Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

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

243 Symposium--Sea Level Rise Impacts on Coastal Soil Quality and Nutrient Dynamics

Oral Session
ASA Section: Environmental Quality
Sea level rise and the associated increases in salinity, tidal inundation, and extreme events can have dramatic effects on the functioning of a variety of coastal ecosystems, ranging from subtidal to intertidal.  In addition to macro-scale shifts in coastal flora and fauna, significant chemical, physical, and biological changes are also occurring within the soils and sediments (e.g., changes in microbial community composition and function, nutrient cycling, soil quality, etc.), which feedback into  ecosystem function.  This session will focus on sea level rise affects on coastal soil properties, processes, and nutrient dynamics.

Approved for SW 2.0 CEUs


Nutrients and Environmental Quality Community

SSSA Division: Wetland Soils
SSSA Division: Soils and Environmental Quality

Tuesday, October 24, 2017: 1:25 PM-4:00 PM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 24

Community Leader:
Suduan Gao
Lisa G. Chambers
Lisa G. Chambers and Havalend Steinmuller
1:25 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:30 PM
Understanding the Fate of Submerged Coastal Wetland Soils.
Havalend Steinmuller, University of Central Florida; Lisa G. Chambers, University of Central Florida; John R. White, Louisiana State University; Kyle Dittmer, University of Central Florida; Ben Haywood, Louisiana State University
1:45 PM
Sea-Level Rise Unlocks Agricultural Legacies on Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore.
Katherine Tully, University of Maryland; W Jesse Wyner, University of Maryland; Danielle Weissman, University of Maryland
2:00 PM
2:30 PM
Changes in Capacity for Water Quality Improvement (denitrification) through Sea Level-Induced Coastal Wetland Loss.
John R. White, Louisiana State University; Brian Levine, Massey University
2:45 PM
Acute and Long-Term Impacts of Climate Change on the Microbial Community Structure within the Soil Treatment Area of Coastal Septic System.
Jennifer Cooper, University of Florida; George Loomis, University of Rhode Island; Jose Adolfo Amador, University of Rhode Island
3:15 PM
Dissolved Organic Matter and Nutrient Dynamics in Forest-Marsh Transition Zones – Implications of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Ecosystems in Southeastern US.
Alex Chow, Clemson University; Dennis O Suhre, Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology & Forest Science, Clemson University; Alexander Ruecker, Clemson University; David Miller, Clemson University; William H Conner, Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology & Forest Science, Clemson University; Huan Chen, Clemson University; Yina Liu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Li-Jung Kuo, Pacific Northwest National Lab; Nikola Tolic, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
4:00 PM