RICHARD A. CELLARIUS
Emeritus Member of the Faculty (since 1999)
Associate Faculty (Retired) (2011–), Degree Program in Environmental
Studies, Master of Arts Program (MAP) and
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
Affiliate Faculty (2007–), Ph.D. Program in Sustainability Education
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,
- B.A. (Physics), Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 1958
- Ph.D. (Biological Science), The Rockefeller University,
New York, New York, 1965
- Postdoctoral Study (Biophysics), The University of
Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, and The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Sigma Xi
- U.S. Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health,
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 1965-66
- Graduate Advisor (2000–2008), Associate Faculty (2006–2011), and Interim Chair (2007–2009),
Degree Program in Environmental Studies ,
Master of Arts Program (MAP), Prescott College,
- Director, Graduate Program in Environmental Studies
Member of the Faculty (Plant Biology; Biophysics; Environmental Policy)
(1972-1999), The Evergreen State College
- Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, The University
Ann Arbor, MI, 1966-72 (Promoted to Associate Professor, 1972)
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,
for the Club of Rome.
- Director (national), Sierra Club (16 years between 1974
& 1995); President, 1988-90; Vice President for Science and
Research, 1974-76. Also served as member and chair of the Sierra Club's
Publications (Books) and International Committees at various times from
1972 to the present.
- Trustee, Northwest Scientific Association, 1987-88;
President-Elect, 1996-97; President, 1997-98; Past President, 1998-99.
- Trustee, The Sierra Club Foundation, 1988-96, 1997-present.
Publication List (selected):
R.A. Cellarius and D. Mauzerall (1966). A model for the photosynthetic
unit: Photochemical and spectral studies on pheophytin a
to small particles. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 112:
H.N. Christensen and R.A. Cellarius (1972). Introduction
to Bioenergetics: Thermodynamics for the Biologist. (W.B.
Saunders, Philadelphia) 224
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):
(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 , J.M. Stone, ed. (North American
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,
Cellarius, R.A. (2000). Review of J. Woodward, Waterstained
Landscapes: Seeing and Shaping Regionally Distinctive Places.
Environmental Practice 2: 327.
Ph.D.: 1 (University of Michigan); Masters: 26 (The Evergreen State
College and Prescott College).
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