Skip to main content

Bruce Millett

Bruce Millett


Assistant Professor

Office Building

Wecota Hall



Mailing Address

Wecota Hall 115H
Geography-Box 0506
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


CV_Bruce_V_Millett_2016.pdf(209.23 KB)


Ph.D. in Biological Sciences 2004
M.S. in Geography 1999
B.S. in Geography 1995
Aerographer's Mate AG-C1 School 1986
Aerographer's Mate AG-A1 School 1980

Academic Responsibilities

GEOG-131 Physical Geography: Weather and Climate
GEOG-132 Physical Geography: Natural Landscapes
GEOG-270 Introduction to small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
GEOG-337 Atmospheric Science
GEOG-339 Geomorphology
GEOG-372 Introduction to GIS
GEOG-473/573 GIS Data Creation/Integration
GEOG-474/574 GIS: Vector & Raster Modeling
GEOG-483 Aerial Remote Sensing
GEOG-483L Aerial Remote Sensing Lab
GEOG-492 Climate Change
GEOG-492 Oceanography
GEOG-492 Military Geography
GEOG-791 Independent Study
GEOG-798 Thesis

Committee Activities

Academic Assessment Committee
Drone Club Faculty Advisor
College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Council
Geography Club Faculty Advisor

Specialty Area

  • Wetland ecosystems, GIS applications in ecology

Awards and Honors

Outstanding Graduate Alumni Award 2005



$23,500 Principal Investigator. AmericaView, “StateView Program Development and Operations for the State of South Dakota”.

$4,950, Principal Investigator. Cancer Geocoding Project. Funded by DHHS/Centers for Disease Control (CDC) through (FPT) SD Department of Health (DOH).


$900, Supervisor, South Dakota View. Undergraduate / Graduate Mini-Grant Program. July 28, 2015 - December 31, 2015. Graduate student Byron Will-Noel.

$856,574, EPA Grant Number: R833016
Title: Non-Linear Response of Prairie Pothole Landscapes to Climate Change and Land Management
Investigators: Johnson, Carter; Millett, Bruce V; Adams, R.; Fay, Phil; Guntenspergen, Glenn R.; Voldseth, Richard.
Institution: , Oregon State University, U.S. Geological Survey
Project Period: August 1, 2006 extended to December 31, 2010.

$50,000, Co-Principal Investigator. Inventory and Analysis of Stream Flow Classification. United States Geological Survey. July 2003 – Sept 2004

$660,000, Collaborator. Integrating the Effects of Landuse and Global Climate Change on Hydrology and Vegetation of the Northern Great Plains Wetlands. United States Geological Survey Biological Resources Division Global Change Research Program FY99. Primary Investigators were Glenn Guntenspergen and W. Carter Johnson. Five-year project.

Professional Memberships

Association of American Geographers (AAG)
Specialty Groups: Climate Change, Biogeography, and GIS
American Meteorological Society (AMS)
American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS)
Academy for Model Aeronautics (AMA)

Work Experience

Instructor, Department of Geography, May 2012 – Present.
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, January 2005 – May 2012.
Research Associate, Department of Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape & Parks, May 2004 – December 2004.
Research Associate, Department of Geography
(funded by the U.S. Geological Survey, EROS Data Center) October 2003 – August 2004.
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape & Parks, January 1999 – August 2003
Remote Sensing Analyst, Plant Science Department, , May 1998 – December 1998.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography, September 1996 – May 1998.

Area(s) of Research

Prairie Wetlands, Climate Change, Aerial Remote Sensing.