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Chris Phillips

Portfolio Leader
Soils & Landscapes
Chris Phillips
Location
Lincoln
Contact Chris

Research interests

Role at Landcare Research

  • Portfolio Leader - Managing Land & Water

Research interests

  • Erosion processes and the role of vegetation in modifying or mitigating erosion.
  • Integrated catchment management.
  • Erosion and slope stability research.

Current Projects

  • STEC - 'Smarter targeting of erosion control' - MBIE programme
  • Steeepland forestry and post-harvest landslides and debris flows
  • Integrated Catchment Management (ICM)

Qualifications

Lincoln
PGDipCom
1999

Canterbury
PhD Agricultural Engineering
1988

Waikato
MSc (Hons) Earth Science
1980

Otago
BSc Geology
1978

Publications

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). <Go to ISI>://WOS:000529249500278

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

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. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000447805500112

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. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000435508200001

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. http://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. http://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. http://www.nzjf.org/abstract.php?volume_issue=j60_2&first_page=11

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. http://www.nzjf.org/abstract.php?volume_issue=j60_2&first_page=7

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. http://www.nzjf.org/abstract.php?volume_issue=j60_2&first_page=3

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. http://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. http://www.nzjf.org/abstract.php?volume_issue=j59_4&first_page=32

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. http://dx.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. http://dx.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. http://dx.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. 158–170. http://dx.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. http://dx.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. http://www.nzjf.org/contents.php?volume_issue=j56_4

Phillips CJ, Marden M 2012. Future forest species for erosion control - something different? . Conservation Quorum May 2012. http://www.gdc.govt.nz/assets/Files/CQuorum/CQ-Autumn-2012.pdf

Phillips C, Marden M 2011. Soil stabilising characteristics of native plants. Indigena (November): 10–13. http://doi.org/10.7931/DL1RP4

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. http://dx.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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288330.2011.593529

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Memberships

  • Certified Practising Resource Manager (CPRM)
  • Executive Board EcorisQ, EcorisQ