127 Symposium--The History and Future Of Soil Enzymology: I

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Soil Biology & Biochemistry
Soil enzymes are important components of soil quality because of their involvement in ecosystem services related to nutrient cycling, global C dynamics and soil detoxification. This symposium will provide an overview of the history of soil enzymology and development and utilization of soil enzyme assays and of innovative molecular approaches. This symposium is organized in honor of Professor Tabatabai, a long-term SSSA member and internationally recognized for his important contributions to soil enzymology at Iowa State University.

Soil Physics

Monday, November 4, 2013: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Marriott Tampa Waterside, Room 7

Veronica Acosta-Martinez , Shiping Deng and Susanne Klose
Jennifer Moore-Kucera
1:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:05 PM
Soil Enzymology: Back to the Future.
Richard Dick, The Ohio State University
1:30 PM
Designing and Conducting a Proper Soil Enzyme Assay.
Warren A. Dick, Ohio State University
2:10 PM
Protein As the Dominant Form of Soil Organic Matter: More Questions Than Answers About the Role of Enzymes in Soil.
Mark A Williams, Virginia Tech; Kang Xia, Virginia Tech; Maia Michel, Mississippi State University
2:30 PM
3:00 PM
Use of β-Glucosidase Activity As An Indicator in Watershed Soil Quality Assessments.
Diane E. Stott, USDA-NRCS; Douglas L. Karlen, USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment; Cynthia A. Cambardella, USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment
3:20 PM
Enzyme Activity Dynamics in Response to Climate Change: 2011 Drought-Heat Wave.
Veronica Acosta-Martinez, USDA-ARS; Jennifer Moore-Kucera, Texas Tech University; David B. Wester, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Terrence G. Gardner, North Carolina State University; Jonathan Cotton, USDA-ARS
3:40 PM
Concluding Remarks
4:00 PM