Friday, August 8, 2008: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
103 C, Midwest Airlines Center
COS 110 - Detritus and Decomposition
8:00 AMLeaf litter decomposition process in forest ecosystem: A comparison of methods
Maria Francesca Cotrufo, Seconda Universitą di Napoli, Daniela Piermatteo, Seconda Universitą di Napoli, Fabio Marzaioli, Seconda Universitą di Napoli, Jerome Ngao, Seconda Universitą di Napoli
8:20 AMCoarse woody debris surface CO2 flux within experimental canopy gaps in a northern hardwood forest
Jodi A. Forrester, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jennifer L. Stoffel, University of Wisconsin-Madison, David J. Mladenoff, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Stith T. Gower, University of Wisconsin-Madison
8:40 AMInvertebrate herbivore and detritivore effects on microbial community composition and leaf decomposition rates under light gaps and closed canopies in a tropical forest
Chelse M. Prather, University of Notre Dame, Gary E. Belovsky, University of Notre Dame, Sharon A. Cantrell Rodrķguez, Universidad del Turabo, Grizelle Gonzįlez, USFS International Institute of Tropical Forestry
9:00 AMNitrogen dynamics of fine root decomposition in western Oregon
Tiffany L. Van Huysen, Oregon State University, Mark E. Harmon, Oregon State University, Steven Perakis, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
9:20 AMThe effect of differences in the active microbial community on decomposition on cedar and pine litter on native sandy prairie
Nathan J. Mellor, Colorado State University, Sherri J. Morris, Bradley University, Richard Conant, Colorado State University, Eldor A. Paul, Colorado State University
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMCrayfish effects on fine particulate organic matter bioavailability
Justin J. Montemarano, Kent State University, Mark W. Kershner, Kent State University
10:10 AMUnique microbial communities under three forest types decompose aspen leaf litter by different metabolic pathways:  A metabolomic analysis using high resolution mass spectrometry - MOVED TO COS 17-3
Matthew D. Wallenstein, Colorado State University, Edward Ayres, Colorado State University, Heidi Steltzer, Colorado State University, Matthew Lewis, Colorado State University
10:30 AMPhotochemical mineralization to carbon dioxide as a mechanism for plant litter decomposition in arid ecosystems
Leslie Brandt, University of Minnesota, Jennifer Y. King, University of California, Santa Barbara, Cassandra Bohnet, University of Northern Iowa
10:50 AMEffects of resource limitation and seasonal variation on the turnover of organic matter by Chironomidae (Diptera) in southern Apalachain streams
Angela Romito, University of Georgia, Sue Eggert, University of Georgia, J. Bruce Wallace, University of Georgia, Jeffrey M. Diez, Lincoln University

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