62 Microbial Diversity of Oligotrophic Environments: Strategies, Processes, and Functions Oral

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Soil Biology and Biochemistry
Session will focus on invited talks from researchers studying microbial diversity in oligotrophic environments, including arid and semi-arid regions, permafrost, acid-mine tailings, volcanic islands, and sub-surface sediments to name a few. The talks will focus on processes employed by microbes to survive in such environments, and the relevant ecosystem functions of such microbial groups. Talks can range from challenges of studying oligotrophic environment, -omics related findings, modeling of such ecosystems to better predict response to climate change scenarios, and role of these microbes in providing soil stability and landscape evolution.

Approved for 2.0 SW CEUs

Monday, November 7, 2016: 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Phoenix Convention Center North, Room 131 C

Aditi Sengupta
Aditi Sengupta
9:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
9:45 AM
Diversity and Phylogenetic Distribution of Extracellular Microbial Peptidases.
Trang Nguyen, Oregon State University; Ryan Mueller, Oregon State University; David D. Myrold, Oregon State University
10:00 AM
Unique Features of the Arid Soil Microbiome.
Julia Neilson, University of Arizona Soil Water & Environmental Science; Katy Califf, Northern Arizona University; Cesar Cardona, University of Chicago; Audrey Copeland, University of Arizona; Will Van Treuren, Standford University; Karen L Josephson, University of Arizona; Rob Knight, University of California, San Diego; Jack A Gilbert, University of Chicago; Jay Quade, University of Arizona; J. Gregory Caporaso, Northern Arizona University; Raina M Maier, University of Arizona
10:15 AM
Strategies Influencing Spatial Heterogeneity of Microbial Life in a Soil Lysimeter.
Aditi Sengupta, University of Arizona; Julia Neilson, University of Arizona Soil Water & Environmental Science; Yadi S Wang, University of Arizona; Antonio Alvarez Meira-Neto, University of Arizona; Jon Chorover, University of Arizona; Peter A Troch, University of Arizona; Raina M Maier, University of Arizona
10:30 AM
Microbial Diversity and Soil Quality Across Similar Soils Under Different Usage: The US Botanic Garden and National Arboretum.
David E. Ruppert, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Sandford Jaques III, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Ari Novy, United States Botanic Garden; Ray Mims, U. S. Botanic Garden
10:45 AM
Concluding Remarks
11:00 AM
11:30 AM