Tuesday, November 14, 2006: 4:00 PM
Indiana Conv. Center, Room 120, First Floor
179: NRI's Soil Processes Program: Reports, Assessments and Future Directions
Sponsor:Z06 USDA-NRI
Presiding:Nancy Cavallaro, USDA/CSREES
4:00 PMSocial Hour
5:00 PMIntroductory Remarks
5:15 PMScaling-up Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling in Arid Lands: From Microscale to Landscape.
Ferran Garcia-Pichel, Arizona State Univ, School of Life Sciences, Shannon L. Johnson, Los Alamos National Lab, Biosciences Divison
5:30 PMSoil Bacterial Community Composition and Diversity as Affected by Animal Manure Application in Pasture and Cropping Systems of the Southern Piedmont USA.
Kamlesh Jangid, Univ of Georgia, Mark A. Williams, Mississippi State Univ, Alan Franzluebbers, USDA-ARS, Michael Jenkins, USDA-ARS, David C. Coleman, Univ of Georgia, William B. Whitman, Univ of Georgia
5:45 PMBacterial Arsenite Oxidase Genes Detected in Soil, Sediment and Geothermal Environments. 
William Inskeep, Montana State Univ, Richard Macur, Montana State Univ, Natsuko Hamamura, Montana State Univ, Deanne Masur, Montana State Univ, W. Peyton Taylor, Montana State Univ, T. P. Warelow, La Trobe Univ, S.A. Ward, Univ College London, J.M. Santini, Univ College London
6:00 PMMicrobe-Mineral Interactions and their Influence on Arsenic Transformations in the Soil Environment. 
Brandon J. Lafferty, Univ of Delaware, Michael J. Borda, Univ of Delaware, Andrew S. Madison, Univ of Delaware, Jeffry J. Fuhrmann, Univ of Delaware, Donald L. Sparks, Univ of Delaware
6:15 PMDiscussion
6:35 PMBreak
6:50 PMMechanisms behind Rhizosphere-Dependent Soil Organic Matter Decomposition. 
Weixin Cheng, University of California-Santa Cruz, Dale W. Johnson, Natural Resources and Environmental Science, Nicholas E. Bader, Environmental Studies, Feike Dijkstra, Environmental Studies
7:05 PMCoupled Cycling of Iron and Carbon along a Climate Gradient of Forest Soils. 
Jon Chorover, Univ of Arizona, Aaron Thompson, Univ of Arizona
7:20 PMLimit Values and Underlying Mechanisms of Litter Decay.
John Edward Herman, Univ of Toledo, Dept of Earth, Ecological and Environmental Sciences, Daryl Moorhead, Univ of Toledo, Dept of Earth, Ecological and Environmental Sciences
7:35 PMRelationship between Air-Water Interfacial Area and Water Saturation for Sandy Porous Media. 
Mark Brusseau, Univ of Arizona, Greg Schnaar, Univ of Arizona, Sheng Peng, Univ of Arizona, Justin Marble, Univ of Arizona
7:50 PMStabilization of Soil Organic C and N: Evidence form Sequential Density Fractionation.
Phillip Sollins, Oregon State Univ, Marc Kramer, UC Santa Cruz, Markus Kleber, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Christopher Swanston, Rota Wagai, Kyoto Univ, Kate Lajtha, Oregon State Univ, Richard Bowden, Allegheny Col., David Beilman, Oregon State Univ, Timothy R. Filley, Purdue Univ, EAS Dept, Bruce Caldwell, Oregon State Univ
8:05 PMDiscussion
8:25 PMConcluding Remarks
8:30 PMAdjourn

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