COS 53
Soil Ecology

Tuesday, August 12, 2014: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Bondi, Sheraton Hotel
1:30 PM
 Asian earthworm invasion: The stable isotope perspective
Chih-Han Chang, Johns Hopkins University; Katalin Szlavecz, Johns Hopkins University; Michael J. Bernard, Johns Hopkins University; Timothy R. Filley, Purdue University; Scott Pitz, Johns Hopkins University
1:50 PM
 Ginormous trees have big effects: The influence of giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) on soils
Stephen C. Hart, University of California; Teresa L. Fukuda, University of California; Chelsea J. Carey, Point Blue Conservation Science; Emma P. McCorkle, University of California; Abigail S. Dziegiel, University of California; Nancy Rossi, University of California
2:10 PM
 PRS probes: From farm field to meadow, forest and bog
Lindsey A. Andronak, Western Ag Innovations; Eric Bremer, Western Ag Innovations
2:30 PM
 Why are some microbes more ubiquitous than others? Predicting the habitat breadth of soil bacteria
Albert Barberan, University of Colorado; Kelly Sierra Ramirez, Colorado State University; Jonathan Leff, University of Colorado; Mark A. Bradford, Yale University; Diana H. Wall, Colorado State University; Noah Fierer, University of Colorado
2:50 PM
 Climate and parent material controls on soil formation in the Gallatin Valley, MT
John C. Sugden, Montana State University; Anthony S. Hartshorn, Montana State University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 Precipitation influences soil biogeochemistry across 20kyr old basaltic soils
Jesse B. Bateman, Stanford University; Oliver A. Chadwick, University of California; Peter M. Vitousek, Stanford University
3:40 PM
 Microbial community response to increased years of grassland restoration under the Conservation Reserve Program in semiarid sandy soils
Mamatha Kakarla, Texas Tech University; Jennifer Moore Kucera, Texas Tech University; Lisa Fultz, Texas Tech University; Chenhui Li, Texas Tech University; V. Acosta-Martinez, USDA-ARS; John Zak, Texas Tech University
4:00 PM
 Climate variability, soil fertility, and pedogenic thresholds
Peter M. Vitousek, Stanford University; Jean Louise Dixon, Montana State University; Oliver A. Chadwick, University of California
4:20 PM
 Climate impacts on belowground function via shifts in plant chemistry permeating the soil profile
Jennifer D. Rocca, Duke University; Matthew D. Wallenstein, Colorado State University
4:40 PM
 Decomposition of soil organic matter due to dessication of high elevation meadow soils
Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, University of California, Merced; Chelsea Arnold, University of California, Merced; Teamrat A. Ghezzehei, University of California, Merced
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