NCASI welcomes new staff members Dr. Darren A. Miller and Dr. Katie M. Moriarty

NCASI is pleased to welcome two new staff members. Dr. Darren A. Miller will serve as Vice President, Forestry Programs, and Dr. Katie M. Moriarty will be a forest wildlife scientist.

Dr. Darren A. Miller 

Dr. Miller comes to NCASI from Weyerhaeuser Company, where he worked as a scientist and research manager for 18 years. For the past five years, he served Weyerhaeuser as Science Advisor / Southern Environmental Research Manager. As such, his responsibilities included providing strategic direction for the company's  environmental platform, managing an inter-disciplinary environmental team, building and maintaining external relationships with cooperators and stakeholders, leading cooperative research projects, and providing technical support to the company’s timberland operations.

Dr. Miller has a Ph.D. in Forest Resources and a M.S. in Wildlife Ecology from Mississippi State University, and a B.S. in Wildlife Management from Eastern Kentucky University. He currently is President Elect of The Wildlife Society and will assume the role of President in October 2018.


 Dr. Darren Miller
Dr. Darren A. Miller 

With NCASI, Dr. Miller will be responsible for leading the Forest Environment & Sustainability Program, a role previously held by Dr. Ben Wigley, who has announced his plans to retire at the end of 2018. The Program undertakes research and other technical activities to help NCASI member companies achieve their forest environmental and sustainability goals.

Dr. Miller’s office will be in Thompson Hall on the campus of Mississippi State University, located at Mississippi State, Mississippi.

Dr. Katie M. Moriarty 

Prior to joining NCASI, Dr. Katie M. Moriarty was a Postdoctoral Research Wildlife Biologist with the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station in Corvallis, Oregon. She led research projects addressing topics such as American marten distribution, movements and habitat use; distribution and fine-scale habitat use of fisher; mustelid energetics; and methods for carnivore surveys.

Dr. Moriarty has a Ph.D. and M.S. in Wildlife Science from Oregon State University, and a B.S. in Wildlife and Botany from Humboldt State University. Her Ph.D. research focused on habitat use and movement behavior of Pacific marten in response to forest management practices.

Dr. Moriarty will be an important contributor to NCASI’s team that provides research and technical support on forest environmental issues.


 Dr. Katie Moriarty
Dr. Katie M. Moriarty 

She will be working collaboratively with other NCASI staff, NCASI member companies, universities, agencies, and others to design and implement scientific investigations of forest wildlife / biodiversity topics in the western U.S.

Dr. Moriarty’s office will be at the NCASI West Coast Regional Center in Corvallis, Oregon.

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