COS 80
Soil Ecology

Wednesday, August 7, 2013: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
M100GD, Minneapolis Convention Center
1:50 PM
 Environmental drivers of  soybean-nodulating-rhizobia diversity in un-inoculated smallholder farms in Malawi
Mary Parr, NCSU; Julie Grossman, NCSU; Sieglinde Snapp, Michigan State University; Rachel Bezner-Kerr, University of Western Ontario; Lizzie Shumba, Ekwendeni Hospital
2:30 PM Cancelled
 Volumetric change and losses of nutrient elements along an earthworm invasion chronosequence in a northern hardwood forest in Minnesota
Kit E. Resner, University of Minnesota; Kyungsoo Yoo, University of Minnesota; Amy Lyttle, University of Minnesota; Cynthia Hale, University of Minnesota Duluth; Anthony Aufdenkampe, Stroud Water Research Center; Stephen D. Sebestyen, USDA Forest Service Research
2:10 PM
 High-throughput amplicon sequencing of tallgrass prairie soil nematodes
Brian J. Darby, University of North Dakota; T.M. Todd, Kansas State University; Michael A. Herman, Kansas State University
2:50 PM
 Plant genetic identity influences litter structure with consequences for litter layer moisture retention
Todd Wojtowicz, Northern Arizona University; Zacchaeus G. Compson, Northern Arizona University; T.G. Whitham, Northern Arizona University; C.A. Gehring, Northern Arizona University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 A nondestructive, noninvasive genetic test for the presence/absence of the Giant Palouse earthworm (Driloleirus americanus)
Chris Baugher, University of Idaho; Gabrielle Filippi, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Jennifer Adams, University of Idaho; Jodi Johnson-Maynard, University of Idaho; Lisette Waits, University of Idaho
3:40 PM
 Soil microbial extracellular enzyme activites from a Northern temperate forest with experimental temperature and moisture manipulations
Carley J. Kratz, Michigan Technological University; Andrew J. Burton, Michigan Technological University; Erik A. Lilleskov, US Forest Service, Northern Research Station
4:00 PM
 Biological, physical, and temporal constraints on extracellular enzyme activity in prairie and corn bioenergy systems
Elizabeth M. Bach, Iowa State University; Kirsten S. Hofmockel, Iowa State University
4:20 PM
 Five decades of soil moisture dynamics in a northern forest
Salli Dymond, University of Minnesota; Paul Bolstad, University of Minnesota; Randall K. Kolka, USDA Forest Service