285 Symposium--Ecosystem-Mineral Interactions: II

Oral Session
S05 Pedology Soil is a synthograph of environmental conditions and ecosystem process through time. Understanding how soil minerals interact with, control and record ecosystem processes is fundamental to understanding soil and ecosystem function. This joint symposium between the Soil Science Society of America’s Soil Mineralogy and Pedology divisions will explore the interaction between soil minerals and ecosystem processes across nano- to landscape spatial scales, modern to deep geologic time scales, and across natural and managed ecosystems. We seek to enhance communication between scientists studying ecosystem-mineral Interactions in a multidisciplinary forum. Topics include novel coupling of molecular, isotopic, or imaging techniques for using soil mineral data to better understand: (i) the coevolution of soil and ecosystem properties; (ii) soil biogeochemical cycling in natural and managed systems, and (iii) the quantification of mineral weathering and transformation processes.


Soil Mineralogy
Tuesday, October 23, 2012: 12:55 PM-3:15 PM
Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 212, Level 2

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Maria Nobles , Craig Rasmussen and Cynthia Stiles
Daniel Hirmas
1:00 PM
Long-Term Water Balance and Nitrate Biogeochemistry in Cultivated Alluvial Landscapes of Central Montana.
Stephanie Ewing, Montana State University; Adam Sigler, Montana State University; Christine Miller, Montana State University; Clain Jones, Montana State University; Gary Weissmann, University of New Mexico
1:30 PM
The Role of Mineral Weathering Dynamics in the Calcium Cycle of Northern Hardwood Forest Soils in a Changing World: Analytical Approaches to Quantifying Mineralogy.
Donald Ross, University of Vermont; Scott Bailey, USDA-ARS Forest Service; Michael J. Jercinovic, University of Massachusetts
1:45 PM
The Biogeochemistry of Layered Mn Oxides in Soils: A Crystallographic Perspective.
Peter J. Heaney, Penn State University; Timothy B. Fischer, Chevron; Jeffrey E. Post, Smithsonian Institution
2:15 PM
Abnormally High Rates of Exceptionally Young Cases of Malignant Mesothelioma In Southern Nevada: Preventing Environmental Exposure to Carcinogenic Minerals.
Brenda Buck, University of Nevada - Las Vegas; Francine Baumann, University of Hawaii Cancer Center; Rod Metcalf, University of Nevada - Las Vegas; Haining Yang, University of Hawaii; Minghua Ren, University of Nevada - Las Vegas; Brett McLaurin, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania; Giovanni Gaudino, University of Hawaii; Michele Carbone, University of Hawaii Cancer Center
3:00 PM
3:15 PM
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