Role at Landcare Research
- Senior Researcher - Erosion Processes
- Erosion processes and the role of vegetation in modifying or mitigating erosion.
- Integrated catchment management.
- Erosion and slope stability research.
- STEC - 'Smarter targeting of erosion control' - MBIE programme
- Steepland plantation forestry and post-harvest landslides and debris flows
- Integrated Catchment Management (ICM)
PhD Agricultural Engineering
MSc (Hons) Earth Science
Mackay-Smith TH, Burkitt L, Reid J, Lopez IF, Phillips C 2023. Correction: Mackay-Smith et al. A Framework for Reviewing Silvopastoralism: A New Zealand Hill Country Case Study (vol 12, 725, 2023). Land 12(3). WOS:000960592000001 https://doi.org/10.3390/land12030725
van Zadelhoff FB, Albaba A, Cohen D, Phillips C, Schaefli B, Dorren L, Schwarz M 2022. Introducing SlideforMAP: a probabilistic finite slope approach for modelling shallow-landslide probability in forested situations. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 22(8): 2611-2635. WOS:000840411500001 https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-2611-2022
Mackay-Smith TH, Burkitt L, Reid J, Lopez IF, Phillips C 2021. A framework for reviewing silvopastoralism: a New Zealand hill country case study. Land 10(12). WOS:000738293700001 https://doi.org/10.3390/land10121386
Phillips C, Hales T, Smith H, Basher L 2021. Shallow landslides and vegetation at the catchment scale: A perspective. Ecological Engineering 173. WOS:000703861400002 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2021.106436
Marden M, Lambie S, Phillips C 2020. Potential effectiveness of low-density plantings of manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) as an erosion mitigation strategy in steeplands, northern Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 50. WOS:000595151400001 https://doi.org/10.33494/nzjfs502020x82x
Giadrossich F, Schwarz M, Marden M, Marrosu R, Phillips C 2020. Minimum representative root distribution sampling for calculating slope stability in Pinus radiata D.Don plantations in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 50. WOS:000562047200001 https://doi.org/10.33494/nzjfs502020x68x
Gasser E, Perona P, Dorren L, Phillips C, Hiibl J, Schwarz M 2020. A new framework to model hydraulic bank erosion considering the effects of roots. Water 12(3). WOS:000529249500278 https://doi.org/10.3390/w12030893
Smith H, Phillips C, Basher L, Betts H, Davies-Colley R, Dymond J, Fuller IC, Haddadchi A, Herzig A, Hicks M, Hughes AC, Matthews A, McColl ST, Neverman A, Spiekermann R, Swales A, Vale S, Watson B 2019. Quantifying links between catchment erosion processes and sediment-related water quality in rivers. Proceedings: NZ Hydrological Society Annual Conference 2019, Rotorua, New Zealand, 3-6 December 2019. https://8f153061-3d78-4a2d-a860-519c36926737.filesusr.com/ugd/031905_9dfff7b4b1154b20982c26419055824b.pdf
Dymond J, Herzig A, Smith H, Zoerner J, Basher L, Phillips C, Haddadchi A, MacDonald I, Zammit C, Davies-Colley R, Swales A 2019. Event-scale soil-erosion and sediment-transport model for predicting water quality in rivers. Proceedings: NZ Hydrological Society Annual Conference 2019, Rotorua, New Zealand, 3-6 December 2019. https://8f153061-3d78-4a2d-a860-519c36926737.filesusr.com/ugd/031905_9dfff7b4b1154b20982c26419055824b.pdf
Gasser E, Schwarz M, Simon A, Perona P, Phillips C, Hubl J, Dorren L 2019. A review of modeling the effects of vegetation on large wood recruitment processes in mountain catchments. Earth-Science Reviews 194: 350-373. WOS:000472687000017 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.04.013
Rey F, Bifulco C, Bischetti GB, Bourrier F, De Cesare G, Florineth F, Graf F, Marden M, Mickovski SB, Phillips C, Peklo K, Poesen J, Polster D, Preti F, Rauch HP, Raymond P, Sangalli P, Tardio G, Stokes A 2019. Soil and water bioengineering: Practice and research needs for reconciling natural hazard control and ecological restoration. Science of the Total Environment 648: 1210-1218. WOS:000447805500112 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.217
Smith H, Phillips C 2019. Targeting smarter erosion control with new research. Soil Horizons. https://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/soil-horizons/soil-horizons-articles/targeting-smarter-erosion-control-with-new-research/
Spiekermann R, Herzig A, Dymond J, Basher L, Betts H, Jolly B, Medyckyi-Scott D, Ausseil AG, Phillips C 2018. SedNetNZ and the challenges of science-driven erosion control in policy and practice. Proceedings: American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA, 10-14 April 2018.
Phillips C, Marden M, Basher LR 2018. Geomorphology and forest management in New Zealand's erodible steeplands: An overview. Geomorphology 307: 107–121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.07.031
Marden M, Lambie S, Phillips C 2018. Biomass and root attributes of eight of New Zealand's most common indigenous evergreen conifer and broadleaved forest species during the first 5 years of establishment. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 48. WOS:000435508200001 https://doi.org/10.1186/s40490-018-0113-y
Betts H, Basher L, Dymond J, Herzig A, Marden M, Phillips C 2017. Development of a landslide component for a sediment budget model. Environmental Modelling & Software 92: 28–39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2017.02.003
Giadrossich F, Marden M, Marrosu R, M. S, Phillips CJ, Coehn D, Niedda M 2017. [Poster abstract] Bio-engineering traits of Pinus radiata D.Don. Proceedings: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria, 23–28 April 2017. http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2017/EGU2017-17854.pdf
Phillips CJ, Marden M, Betts H, Basher L 2017. Effectiveness of riparian margins for trapping sediment in steepland plantations. Proceedings: Forest Growers Research Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, 17-19 October 2017.
Giadrossich F, Schwarz M, Cohen D, Cislaghi A, Vergani C, Hubble T, Phillips C, Stokes A 2017. Methods to measure the mechanical behaviour of tree roots: a review. Ecological Engineering 109(B): 256–271. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2017.08.032
Hubble T, Clarke S, Stokes A, Phillips C 2017. 4th International Conference on Soil Bio- and Eco-Engineering (SBEE2016) ‘The Use of Vegetation to Improve Slope Stability’. Ecological Engineering 109(B): 141–144. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2017.11.003
Hölbling D, Betts H, Spiekermann R, Phillips C 2017. [Abstract] Mapping landslide hotspots by means of historical and recent aerial photography on North Island, New Zealand. Proceedings: 17th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Geomorphology Group Conference, Greytown, New Zealand, 6-10 February 2017. Pp. 62. https://www.anzgg.org/images/ANZGG_Program_and_Abstracts_low_res.pdf
Hölbling D, Betts H, Spiekermann R, Phillips C 2016. Identifying spatio-temporal landslide hotspots on North Island, New Zealand, by analyzing historical and recent aerial photography. Geosciences 6(4): 48. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences6040048
Hölbling D, Eisank C, Friedl B, Chang K-T, Tsai T-T, Pedersen GBM, Betts H, Cigna F, Chiang S-H, Robson BA, Bianchini S, Füreder P, Albrecht F, Spiekermann R, Weinke E, Blaschke T, Phillips C 2016. [Abstract] Object-based landslide mapping: examples, challenges and opportunities. Proceedings: EGU General Assembly 2016, Vienna Austria, 17-22 April 2016. http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2016/EGU2016-520.pdf
Quinn JM, Phillips C 2016. Production forestry. In: Jellyman PG, Davie TJA, Pearson CP, Harding JS ed. Advances in New Zealand freshwater science. New Zealand Hydrological Society & New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society. Pp. 469–481
McIvor I, Phillips C, Marden M, Douglas G 2016. [Poster abstract] Soil type influences on root development of Populus × euramericana planted as poles. Proceedings: Joint Conference of the New Zealand Society of Soil Science and Soil Science Australia: Soil, a Balancing Act Downunder, Queenstown, New Zealand, 12-16 December 2016. http://www.nzsssconference.co.nz/images/Ian_McIvor.pdf
Hölbling D, Betts H, Spiekermann R, Phillips C 2016. Semi-automated landslide mapping from historical and recent aerial photography. In: Sarjakoski T, Santos MY, Sarjakoski LT ed. Proceedings: The 19th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Helsinki, Finland, 14-17 June 2016. https://agile-online.org/Conference_Paper/cds/agile_2016/shortpapers/147_Paper_in_PDF.pdf
Schwarz M, Phillips C, Marden M, McIvor IR, Douglas GB, Watson A 2016. Modelling of root reinforcement and erosion control by ‘Veronese’ poplar on pastoral hill country in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 46: 4. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40490-016-0060-4
Dymond JR, Herzig A, Basher L, Betts HD, Marden M, Phillips CJ, Ausseil A-GE, Palmer DJ, Clark M, Roygard J 2016. Development of a New Zealand SedNet model for assessment of catchment-wide soil-conservation works. Geomorphology 257: 85–93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.12.022
Phillips C, Marden M, Basher L 2015. Forests and erosion protection - getting to the root of the matter. New Zealand Journal of Forestry 60(2): 11–15.
Basher L, Harrison D, Phillips C, Marden M 2015. What do we need for a risk management approach to steepland plantation forests in erodible terrain? New Zealand Journal of Forestry 60(2): 7–10.
Payn T, Phillips C, Basher L, Baillie B, Garrett L, Harrison D, Heaphy M, Marden M 2015. Improving management of post-harvest risks in steepland plantations. New Zealand Journal of Forestry 60(2): 3–6.
Phillips CJ, Marden M, Lambie SM 2015. Observations of "coarse" root development in young trees of nine exotic species from a New Zealand plot trial. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 45: 13. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40490-015-0043-x
Marden M, Basher L, Phillips C, Black R 2015. Should detailed terrain stability or erosion susceptibility mapping be mandatory in erodible steep lands? New Zealand Journal of Forestry 59(4): 32–42.
Phillips CJ, Marden M, Lambie SM 2014. Observations of root growth of young poplar and willow planting types. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 44: 15. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40490-014-0015-6
Stokes A, Douglas GB, Fourcaud T, Giadrossich F, Gillies C, Hubble T, Kim JH, Loades KW, Mao Z, McIvor IR, Mickovski SB, Mitchell S, Osman N, Phillips C, Poesen J, Polster D, Preti F, Raymond P, Rey F, Schwarz M, Walker LR 2014. Ecological mitigation of hillslope instability: ten key issues facing researchers and practitioners. Plant and Soil 377: 1–23. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-014-2044-6
Phillips CJ, Rey F, Marden M, Liébault F 2013. Revegetation of steeplands in France and New Zealand: geomorphic and policy responses. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 43: 14. https://doi.org/10.1186/1179-5395-43-14
Davies T, Phillips C, Warburton J 2013. Processes, transport, deposition, and landforms: flow. 7.15 7.15 In: Shroder JF ed. Treatise on geomorphology. London, Academic Press. Pp. 158–170https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-374739-6.00160-3
Phillips CJ, Marden M, Lambie SM, Watson A, Ross C, Fraser S 2013. Observations of below-ground characteristics of young redwood trees (Sequoia sempervirens) from two sites in New Zealand – implications for erosion control. Plant and Soil 363(1–2): 33–48. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-012-1286-4
Phillips CJ, Rey F, Marden M, Liébault F 2012. [Abstract] Revegetation of degraded steeplands in France and New Zealand: a comparison of geomorphic and policy responses. Proceedings: 3rd International Conference on Soil Bio- and Eco-Engineering: The Use of Vegetation to Improve Slope Stability, Vancouver, Canada, 23–27 July 2012. Pp. 75. http://inbe.cirad.fr//wp-content/uploads/vancouver-abstract-book3.pdf
Phillips C, Marden M, Basher L 2012. Plantation forest harvesting and landscape response - what we know and what we need to know. New Zealand journal of forestry 56(4): 4-12.
Phillips CJ, Marden M 2012. Future forest species for erosion control - something different? . Conservation Quorum May 2012.
Phillips C, Marden M 2011. Soil stabilising characteristics of native plants. Indigena (November): 10–13.
Allen W, Fenemor A, Kilvington M, Harmsworth G, Young RG, Deans N, Horn C, Phillips C, Montes de Oca O, Ataria J, Smith R 2011. Building collaboration and learning in integrated catchment management: the importance of social process and multiple engagement approaches. New Zealand journal of marine and freshwater research 45(3): 525-539. CABI:20113310543 https://doi.org/10.1080/00288330.2011.592197
Fenemor A, Phillips C, Allen W, Young RG, Harmsworth G, Bowden B, Basher L, Gillespie PA, Kilvington M, Davies-Colley R, Dymond J, Cole A, Lauder G, Davie T, Smith R, Markham S, Deans N, Stuart B, Atkinson M, Collins A 2011. Integrated catchment management - interweaving social process and science knowledge. New Zealand journal of marine and freshwater research 45(3): 313-331. CABI:20113310533 https://doi.org/10.1080/00288330.2011.593529
- Certified Practising Resource Manager (CPRM)
- Executive Board EcorisQ, EcorisQ