Robertson, G. Philip

Robertson, G. Philip
Michigan State University

Phil Robertson is University Distinguished Professor of Ecosystem Science in the Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences at MSU, with which he has been associated since 1981. Since 1988 he has directed the NSF Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program in Agricultural Ecology at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, where he is a resident faculty. He is also program leader for sustainability research in the Department of Energy's Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center.

Dr. Robertson's research interests include the biogeochemistry and ecology of field crop and cellulosic biofuel ecosystems and in particular nitrogen and carbon dynamics, greenhouse gas fluxes, and the functional significance of microbial diversity in these systems. His undergraduate and graduate teaching includes Agricultural Ecology, Biogeochemistry, and Soil Biology courses.

Research Interests: 
terrestrial biogeochemistry