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

COS 38 - Soil Ecology

Tuesday, August 3, 2010: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
408, David L Lawrence Convention Center
Ruth D. Yanai
1:30 PM
Characteristics of Missouri Ozark fen soils
Scott E. George, PSC Environmental Services; David L. Cremeens, GAI Consultants, Inc.
1:50 PM
Bayesian modeling of soil moisture: Estimation of soil parameters and application to a Californian grassland
Katherine A. Everard, University of Auckland; Renate Meyer, University of Auckland
2:10 PM
Belowground consequences of an early-colonist N-fixing shrub as revealed through a decade-long removal experiment
Mark G. St. John, Landcare Research; Lawrence R. Walker, University of Nevada Las Vegas; Peter J. Bellingham, Landcare Research; David Wardle, Nanyang Technological University; Kate H. Orwin, Lancaster University; Ian A. Dickie, Lincoln University; Gregor W. Yeates, Independent; Chris Morse, Landcare Research; Karen I. Bonner, Landcare Research
2:30 PM
The effect of increased Nitrogen availability on plant litter decomposition
Dashanne C. Czegledy, University of Toledo; Zachary L. Rinkes, University of Toledo; Michael N. Weintraub, University of Toledo
2:50 PM
Pedogenic thresholds and soil process domains: Biogeochemical controls and ecological implications
Peter M. Vitousek, Stanford University; Oliver A. Chadwick, University of California; George E. Hilley, Stanford University; Thegn N. Ladefoged, Auckland University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
Relative importance of soil fertility, precipitation and grazing in predicting mycorrhizal fungal assemblages in the Serengeti grassland
Anita Antoninka, Northern Arizona University; Shawna Cureton, Northern Arizona University; Mark E. Ritchie, Syracuse University; Nancy Johnson, Northern Arizona University
3:40 PM
Tree species variation in in situ fine root decomposition in a common garden in central Poland
Marc Goebel, Pennsylvania State University; Bartosz Bulaj, August Cieszkowski Agricultural University of Poznan; Marcin Zadworny, Polish Academy of Sciences; Joanna Mucha, Polish Academy of Sciences; Jacek Oleksyn, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Dendrology; Peter B. Reich, University of Minnesota; David M. Eissenstat, The Pennsylvania State University
4:00 PM
Prehistoric soil fertility:  Evaluating the depletion of mineral derived nutrients as a possible factor in the abandonment of a prehistoric settlement in the southwestern United States
Dana K. Nakase, Arizona State University; Anthony S. Hartshorn, Montana State University; Sharon J. Hall, Arizona State University
4:20 PM
Evaluating soil microbial community structure and diversity as measures of success for road restoration
Rebecca A. Lloyd, University of Arizona; Kathleen A. Lohse, Idaho State University; Jean E. T. McLain, USDA-ARS
4:40 PM
Global patterns of soil biodiversity using molecular profiling
Tiehang Wu, University of South Florida; Edward Ayres, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON); Richard D. Bardgett, University of Manchester; Diana H. Wall, Colorado State University; James R. Garey, University of South Florida