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Horton to Present 2nd Annual Campbell Lecture

PULLMAN, Wash. — Bob Horton, professor of soil physics at Iowa State University, will deliver the second annual Gaylon Campbell Lecture in Environmental Soil and Water Science at 7 p.m., Oct. 11, in the S. H. Smith Center for Undergraduate Education at Washington State University.

He will speak on “Advancing Environmental Investigations by Taming the Challenges Posed by Dynamic Surface Soil Properties.”

Horton has pioneered the development of instrumentation and techniques for measuring soil physical properties, particularly the measuring and modeling of heat and mass transfer in soil.

He is a recipient of the prestigious Don and Betty Kirkham Soil Physics Award as well as the Soil Science Research Award, both from the Soil Science Society of America.

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 the 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.

Horton’s lecture is free and open to the public. A reception for the speaker is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. in the CUE Atrium.

For more information, call (509) 335-2915.

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