Monday, November 13, 2006: 9:10 AM
Indiana Conv. Center, Room 108, First Floor
108: Soil & Plant Interactions: Aboveground Inputs and Belowground Productivity
Sponsor:S07 Forest, Range & Wildland Soils
Presiding:Anita Risch, Swiss Federal Institute for Land and Snow
9:10 AMIntroductory Remarks
9:15 AMApplication of Ground Penetrating Radar to Quantify the Effects of Long-term CO2 Enrichment on Coarse Root Biomass in a Scrub-Oak Ecosystem at Kennedy Space Center, Florida USA. 
Daniel B. Stover, Old Dominion Univ, Frank P. Day, Old Dominion Univ, John R. Butnor, US Forest Service, Bert G. Drake, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
9:30 AMDoc, Don, and Dop Production Across an Ecosystem Chronosequence: Root Litter Versus Leaf Litter. 
Shauna Uselman, Univ of Nevada-Reno, Robert Qualls, Univ of Nevada-Reno, Juliane Lilienfein, Univ of Nevada-Reno
9:45 AMThe Distribution of Mercury in a Forest Floor Transect.
Charles Perry, USDA Forest Service, Michael Amacher, USDA Forest Service, William Cannon, US Geological Survey, Randall Kolka, USDA-Forest Service NC Res. Station, Laurel Woodruff, US Geological Survey
10:00 AMTexas Leaf-Cutting Ants: How Fungus Farmers Act as Forest Soil Engineers. 
D. Andrew Scott, USDA Forest Service, Linda Hooper-Bui, Louisiana State Univ
10:15 AMBreak
10:30 AMResponse of Fine Roots to Experimental Nitrogen and Water Additions in a Mojave Desert Ecosystem.
Paul Verburg, Desert Research Institute, Andrew Young, Desert Research Institute, Isabelle Glanzmann, Desert Research Institute, Bryan Stevenson, Desert Research Institute, John Arnone, Desert Research Institute, Robert Nowak, Univ of Nevada, Reno
10:45 AMSoil and Silvicultural Treatment Effects on Belowground Biomass Distribution of Radiata Pine in Chile. 
Rafael Rubilar, Fac. Cs. Forestales, Univ de Concepción, Howard Allen, Forest Nutrition Cooperative, North Carolina State Univ, Jose Alvarez, Forestal Mininco S.A., Tim Albaugh, Forest Nutrition Cooperative, North Carolina State Univ
11:00 AMEvaluation of Hyphal Biomass and Diversity under Oaks and Pines in the Lower Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California. 
Meagan Hynes, Univ of California, Davis, Robert Zasoski, Univ of California, Davis, Caroline Bledsoe, Univ of California, Davis
11:15 AMDiscussion 
11:30 AMAdjourn

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