Bruce Milne, PhD
Bruce T. Milne is a landscape ecologist and Professor Emeritus of Biology, University of New Mexico (1986-2020). His research focuses on the origins of landscape complexity and scaling ubiquitous in stream networks, vegetation, species habitat, human group sizes and global ecological footprints. After completing the Ph.D. at Rutgers University in 1985, he spent a year as lecturer at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design. At the University of New Mexico, he was principal investigator of the NSF-funded Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research Project with focus on ecotones and climate change evidenced in tree rings. In 2004 he responded to challenges facing the biosphere by founding the Sustainability Studies Program and held the W.K. Kellogg Chair in Sustainable Environmental and Food Systems since 2010. In 2006, the International Association for Landscape Ecology recognized him as Distinguished Landscape Ecologist. From 2007-2011 he led FoodPrintNM, a community of professionals dedicated to developing strategies for a localized food system. From 2010-12 he led a USDA-funded summer foodshed field school. In 2017, his team conducted a US Department of State Young African Leaders Institute that brought 25 sub-Saharan leaders to New Mexico to learn about sustainability in business. Currently, he serves on the board of the Rio Grande Community Farm with interests in the intersection of regenerative agriculture, wildlife habitat, and community engagement for underserved groups and beginning farmers.