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Cornell Lab of Ornithology


Abe Miller-Rushing

Science Coordinator, National Park Service, Acadia National Park and Schoodic Education and Research Center

Abe Miller-Rushing

Abe’s research focuses on how climate change affects the timing of seasonal biological events (i.e., phenology), like flowering, migrations, and mating. He has worked with many long-term data sets collected by professionals and non-professionals alike—data sets that show sometimes dramatic biological responses to climate change, including changes in phenology, the loss of species, and increases in invasive species. He has participated in the development of the USA National Phenology Network, where he served for two years as the assistant director, and recently took a position coordinating science activities at Acadia National Park and the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC). SERC is one of about 20 research learning centers throughout the National Park Service, helping to integrate science, education, and resource management activities. Abe is helping to lead the development of an integrated science and education plan at Acadia and SERC.