17 Fire Effects on the Soil System: I

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Pedology
Fire is a major concern in many regions where past and recent land management activities have modified the natural regime, leading to a higher frequency and severity of burns. Further increases in area burned, and in some cases fire severity, is expected as a consequence of climate and land use changes. Soil, and the soil ecosystem, can be strongly affected by fire. The magnitude of soil perturbation, however, depends on many factors and fire effects can differ strongly over short, medium or long timescales. This session aims to present on all fire-related studies on the soil system. This session is cosponsored by the Soil System Sciences division of the European Geosciences Union.
Sunday, November 15, 2015: 2:25 PM-3:30 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, M100 F

Jorge Mataix-Solera , Saskia Keesstra and Eric C. Brevik
Jorge Mataix-Solera
2:25 PM
Introductory Remarks
2:30 PM
Pore Scale Connections, Contributions, and Mechanistic Controls on Infiltration in Water Repellent Soils.
Sarah M Beatty, McMaster University; James E Smith, McMaster University
2:45 PM
3:00 PM
The Soil Type As a Key Factor in the Ecosystem Response to a Forest Fire. Some Lessons Learned from Mediterranean Study Areas.
Jorge Mataix-Solera, University Miguel Hernandez UMH; Katarína Chrenková, Comenius University in Bratislava; Elena Lozano, University Miguel Hernandez UMH; Patricia Jimenez-Pinilla, University Miguel Hernandez UMH; Vicky Arcenegui, University Miguel Hernandez UMH; Fuensanta Garcia-Orenes, University Miguel Hernandez UMH; Artemi Cerdïz½, University of Valencia
3:30 PM