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Bruce Ellis

Bruce Ellis

Supervisory Environmental Specialist


Environmental Resource Management Division
Bureau of Reclamation
6150 W Thunderbird Road
Glendale, AZ 85306-4001


  • Division Chief, Environmental Resource Management Division
  • Supervisory Environmental Specialist


Bruce is the Chief of the Phoenix Area Office�s Environmental Resource Management Division, a part of the U.S. Department of the Interior�s Bureau of Reclamation. He has a B.A. in Anthropology and has worked for the Bureau of Reclamation for 23 years.

The Phoenix Area Office's Environmental Resource Management Division is charged with protecting Arizona's natural and cultural resources within its area of operations. This means ensuring that federally funded construction projects designed to develop water resources do not harm the local environment or that unavoidable environmental impacts are mitigated. This is accomplished through adherence to federal law designed to protect the environment and cultural resources. The Phoenix Area Office also takes a proactive approach to protecting natural and cultural resources within its area of operations.

Journal Articles


Aktipis, A., B. Ellis, K. K. Nishimura and R. A. Hiatt. 2015. Modern reproductive patterns associated with estrogen receptor positive but not negative breast cancer susceptibility. Evolution , Medicine, & Public Health 2015(3):53-74. DOI: 10.1093/emph/eou028. (link )


Ellis, B. 1989. The Central Arizona (USA) freeze. Citrograph 127.