Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Alan Millar

Position

Principal Research Scientist

Branch

Plant Sciences

Section

Plant Diversity

Email

alan.millar@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

Phone

+61 2 9231 8136

Fax

+61 2 9251 4403

Research interests

Taxonomy and systematics of marine algae from the south-western Pacific and south-east Asia

Keywords

Algae, seaweeds, taxonomy, systematics, biogeography, threatened species

Current research projects

  • Marine algae of North West Western Australia (John Huisman, Murdoch University
  • Marine algae and invertebrates of southern NSW (George Wilson, Australian Museum)
  • Threatened marine plants (International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Fisheries Scientific Committee)
  • The brown algal order Sporochnales (Nick Yee, University of Melbourne)
  • The red algal Laurencia complex from Australasia (Yola Metti, post doctoral fellow)
  • The red algal family Delesseriaceae of Australia (Showe-Mei Linn, University of Taiwan)

Key publications

  • Millar, A.J.K. (1999) Marine benthic algae of Norfolk Island, South Pacific. Australian Systematic Botany12: 479-547.
  • Millar, A.J.K. (1999) Marine algae of the North East Herald Cay, Coral Sea. (Proceedings of the 16th International Seaweed Symposium). Hydrobiologia 398/399: 65-74.
  • Millar, A.J.K., De Clerck, O., Coppejans, E. & Liao, L. (1999). Annotated and illustrated survey of the marine macroalgae from Motupore Island and vicinity (Port Moresby area, Papua New Guinea). III Rhodophyta. Australian Systematic Botany 12: 549-591.
  • Millar, A.J.K. and Xia Bangmei (1999). The genera Gracilaria and Gracilariopsis from Norfolk Island, South-western Pacific. In Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds VII. Abbott, I.A. (Ed.) California Sea Grant Program. pp. 113-119.
  • Kraft, G.T., Liao, L., Millar, A.J.K., Coppejans, E.G.G., Hommersand, M.H. and Freshwater, D.W. (1999).  Marine benthic red algae (Rhodophyta) from Bulusan, Sorsogon Province, Southern Luzon, Philippines. Philippine Scientist 36: 1-50.
  • Millar, A.J.K. (2000). Spirophycus acicularis, a new red algal genus and species in the Lophothalieae (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales) from eastern Australia. Phycologia 39: 87-95.
  • +Coppejans, E.G.G. and Millar, A.J.K. (2000). Marine red algae from the north coast of Papua New Guinea. Botanica Marina 43: 315-346.
  • Jousson, O., Pawlowski, J., Zaninetti, L., Zechman, F.W., Dini, F., Di Guiseppe, G., Woodfield, R., Millar, A. and Meinesz, A. (2000). Invasive alga reaches California. Nature 9 Nov. 2000, vol 408: 157-158.
  • Millar, A.J.K. (2000). Veleroa magneana, (Brongniartelleae, Ceramiales), a new red algal species from the Coral Sea, South Pacific. Cryptogamie, Algologie 21: 157-165.
  • Millar, A.J.K. and Kraft, G.T. (2001).  Monograph of the green macroalgal genus Rhipilia (Udotiaceae, Halimedales), with a description of R. crassa sp. nov. from Australia and the Philippines. Phycologia 40: 14 pages.
  • Millar, A..J.K. (2001). The genus Sciadophycus (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Indo-Pacifc.  Phycologia 10: 4 pages.
  • Millar, A.J.K. and Nelson, W.A. (2002) The genera Nancythalia humilis gen. et sp. nov. (Delesseriaceae, Rhodophyta) and Abroteia J. Agardh from New Zealand. Phycologia 41: 245-253.
  • Harvey, A. S., Woelkerling, Wm J. and Millar, A.J.K. (2003). An account of the Hapalidiaceae (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in south-eastern Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 16: 647-698.
  • Millar, A.J.K. 2003. Gracilaria hermonii sp. nov. (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta), a compressed species from the east coast of Australia. Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds: volume 9, pp. 237-230.
  • Skelton, P., South, G. R. and Millar, A.J.K. 2003. Gracilaria ephemera sp. nov. (Gracilariales, Rhodophyceae) a flattened species from Samoa, South Pacific. Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds: volume 9, pp. 231-242.
  • Millar, A.J.K. (2004) New records of marine benthic algae from New South Wales, eastern Australia. Phycological Research 52: 1-12.
  • Kraft, G.T. and Millar, A.J.K. 2005. Struvea thoracoides (Cladophorales), a new deep-water chlorophyte from the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia. Phycologia 44: 305-311.
  • Millar, A.J.K. & Freshwater, D.W. 2005.  The morphology and molecular phylogeny of the red algal order Gelidiales from New South Wales, including Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands. Australian Systematic Botany 18: 1-49.
  • Millar, A.J.K. & Prud’homme van Reine 2005. Marine benthic macroalgae collected by Vieillard from New Caledonia and described as new species by Kuetzing. Phycologia 44: 536-549.
  • Millar, A.J.K. & Payri, C.E. 2006. New records of marine benthic algae from the Lagoon Sud-Ouest of New Caledonia, South Pacific. Phycological Research 54: 169-185.
  • Harvey, A., Phillips, L., Woelkerling, W.J. and Millar, A.J.K. 2006. The Mastophoriodeae (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) from south-eastern Australia. Australian Systematic Botany (in press - issue 5 2006).
  • Yee, N., Millar, A.J.K., Peters, A. and Kraft, G.T. 2002. Evolutionary relationships and inter-generic variation within the marine brown algal order Sporochnales (Phaeophyceae). Genetics Society of Australia, UNSW.
  • Millar, A.J.K. 2004 New records of marine benthic algae from New South Wales, eastern Australia. Phycological Research 52: 1-12.
  • Kraft, G.T. and Millar, A.J.K. 2005. Struvea thoracoides (Cladophorales), a new deep-water chlorophyte from the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia. Phycologia (in press)
  • Millar, A.J.K. & Freshwater, D.W. 2005.  The morphology and molecular phylogeny of the red algal order Gelidiales from New South Wales, including Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands. Australian Systematic Botany 18: 1-49.
  • Millar, A.J.K. & Prud’homme van Reine 2005. Marine benthic macroalgae collected by Vieillard from New Caledonia and described as new species by Kuetzing.  Phycologia 44: 536-549
  • Millar, A.J.K. & Payri, C.E. 2006. New records of marine benthic algae from the Lagon Sud-Ouest of New Caledonia, South Pacific. Phycological Research 54: 169-185.
  • Harvey, A., Phillips, L., Woelkerling, W.J. and Millar, A.J.K. 2006. The Corallinaceae, subfamily Mastophoriodeae (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) from south-eastern Australia.  Australian Systematic Botany 19: 387-429.
  • Millar, A.J.K. and De Clerck, O. 2006. Skeletonella nelsoniae gen. et sp. nov, representing a new tribe of macroalgae, the Skeletonelleae (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 46: 47-57.
  • Huisman, J.M. and Millar, A.J.K. 2007. The Liagoraceae (Rhodophyta) of New caledonia collected by Vieillard, including Ganonema filicoides (Kuetzing) comb. nov. Crptogamie Algologie 28: 201-207.
  • Leliaert, F, Millar, A.J.K., Caroline Vlaeminck and Coppejans, E. 2007. Systematic of the green macroalgal genus Chamaedoris Montagne (Siphonales), with an emended description of the genus Struvea Sonder. Phycologia 46: 709-725.
  • Graham J. Edgar1,2, Penny F. Langhammer1, Gerry Allen3, Thomas M. Brooks1, Juliet Brodie4, William Crosse1, Naamal De Silva1, Lincoln D.C. Fishpool5, Matt N. Foster1, David H. Knox1, John E. McCosker6, Roger McManus1, Alan J.K. Millar7, Robinson Mugo8  2008. Key Biodiversity Areas as globally significant target sites for the conservation of marine biological diversity  Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 18: 955-968.
  • Millar, A.J.K. 2007. The Flindersian and Peronian Provinces. In Algae of Australia: Introduction. (Eds) McCarthy, P.M. and Orchard, A.E. Australian Biological Reources Study, CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia.  pp. 554-559
  • Brodie, J., Anderson, R.A., Kawachi, M, and Millar, A.J.K. 2008. Endangered algal species and how to protect them. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. (in press)
  • Wm J. Woelkerling*, 1, A.J.K. Millar2 & A. Harvey1 2008. Recognition of Pachyarthron as a distinct genus in the subfamily Corallinoideae (Corallinaceae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 47: 265-293.