68 Foundations of Ecological Restoration: Recovery of Soil Functions after Drastic Disturbance Oral

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Forest, Range and Wildland Soils
Soils are the foundation of every ecosystem and recovery of their function is required for successful ecological reclamation and restoration. Functional parameters such as carbon quantity and quality, microbial community structure and diversity, biogeochemical cycling, and plant iterations should be considered during restoration. These parameters might be compared to their equivalents in natural systems as benchmarks for success.

Approved for 2.5 SW CEUs


SSSA Division: Wetland Soils
SSSA Division: Soil Biology and Biochemistry
SSSA Division: Soils and Environmental Quality

Monday, November 7, 2016: 9:30 AM-12:20 PM
Phoenix Convention Center North, Room 132 A

M. Derek Mackenzie and Jay Norton
M. Derek Mackenzie and Jay Norton
9:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:05 AM
Organic Matter Removal and Soil Compaction Have Unexpected Results on Subsequent Tree Growth Early in a Douglas-fir Rotation in the Oregon Cascades.
Scott M. Holub, Weyerhaeuser Co.; Nathan A Meehan, Weyerhaeuser; Jeff A. Hatten, Oregon State University; Adrian C. Gallo, Oregon State University
10:20 AM
Soil Carbon Stocks and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes from Unrestored Sierra Nevada Meadow Ecosystems.
Cody C. Reed, University of Nevada - Reno; Sherman Swanson, University of Nevada, Reno; Amy Merrill, Stillwater Sciences; Mark Drew, California Trout; Stephen C. Hart, School of Natural Sciences and Sierra Nevada Research Institute, University of California; Benjamin C Sullivan, University of Nevada - Reno
10:35 AM
Imbalanced Variation of Soil C, N, P Pool Following Artificial Vegetation Restoration in Loess Hilly Region of China.
Jian Deng, Northwest A&F University - China; Chengjie Ren, Northwest A&F University - China; Xinhui Han, Northwest A&F University; Gaihe Yang, Northwest A&F University
10:50 AM
Surface Soil Replacement Improve Soil Quality for Nothofagus Pumilio Forest Reclamation in Chilean Southern Patagonia.
Eduardo C. Arellano, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile; Patricio Valenzuela, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile; Juan Ovalle, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile; James A. Burger, Virginia Tech
11:05 AM
11:20 AM
Similarity in Nutrient Profiles of Reclaimed and Natural Benchmark Soils in the Alberta Oil Sands.
Brad Pinno, Canadian Forest Service; Mark Howell, University of Alberta; M. Derek Mackenzie, University of Alberta; Sanatan Das Gupta, Canadian Forest Service
11:35 AM
Amendment of Biochar Improves Growth of Aspen on Oil Sands Reclamation Cover Soils Due to Changes in Nutrient Availability and SOM Stability.
Sebastian Thomas Dietrich, University of Alberta; Michael Derek MacKenzie, University of Alberta
11:50 AM
Evaluating Foliar Nutrient Concentrations As an Indicator of Belowground Function in Reclaimed Soils of the Athabasca Oil Sands Region.
Jeffrey Hogberg, University of Alberta; M. Derek Mackenzie, University of Alberta; Brad Pinno, Canadian Forestry Service
12:05 PM
Comparing Plant and Microbial Community Recovery Between Land Reclamation and Wildfire in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region.
M. Derek Mackenzie, University of Alberta; Sylvie A. Quideau, University of Alberta; Jillian Megan Martin, University of Alberta
12:20 PM