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Charlie Miller Oral History Interview. May 12, 2015

Charlie Miller Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Mike Dicianna.

May 12, 2015

Location:  Burt Hall, Oregon State University.

Charlie Miller (b. 1940) is an oceanographer and ocean ecologist who spent thirty-four years as a faculty member at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, arriving in 1969 and retiring in 2003. An expert on zooplankton, Miller has made several important contributions to the scientific understanding of the world's oceans, including the discovery of a new species of plankton, Neocalanus flemingeri, first identified in 1982. Miller is also a social and environmental activist who has, in particular, spoken out against a liquefied natural gas terminal that is proposed to cross Oregon. His interview provides an overview of his scientific research as well as his institutional memories of HMSC and his activism in retirement.