Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

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

256 Symposium--Microbial Controls on Soil Carbon and Nutrient Ecological Flows in Terrestrial Ecosystems

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Soil Biology and Biochemistry
Microbial ecology is increasingly recognized as an important control on how carbon and nutrients flow through the soil environment. Technological advancements and application of ecological principles to soil biogeochemistry have pushed our understanding into new frontiers.  This symposium will highlight emerging ideas related to plant-microbe-soil matrix interactions that affect the fate of C and N entering the soil system. Topics include how interactions between microbial populations, their growth dynamics and distribution can affect the abundance and turnover of soil organic nitrogen and C and the competition and synergism between microbes and plants as related to soil C and nutrient flows.

Approved for SW 2.0 CEUs

Tuesday, October 24, 2017: 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 10

Jennifer Moore-Kucera
Kristin Trippe
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
2:00 PM
Through the Eye of the Needle: Microbial Processing of Carbon in Soils in Response to Drought and Rewetting.
Vanessa L. Bailey, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Lisa Bramer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Sarah J. Fansler, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Taniya Roy Chowdhury, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; A. Peyton Smith, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Malak Tfaily, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Katherine Todd-Brown, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Ben Bond-Lamberty, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
2:50 PM
Integrated Management, Underexplored Microbial Metabolisms, and Nutrient Flow in Soils.
Mary Ann V. Bruns, Pennsylvania State University; Mara Cloutier, The Pennsylvania State University
3:15 PM
3:30 PM