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G. Philip Robertson


G. Philip (Phil) Robertson is University Distinguished Professor of Ecosystem Science in the Dept. of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University. He is also a resident faculty at MSU’s WK Kellogg Biological Station, where he has been based since the mid-1980’s. He is currently science director for the DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, and from 1988-2016 he directed the NSF Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program in Agricultural Ecology at MSU. His research interests include the biogeochemistry and ecology of field crop and bioenergy ecosystems, and in particular nitrogen and carbon dynamics, greenhouse gas fluxes, and the influence of climate change in these systems. He received his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in 1980 from Indiana University and his B.A. in 1976 from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He is a Fellow of AAAS and the Soil Science Society of America and has served on a number of national and international advisory boards and committees for NSF, USDA, EPA, DOE, and the National Research Council, among others.

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