Lee A. Miller

Ph.D.

  • Campusvej 55

    5230 Odense M

    Denmark

1993 …2019
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Personal profile

Curriculum

Major Publications since 2001
Miller LA, Surlykke A. 2001. How some insects detect and avoid being eaten by bats: The tactics and counter tactics of prey and predator. BioScience 51, 570-581.


Rasmussen MH, Miller LA, Au WWL. 2002. Source levels of clicks from free-ranging white-beaked dolphins (Lagenorhynchus albirostris Gray 1846) recorded in Icelandic waters. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 111, 1122-1125.


Miller LA, Futtrup V, Dunning DC. 2004. How extrinsic sounds interfere with bat biosonar. In: Thomas JA, Moss CF, Vater M, eds. Echolocation in bats and dolphins, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 380-385.


Tougaard J, Miller LA, Simmons JA. 2004. The role of arctiid moth clicks in defense against echolocating bats: interference with temporal processing. In: Thomas JA, Moss CF, Vater M, eds. Echolocation in bats and dolphins, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 365-372.


Verfuss UK, Miller LA, Schnitzler H-U. 2005. Spatial orientation in echolocating harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena). Journal of Experimental Biology 208, 3385-3394.


Beedholm K, Miller LA, Blanchet A-M. 2006. Auditory brainstem response (ABR) in a harbor porpoise show lack of automatic gain control for simulated echoes. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 119, EL41-EL46.


Simon M, Urgarte F, Wahlberg M, Miller LA. 2006. Icelandic Killer whales (Orcinus orca) use a pulsed call suitable for manipulating the schooling behaviour of Herring (Clupea harengus). Bioacoustics 16, 57-74.


Teilmann J, Tougaard J, Kirketerp T, Anderson K, Labberte S, Miller LA. 2006. Reactions of captive harbor porpoises, (Phocoena phocoena), to pinger-like sounds. Marine Mammal Science 22, 240-260.


Akamatsu T, Teilmann J, Miller LA, Tougaard J, Dietz R, Wang D, Wang K, Seibert U, Naito Y. 2007. Comparison of echolocation behaviour between coastal and riverine porpoises. Deep-Sea Research II 54, 290-297.


Nachtigall P. E., Mooney T. A., Taylor K. A., Miller L. A., Rasmussen M.H., Akamatsu T., Teilmann J., Linnenschmidt M., and Vikingsson G. A. (2008) Shipboard measurements of the hearing of the white-beaked dolphin, Lagenorhynchus albirostris. Journal of Experimental Biology 211, 642-647.

Research areas

Acoustic Communication and Biosonar in Odontocetes and Bats

Research information

Subjects of Past Research and Achievements: Neurobiology of earthworm giant axon synaptic transmission, Neurobiology of crayfish escape behaviour, Neurobiology of hearing in insects, Neurobiology and behaviour of escape responses in insects that can hear bats, Bat biosonar and prey capture, Odontocete biosonar of animals in captivity and free-ranging animals, Odontocete biosonar and prey capture, Hearing by odontocetes.

My research focuses currently on hearing, acoustic communication and biosonar in toothed whales. Field studies on biosonar and acoustic communication in narwhals, sperm whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbor porpoises are joint efforts to increase our knowledge their use of sound in the natural environment. We study the biosonar and prey capture behavior of captive harbor porpoises at our facility in Kerteminde and in cooperation with the Fjord & Bælt. I have also studied hearing in insects and bats and bat-insect interactions.
Some recent and current research includes: 1) the interactions between northern bats and hepialid moths, 2) adaptations of pipistrelle bats to clutter, 3) detection of echoes in noise by harbor porpoises using electrophysiological methods (auditory brainstem responses), 4) biosonar and prey capture behavior of harbor porpoises, 5) behavioral and physiological responses of harbor porpoises to potentially aversive sounds, 6) sound production by harbor porpoises using cadaver heads, 7) satellite tracking and diving profiles by wild harbor porpoises, 8) hydrophone array studies for determining source levels and directionality of clicks from wild sperm whales and white-beaked dolphins, and social signals (whistles from white-beaked dolphins, 9) playback of click bursts and tones to white-beaked dolphins in the wild for studying hearing and responses. 10) hearing in wild white-beaked dolphins. 11) possibility of studying hearing in baleen whales (minke and humpback).

Research areas

  • Nature and Mathematics

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Research Output 1993 2019

Raising your voice: Evolution of narrow-band high-frequency signals in toothed whales (Odontoceti)

Galatius, A., Olsen, M. T., Steeman, M. E., Racicot, R. A., Bradshaw, C. D., Kyhn, L. A. & Miller, L. A., 18. Jan 2019, In : Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 126, 2, p. 213-224

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

whales
whale
crypsis
convergent evolution
cetacean

Response to “Resilience of harbor porpoises to anthropogenic disturbance: Must they really feed continuously?”

Wisniewska, D., Johnson, M., Teilmann, J., Rojano Doñate, L., Shearer, J., Sveegaard, S., Miller, L. A., Seibert, U. & Madsen, P. T., 2018, In : Marine Mammal Science. 34, 1, p. 265-270

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateResearchpeer-review

Behavioral responses by Icelandic White-Beaked Dolphins (Lagenorhynchus albirostris) to playback sounds

Rasmussen, M. H., Atem, A. & Miller, L. A., 2016, In : Aquatic Mammals. 42, 3, p. 317-329

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Quantitative Measures of Anthropogenic Noise on Harbor Porpoises: Testing the Reliability of Acoustic Tag Recordings

Wisniewska, D. M., Teilmann, J., Hermannsen, L., Miller, L. A., Siebert, U. & Madsen, P. T., 2016, The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II. Popper, A. N. & Hawkins, A. (eds.). Springer, p. 1237-1242 (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Vol. 875).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

Ultra-high foraging rates of harbour porpoises make them vulnerable to anthropogenic disturbance

Wisniewska, D., Johnson, M., Teilmann, J., Donate, L. R., Shearer, J., Sveegaard, S., Miller, L. A., Siebert, U. & Madsen, P. T., 2016, In : Current Biology. 26, 11, p. 1441-1446

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Activities 1999 2019

Flagermus tur

Lee A. Miller (Participant)
22. May 2019

Activity: Other activitiesOther

Hearing by Wild Whales

Lee A. Miller (Guest lecturer)
23. Jan 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Hearing by Wild Whales

Lee A. Miller (Guest lecturer)
23. Jan 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (Journal)

Anders Galatius (Peer reviewer), Morten Tange Olsen (Peer reviewer), Mette Steeman (Peer reviewer), Rachel Racicot (Peer reviewer), Catherine Bradshaw (Peer reviewer), Line Kyhn (Peer reviewer), Lee A. Miller (Peer reviewer)
2019

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

Aquatic Mammals (Journal)

Lee A. Miller (Peer reviewer)
29. Oct 2018

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

Press / Media

Harbor porpoise foraging

Lee A. Miller

26/05/2016

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Natursyn

Lee A. Miller

01/07/2008

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Prizes

Forsknings samarbejde

Lee A. Miller (Recipient), 11. Sep 2009

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

acoustics
Japan
communication
fishery
animal

forsknings samarbejde

Lee A. Miller (Recipient), 11. Sep 2009

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Japan
communication
acoustics

  Marsvinets lydverden: Bioakustik hos vilde marsvin i danske farvande

Lee A. Miller (Recipient), 1. Jan 2009

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Teaching & Supervision

Havpattedyrs Biologi BB824

Lee A. Miller

16/03/201818/03/2018

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching