (2009) Sexual intercourse involving giant sperm in Cretaceous ostracode. Science, (5934)doi: 10.1126/science.1173898

Sansom IJ, MILLER CG, Heward A, Davies NS, Booth GA, FORTEY RA, Paris F (2009) Ordovician fish from the Arabian Peninsula. Palaeontology, 52 (2): 337 - 342. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2009.00846.x

Hairapetian V, Blom H, MILLER CG (2008) Silurian thelodonts from the Niur Formation, east central Iran. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 53 : 85 - 95.

LOWE M, MILLER G (2008) A scientific perspective on the acquisition and display of the Natural History Museum Blaschka Collections. , , Art forms from the Ocean., pp. 11 - 18. National Glass Centre. Sunderland. 54 pp.

MILLER CG, Lowe M (2006) The Natural History Museum Blaschka Collection. The Dublin Blaschka Congress 28-30 September, Abstracts, 17 (1): 51 - 62. doi: 10.1080/08912960701677531

MILLER CG (2007) Growth of early species of Ancyrodella and implications for correlation of the Middle-Upper Devonian boundary. Geological Quarterly, 51 : 443 - 452.

MILLER CG (2007) Realising Standards 2005. Collection Forum, 21

MILLER CG (2007) Preface: Realising Standards 2005. Collections Forum, 21 : 1 - 2.

Williams M, Haywood AM, Vautravers M, Sellwood BW, Hillenbrand CD, Wilkinson IP, MILLER CG (2007) Relative effect of taphonomy on calcification temperature estimates from fossil planktonic foraminifera. Geobios, 40 : 861 - 874.

Williams M, Schmidt DN, Wilkinson IP, MILLER CG, TAYLOR PD (2006) The type material of the Miocene to Recent species Globigerinoides sacculifer (Brady) revisited.. Journal of Micropalaeontology, 25 : 153 - 156.

MILLER CG, DAVIS P. , (2005) Abstracts and outline programme for the 20th SPNHC conference.. Natural History Museum. London.

Williams M, Stephenson M, Wilkinson IP, Leng M, MILLER CG (2005) Ostracod biostratigraphy and micropalaeontology of the Lower Carboniferous Ballagan Formation, Scotland.. Journal of Micropalaeontology,, 24 : 77 - 94.

MILLER CG, CORNISH L, JONES C, Jones CG, HENDERSON AS (2004) A new laser method for cleaning micropalaeontological specimens. Journal of Micropalaeontology, : 165 - 169.

Märss T, MILLER CG (2004) Thelodonts and associated conodonts from the Silurian to lowermost Devonian (Llandovery-Lochkovian) of the Welsh Borderland. Palaeontology, : 1211 - 1266.

MILLER CG, Märss T (2004) Data associated with the paper published in the journal Paleontology, volume 47, part 5 entitled: Thelodonts and distribution of associated conodonts from the Llandovery-lowermost Lochkovian of the Welsh Borderland by T. Märss and C.G. Miller. Supplementary Publication of the British Lending Library,

MILLER CG, Märss T, Blom H (2004) New anaspid material from the late Silurian of Britain and Estonia. The Gross Symposium 2: Advances in Palaeoichthyology. Acta Universitatis Latviensis, 679 : 46 - 56.

Blom H, MILLER CG, Märss T (2003) A new birkeniid anaspid from the Upper Silurian of Skane, south Sweden. GFF, 125 (2): 57 - 61. doi: 10.1080/11035890301252057

MILLER CG (2003) Dennis Curry's Palaeontological Journals from Britain.. Vestnik, Journal of the Geological Institute of the Komi Republic, Russian Academy of Science, 5

MILLER CG, Blom H, Märss T (2003) Fossils Explained 43 - Anaspid fishes. Geology Today, : 111 - 114.

Miller CG (2002) Micropalaeontological models at the Natural History Museum, London.. Geological Curator, 7 : 263 - 274.

Giles Miller C, Richter M, Do Carmo DA (2002) Fish and ostracod remains from the Santos Basin (Cretaceous to Recent), Brazil. Geological Journal, 37 (4): 297 - 316. doi: 10.1002/gj.917

Blom H, Märss T, Miller CG (2001) Silurian and earliest Devonian birkeniid anaspids from the Northern Hemisphere. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, 92 (3)doi: 10.1017/S0263593300000250

WILLIAMS M, FLOYD JD, MILLER CG, SIVETER DJ, STONE P (2000) Kinnekullea comma (Jones, 1879), a trans-Iapetus ostracod locum for the late Ordovician Dicellograptus anceps graptolite Biozone. Journal of Micropalaeontology, 19 (2): 163 - 164. doi: 10.1144/jm.19.2.163

Williams M, Floyd JD, Miller CG, Siveter DJ (2000) Scottish Ordovician ostracodes: a review of their palaeoenvironmental, biostratigraphical and palaeobiogeographical significance. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, 91 : 499 - 508. doi: 10.1017/S0263593300008348

Miller CG, Märss T (1999) A conodont, thelodont and acanthodian fauna from the Lower Přídolí (Silurian) of the Much Wenlock area, Shropshire. Palaeontology, 42 (4): 691 - 714. doi: 10.1111/1475-4983.00093

MILLER CG, ALDRIDGE RJ (1997) Ozarkodina remscheidensis plexus conodonts from the upper Ludlow (Silurian) of the Welsh Borderland and Wales. Journal of Micropalaeontology, 16 (1): 41 - 49. doi: 10.1144/jm.16.1.41

Miller CG, Sutherland SJE, Dorning KJ (1997) Late Silurian (Ludlow–Přídolí) microfossils and sedimentation in the Welsh Basin near Clun, Shropshire. Geological Journal, 32 (1): 69 - 83. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1034(199703)32:1<69::AID-GJ734>3.0.CO;2-Q

Miller CG (1995) Ostracode and conodont distribution across the Ludlow/Prídolí boundary of Wales and the Welsh Borderland. Palaeontology, 38 (2): 341 - 382.

Miller CG, Austin RL (1995) Conodont collections formerly housed at the University of Southampton. Journal of Paleontology,. Journal of Paleontology, 70 (3): 535 - 535.

MILLER CG, ALDRIDGE RJ (1993) The taxonomy and apparatus structure of the Silurian distomodontid conodont Coryssognathus Link & Druce, 1972. Journal of Micropalaeontology, 12 (2): 241 - 255. doi: 10.1144/jm.12.2.241

Miller CG (1992) On Eurybolbina bispinata (Harris). Stereo-Atlas of Ostracod Shells, 19 (2): 115 - 118.

Miller CG, Williams M (1992) On Eohollina depressa (Kay).. Stereo-Atlas of Ostracod Shells, 19 : 119 - 122.

Hansch W, Siveter DJ, Miller CG (1991) On Frostiella groenvalliana Martinsson.. Stereo Atlas of Ostracod Shells, 18 (31): 125 - 134.

Miller CG, Williams M, Wakefield MI (1990) On Bromidella papillata (Harris). Stereo-Atlas of Ostracod Shells, 17 (14): 73 - 76.

Highlighted publications

Miller CG (2013) A brief history of modelling Foraminifera: from d’Orbigny to Zheng Shouyi.. , Bowden AJ, Gregory FJ, Henderson AS, Landmarks in Foraminiferal Micropalaeontology: History and Development., pp. 337 - 349. Geological Society, London. London.

Männik P, Miller G, Hairapetian V (2013) A new early Silurian prioniodontid conodont with three P elements from Iran and associated species. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, doi: 10.4202/app.00003.2013

Bennett CE, Siveter DJ, Davies SJ, Williams M, Wilkinson IP, et al (2011) Ostracods from freshwater and brackish environments of the Carboniferous of the Midland Valley of Scotland: the early colonization of terrestrial water bodies. Geological Magazine, 149 (3)doi: 10.1017/S0016756811000719

FORTEY RA, Heward AP, MILLER CG (2011) Sedimentary facies and trilobite and conodont faunas of the Ordovician Rann Formation, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Geoarabia, 16 : 127 - 152.

MILLER CG, Williams M, Siveter DJ (2010) Palaeocope ostracods from the Silurian Wenlock Series of Arctic Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 47 : 913 - 925.

Matzke-Karasz R, Smith RJ, Symonova R, MILLER CG, Tafforeau P (2009) Sexual intercourse involving giant sperm in Cretaceous ostracode. Science, (5934)doi: 10.1126/science.1173898