Selected Publications by Nathan Phillips

*Denotes current or former postdoc or student.

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Hendrick, M. F.*, Ackley, R., Sanaie-Movahed, B.*, Tang, X.*, and Phillips, N. (2016). Methane emissions from leak-prone natural gas distribution infrastructure in urban environments. Environmental Pollution, Vol. 213: 710-716. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.01.094


McKain K, Down A, Raciti SM, Budney J, Hutyra LR, Floerchinger C, Herndon S, Nehrkorn T, Zahniser M, Jackson RB, Phillips N, Wofsy SC (2015) Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Infrastructure and Use in the Urban Region of Boston, Massachusetts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112:1941-1946. doi: 10.7910/DVN/28530


RB Jackson, A Down, NG Phillips, RC Ackley, CW Cook, DL Plata, K Zhao. (2014) Natural gas pipeline leaks across Washington, DC. Environmental science & technology. 48(3). 2051-2058. doi: 10.1021/es404474x

D Kim, R Oren, AC Oishi, CI Hsieh, N Phillips, KA Novick, PC Stoy. (2014) Sensitivity of stand transpiration to wind velocity in a mixed broadleaved deciduous forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 187, 62-71. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2013.11.013

MJB Zeppel, JD Lewis, NG Phillips, DT Tissue. (2014) Consequences of nocturnal water loss: a synthesis of regulating factors and implications for capacitance, embolism and use in models. Tree Physiology 34:1047- 1055, doi: 10.1093/treephys/tpu089


Howarth R, Shindell D, Santoro R, Ingraffea A, Phillips N, Townsend-Small A (2013) Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Systems. Background Paper Prepared for the National Climate Assessment, Reference number 2011-0003. (United States Global Change Research Program) pdf

JD Lewis, RA Smith, O Ghannoum, BA Logan, NG Phillips, DT Tissue. (2014) Industrial-age changes in atmospheric [CO2] and temperature differentially alter responses of faster-and slower-growing Eucalyptus seedlings to short-term drought. Tree physiology 33 (5), 475-488 doi: 10.1093/treephys/tpt032.

Phillips N (2013) Untangling the Belowground Knot. (Peer-Reviewed Commentary) Tree Physiology 33:1-2. doi: 10.1093/treephys/tps130

Phillips N, Ackley B, Crosson E, Down A, Hutyra L, Brondfield M, Karr J, Zhao K, Jackson R (2013) Mapping urban methane pipeline leaks: methane leaks across Boston. Environmental Pollution 173:1-4. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2012.11.003

*Renninger HJ, McCulloh K, Phillips N (2013) A comparison of the hydraulic efficiency of a palm species (Iriartea deltoidea) with other wood types. Tree Physiology 33:152-160. doi: 10.1093/treephys/tps123

*Renninger H, Phillips N (2013) Response to Commentary by Tomlinson and Quinn.  American Journal of Botany 100:465-466. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1300013


*Dillen SY, Op De Beeck M, Hufkens K, *Buonanduci M, Phillips N (2012) Seasonal patterns of foliar reflectance in relation to photosynthetic capacity in two co-occurring tree species, Quercus rubra and Betula papyrifera. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 160:60-68. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2012.03.001

Logan B, Reblin J, Zonana D, Dunlavey R, Hricko C, Hall A, Schmiege S, Butschek R, Duran K, Emery RJN, Kurepin L, Phillips N, Tissue DT (2012) Impact of eastern dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium pusillum) on host white spruce (Picea glauca) development, growth and performance across multiple scales.  Physiologia Plantarum  DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-3054.2012.01681.x.

Miller-Rushing A*, Primack R, Phillips N, Kaufmann R (2012) Effects of Warming Temperatures on Winning Times in the Boston Marathon. PLoS One 2012;7(9):e43579. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043579. Epub 2012 Sep 26.

*Renninger HJ, Phillips N (2012) “Secondary stem lengthening” in the palm Iriartea deltoidea (Arecaceae) provides an efficient and novel method for height growth in a tree form. American Journal of Botany 99:607-613. doi:10.3732/ajb.1100523