411 Symposium--Belowground Biogeochemical Processes in Forested Wetlands

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Forest, Range & Wildland Soils
Forested wetlands are complex ecosystems that provide important functions critical to the quality of the environment and to society. Belowground processes drive those important functions and the numerous ecosystem services that forested wetlands provide. We invite presentations that highlight biogeochemical processes in forested wetland soils.  Those contributions can include studies on carbon and nutrient cycling, hydrologic processes, elemental cycling, redox-related dynamics, and biological communities (e.g. microbe or root investigations) as they relate to management, environmental changes (e.g. land use or climate), or long-term sustainability.  
Cosponsor(s):

Wetland Soils

Wednesday, November 5, 2014: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Renaissance Long Beach, Renaissance Ballroom III-IV

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Organizers:
Randall K. Kolka and Scott X. Chang
Presiders:
Randall K. Kolka and Scott X. Chang
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
Understanding Peat Redox and Decomposition Environment with Different Plant Functional Types and a Drier Climate: Considering More Than Just Water Table Position.
Evan Kane, USFS; Erik Lilleskov, USDA Forest Service (FS); Lynette Potvin, USDA Forest Service (FS); Randall K. Kolka, USDA Forest Service (FS); Tim Veverica, Michigan Tech University; Karl Romanowicz, Michigan Tech University; Todd A Ontl, Michigan Technological University; L. Jamie Lamit, Michigan Tech University; Rod Chimner, Michigan Tech University
8:55 AM
A Bog By Any Other Name: Do All ĎBogs' Have Similar Anaerobic Carbon Dynamics?.
Jason K. Keller, Chapman University; Scott D. Bridgham, University of Oregon; Jeff P. Chanton, Florida State University; Joel E. Kostka, Georgia Institute of Technology; Xueju Lin, Georgia Institute of Technology; Cassandra A. Medvedeff, Chapman University; Laurel Pfeifer-Meister, University of Oregon; Malak M. Tfaily, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
9:45 AM
Break
10:20 AM
The Distribution and Dynamics of Fine Roots in a Forested Bog in Northern Minnesota, USA.
Colleen Iversen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Joanne Childs, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Rich Norby, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Todd Ontl, Michigan Technological University; Karis McFarlane, Lawrence Livermore Natl. Lab; Randall K. Kolka, USDA Forest Service (FS); Paul J. Hanson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
10:45 AM
Lower Water Tables, Not Increased Temperature, Increase Methylmercury Production in Northern Peatlands Under Climate Change.
Brian Branfireun, University of Western Ontario; ZoŽ Lindo, University of Western Ontario; James W. McLaughlin, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
11:10 AM
Net Nitrogen Mineralization in Boreal Wetlands: A Test of Early Success for Canadian Oil Sands Reclamation.
Jeremy Hartsock, Southern Illinois University; Dale Vitt, Southern Illinois University; R. Kelman Wieder, Villanova University
12:00 PM
Adjourn