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April 19, 2018

EPA senior research engineer to present annual Kling L. Anderson Lecture

Submitted by Department of Agronomy

Brian Gullett, senior research engineer with the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development, will present the 2018 Kling L. Anderson Lecture.

Gullett will present "What is that smoke? Characterizing emissions from prescribed burns in the Flint Hills Region" at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, in 1018 Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center.

Gullett is a scientific and technical professional, ST level, and has served as an embassy science fellow with the Department of State in Stockholm, Sweden. He has been a visiting scientist for one year with U.S. Navy's Naval Surface Warfare Center in Annapolis, Maryland. Currently, he is the acting division director for the Air and Energy Management Division. He has been affiliated with the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program since 2005 as a scientific and technical committee member, principal investigator and the EPA's Executive Working Group representative. He is the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed journal articles, holds four U.S. patents, and has received more than 20 EPA Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards.

Gullett has a doctorate in environmental engineering and a master's in engineering management both from Duke University.

Kling L. Anderson assumed leadership of the pasture management program in the agronomy department in 1938 and remained on the faculty at K-State over the next 29 years, interrupted by two years absence to complete his doctorate at the University of Nebraska and as a Fulbright fellow to New Zealand. Anderson provided research that was extremely important to the ranching industry, not only in Kansas, but worldwide.

The Kling L. Anderson Lectureship was established to enhance training in range and forage management at K-State by providing the opportunity for students and faculty to benefit from interaction with outstanding scholars. The lectures and seminars provided through this program also will perpetuate and honor the name of Kling L. Anderson and commemorate his many years of outstanding service to K-State, the people of the state of Kansas and the range management profession worldwide. His contact with students and faculty on the campus has made a lasting impact, enhancing the lives and careers of those fortunate enough to have known him.

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