99 Symposium--Carbon Storage and Dynamics in Urban Soils

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Urban and Anthropogenic Soils
Urban areas are increasing at rapid rate across the globe. Our understanding of storage and turnover of carbon in urban soils is very limited. Filling the urban soil carbon gap has many implications ranging from improving our local, regional carbon budget estimates, to local applications relating soil quality and impacts on vegetation and stormwater. This session seeks both oral and poster research presentations on the storage and dynamics of soil organic carbon in urban ecosystems.

Approved for 2.5 SW CEUs.


Urban and Anthropogenic Soils

Monday, November 16, 2015: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Hilton Minneapolis, Marquette Ballroom I

Bryant Scharenbroch
Susan D. Day
1:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:05 PM
Potential and Challenges of Carbon Sequestration in Urban Soils.
Rattan Lal, The Ohio State University, School of Environment & Natural Resources
1:30 PM
Toward Measuring and Modeling Regional Variation in Urban Soil CO2 Emissions.
Darel Jenerette, University of California Riverside; Steven Crum, University of California Riverside
1:55 PM
Soil Organic Carbon Storage in the Chicagoland Ecosystem.
Bryant Scharenbroch, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; Margaret Bialecki, The Morton Arboretum; Robert Fahey, The Morton Arboretum; Michelle Catania, The Morton Arboretum
2:20 PM
2:35 PM
Soil Carbon Content and d13 C in Residential Lawns Across Seven Major U.S. Cities.
Tara L.E. Trammell, University of Delaware; Diane E. Pataki, University of Utah; Peter Groffman, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Neil Bettez, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Jennifer L. Morse, Portland State University
3:25 PM
A Local, Regional and Global Perspective of C Storage in Urban Soils.
Richard V. Pouyat, USDA Forest Service (FS); Ian Yesilonis, USDA - Forest Service; Yujuan Chen, United Nations; Susan D. Day, Virginia Tech
3:50 PM
4:00 PM