265 Symposium--Supporting Ecosystem Services with Conservation Agriculture: I

Oral Session
S06 Soil & Water Management & Conservation Ecosystem services can be either degraded or enhanced with contemporary agricultural practices.  Conservation agricultural systems are diverse, but have three key principles that can be used and modified to improve ecosystem services: (1) minimizing soil disturbance, (2) maximizing soil surface cover, and (3) stimulating biological activity.  Greater appreciation is needed of the value of a diversity of conservation agricultural approaches to meet the growing interest of farmers, scientists, and society in developing a better environment that provides robust ecosystem functioning.  This symposium will bring together a diversity of topics and approaches under the theme of enhancing ecosystem services with conservation agricultural approaches.


Agronomic Production Systems, Land Management & Conservation, C03 Crop Ecology, Management & Quality, Soil Biology & Biochemistry, Wetland Soils
Tuesday, October 18, 2011: 8:00 AM-11:40 AM
Henry Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 217C

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Alan J. Franzluebbers
Alan J. Franzluebbers
8:30 AM
Using Biodiversity to Link Agricultural Productivity with Environmental Quality: Results From Three Field Experiments In Iowa.
Matt Liebman, Iowa State University; Matthew Helmers, Iowa State University; Lisa A. Schulte, Iowa State University; Craig A. Chase, Iowa State University Extension
8:55 AM
Pastures and Integrated Crop-Livestock Systems for Multiple Ecosystem Services.
Matt Sanderson, USDA-ARS; David Archer, USDA-ARS; John Hendrickson, USDA-ARS; Scott Kronberg, USDA-ARS; Mark Liebig, USDA-ARS; Kristine Nichols, USDA-ARS; Marty Schmer, USDA-ARS; Donald Tanaka, USDA-ARS (retired)
9:20 AM
Organic Management Systems to Enhance Ecosystem Services and Reliance On Renewable Local Resources.
Michel Cavigelli, USDA-ARS; Steven Mirsky, USDA-ARS; John Doran, REAP
10:00 AM
9:45 AM
10:50 AM
Multi-Response Modeling of Agroecosystems.
Jeff Arnold, USDA-ARS; James Kiniry, Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory; Michael J. White, Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory
11:40 AM