Bruce T. Milne

Bruce T. Milne holds the W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Environmental and Food Systems and is Professor of Biology at the University of New Mexico.  He specializes in landscape ecology, fractal geometry, and scaling in complex systems. 

 

He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York at Albany, Ph.D. from Rutgers, and was a lecturer in ecology at Harvard Graduate School of Design.  The International Association for Landscape Ecology recognized him for the best paper published in the field in 1992 and again in 2006 as Distinguished Landscape Ecologist. 

 

Research in his lab has included crop diversity as the basis of optimal food hub design, part-to-whole analysis of energy flow and waste in the US food system, landscape ecologies of the Mexican Spotted Owl and endangered Florida Panther, the climate niche of the Lesser Prairie Chicken, scaling of group size in human hunter-gatherers, tree diversity and diffusion along river networks, ecotones of pinon-juniper woodlands, and scaling in bird population dynamics.

 

Dr. Milne founded the Sustainability Studies Program at the University of New Mexico which offers an undergraduate minor degree to students from across the entire campus.  Recent start-up activities include the multi-disciplinary Food Systems Collaborative and the new Flagship Farm to support students on their way to careers in sustainable food systems.