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Nick E. Christians is a University Professor of horticulture at Iowa State University, in Ames, Iowa, where he has taught courses and conducted research on turfgrass management and physiology since 1979. He received his B.S. degree from Colorado State University in 1972, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Ohio State University in 1977 and 1979, respectively. He has published more than 1000 technical papers, popular articles, published research reports, book chapters, and abstracts. He is coauthor of The Mathematics of Turfgrass Maintenance, 4th ed., Weed Control in Turf and Ornamentals by Turgeon, McCarty, and Christians published by Prentice Hall, and of Scotts Lawns: Your Guide to a Beautiful Yard. Dr. Christians has served as an invited speaker at professional conferences around the United States and has delivered invited seminars in Austria, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and Spain. He has also presented many seminars nationally as part of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) educational program on both turfgrass management and mathematics. His awards include the Iowa State University Award for Excellence in Academic Advising, promotion to University Professor in 2000, the Outstanding Educator Award from the American Society of Horticultural Science, the Iowa Legislative Teaching Excellence Award, the Iowa Inventor of the Year Award for 1998, R&D 100 Award 1996, and the Louis Thompson Advisor of the Year Award from the Iowa State University College of Agriculture. He was made a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy in 1995 and a Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America in 1996.