312 Symposium--Soil-Plant-Microbe Processes during Ecosystem Disturbance and Recovery: I

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Soil Biology & Biochemistry
The area of the globe impacted by temporary but drastic disturbances continues to increase at an increasing rate. The disturbance creates crucial needs for rapidly stabilizing sites and restoring provision of ecosystem services. It also creates opportunities for improving fundamental knowledge about ecosystem responses to drastic shocks and recovery of soil and plant functions across landscapes, climates, and chronosequences. This symposium will combine studies of fundamental ecosystem reaction and recovery after drastic disturbances with applied studies of techniques to facilitate ecosystem stabilization and recovery. The topic is broadly multidisciplinary from both fundamental ecological and technical restoration perspectives.

Soil Biology & Biochemistry
Soil & Water Management & Conservation
Forest, Range & Wildland Soils
Soil Consulting Scientists
Soils & Environmental Quality

Tuesday, November 4, 2014: 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
Long Beach Convention Center, Room 101B

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Jay Norton
Jay Norton
1:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:05 PM
Soil Carbon Recovery in Reclaimed Mine Lands in the United States.
Abbey Foster Wick, North Dakota State University; Peter Stahl, University of Wyoming; Walter Lee Lee Daniels, Virginia Tech
1:25 PM
Effects of Disturbance and Reclamation after Natural Gas Extraction in High Desert Basins.
Jay B. Norton, University of Wyoming; Calvin F. Strom, University of Wyoming; Samantha J. Day, University of Wyomng; Seth M. Cude, University of Wyoming
1:45 PM
Spatial Variability in Sage-Steppe Restoration.
Peter Stahl, University of Wyoming
2:05 PM
Restoration and Plant-Soil Feedbacks of California Ecosystems Under High N Deposition, Invasive Species, and Frequent Fire.
Edith Allen, University of California-Riverside; Sara Jo Dickens, University of California Riverside; Bridget Hilbig, University of California Riverside; Justin Valliere, University of California Riverside
2:25 PM
2:40 PM
Unexpected Carbon Accumulation in Degraded Soils of Central Brazil: Ecological and Biogeochemical Drivers.
Lucas Silva, University of California-Davis; William R. Horwath, University of California-Davis
3:00 PM
Mechanisms Leading to Carbon Sequestration in Disturbed Soils Restored with Biosolids.
William R. Horwath, University of California-Davis; Lucas Silva, UCDavis; Timothy Doane, University of California
3:20 PM
Ectomycorrhizal Community Development in Hardwood Restoration on Coal Mined Landscapes.
Jenise Bauman, Western Washington University; Amy Santas, Muskingum University
4:20 PM
4:30 PM