COS 15 - Detritus and Decomposition

Monday, August 8, 2011: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
18D, Austin Convention Center
1:30 PM
Soil warming differentially accelerates decomposition of woody debris
Minda R. Berbeco, National Center for Science Education; Jerry M. Melillo, Marine Biological Laboratory; Colin M. Orians, Tufts University
1:50 PM
Interactions between lignin, cellulose, and N are major controls over litter chemistry-decay relationships
Jenny M. Talbot, University of Minnesota; Kathleen K. Treseder, University of California, Irvine
2:10 PM
Carbon and nitrogen storage and decomposition in decaying taproots at the Calhoun Experimental Forest, SC
Megan L. Mobley, Oregon State University; Paul R. Heine, Duke University; Daniel deB. Richter, Duke University
2:30 PM
Microbial resource limitation in tropical rainforest litter of variable C:N:P stoichiometry
Nicolas Fanin, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique; Sandra Barantal, Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, CEFE-CNRS; Nathalie Fromin, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique; Heidy Schimann, INRA-UMR ECOFOG; Stephan Hattenschwiler, Centre of Functional Ecology and Evolution
2:50 PM
Microbial community function on decomposing vertebrate carrion
Jennifer L. Pechal, Texas A&M University; M. Eric Benbow, University of Dayton; Aaron M. Tarone, Texas A&M University; Tawni L. Crippen, USDA-ARS; Jeffery K. Tomberlin, Texas A&M University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
Implications of familiarity: Non-random tree species change, litter decomposition, and the soil microbial community
Ashley D. Keiser, Iowa State University; Jennifer D. Knoepp, USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station; Mark A. Bradford, Yale University
3:40 PM
The influence of individual leaf species, litter diversity, and habitat on litter decomposition processes
Larry M. Feinstein, Kent State University; Lan Wu, Nanchang University; Oscar J. Valverde, Kent State University; Laura G. Leff, Kent State University; Mark W. Kershner, Kent State University; Christopher B. Blackwood, Kent State University
4:00 PM
The effects of long-term incubation on biological controls of soil organic matter (SOM) decomposition
Hannah Birge, Colorado State University; Richard Conant, Colorado State University; Matthew D. Wallenstein, Colorado State University; Eldor A. Paul, Colorado State University
4:20 PM
Cattail eradication effects on decomposition in a seasonally dry tropical wetland
Justin J. Montemarano, Kent State University; Mahmood Sasa-Marin, Instituto Clodomiro Picado; Mark W. Kershner, Kent State University
4:40 PM
Invasive plants in wetlands: Effects of litter and soil conditioning on decomposition and N transformation rates
Jason P. Martina, University of Michigan; Merritt R. Turetsky, University of Guelph; Stephen K. Hamilton, Michigan State University
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