15 Climate Change Impacts on Soil and Adaptation Strategies Oral

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Soil and Water Management and Conservation
Ensuring sustained soil productivity in light of increased demands on agriculture remains a critical component of food security challenges moving forward. This session aims to bring together researchers investigating impacts of climate change on soil resources and practices that have proven to reduce risks related to climate impacts. Research in this session could include work that addresses some of the following questions: How do climate disturbances impact soil properties/processes? What features of agricultural soils make them productive but also resilient, particularly to extreme weather and related erosive forces, especially in relation to key physical (aggregate stability, soil water status, and bulk density), chemical (carbon, nitrogen) and biological (microbial communities) properties? Is there a physical limit to the degradation of soils in different regions such that crop productivity can no longer be sustained? What designs enhance resilience while maintaining yields? 

Approved for 2.5 SW CEUs

Sunday, November 6, 2016: 1:30 PM-4:15 PM
Phoenix Convention Center North, Room 226 B

Andrea Basche , Marcia DeLonge and Jane M-F Johnson
Andrea Basche and Marcia DeLonge
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:35 PM
Understanding and Managing Mobile Rivers in Agricultural Lands: Examples from Indiana, U.S.a.
Robert C. Barr, Indiana University-Purdue University; Broxton W. Bird, Indiana University-Purdue University,; Pierre-Andre Jacinthe, Indiana U./Purdue U Indianapolis
1:50 PM
Integration of Grazing and No-Tillage Crop Production to Improve Soil Health and Buffer Against Summer Heat.
Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Pennsylvania State University; Jessica Williamson, The Pennsylvania State University
2:05 PM
Using Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS) from Bacteria to Make Soils More Drought-Adapted.
Joseph Blankinship, University of California-Santa Barbara; Henry Morse, University of California-Santa Barbara; Carlos Rodriguez, University of California-Santa Barbara; Kenneth Marchus, University of California-Santa Barbara; Joshua Schimel, University of California-Santa Barbara
2:20 PM
Microbial Responses to Disturbance Following the Conversion of CRP Land to Cropland Under Water Limiting Conditions.
Chenhui Li, Texas Tech University; Jennifer Kucera, USDA-NRCS; Lisa M. Fultz, LSU Agricultural Center - Baton Rouge; Veronica Acosta-Martinez, USDA-ARS; David C. Weindorf, Texas Tech University; John C Zak, Texas Tech University
2:35 PM
Crop Rotation, Tillage, and Climate Change Impact on Simulated Soil Organic Carbon Stocks.
Hero T. Gollany, USDA-ARS; Patrick Nash, USDA-ARS; Mark A. Liebig, USDA-ARS; David W. Archer, USDA-ARS; Jonathan J. Halvorson, USDA-ARS
2:40 PM
How Do Conservation and Ecological Practices Effect Soil Water? a Meta-Analysis.
Andrea Diane Basche, Union of Concerned Scientists; Marcia DeLonge, Union of Concerned Scientists; Jasmin Gonzalez, Union of Concerned Scientists
2:45 PM
3:00 PM
The Effects of Sea-Level Rise and Saltwater Intrusion on Wetland Nutrient Transport in the Atlantic Coastal Plain.
Katherine Tully, University of Maryland; Keryn Gedan, George Washington University; Thomas Jordan, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Danielle Weissman, University of Maryland
3:15 PM
The Effect of Short Term Inundation on Potential Nitrogen Flux in Coastal Ecosystems.
Rosemary Collins, University of Florida; Rao S. Mylavarapu, University of Florida; Todd Z. Osborne, University of Florida; Mark W Clark, University of Florida
3:45 PM
USDA-NRCS Strategies to Decrease Climate Change Impacts on Working Agricultural Lands.
Michael A. Wilson, USDA-NRCS; David W. Smith, USDA-NRCS; Joel R. Brown, USDA-NRCS; Bianca Moebius-Clune, USDA-NRCS; Norm Widman, USDA-NRCS; Adam Chambers, USDA/NRCS; Glenn Carpenter, USDA-NRCS; Rebecca MacLeod, USDA-NRCS; Eunice Padley, USDA-NRCS; Daniel Dostie, USDA-NRCS; Dan Lawson, USDA-NRCS; John A. Lee, USDA - United States Department of Agriculture; Joel Larson, USDA-OCE
4:00 PM
USDA Regional Climate Hub's Adaptation Resources for Agriculture Responding to Climate Change in the Midwest and Northeast.
Daniel Dostie, USDA-NRCS; Michael A. Wilson, USDA-NRCS; Jerry L. Hatfield, USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment; Maria Janowiak, USFS
4:15 PM