Colin S. Campbell

Adjunct Faculty

251 Johnson Hall
PO Box 646420
Pullman, WA  99164-6420 USA
Phone 509-335-5661 or 509-332-2756
FAX 509-335-8674



B.S., Washington State University, 1995
M.S., Texas A&M University, 1997
Ph.D. Texas A&M University, 2000


Soils 414/514 Environmental Biophysics


Biophysical instrumentation design and development for applications in soil physics and food science, micrometeorological measurements of field-scale heat and carbon dioxide transport, and measuring and modeling energy balance partitioning in flooded fields.


Campbell, C.S and K.J McInnes. 1999. Response of in situ leaf psychrometer to cuticle removal by abrasion. Agron. J. 91:859-862.

Heilman, J.L., D.R. Cobos, F.A. Heinsch, C.S. Campbell, and K.J. McInnes. 1999. Tower-Based conditional sampling system for measuring ecosystem-scale carbon dioxide exchange in coastal wetlands.  Estuaries. 22:584-591.

McInnes, K.J., C.S. Campbell, and J.L Heilman. 1998. Separation and dispersion of conditionally sampled eddies through an intake tube.  Agronomy Journal.  90:845-850.

Campbell, C.S., J.L. Heilman, K.J. McInnes, D.R. Cobos, F.A. Heinsch, L.T. Wilson, J. Medley, and G.W. Wu. 2001. Diel and Seasonal Variation in CO2 Flux of Irrigated Rice. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 108 (1): 15 – 27.

Campbell, C.S., J.L. Heilman, K.J. McInnes, D.R. Cobos, F.A. Heinsch, L.T. Wilson, J. Medley, and G.W. Wu. 2001. Seasonal Variation in Radiation Use Efficiency of Irrigated Rice. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 110 (1): 45 – 54.

Fontana, A.J., B.T. Wacker, C.S. Campbell, and G.S. Campbell. 2001. Simultaneous Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Diffusivity Measurement of Selected Foods. In “Thermal Conductivity”. Ed. R.B. Dinnwiddie. Proceedings of the 26th International Thermal Conductivity Conference.

Fontana, A.J. and C.S. Campbell. Water Activity. 2004. Food Science and Technology. 138 (Part 1):39-54.

Hubbart, J., T. Link, C. Campbell, and D. Cobos. 2005. Evaluation of a low-cost temperature measurement system for environmental applications. Hydrologic Processes. 19(7):1517:1523.

Maricle, B.R., D.R. Cobos and C.S. Campbell. 2007. Biophysical and morphological leaf adaptations to drought and salinity in salt marsh grasses.  Environmental and Experimental Botany. 60:458-467.

Robinson, D.A., C.S. Campbell, J.W. Hopmans, B.K Hornbuckle, S.B. Jones, R. Knight, F. Ogden, J. Selker, and O. Wendroth. 2008. Soil Moisture Measruement for Ecological and Hydrological Watershed-scale Observatories: A Review.  Vadose Zone Journal. 7(1)): 358 – 389.

Kizito F., C.S. Campbell, G.S. Campbell, D.R. Cobos, B.L. Teare, B. Carter, and J.W. Hopmans. 2008. Frequency, electrical conductivity and temperature analysis of a low-cost capacitance soil moisture sensor. Journal of Hydrology. 352:367-378.

Zent, A.P., Hecht, M.H., Cobos, D.R., Campbell, G.S., Campbell, C.S., Cardell, G., Foote, M.C., Wood, S.E., Mehta, M. 2009. Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe (TECP) for Phoenix. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114:E00A27.

Campbell, C.S., Bissey, L.L., Cobos, D.R., Dunne, K.M., Campbell, G.S., Brown, D.J. Insights into soil water use through interpreting moisture sensor data: A Note. Japanese Soil Science Society Journal. In Review.