Emeritus Member of the Faculty (since 1999)
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

Associate Faculty (Retired) (2011–), Degree Program in Environmental Studies, Master of Arts Program (MAP) and
Affiliate Faculty (2007–), Ph.D. Program in Sustainability Education
Prescott College, Prescott, AZ

Finance Officer and Member, Executive Committee, Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy (CEESP) (2009– )
International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Gland, Switzerland


Academic Honors:

Previous Position:

Academic and Teaching Interests:

Bioenergetics, biology, biophysics, biophysical chemistry, botany, conservation, environmental studies (resource assessment; environmental history, philosophy, policy), forest ecology, forest management, geographic information systems (GIS), history and philosophy of science, photobiology, plant biology, plant physiology, photobiology, scientific computing (applications), statistics, technical writing.


American Institute of Biological Sciences, Northwest Association for Environmental Studies, Northwest Scientific Association, Sierra Club, U.S. Association for the Club of Rome.


Publication List (selected):

R.A. Cellarius and D. Mauzerall (1966). A model for the photosynthetic unit: Photochemical and spectral studies on pheophytin a adsorbed to small particles. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 112: 235-255.

H.N. Christensen and R.A. Cellarius (1972). Introduction to Bioenergetics: Thermodynamics for the Biologist. (W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia) 224 pp.

R.A. Cellarius and J. Platt (1972). Councils of Urgent Studies. Science 177: 670-676. Reprinted in Current, No. 144: 4-14 (1972) as "Needed: A general staff for humanity;" in Thrust 3(5): 28-37 (May 1974); and in R.H. Stephens, ed., Management of Science and Technology. (Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, D.C., 1976) 141-155.

R.A. Cellarius (1986). U.S. can help save the tropical forests. The Seattle Times, July 18, 1986 p. A9.

R.A. Cellarius (1987). Environmental Action: Education and Citizen Responsibility. In Environmental Education: Transition to an Information Age. Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education [1986], J.M. Stone, ed. (North American Association for Environmental Education, Troy, OH), pp. 219-220 (Summary).

Cellarius, R.A., and D.S. DeBell (1988). Effect of irrigation on growth and photosynthesis in alder and cottonwood plantations. Northwest Sci. 62: 70 (Abstract).

Cellarius, Richard (1989). Wilderness: Rejuvenation and Responsibility. Wilderness 1990: Sierra Club Engagement Calendar. (Random House, New York).

Cellarius, R.A. (2000).  Review of J. Woodward, Waterstained Landscapes: Seeing and Shaping Regionally Distinctive Places.  Environmental Practice 2: 327.

Theses Supervised:

Ph.D.: 1 (University of Michigan); Masters: 26 (The Evergreen State College and Prescott College).

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