Associate Professor Russell Brian Millar

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Associate Professor

Biography

Russell did his undergraduate and MSc study at Auckland and graduated Ph.D from the University of Washington in 1989. Involvement with a salmon management problem in Washington led to an interest in fisheries and he took a research scientist position with the Canadian Dept of Fisheries and Oceans (St John's, Newfoundland).

In 1992 he returned to New Zealand as a lecturer at the University of Otago. He joined The University of Auckland in 1996.

Research | Current

Quantitative methods in ecology and marine resource management, including biomass estimation, stock assessment, spatial analysis (using Gaussian Markov random fields), multivariate community analysis.

I frequently consult with the marine industry, especially concerning stock assessment and fishing gear technology.

Please see my personal webpage for more details.

Teaching | Current

STATS 20x (2015-2020)

STATS 20x at Southwest University, Beibei, Chongqing(2020)

STATS 330 at Southwest University, Beibei, Chongqing(2018-2019)

Postgraduate supervision

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Distinctions/Honours

PBRF A-ranked researcher.

Responsibilities

Faculty Research Committee

Chair, Deptl research Committee

Deptl PhD Committee

PhD Oral Chair

 

Areas of expertise

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Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Broadhurst, M. K., & Millar, R. B. (2018). Configuring escape gaps in recreational rectangular traps to improve size selection for eastern rock lobster, Sagmariasus verreauxi. Fisheries Research, 207, 182-186. 10.1016/j.fishres.2018.05.027
  • Broadhurst, M. K., Millar, R. B., & Hughes, B. (2018). Utility of multiple escape gaps in Australian Scylla serrata traps. Fisheries Research, 204, 88-94. 10.1016/j.fishres.2018.01.017
  • Broadhurst, M. K., Sterling, D. J., & Millar, R. B. (2018). T45 side panels improve penaeid-trawl selection. Fisheries Research, 204, 8-15. 10.1016/j.fishres.2018.01.015
  • Broadhurst, M. K., Millar, R. B., & Dingle, A. (2018). Minimizing Nordmøre Grid Bar Spaces in an Australian Penaeid Fishery. Marine Fisheries Review, 80 (1), 29-33. 10.7755/MFR.80.1.2
  • Millar, R. B. (2018). Conditional vs marginal estimation of the predictive loss of hierarchical models using WAIC and cross-validation. Statistics and Computing, 28 (2), 375-385. 10.1007/s11222-017-9736-8
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42059
  • Broadhurst, M. K., & Millar, R. B. (2017). Reducing the marine debris of recreational hoop nets in south-eastern Australia. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 119 (1), 40-47. 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.03.021
  • Hall, K. C., Broadhurst, M. K., Butcher, P. A., Cameron, L., Rowland, S. J., & Millar, R. B. (2017). Sublethal effects of angling and release on golden perch Macquaria ambigua: implications for reproduction and fish health. Journal of fish biology, 90 (5), 1980-1998. 10.1111/jfb.13282
  • Broadhurst, M. K., Butcher, P. A., & Millar, R. B. (2017). Escape gaps in recreational panulirid traps: Reducing catches of undersized Sagmariasus verreauxi while increasing fishing power for legal sizes. Fisheries Research, 189, 55-61. 10.1016/j.fishres.2017.01.006
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/44145

Contact details

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE - MATHPHYSIC - Bldg 303
Level 3, Room 333
38 PRINCES ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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