112 Symposium--Belowground Processes in Grazinglands: Linking Grassland Management and Ecological Research

Oral Session
C06 Forage and Grazinglands
Goal of this session is to provide an overview of current research exploring belowground processes in grazinglands. Topics will cover subjects like carbon sequestration. root dynamics and rhizosphere processes among others. Speakers from agronomic and ecological fields will present to assess areas where these groups could benefit from future collaboration.
Monday, November 4, 2013: 8:25 AM-11:45 AM
Marriott Tampa Waterside, Grand Ballroom G

Benjamin F. Tracy
8:25 AM
Introductory Remarks
9:00 AM
Native Ungulates As Regulators of Belowground Processes in Yellowstone National Park.
Douglas A Frank, Syracuse University; Eugene William Hamilton III, Washington and Lee University
9:30 AM
Predator Effects On Carbon Cycling in An Old Field Ecosystem.
Michael Strickland, Virginia Tech; Dror Hawlena, Hebrew University; Mark Bradford, Yale University; Oswald Schmitz, Yale University
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
Linking Soil Microbial Ecology to Ecosystem Functioning in Integrated Crop-Livestock Systems.
Jennifer Moore-Kucera, Texas Tech University; Lisa M. Fultz, Louisiana State University; Marko Davinic, Western Ag Innovations; Veronica Acosta-Martinez, USDA-ARS
10:45 AM
Soil Carbon Stocks and Root Characteristics of Perennial Warm-Season Grasslands Managed for Grazing and Biomass Production.
Catherine Bonin, Iowa State University; Joao Flores, North Dakota State University; Rattan Lal, The Ohio State University; Benjamin F. Tracy, Virginia Tech
11:15 AM
Root Production, Standing Root Biomass Accumulation and Carbon Sequestration of Ryegrass-White Clover Swards Affected By Grassland Age and Slurry Application.
Shimeng Chen, University of Kiel; Shan Lin, China Agricultural University; Deborah Linsler, University of Kassel; Ralf Loges, University of Kiel; Friedhelm Taube, University of Kiel
11:45 AM