222 Symposium--Connections-the Role of Connectivity in Soil Processes

Oral Session
S03 Soil Biology & Biochemistry

It is well known that microbial community composition is rich and diverse across a broad range of soil, habitat, vegetation, and management conditions, but extraordinarily little is known about the functional role of these organisms in soil. In this regard, proteins, transcripts, potential and realized enzyme activities, isotope incorporation studies, and other functional measurements will play a crucial role in the microbial ecologistís quest to understand and manage soil microbial processes in a diverse soil environment. This symposium examines connections among microbial function, soil processes and environmental drivers.

Cosponsor(s):

Soil Physics, Soil & Water Management & Conservation
Tuesday, November 2, 2010: 8:20 AM-12:10 PM
Long Beach Convention Center, Room 104B, First Floor

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Organizer:
Mark Williams
Presiders:
Mark Williams and Shankar Shanmugam
8:20 AM
Introductory Remarks
9:10 AM
Connectivity and Soil Carbon Stabilization.
Markus Kleber, Oregon State University
9:50 AM
Soil C Sequestration From No-till to Conservation Plow-Tillage: Role of Protected Soil Niches.
Ana Wingeyer, University of Nebraska - Lincoln; Daniel Walters, University of Nebraska - Lincoln; Timothy Arkebauer, University of Nebraska - Lincoln; Kenneth Cassman, University of Nebraska - Lincoln; Shashi Verma, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
10:10 AM
Break
11:10 AM
Spatial Distributions of E. Coli in Soil Aggregates From Three Contrasting Soil Management Systems.
H. C. Chun, Michigan State University; M. Mazher, Michigan State University; W. Wang, Michigan State University; Alvin Smucker, Michigan State University; Alexandra Kravchenko, Michigan State University; J.B. Rose, Michigan State University; M.L. Rivers, University of Chicago
11:50 AM
Abiotically Controlled Solubilization of Soil Organic Matter, the Hidden Perspective.
Ehsan Razavy Toosi, Iowa State University; William Horwath, University of California-Davis
12:10 PM
Adjourn