Constance I. Millar, Ph.D.

Title
Senior Specialist
Address
Sierra Nevada Research Center
USDA Forest Service
City, State, Zip
Pacific Southwest Research, 900 Buchanan Street, Berkeley, California 94710
Country
USA
E-mail
cmillar[at]fs.fed.us
Award Year
1991

Research

Project Details

Millar's fellowship project addressed the need for a better science base for conservation, land management and environmental policy. As chair of the Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project (SNEP) executive Coordinating Committee, Millar helped assess, develop and evaluate management alternatives for the ecosystems in the Sierra Nevada of California and Nevada.

The approach they developed maintains an inductive science emphasis, yet presents results in an integrative, synoptic manner. SNEP also developed an ongoing citizen participation process to develop the framework for analysis and policy development. In addition, Millar served as principal investigator on four technical assessments for the SNEP: the development of a Genetic Assessment, development of paleo-historical information about ecosystem development, an inventory and assessment of significant natural areas and a case study in landscape analysis conducted in the Inyo National Forest.

Biography

Constance Millar is co-founder of the Center for the Conservation of Genetic Diversity (CCGD) at the USDA Forest Service's Institute of Forest Genetics and is on the forefront of developing the scientific basis for that agency's new ecosystem management approach to wildland management. Prior to joining the Forest Service, Millar organized the California Forest Germplasm Conservation Project at the University of California, a program of research and conservation in forest genetics. Her research on forest genetics focuses on conservation genetics, emphasizing in situ methods for conserving genetic diversity.

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EDUCATION

Ph.D., University of California
1985: Genetics, Berkeley, California, USA

Master of Science, University of California
1979: Forest Genetics, Berkeley, California, USA

Bachelor of Science, University of Washington
1977: Forest Science, Washington, USA

KEY LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

Forest Service, New Perspectives Research Program Science 200
Team Member

Forest Service, Regional Research Natural Areas Committee
Co-Chair

California Nature Conservancy
Research Advisory Council

University of California-Davis
Conservation and Agriculture Working Group

KEY AWARDS & HONORS

Marine Fellow
1991: Pew Fellows Program in Conservation and the Environment

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

  • Falk, D.C., C.I. Millar and P. Olwell. 1996. Restoring Diversity: Strategies for Reintroduction of Endangered Plants. 512pp
  • Millar, C.I. 1996. Evaluation of the Mammoth-June ecosystem management project and landscape analysis. In: Status of the Sierra Nevada. University of California, Davis, p. 71-124. Final Report to Congress: Wildlands Resources Center Report #93
  • Millar, C.I. 1996. Tertiary evolution of the Sierran landscape. In: Status of the Sierra Nevada. University of California, Davis, p. 71-124. Final Report to Congress: Wildlands Resources Center Report #93
  • Millar, C.I., M. Barbour, D. Elliott-Fisk and W. Woolfenden. 1996. Significant natural areas in the Sierra Nevada. In: Status of the Sierra Nevada. University of California, Davis, p. 839-854
  • Rogers, D.L., C.I. Millar and R.D. Westfall. 1996. Volume ll:(): 759-8. Status of the Sierra Nevada (), University of California, Davis. Final Report to Congress: Wildlands Resources Center Report #93
  • Millar, C.I. 1993. Conservation of germplasm in forest trees. In: Clonal Forestry I: Genetics and Biotechnology (A.R. Ahuja and W.J. Libby eds.). Springer-Verlag
  • Millar, C.I. and W.J. Libby. 1991. Strategies for conservation of clinal, ecotypic, and disjunct population diversity in widespread species. In: Genetics and Population Biology of Rare Plants (K. Holsinger. and D. Falk eds.). Oxford University Press
  • Orians, G. and C.I. Millar. 1991. Forest lands and conservation. In: Integrating Conservation and Agricultural Production (G. Gall and G. Orians eds.). Elsevier Science Publishers