260 Interactions Between Soil Biotic Communities and Biochar: Implications For Plant Health, Nutrient Cycling and Environmental Quality: I

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Soil Biology & Biochemistry
This session invites speakers to present current research on the interaction of microbial communities with black C or biochar. Effects of biochar on plant disease suppression, mycorrhizal colonization, the legume/rhizobium symbiosis and other plant/microbe interactions are particularly welcome.

Biochar: Agronomic and Environmental Uses Community

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 8:15 AM-10:00 AM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 1

8:15 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:15 AM
Biochar Properties and Their Influence On Nodulation and Nitrogen Fixation of Phaseolus Vulgaris L. in a Humid Acrisol From Western Kenya.
David Guerena, Cornell University; Johannes Lehmann, Cornell University; Janice E. Thies, Cornell University; Akio Enders, Cornell University; Henry Neufeldt, The World Agroforestry Centre
8:30 AM
Assessment Of Biochar As a Carrier For Plant Growth Promoting Strain Enterobacter Cloacae UW5.
Lauren Hale, University of California-Riverside; David Crowley, University of California, Riverside
8:45 AM
Impact Of Natural and Synthesized Hormones On Soil Microbial Community Structure In Manure-Amended Soils With and Without Biochar Treatment.
Zhuo Wei, Louisiana State University; Jim J. Wang, Louisiana State University; Changyoon Jeong, Louisiana State University; Syam K. Dodla, Louisiana State University; Paul M. White Jr., USDA-ARS
9:00 AM
9:15 AM
Effects of Biochar and Biochar Feedstock On Soil Microbial Biomass, Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Mineralization and Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Soil.
Hongjie Zhang, University of Guelph; Paul R Voroney, University of Guelph; Gordon W. Price, Dalhousie University
9:30 AM
Responses Of Soil Microbial Communities To Biochar Amendment Changes Over Time In The Field.
Janice E. Thies, Cornell University; Hongyan Jin, University of Saskatchewan; Jin Su, University of Central Florida; Johannes Lehmann, Cornell University; Kai Xue, University of Oklahoma
10:00 AM