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Biometeorologist to Present Campbell Lecture at WSU, Feb. 16

Biometeorologist Dennis Baldocchi. Click image for a larger version.
Biometeorologist Dennis Baldocchi. Click image for a larger version.

PULLMAN, Wash. — Biometeorologist Dennis Baldocchi will present the 7th annual Gaylon Campbell Lecture in Environmental Soil and Water Science at Washington State University.

Baldocchi will discuss why ecologists need soil physics, and vice versa, on Feb. 16th at 4:10 p.m. in Todd 216 on the WSU Pullman campus. A reception will immediately follow the lecture.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

A professor of biometeorology at the University of California, Berkeley, Baldocchi received his B.S. degree in atmospheric sciences from the University of California, Davis and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in bioenvironmental engineering from the University of Nebraska. Prior to returning to California, he was a physical scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Baldocchi’s research program focuses on the physical, biological and chemical processes that govern trace gas and energy exchange between vegetation and the atmosphere. He is principal investigator of the global FLUXNET project and directs Ameriflux projects on the carbon and water flux of oak savanna, and carbon, water and methane exchange of peatlands.

He serves as editor-in-chief of Journal of Geophysical Research, Biogeosciences, is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, and a recipient of the 2009 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biometeorology by the American Meteorological Society.

The Campbell Lecture in Environmental Soil and Water Science was created to help further our understanding of environmental soil science. It is named for Gaylon Campbell, who spent nearly 30 years as a professor of environmental biophysics and soil physics in WSU’s crop and soil sciences department. Campbell retired from WSU in 1998 to become vice president of engineering of Decagon Devices, a local manufacturer of biophysical research instrumentation. The lecture was created through gifts from Campbell Scientific, Inc. and Decagon Devices, Inc.

The lecture is presented jointly by the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and the Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach.

Contact David Brown at (509) 335-1859 or for more information.