Popular Press and Presentations

Book Chapters, Proceedings, and Electronic Media:




  • Phillips, R.L. 2012. “Tech Talk: Laser Accuracy.” Television interview, KFYR TV, Jeremy Novak. Aug 16. 

Invited Presentations:

  • Precision Agriculture: Information and Technologies for Soil and Crop Management, Bismarck, ND, Oct 2012. “Precision agriculture research and applications.”

  • Annual Wildlife Society Meeting, Mandan, ND, Sep 2012. “Remote sensing techniques for habitat and biofuel assessment.”

  • Annual Grazing Society Meeting, Mandan, ND, Sep 2012. “Integration of field and remote sensing to assess grasslands.”

  • Australian Society of Soil Science Annual Meeting, New South Wales Chapter, Canberra, Dec 2011. “Influence of agricultural land use and management on greenhouse gas emissions in the Northern Plains, USA.”

  • Regional Wetland Managers Meeting, Mandan, ND, 2010. “Improved watershed assessment using new tools in Google Earth.”

  • University of Manitoba Soil Science Department, Winnipeg, 2009. “Ecosystem carbon and nitrogen cycling in North Dakota agricultural landscapes.”

  • Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, 2009. “Net fluxes of CO2, not N2O or CH4, are affected following agronomic-scale additions of urea to prairie and arable soils.”

  • University of North Dakota Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Grand Forks, ND, 2009. “Understanding trace gas fluxes between soils, plants, and the atmosphere.”

  • American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2010. Understanding Greenhouse Gases Symposium. “Questioning assumptions regarding nitrous oxide emissions and fertilizer use.”

  • South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, 2009. “Prairie pothole wetland assessment at multiple scales.”

  • Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting, Madison, WI, 2009. “Wetland ecosystem services vary with climate for prairie pothole landscapes.”

  • U.S. Forest Service, Rapid City, SD, 2008. “Monitoring prairie grassland quality and quantity for Dakota landscapes.”

  • U.S.G.S. EROS Data Center, Sioux Falls, SD, 2007. “PPR Assessment and Monitoring: Mapping prairie glacial basin surface water changes and carbon emissions at high to moderate spatial resolutions.”

  • U.S. Forest Service, Bismarck, ND, 2006. “Alternative approaches to monitoring prairie grasslands.”

  • Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Workshop, Denver, CO, 2005. “Functional, landscape assessment for North Dakota prairie glacial basins.”

  • Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 2005. “Remote sensing ecosystem properties and processes for scaling-up biogeochemistry research and applications.”

  • American Geophysical Union, Chapman Conference on Carbon Science & Technology, San Diego, CA, 2005. “Remote ecosystem carbon assessment for Missouri Coteau agricultural wetlands.”

  • Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, 2003. “Soil trace gas exchange research for ND agricultural and wetland ecosystems.”

  • Northern Prairie Research Center, Jamestown, ND, 2002. “Carbon cycling in forest soils.”

  • University of North Dakota, Biology Department, Grand Forks, ND, 2002. “Elevated carbon dioxide and the terrestrial carbon cycle.”

  • University of Michigan School of Natural Resources, Ann Arbor, MI, 2001. “Fluxes of nitrous oxide and methane under FACE.”