COS 61
Biogeochemistry: Linking Community Structure And Ecosystem Function II

Wednesday, August 12, 2015: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
319, Baltimore Convention Center
8:00 AM
 Soil microbial functions are controlled by moisture, not vegetation history, in neotropical rainforests
Stephanie N. Kivlin, University of Texas; Christine V. Hawkes, University of Texas
8:20 AM
8:40 AM
 Drought effects on microbial community structure and function during Fagus grandifolia leaf litter decomposition
Joseph D. Taura, Kent State University; Christopher B. Blackwood, Kent State University; Laura G. Leff, Kent State University
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
 Water use efficiency of annual corn and perennial grasses
Michael Abraha, Michigan State University; Ilia Gelfand, Michigan State University; Jiquan Chen, Michigan State University; Stephen K. Hamilton, Michigan State University; Changliang Shao, Michigan State University; Yahn-Jauh Su, Michigan State University; G. Philip Robertson, Michigan State University
10:10 AM
 Nitrogen cycling and resource patchiness in two mountain big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata spp. vaseyana) plant communities: Evidence of threshold dynamics?
Crystal Yates-White Tipton, Colorado State University; Troy Ocheltree, Colorado State University; Maria Fernandez-Gimenez, Colorado State University; Kevin E. Mueller, USDA-ARS; Christopher Dickey, Colorado State University
10:30 AM
 Effects of recurring fire disturbance on plant functional diversity may promote soil carbon accumulation in temperate deciduous forests
Tyler K. Refsland, University of Illinois; Jennifer M. Fraterrigo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10:50 AM
 Decoupling direct and indirect effects of atmospheric warming on decomposition rates of wood-rot fungi
Madeleine A. Rubenstein, Yale University; Thomas Crowther, Yale University; Daniel Maynard, Yale University; Jonathan Schilling, University of Minnesota; Mark A. Bradford, Yale University
11:10 AM
 Historical precipitation regime and drying-rewetting interval alters grassland soil microbial community dynamics
Allison M. Veach, Kansas State University; Lydia Zeglin, Kansas State University
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