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Campbell Lecture Nov. 14

PULLMAN, Wash. — The third annual Gaylon Campbell Lecture in Environmental Soil and Water Science will be presented in two parts on Monday, Nov. 14, on the Washington State University campus.

Masaru Mizoguchi, associate professor of soil physics and soil hydrology at the University of Tokyo, will speak at 1 p.m. on “Soil Information Monitoring by Field Server” in room 204 of Johnson Hall.

Mizoguchi will talk about his development of Field Server, an on-site field monitoring system that collects data on crop, climate and soils in agricultural fields and sends the data, along with high-resolution digital photos, to a laboratory via a Wi-Fi network. He will show results of soil moisture monitoring and how Field Server is being incorporated into the 10-year implementation plan of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).

Takeshi Ishizaki, director of the Department of Conservation Science, National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo, will speak at 7 p.m. on the “Study on Conservation of Cultural Properties in Asia” in room 203 of the S. H. Smith Center for Undergraduate Education.

Ishizaki has been researching the deterioration of stone monuments and brick buildings as well as murals and ancient grave mounds.

The Campbell Lecture was created to help further 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. He retired from WSU in 1998 to become vice president of engineering at Decagon Devices, a local manufacturer of biophysical research instrumentation. The lecture was created through gifts from Campbell Scientific, Inc., and Decagon Devices, Inc.

The lectures are presented by WSU’s crop and soil sciences and fine arts departments and the Asia program in the College of Liberal Arts. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

A reception for the speakers is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the CUE Atrium.

Contact Deb Marsh at (509) 335-2915 for further information.

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