370 Role of Soil Microbial Communities and Processes in Ecosystem Reclamation and Restoration: I

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Soil Biology & Biochemistry
Land degradation is a serious threat to numerous ecological functions that sustain plants, animals, and humans. This session will combine studies of fundamental ecosystem reaction and recovery after disturbances with applied studies of techniques to facilitate ecosystem stabilization and recovery. The topic is broadly multidisciplinary from both fundamental ecological and technical restoration perspectives.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015: 11:00 AM-2:15 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, 101 I

Jay Norton , Terrence G. Gardner and Jennifer Moore-Kucera
Jay Norton and Terrence G. Gardner
11:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
11:05 AM
Diversity and Abundance of Microbial Community in NC Superfund Site Remediation System Biofilm, and Their Role in Mn Oxidation.
Terrence G. Gardner, North Carolina State University; Nelson Rivera, Duke University; Megan Y Anderws, North Carolina State University; Cara Santelli, Smithsonian Institution; Owen Duckworth, North Carolina State University
11:20 AM
Spatial Pattern of Soil Respiration and Soil Microbial Biomass: Indicators for Reclamation Success.
Sebastian Thomas Dietrich, University of Alberta; M. Derek Mackenzie, University of Alberta
11:35 AM
Pyrogenic Carbon Is a Legacy Substrate in Wildfire Ecosystems Such As the Boreal Plains: Should It be Used in Land Reclamation?.
Michael Derek Mackenzie, University of Alberta; Simmon Hofstetter, University of Alberta; Ido Hatam, University of Alberta; Brian Lanoil, University of Alberta
11:50 AM
Examining the Influence of Arsenite on Microbial Metabolism.
Timothy McDermott, Montana State University; Gejiao Wang, Huazhong Agricultural University,; Brian Bothner, Montana State University; S Thiyagarajan, Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology
12:05 PM
Lunch Break
1:05 PM
The Influence of Frac Sand Mining on Soil Fertility and Plant Productivity.
Walter Auch, The FracTracker Alliance; Elliott B Kurtz, The University of Michigan
1:20 PM
Soil Bacterial and Fungal Community Responses Across a Conservation Reserve Program Chronosequence in Texas High Plains Region.
Mamatha Kakarla, Texas Tech University; Jennifer Moore-Kucera, USDA-NRCS; Chenhui Li, University of Missouri; Lisa M. Fultz, LSU Agricultural Center - Baton Rouge; Veronica Acosta-Martinez, USDA-ARS; John C Zak, Texas Tech University; Kameswara Rao Kottapalli, Texas Tech University; Robert J. Wright, Texas Tech University
1:35 PM
What Happens to Soil Ecological Properties When Conservation Reserve Program Land Is Disturbed?.
Chenhui Li, University of Missouri; Jennifer Moore-Kucera, USDA-NRCS; Lisa M. Fultz, LSU Agricultural Center - Baton Rouge; Mamatha Kakarla, Texas Tech University; Veronica Acosta-Martinez, USDA-ARS; John C Zak, Texas Tech University; David C. Weindorf, Texas Tech University; Juske Horita, Texas Tech University
1:50 PM
Soil Microbial Communities and Soil Health in Native and Reconstructed Prairie Ecosystems.
Robert J. Kremer, University of Missouri; Kristen Sloan Veum, USDA-ARS Cropping Systems & Water Quality Research Unit; Todd Lorenz, University of Missouri
2:05 PM
2:15 PM