Nathan Phillips

Faculty Associate
Professor, Earth and Environment, Boston University


BA, California State University; PhD, Duke University


Global Change Biology, Urban Physiology, Sustainability

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Nathan Phillips is Professor of Earth and Environment at Boston University. His research focuses on physiological mechanisms that regulate water, carbon, and energy exchanges between plants/ecosystems and the environment, especially in the context of environmental change.  More recently, this research has been translated to studies of the ecology “in cities”, and the ecology “of cities”, in an interdisciplinary research program called “Urban Metabolism” supported by the National Science Foundation and Boston University’s Sustainable Neighborhood Laboratory.