Position/s

Dean: School of the Environment
School of the Environment

Biography

In 1978 I joined one of Africa's oldest universities (Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone) as a lecturer in the Geography Department. While teaching there I did my doctoral degree at the University of Sussex. In 1982 I moved to the University of Reading (England), and in 1993 I took up the Chair in Geography as a full professor at the University of Leicester.  I was Department Head from 1995-2000. I moved to Texas A&M in 2005, where I was Director of Environmental Programs from 2007-2010. I moved to Adelaide in 2010 to become Foundation Dean of the School of the Environment at Flinders University. I have been an expert consultant for the World Bank, United Nations and European Union, was founding chair of the Biogeography & Biodiversity Commission of the International Geographical Union (1996-2004), and edited The Geographical Journal from 1997 to 2002.

Qualifications

D. Phil. (Sussex), M.A. (Colorado), B.Sc. (Hull)

Key responsibilities

  • Dean, School of the Environment and Professor of Land Change Science
  • President, Australian Council of Environmental Deans and Directors
  • Chair, Mawson Lakes Fellowship Programme

Topic Coordinator:

Research interests

My research interests are in remote sensing, land-use dynamics, biogeography and human impacts on the environment. Most of my work lies in the area described as coupled human-natural systems in which I examine the influences of human systems on land use and its impacts on things like vegetation change, landscape fragmentation and biodiversity. To some this is landscape ecology, to others biogeography and more recently land change science. I answer to all these calls, and I don't easily fit a disciplinary pigeonhole. I am a remote sensing expert and I use this technique extensively, but not exclusively, in my research. Recent publications in this area are listed below. I have recently worked/am working on forest responses to hurricanes along the Gulf Coast in Texas (poster of this research), human appropriation of net primary productivity in as a measure of environmental sustainability, hyperspectral remote sensing of savannas, land-change dynamics in Bolivia and South Australia. What interests in particular at the present time is:
1. Land use dynamics and potential impacts around increased foreign ownership of farmland in Australia.
2. The coca/cocaine trade as a driver of land use dynamics in humid tropical forests.
3. Analysis of landscape fragmentation patterns in tropical and sub-tropical landscapes.

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Remote Sensing, Land Change Science (9) ;

Publications

  • Srinath, I. and Millington, A.C. (2013). Reconstructing Texan land cover using historical land survey data. In Colin Arrowsmith (et al.), ed. Progress in geospatial science research. Melbourne: School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences RMIT University, pp. 270-286.
  • Millington, A.C., Blumler, M. and Schickhoff, U. (2011). Situating Contemporary Biogeography. In Andrew Millington, Mark Blumler, Udo Schickhoff, ed. The SAGE Handbook of Biogeography. London: Sage, pp. 1-18.
  • Foody, G. and Millington, A. (2011). Remote Sensing for Mapping Biogeographical Distributions: Actualities and Potentials. In Andrew Millington, Mark Blumler, Udo Schickhoff, ed. The SAGE Handbook of Biogeography. London: Sage, pp. 377-393.
  • Bradley, A. and Millington, A. (2008). Agricultural Land-use trajectories in a cocaine source region: Chapare, Bolivia. In Millington, Jepson, ed. Land Change Science in the Tropics: Changing Agricultural Landscapes. Berlin: Springer, pp. 231-251.
    [Web Link]
  • Jepson, W. and Millington, A. (2008). The Changing Countryside. In Millington, Jepson, ed. Land Change Science in the Tropics: Changing Agricultural Landscapes. Berlin: Springer, pp. 1-10.
    [Web Link]
  • Millington, A. and Bradley, A. (2007). Developing a Thick Understanding of Forest Fragmentation in Landscapes of Colonization in the Amazon Basin. In Richard J. Aspinall, Michael J. Hill, ed. Land Use Change: Science, Policy and Management. unknown: Routledge, pp. 119-137.
    [Web Link]
  • Ramankutty, N., Graumlich, L., Achard, F., Alves, D., Chhabra, A., DeFries,, R., et al. (2006). Global land-Cover Change: Recent Progress, Remaining Challenges. In Lambin, Eric F.; Geist, Helmut J, ed. Land-Use and Land-Cover Change: Local Processes and Global Impacts. 1st ed. Berlin: Springer, pp. 9-39.
    [Web Link]
  • Millington, A. (2005). Land-Cover Change. In Helmut Geist, ed. Our Earth's Changing Land: An Encyclopedia of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change. Uk: Greenwood Publishing Group, pp. 40-48.
  • Sandhu, H.S. and Millington, A. (2013). Land-use change and ecosystem services in urban and peri-urban landscapes. In International Geographical Union (IGU) Conference on Geoinformatics for Biodiversity and Climate Change. International Geographical Union (IGU) Conference on Geoinformatics for Biodiversity and Climate Change. Mar 2013.
    [Web Link]
  • Sandhu, H.S., Millington, A., Purushothaman, S., Zhen, L. and Zhang, Y. (2012). Land-use change and ecosystem services in urban and peri-urban landscapes: a quantitative review of approaches, methods and knowledge. In Mawson Lakes Fellowship Program Workshop on Urban Ecosystems. AdelaideMawson Lakes Fellowship Program Workshop on Urban Ecosystems. Sep 2012.
    [Web Link]
  • Millington, A., Blumler, M. and Schickhoff, U. (2011). editors. Andrew Millington, Mark Blumler, Udo Schickhoff, ed. The SAGE Handbook of Biogeography. UK: Sage Publications.
  • Jepson, W. and Millington, A. (2008). Editors. Millington, Andrew; Jepson, Wendy, ed. Land Change Science in the Tropics. 1st ed. berlin: Springer-Verlag.
  • Roy, S., Millington, A., Bellette, K. and Sandhu, H.S. (2014). Assessing ecosystem services in peri urban area: case study from southern Adelaide. In PERI-URBAN 2014, International conference on peri-urban landscapes: water, food and environmental security. Sydney: UWS. PERI-URBAN 2014. Sydney. Jul 2014, pp. 1-8.
    [Web Link]
  • Adepoju, M., Millington, A. and Tansey, K. (2006). Land Use/Land Cover Change Detection in Metropolitan Lagos (Nigeria): 1984-2002. In ASPRS 2006 Annual Conference. Reno: ASPR. ASPRS 2006 Annual Conference. Reno, nevada. May 2006.
    [Web Link]
  • Schickhoff, U., Blumler, M. and Millington, A. (2014). Biogeography in the early twenty-first century: A science with increasing significance to Earth's changes and challenges. Geographia Polonica, 87(2) pp. 221-240.
  • Zhu, S., Guan, H., Millington, A. and Zhang, G. (2013). Disaggregation of land surface temperature over a heterogeneous urban and surrounding suburban area: a case study in Shanghai, China. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34(5) pp. 1707-1723.
    [10.1080/01431161.2012.725957]
  • Zhu, S., Guan, H., Bennett, J., Clay, R., Ewenz, C., Benger, S., et al. (2013). Influence of sky temperature distribution on sky view factor and its applications in urban heat island. International Journal of Climatology, 33(7) pp. 1837-1843.
    [10.1002/joc.3660]
  • Redo, D.J. and Millington, A.C. (2011). A hybrid approach to mapping land-use modification and land-cover transition from MODIS time-series data: A case study from the Bolivian seasonal tropics. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115 pp. 353-372.
    [10.1016/j.rse.2010.09.007] [Scopus]
  • Redo, D., Bass, J. and Millington, A. (2009). Forest dynamics and the importance of place in western Honduras. Applied Geography, 29(1) pp. 91-110.
    [10.1016/j.apgeog.2008.07.007] [10.1016/j.apgeog.2008.07.007] [Scopus]
  • Bradley, A. and Millington, A. (2008). Coca and colonists: quantifying and explaining forest clearance under coca and anti-narcotics policies. Conservation Ecology, 13(1)(30) pp. 1-19.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Kojima, N., Laba, M., Velez-Liendo, X., Bradley, A., Millington, A. and Baveye, P. (2006). Causes of the apparent scale independence of fractal indices associated with forest fragmentation in Bolivia. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 61(2) pp. 84-94.
    [10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2006.08.001] [10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2006.08.001] [Scopus]
  • Bradley, A. and Millington, A. (2006). Spatial and temporal scale issues in determining biomass burning regimes in Bolivia and Peru. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 27(11) pp. 2221-2253.
    [10.1080/01431160500396550] [10.1080/01431160500396550] [Scopus]
  • Schickhoff, U., Blumler, M. and Millington, A. (2014). Biogeography in the early twenty-first century: A science with increasing significance to Earth's changes and challenges. Geographia Polonica, 87(2) pp. 221-240.
  • Zhu, S., Guan, H., Millington, A. and Zhang, G. (2013). Disaggregation of land surface temperature over a heterogeneous urban and surrounding suburban area: a case study in Shanghai, China. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34(5) pp. 1707-1723.
    [10.1080/01431161.2012.725957]
  • Zhu, S., Guan, H., Bennett, J., Clay, R., Ewenz, C., Benger, S., et al. (2013). Influence of sky temperature distribution on sky view factor and its applications in urban heat island. International Journal of Climatology, 33(7) pp. 1837-1843.
    [10.1002/joc.3660]
  • Srinath, I. and Millington, A.C. (2013). Reconstructing Texan land cover using historical land survey data. In Colin Arrowsmith (et al.), ed. Progress in geospatial science research. Melbourne: School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences RMIT University, pp. 270-286.
  • Foody, G. and Millington, A. (2011). Remote Sensing for Mapping Biogeographical Distributions: Actualities and Potentials. In Andrew Millington, Mark Blumler, Udo Schickhoff, ed. The SAGE Handbook of Biogeography. London: Sage, pp. 377-393.
  • Millington, A.C., Blumler, M. and Schickhoff, U. (2011). Situating Contemporary Biogeography. In Andrew Millington, Mark Blumler, Udo Schickhoff, ed. The SAGE Handbook of Biogeography. London: Sage, pp. 1-18.
  • Bradley, A. and Millington, A. (2008). Agricultural Land-use trajectories in a cocaine source region: Chapare, Bolivia. In Millington, Jepson, ed. Land Change Science in the Tropics: Changing Agricultural Landscapes. Berlin: Springer, pp. 231-251.
    [Web Link]
  • Jepson, W. and Millington, A. (2008). The Changing Countryside. In Millington, Jepson, ed. Land Change Science in the Tropics: Changing Agricultural Landscapes. Berlin: Springer, pp. 1-10.
    [Web Link]
  • Millington, A. and Bradley, A. (2007). Developing a Thick Understanding of Forest Fragmentation in Landscapes of Colonization in the Amazon Basin. In Richard J. Aspinall, Michael J. Hill, ed. Land Use Change: Science, Policy and Management. unknown: Routledge, pp. 119-137.
    [Web Link]
  • Ramankutty, N., Graumlich, L., Achard, F., Alves, D., Chhabra, A., DeFries,, R., et al. (2006). Global land-Cover Change: Recent Progress, Remaining Challenges. In Lambin, Eric F.; Geist, Helmut J, ed. Land-Use and Land-Cover Change: Local Processes and Global Impacts. 1st ed. Berlin: Springer, pp. 9-39.
    [Web Link]

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Subject Titles

  • Environment
  • Maps
  • South America
  • Sustainability

Interests

  • Land use/management, Enviroment Dean of School of the Environment, Flinders

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