95th ESA Annual Meeting (August 1 -- 6, 2010)

COS 32 - Detritus and Decomposition

Tuesday, August 3, 2010: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
329, David L Lawrence Convention Center
Kimberly Y. Epps
1:50 PM
A mechanistic look at plant litter decomposition and its effect on soil carbon storage
Zachary L. Rinkes, University of Toledo; Michael N. Weintraub, University of Toledo
2:10 PM
Does lignin composition control litter decay rates?
Jenny Talbot, University of California Irvine; Kathleen K. Treseder, University of California, Irvine
2:30 PM
The effect of warming and nitrogen addition on the decomposition of woody debris
Minda R. Berbeco, National Center for Science Education; Colin Orians, Tufts University
2:50 PM
Accumulation and decay of coarse woody detritus over 50 years of pine forest development
Megan L. Mobley, University of Wyoming; Daniel deB. Richter, Duke University; Paul R. Heine, Duke University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
Does canopy leaf herbivory facilitate subsequent litter decomposition in soil? Insights from an experimental manipulation in a Neotropical forest
Rafael E. Cárdenas, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador; Olivier Dangles, Institut de Recherches pour le développement
3:40 PM
Solubility of leaf litter carbon and nutrients from 41 lowland tropical forest woody species
Laura A. Schreeg, University of Florida; Michelle C. Mack, University of Florida; Benjamin L. Turner, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
4:00 PM
A gall-inducing caterpillar species differentially alters decomposition dynamics of leaf litter from two Populus host plant species
John F. Tooker, The Pennsylvania State University; Christopher J. Frost, Pennsylvania State University
4:20 PM
Floating-mat species composition effects on decomposition of Eichhornia crassipes and Neptunia prostrata in a seasonal tropical wetland
Justin J. Montemarano, Kent State University; Mark W. Kershner, Kent State University; Mahmood Sasa-Marin, Instituto Clodomiro Picado
4:40 PM
Carbon export from freshwater created flow-through wetlands
Evan J. Waletzko, The Ohio State University