Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

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Division: SSSA Division: Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Title: Symposium--Microbial Controls on Soil Carbon and Nutrient Ecological Flows in Terrestrial Ecosystems

Organizer: Jennifer Moore-Kucera
Moderator: Kristin Trippe
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Format: Oral Symposium
Keywords: biogeochemistry, microbial ecology, soil C and soil nutrient flows

Session Description: Microbial ecology is increasingly recognized as an important control on how carbon and nutrients flow through the soil environment. Technological advancements and application of ecological principles to soil biogeochemistry have pushed our understanding into new frontiers.  This symposium will highlight emerging ideas related to plant-microbe-soil matrix interactions that affect the fate of C and N entering the soil system. Topics include how interactions between microbial populations, their growth dynamics and distribution can affect the abundance and turnover of soil organic nitrogen and C and the competition and synergism between microbes and plants as related to soil C and nutrient flows.