Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

116 Foundations of Ecological Restoration: Recovery of Soil Functions after Drastic Disturbance Oral

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Forest, Range and Wildland Soils
Soils are the foundation of every ecosystem and recovery of their function is required for successful ecological reclamation and restoration. Functional parameters such as carbon fixation, quantity, and quality, microbial community structure and diversity, and biogeochemical cycling should be considered during restoration. In the reclamation environment, these must be carefully designed to meet the requirements of the organisms that existed pre-disturbance. One way to ensure success of restoration/reclamation would be to compare these parameters to their equivalents in reference ecosystems recovering from disturbance.
Monday, October 23, 2017: 2:00 PM-3:50 PM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 20

Organizers:
Jay Norton and Brad Pinno
Moderators:
Jay Norton and Brad Pinno
2:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
2:05 PM
Arctic Tundra Disturbance: Recovery on a Fragile Landscape.
Lorene A. Lynn, Red Mountain Consulting LLC; David C. Weindorf, Texas Tech University
2:20 PM
Coarse Woody Debris Applications in Oil Sands Reclamation Impact Soil Processes and Plant Community Composition.
Brad Pinno, Natural Resources Canada; Sanatan Das Gupta, Canadian Forest Service
2:35 PM
2:50 PM
Reforestation and Ecosystem Services: If You Build It, Will They Come?.
Brian Strahm, Virginia Tech; Bethany Avera, Colorado State University; Shan Sun, Virginia Tech; Brian Badgley, Virginia Tech; Carl E. Zipper, Virginia Tech; James A. Burger, Virginia Tech
3:05 PM
Regeneration of Critical Zone Structure: Macroporosity and Soil Gasses in Old-Field Forest Soils of the Southeastern US.
Zachary Brecheisen, Duke University; Mac A. Callaham Jr., USDA Forest Service; Daniel deB. Richter, Duke University
3:20 PM
Soil Changes before, during, and after Natural Gas Drilling in Sagebrush Steppe at Three Wyoming Production Areas.
Jay Norton, University of Wyoming; Calvin F. Strom, University of Wyoming; Emad Aboukila, Damanhour University
3:35 PM
Discussion
3:50 PM
Adjourn