245 Symposium--Soil Minerals in Natural and Agroecosystems: II

Oral Session
S09 Soil Mineralogy

Mineralogy plays an important role in agricultural and natural ecosystems. It is often assumed that soil mineralogy is insensitive to changes in vegetation, land use and management practices because it is an inherent soil property. Evidence in recent decades has challenged this tenet and shown that management practices such as prescribed burning, fertilization and vegetation selection or control can alter soil minerals. This symposium will bring together scientists working in agroecosystems and natural systems to explore how management impacts soil mineralogy. This is a timely pursuit given the importance of soil minerals in carbon sequestration and soil productivity.


Soil Chemistry, Pedology
Tuesday, November 2, 2010: 8:20 AM-11:55 AM
Long Beach Convention Center, Room 202C, Second Floor

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Christopher Matocha and April Ulery
Christopher Matocha
8:20 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:25 AM
Nitrogen Fertilizer Effects On Soil Mineralogy in An Agroecosystem.
Christopher Matocha, Univ. of Kentucky; John Grove, Univ. of Kentucky; Anastasios Karathanasis, Univ. of Kentucky
10:10 AM
Mineral Formation in the Salton Sea.
Christopher Amrhein, University of California, Riverside; Michael Anderson, University of California, Riverside
9:55 AM
11:10 AM
Identification and Formation of Complex Hydrated Sulfate Salts in Acid Sulfate Soils From Australia Using Advanced XRD Techniques.
Mark Raven, CSIRO Land and Water; Robert Fitzpatrick, CSIRO Land and Water; Peter Self, CSIRO Land and Water; Paul Shand, CSIRO Land and Water
11:40 AM
11:55 AM