COS 19
Soil Ecology

Monday, August 10, 2015: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
348, Baltimore Convention Center
1:30 PM
 Intercropping improves soil structure by increasing large macro-aggregates in a newly reclaimed soils
Xiao-Fei Li, China Agricultural University; Wei-Ping Zhang, China Agricultural University; Cheng-Bao Wang, Gansu Academy of Agricultural Sciences; Ping Wang, Ningxia Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences; Si-Cun Yang, Gansu Academy of Agricultural Sciences; Lin-Guo Gui, Ningxia Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences; Long Li, China Agricultural University
1:50 PM
 Phylogenetic scale matters: Assessment of bacterial community structure at broad phylogenetic scales obscures fine-scale patterns of clustering and overdispersion
Jennifer D. Rocca, Duke University; Melinda D. Smith, Colorado State University; Matthew Wallenstein, Colorado State University
2:10 PM
 A modeling framework for the estimation soil organic matter carbon in forests of the United States
Grant M. Domke, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station; Charles H. Perry, USDA Forest Service; Brian F. Walters, USDA Forest Service; Christopher W. Woodall, USDA Forest Service; Lucas E. Nave, University of Michigan Biological Station; Christopher W. Swanston, USDA Forest Service
2:30 PM
 How does consuming organic products affect my nitrogen footprint?
Laura Cattell Noll, University of Virginia; James N. Galloway, University of Virginia; Allison M. Leach, University of New Hampshire; Verena Seufert, McGill University; Jessica Shade, The Organic Center
2:50 PM
 The effect of slope orientation and soil particle size on a microfloral community in a desert ecosystem
Yosef Steinberger, Bar Ilan University; Rachel Ehrlich, Bar Ilan University; Chen Sherman, Bar-Ilan University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 Disentangling the fundamental underpinning of soil biological resilience
Karl Ritz, University of Nottingham; Ron Corstanje, Cranfield University; Lindsay Todman, Rothamsted Research; Lynda Deeks, Cranfield University; James A. Harris, Cranfield University; Fiona Fraser, Cranfield University; Mark Pawlett, Cranfield University; Andy Whitmore, Rothamsted Research
3:40 PM
 Soil lichens and their sphere of influence underground
Natalie Howe, Rutgers University; John Dighton, Rutgers University
4:00 PM
 Spatial controls on boreal soil carbon fluxes across a vegetation and permafrost transition
James Stegen, PNNL; Carolyn Anderson, PNNL; Alex Crump, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Evan Kane, Michigan Tech University; Ben Bond-Lamberty, PNNL
4:20 PM
 Tracking the fate of Arctic carbon: Will Arctic shrub expansion result in a loss or gain of soil carbon?
Laurel Lynch, Colorado State University; Megan Machmuller, Colorado State University; Matthew Wallenstein, Colorado State University; M. Francesca Cotrufo, Colorado State University; Eldor Paul, Colorado State University
4:40 PM
 Vertical distribution of microbes and nematodes in subsurface soils in an Australian woodland
Uffe N. Nielsen, University of Western Sydney; Teresa E. Gimeno, University of Western Sydney; Jeff R. Powell, University of Western Sydney; Sally A. Power, University of Western Sydney; Shun Hasegawa, University of Western Sydney; David S. Ellsworth, University of Western Sydney; Ian Anderson, University of Western Sydney; Barbara Drigo, University of Western Sydney
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