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Executive Director:
Doctor Rebecca Lee Phillips, PhD

Dr Phillips is the founder and executive director of Ecological Insights. She has dedicated the last 20+ years and published 50+ papers for the advancement ecological research, education, and natural resources management. 

Professional Experience:

Landcare Research, New Zealand      

University of North Carolina

University of North Dakota                   

Colorado State University

University of Michigan                           

Mississippi University for Women

USDA Agricultural Research Service  

North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition

Certified Solar Energy Professional (North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals)

Herdsman Allen Will






Allen has worked with cattle for the entirety of his life. Allen helps with controlling and monitoring the cattle during grazing events. He helps ensure an even grazing pattern while protecting the scientific instruments from the cattle. 

Research Technician Abrielle (Abby) Tembreull

Abrielle (Abby) has experience and degrees in Biology and Plant Science. She oversees vegetation and soil data collections, assists with instrument maintenance, and ensures data quality. 

Professional Experience:

Bachelors of Science in Biology - Minnesota State University, Mankato

Masters of Science in Plant Science - South Dakota State University

For information on the Meadowlark Project Please Contact Abrielle at:


Field Assistant
Audrey Oswald





Audrey is a high school student that assists with field activities during the summer.  She is interested in carbon under grazing management.

Field Assistant
Lelyn Gunia





Lelyn is a high school student that assists in summer with vegetation collections and fencing. He is interested in cattle and agricultural activities.

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