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COS 2 – Biogeochemistry: Aboveground-Belowground Interactions I

1:30 PM: Priming mechanisms providing plants and microbes access to mineral-associated organic nitrogen
Andrea Jilling, University of New Hampshire; Marco Keiluweit, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; A. Stuart Grandy, University of New Hampshire

1:50 PM: Plant effects on nitrogen cycling are controlled by roots and not by litter inputs across landscapes and sites
Justin P. Wright, Duke University; Eric Ungberg, Duke University; Catherine Fahey, University of Florida; S. Luke Flory, University of Florida; Marissa R. Lee, George Washington University; Laura Y. Podzikowski, Kansas University; Richard P. Phillips, Indiana University

2:10 PM: Recovery of soils from acidic deposition may exacerbate nitrogen export from forested watersheds in the Adirondack Mountains of New York
Gregory B. Lawrence, U.S. Geological Survey; Sara E. Scanga, Utica College; Robert D. Sabo, United States Environmental Protection Agency

2:30 PM: Physiological and growth responses of red oak and sugar maple to experimental nitrogen deposition
Meghan G. Midgley, The Morton Arboretum

2:50 PM: The role of litter chemistry and degree of carbon saturation on soil organic matter formation and stabilization
Samantha Mosier, Colorado State University; M. Francesca Cotrufo, Colorado State University

3:20 PM: Above- and belowground litter decomposition responds differently to nutrient enrichment in a Chihuahuan desert grassland
Andrea Lopez, University of New Mexico; Scott L. Collins, University of New Mexico;Raul Ochoa-Hueso, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

3:40 PM: Multitrophic interactions alter biogeochemistry after one year in a coarse woody debris experiment: Interactions among bark beetles, fungi, and subterranean termites
Natalie A. Clay, Louisiana Tech University; Courtney Siegert, Mississippi State University; Juliet Tang, USDA Forest Service; Lisa G. Garrigues, Mississippi State University; John J. Riggins, Mississippi State University

4:00 PM: Abiotic and biotic factors mediate the impact of invasive wild boar on soil function
M. Noelia Barrios-Garcia, CONICET; Marina Gonzalez-Polo, CONICET; Aimeé T. Classen, University of Vermont; Daniel Simberloff, University of Tennessee

4:20 PM: Hydraulic redistribution affects modeled carbon cycling via soil microbial activity and suppressed fire
Zoe G. Cardon, Marine Biological Laboratory; Congsheng Fu, University of Connecticut; Guiling L. Wang, University of Connecticut

4:40 PM: Global root trait biogeography: Diversity, economics, mycorrhizal dependence, and physiological convergence
Zeqing Ma, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Dali Guo, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Lars O. Hedin, Princeton University; Richard D. Bardgett, University of Manchester; David M. Eissenstat, Pennsylvania State University; Mingzhen Lu, Princeton Univiersity; M. Luke McCormack, University of Minnesota; Xingliang Xu, Chinese Academy of Sciences


COS 3 – Climate Change I

3:20 PM: Resilience of nematode food webs under temperature stress associated with climate change
Satyendra Kumar Pothula, University of Tennessee; Parwinder S. Grewal, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Sean M. Schaeffer, University of Tennessee; Mark A. Radosevich, University of Tennessee; Wesley C. Wright, University of Tennessee;Gary Phillips, University of Tennessee; Ernest C. Bernard, University of Tennessee

3:40 PM: Ecosystem controls on seasonal thaw depths, snowpack characteristics, and the soil thermal regime in boreal biome permafrost of interior Alaska
Thomas Douglas, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory


COS 4 – Communities: Assembly And Neutral Theory I

4:00 PM: Searching for process: microbial drivers of plant-soil feedbacks in the greenhouse and field
Y. Anny Chung, Utah State University; Ari Jumpponen, Kansas State University;Jennifer A. Rudgers, University of New Mexico


COS 5 – Communities: Spatial Patterns And Environmental Gradients I

4:40 PM: Soil heterogeneity and plant diversity: Influence of soil versus plant sources of spatial structure
Gregory R. Houseman, Wichita State University; Brandon M., Williams, Wichita State University; Olivia S. Schouten, Wichita State University


COS 6 – Competition

1:30 PM: Antimicrobials as chemical warfare against detritivorous invertebrates
Jane M. Lucas, University of Idaho; Michael Kaspari, University of Oklahoma


COS 9 – Ecosystem Function

1:50 PM: The dimensionality of ecosystem function: Towards a comprehensive quantification of ecosystem multifunctionality
Santiago Soliveres, University of Bern; Maria Felipe-Lucia, University of Bern; Fons van der Plas, Senckenberg Biodiversity Institute; Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, University of Western Sydney; Peter Manning, Senckenberg; Caterina Penone, University of Bern; Markus Fischer, University of Bern; Eric Allan, University of Bern

4:20 PM: Effects of Azteca sericeasur on leaf litter decomposition of a common shade tree,Inga micheliana, in coffee agro-ecosystems
Lauren Schmitt, University of Michigan; Bolivar Aponte-Rolon, University of Michigan; Ivette Perfecto, University of Michigan

4:40 PM: Exploring the complexity of plant-soil interactions in the rhizosphere with metabolomics
Liam O. Mueller, The University of Tennessee; Eric D. Tague, The University of Tennessee; Hector F. Castro-Gonzalez, The University of Tennessee; Shawn R. Campagna, The University of Tennessee; Joseph K. Bailey, University of Tennessee;Jennifer A. Schweitzer, University of Tennessee


COS 11 – Environmental Gradients

3:20 PM: Increased soil salinity delays regeneration of maritime forest tree species
Natasha N. Woods, Virginia Commonwealth University; Julie C. Zinnert, Virginia Commonwealth University


COS 12 – Evolution: Selection And Adaptation I

1:50 PM: Novel plant-microbial interactions: Rapid evolution of a legume-rhizobium mutualism in restored prairies
Susan M. Magnoli, Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University


COS 14 – Modeling

4:00 PM: Modeling soil hydro-thermal response to experimental warming and degradation in the permafrost region of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
Xian Xue, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences


COS 17 – Population Dynamics And Regulation

2:10 PM: Plant demographic responses to alpine shrub expansion: What are the relative effects of competition and plant-soil feedbacks?
Courtney G. Collins, University of California, Riverside; Jeffrey M. Diez, University of California, Riverside


OOS 1 – Demystifying Paradigms of Soil Organic Matter Formation Through Microbe-Mineral Interactions 

1:30 PM: What is ‘stable’ soil organic matter?
Markus Kleber, Oregon State University; Adam Lindsley, Department of Crop and Soil Science

1:50 PM: POM versus MAOM formation: Can the two pathways model help reconcile the “soil C dilemma”?
M. Francesca Cotrufo, Colorado State University; Samantha Mosier, Colorado State University; Michelle L. Haddix, Colorado State University; Jocelyn M. Lavallee, University of Manchester; Andy Robertson, Colorado State University

2:10 PM: Synthetic soil microcosms reveal complex interactions of temperature, substrate quality, and clay content on soil microbial activity
Kenneth R. Smith, Utah State University; Bonnie Waring, Utah State University

2:30 PM: Vulnerability of organo-mineral controls on carbon bioavailability at a terrestrial-aquatic interface
A. Peyton Smith, Texas A&M University; Kenton Rod, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Vanessa Bailey, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Colin Brislawn, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Alice Dohnalkova, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Malak M. Tfaily, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Ryan Renslow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

2:50 PM: Microbes persist: Systems biology of the soil microbiome
Jennifer Pett-Ridge, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Jillian Banfield, UC Berkeley; Steven Blazewicz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Paul Dijkstra, Northern Arizona University; Mary K. Firestone, University of California, Berkeley;Bruce A. Hungate, Northern Arizona University; Benjamin J. Koch, Northern Arizona University; Rachel A. Neurath, University of California, Berkeley; Erin E. Nuccio, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Thea Whitman, University of Wisconsin

3:20 PM: Incorporating microbe-mineral interactions into biogeochemical models from ecosystem to global scales: New insights and key uncertainties
Benjamin Sulman, Princeton University; Jessica A.M. Moore, The University of Tennessee; Aimée T. Classen, University of Vermont; Adrienne B. Keller, Indiana University; Matthew E. Craig, Indiana University

3:40 PM: The ectomycorrhizal fungus Suillus cothurnatus and nitrogen fertilization have strong and interactive effects on ecosystem processes
Colin Averill, Boston University; Reagan Bandy, Boston University; Hui-Ling Liao, University of Florida; Ko-Hsuan Chen, University of Florida; Michael C. Dietze, Boston University; Jennifer M. Bhatnagar, Boston University

4:00 PM: The effects of biofilms on soil carbon cycling, mineral weathering, and secondary mineral formation
Marjorie Schulz, US Geological Survey; Alice Dohnalkova, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

4:20 PM: Formation and destabilization of mineral-associated microbial C
Courtney Creamer, US Geological Survey; Christopher Conaway, US Geological Survey; Andrea L. Foster, US Geological Survey; Corey Lawrence, US Geological Survey; Jack McFarland, US Geological Survey; Marjorie Schulz, US Geological Survey; Mark P. Waldrop, US Geological Survey

4:40 PM: Responses of microbial carbon use efficiency to soil physical protection and temperature over long-term warming
Xiao-Jun Allen Liu, University of Massachusetts; Serita D. Frey, University of New Hampshire; Jerry M. Melillo, Marine Biological Laboratory; Kristen M. DeAngelis, University of Massachusetts


OOS 5 – Riparian Ecology and Conservation in the Tropics

1:50 PM: Higher fertilizer use in Amazon crop agriculture does not increase nitrogen and phosphorus watershed export
Christopher Neill, Woods Hole Research Center; Lindsay Scott, Woods Hole Research Center; Linda A. Deegan, Woods Hole Research Center; KathiJo Jankowski, US Geological Survey; Marcia N. Macedo, Woods Hole Research Center; Leonardo Maracahipes, Instituto de Pesquisa da Amazônia; Michael T. Coe, Woods Hole Research Center

4:20 PM: Land-use changes in the Amazonian agricultural frontier: Impacts on the biodiversity and ecosystem services of riparian forests
Lucas Paolucci, Instituto de Pesquisa da Amazônia; Leonardo Maracahipes, Instituto de Pesquisa da Amazônia; Vanessa Soares, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ecologia / Universidade Federal de Viçosa; Marcia N. Macedo, Woods Hole Research Center;Paulo M. Brando, Woods Hole Research Center



MONDAY PM posters
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PS 1-1
 Change happens from the ground up: A multifunctional solution using marginally restored grasslands for soil carbon accumulation in southern Ontario
Annalisa C.M. Mazzorato, University of Guelph; Andrew S. MacDougall, University of Guelph

PS 1-2 Subsurface plastic film mulching: An innovative way to crop rain-fed wheat in lowland saline region
Yunzhou Qiao, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences; Mengyu Liu Sr., Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Baodi Dong, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences; Mingming Zhang, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences

 Is coffee chaff an effective mulch for urban agriculture?
Courtney R. Pelissero, University of St. Thomas; Katherine M. Dennis, University of St. Thomas; Adam D. Kay, University of St. Thomas; Gaston E. Small, University of St. Thomas


PS 1 – Agriculture

PS 1-8
 Characterizing the evolution of rhizosphere microbial communities in two cultivars of sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) (L.) grown in high tunnel houses
Farhana Sultana, Tuskegee University; Raymon Shange, Tuskegee University; Richard Whittington, Tuskegee University; Victor Khan, Tuskegee University; Ramble Ankumah, Tuskegee University

PS 1-9 Sizing up the food system, from soil to spoon: Scoring US progress in agroecology across all 50 states
Marcia S. DeLonge, Union of Concerned Scientists; Kranti Mulik, Union of Concerned Scientists; Sarah Reinhardt, Union of Concerned Scientists

PS 1-11 Quantifying short-term soil biological and vegetation feedback from high-intensity, short-duration grazing versus conventional grazing
Emily P. Bean, University of Wyoming; Linda T.A. van Diepen, University of Wyoming

PS 1-12 Native wildflower plantings increase overall arthropod richness and abundance within intensively managed agricultural areas
Joshua Campbell, University of Florida; Chase Kimmel, University of Florida; Steven Grodsky, University of California, Davis; Cherice Smithers, Florida Wildlife Commission; Jaret C. Daniels, Florida Museum of Natural History; Jamie Ellis, University of Florida

PS 1-13 Why do natural enemies matter? A structural equation model to understand the effects of farming practices and landscape on arthropod functional groups in papaya crops
Ana M. Flores-Gutiérrez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Ek del Val, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Francisco Mora Ardila, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

PS 1-14 Agricultural management impacts on soil health across the Southern Plains of the United States
Caitlin M. Rottler, USDA-ARS; Jean L. Steiner, USDA-ARS; David P. Brown, USDA-ARS


PS 9 – Restoration Ecology

PS 9-100
 Are commercial arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi an effective restoration investment?
Adam B. Cobb, Oklahoma State University; Adam Warren, Oklahoma State University; Wade Fisher, Oklahoma State University; Shannon Short, Oklahoma State University; Eric B. Duell, Oklahoma State University; Gail W.T. Wilson, Oklahoma State University; Janette A. Steets, Oklahoma State University

PS 9-103
 Early response of vegetation and soils to organic amendments of a reforested mine tailings site
Florence Bouchard-Jean, université du Québec à Chicoutimi; Maxime Paré, université du Québec à Chicoutimi; Sébastien Roy, Université de Sherbrooke; Jean-François Boucher, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

PS 9-105 Mycorrhizal fungi and Texas prairie restoration
Sean P. Corbett, Weatherford College; Clint R. King, Weatherford College; Megan F. Meriwether, Weatherford College; Bishnu R. Twanabasu, Weatherford College

 Soil- and shade-mediated effects of ecological restoration on germination, survival and growth of tropical rainforest tree seeds and seedlings
Anand M Osuri, Nature Conservation Foundation; Srinivasan Kasinathan, Nature Conservation Foundation; Mrinalini K Siddhartha, Nature Conservation Foundation


PS 10 – Soil

 East versus West aspect influences the microbial community and soil development on an exposed ridge in Wyoming
Elizabeth Traver, University of Wyoming; Linda T.A. van Diepen, University of Wyoming

PS 10-124 Comparison of soil CO2 efflux measurements between LI-6800 and LI-8100A actuated chamber systems
Douglas J. Lynch, LI-COR Biosciences; Eric Price, LI-COR Biosciences; Jason Hupp, LI-COR Biosciences

PS 10-125 Soil fertility upgrading and understory vegetation regeneration in four single species-dominated mixed coastal forests in Eastern China
Hongtao Xie, Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, Clemson University; G.Geoff Wang, Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, Clemson University; Mukui Yu, National Research Station of Eastern China Coastal Forest Ecosystem, Research Institute of Subtropical Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry

PS 10-126 Microbial inoculation influences arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi community structure and nutrient dynamics in two temperate tree species
Andrew Lance, Case Western Reserve University; David J. Burke, The Holden Arboretum; Constance E. Hausman, Cleveland Metroparks; Jean H. Burns, Case Western Reserve University

PS 10-127 The effects of plant species diversity and genetic diversity within a dominant species on soil bacterial communities
Noah Luecke, University of Houston

PS 10-128 A mechanism for non-additive heterogeneous litter decomposition
Na Yin, Brigham Young University; Roger T. Koide, Brigham Young University

PS 10-129 Interspecific competition and temporal variation to belowground soil-fungal communities in Castanea dentata paired with other co-occurring tree species
Steve Kutos, Fordham University; Elle M. Barnes, Fordham University; J.D. Lewis, Fordham University

PS 10-130 Phenotypic variability of roots in relation to plant growth and resilience: An analysis of 1062 species from the TRY Plant Database
Nicholas T. Glass, University of Illinois – Chicago; Eduardo A Dias de Oliveira, University of Illinois at Chicago; Miquel A. Gonzalez-Meler, University of Illinois at Chicago


PS 11 – Urban Ecosystems

PS 11-138
 Assessing soil N cycling in urban forests under varying levels of non-native plant invasion
Eric R. Moore, University of Delaware; Vincent D’Amico III, USDA Forest Service; Tara L.E. Trammell, University of Delaware


PS 12 – Wetlands

 Movin’ on up: Mycorrhizal mutualisms and assisted migration of coastal plant species
Bradley Delfeld, Southern Illinois University; Loretta Battaglia, Southern Illinois University; Pamela Weisenhorn, Argonne National Laboratory; Benjamin Morgan, Northwestern University; Louise Egerton-Warburton, Chicago Botanic Garden


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COS 20 – Biogeochemistry: Aboveground-Belowground Interactions II

8:00 AM Plant nitrogen preference and the role of soil ammonia-oxidizers in maintaining the advantage of invasive plants species Bidens alba in southern China
Hui-Jie Wei, State Key Laboratory of Biocontrol, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Plant Resources; Bao-Ming Chen, Sun Yat-Sen University; Shao-Lin Peng, Sun Yat-sen University

8:20 AM 13C and 15N flow between plants and soil food web in semi-natural grassland in response to drought and land-management
Mathilde Chomel, University of Manchester; Jocelyn M. Lavallee, University of Manchester; Francisco De Castro, Queen University of Belfast; Heather L. Stott, University of Manchester; Nil Alvarez-Segura, IRTA; Jennifer M. Rhymes, University of Plymouth; Elizabeth Baggs, University of Edinburgh; Franciska De Vries, University of Manchester; Tancredi Caruso, Queen’s University; Mark C. Emmerson, Queen’s University Belfast; David Johnson, University of Manchester; Richard D. Bardgett, University of Manchester

8:40 AM Plant-soil history has lasting effects on belowground SOM decomposition
R. Kent Connell, Kansas State University; John M. Blair, Kansas State University

9:00 AM The 13C content of soil-respired CO2 varies with temperature in C3 but not C4 grasslands in central Iowa
James W. Raich, Iowa State University; Germán Mora, Goucher College

9:20 AM Short-term carbon and nitrogen dynamics of coarse woody debris decomposition: interactions among bark beetles, fungi, and subterranean termites
Courtney M. Siegert, Mississippi State University; Natalie A. Clay, Louisiana Tech University; Juliet Tang, USDA Forest Service; Lisa G. Garrigues, USDA Forest Service;John J. Riggins, Mississippi State University

9:50 AM Native to exotic plant conversions alter microbial community network structure across soil depths
Racheal N. Upton, Iowa State University; Kirsten S. Hofmockel, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Xia Xu, Iowa State University; Wayne H. Polley, USDA, Agricultural Research Service; Brian J. Wilsey, Iowa State University

10:10 AM Effects of long-term warming on fungal community structure in temperate forest soils
Gregory J. Pec, University of New Hampshire; Linda T.A. van Diepen, University of Wyoming; Kristen DeAngelis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Jeffrey L. Blanchard, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Jerry M. Melillo, Marine Biological Laboratory; Serita D. Frey, University of New Hampshire

10:30 AM Root exudate responses to drying and mycorrhizal colonization for two tropical tree seedlings
Lee H. Dietterich, University of California, Los Angeles; Avishesh Neupane, University of California, Los Angeles; Mark Ciochina, University of California, Los Angeles; Nancy J Hess, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Malak M. Tfaily, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Daniela F. Cusack, University of California, Los Angeles

10:50 AM Symbiotic N-fixation by alder impacts nitrogen availability on a landscape scale
Verity G. Salmon, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Colleen M. Iversen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Amy L. Breen, University of Alaska Fairbanks; Peter E. Thornton, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Stan D. Wullschleger, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


COS 22 – Climate Change: Ranges And Phenology I

8:00 AM Can migration of soil microbes promote tree seedling tolerance to drying conditions?
Cassandra Allsup, University of Wisconsin; Richard A. Lankau, University of Wisconsin

9:30 AM Soil microbiome mediates range-wide phenological clock of a foundation tree species
Ian M. Ware, University of Tennessee; Michael E. Van Nuland, Stanford University;Joseph Bailey, University of Tennessee; Jennifer A. Schweitzer, University of Tennessee; Christopher W. Schadt, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Zamin Yang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


COS 24 – Communities: Spatial Patterns And Environmental Gradients II

10:50 AM Functional traits help explain plant demographic responses to variation in soil abiotic characteristics and microbial composition
Gaurav S. Kandlikar, University of California, Los Angeles; Jonathan M. Levine, ETH Zurich; Nathan J. B. Kraft, University of California, Los Angeles


COS 27 – Ecosystem Function: Biodiversity I

8:40 AM How does land use intensification change correlation networks between biodiversity, ecosystem functions and ecosystem services?
Maria Felipe-Lucia, University of Bern; Santiago Soliveres, University of Bern;Caterina Penone, University of Bern; Eric Allan, University of Bern


COS 29 – Invasion: Community Effects

8:00 AM Scale-dependent effects of Gypsophila paniculata invasion and management on above- and belowground community diversity and heterogeneity
Matthew L. Reid, University of Louisville; Sarah M. Emery, University of Louisville

8:20 AM Invasive legumes dramatically impact soil bacterial community structures but not function
Jan-Hendrik Keet, Stellenbosch University; Allan G Ellis, Stellenbosch University;Cang Hui, Stellenbosch University; Johannes J. Le Roux, Stellenbosch University

10:10 AM Effect of white-tailed deer and Amur honeysuckle on soil exoenzyme production in a Midwestern deciduous forest
Michaela J. Woods, Wright State University; Elizabeth Roberson, Wright State University; Don Cipollini, Wright State University; Megan Rua, Wright State University

11:10 AM Long-term impacts of fragmentation and invasion by the Argentine ant on native ant communities in southern California
Rafael Achury, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; David A. Holway, University of California, San Diego; Andrew V. Suarez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


COS 33 – Plant-Insect Interactions II

8:00 AM Soil legacy effects on plants and their associated aboveground insect herbivores are linked via plant functional and nutritional traits
Robin Heinen, Institute of Biology Leiden; Feng Zhu, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW); Martijn van der Sluijs, Netherlands Institute of Ecology;Jeffrey A. Harvey, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW); Arjen Biere, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW); T. Martijn Bezemer, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)

8:20 AM Plant-herbivore model with belowground storage and overcompensation of edible biomass
Fang Ji, Case Western Reserve University

8:40 AM Connecting a belowground mutualism to aboveground herbivory: Microbe-plant-insect interactions
Morgan N. Thompson, University of Maryland; William O. Lamp, University of Maryland

9:00 AM Soil environment affects floral traits and pollinator disease
Julie K. Davis, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Nicholas A. Barber, Northern Illinois University; Philip C. Stevenson, University of Greenwich; Luis A. Aguirre, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Lynn S. Adler, University of Massachusetts Amherst

11:10 AM The role of ants in novel plant community assembly
Maia Luz Raymundo, University of Queensland; Margie Mayfield, University of Queensland


COS 35 – Restoration Ecology I

8:40 AM Ecohydrological effects of biological soil crust on the vegetation dynamics of restoration in a dryland ecosystem
Ning Chen, Lanzhou University; Xinping Wang, Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Yafeng Zhang, Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Kailiang Yu, The University of Utah; Chang-Ming Zhao, Lanzhou University

10:30 AM Soil and plant-induced heterogeneity effects on soil microbial community structure
Drew A. Scott, Southern Illinois University Carbondale; Sara G. Baer, Southern Illinois University Carbondale; John M. Blair, Kansas State University


OOS 7 – Ecophysiological Responses to Experimental Warming in Vascular Plants

9:50 AM Responses of root system respiration and stem sap flux to experimental soil warming in a sugar maple forest
Andrew J. Burton, Michigan Technological University; Molly A. Cavaleri, Michigan Technological University; Mickey P. Jarvi, College of the Redwoods; Alex R. Collins, Michigan Technological University


OOS 10 – When a Raindrop is a Tsunami: Impacts of Disturbance on Plant-Associated Microbial Communities

8:00 AM Changes in microbial composition of soil communities are associated with changing vegetation in mesocosms of a semiarid ecosystem
Morena Avitia, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Alberto Barrón-Sandoval, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Mariana Benítez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Mitchell Pavao-Zuckerman, University of Maryland;Ana E. Escalante, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

8:20 AM Phytohormones can resuscitate dormant environmental bacteria
Nejc Stopnišek, Michigan State University; Patrick J. Kearns, Michigan State University; Ashley Shade, Michigan State University

8:40 AM Dynamic plant-soil microbe feedback: The neglected effect of soil cultivation length
Po-Ju Ke, Stanford University; Tadashi Fukami, Stanford University

9:00 AM Microbial responses to extreme drought after ten years of elevated rainfall and nitrogen
Cristina Portales-Reyes, University of Minnesota; Jessica Gutknecht, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Forest Isbell, University of Minnesota

9:20 AM Contribution of soil microbial communities to plant growth in serpentine soils
Alexandria Igwe, University of California, Davis; Rachel L. Vannette, University of California, Davis

9:50 AM Responses to host genomic disturbance: The effects of host plant hybridization on root, leaf, and flower microbiomes
Na Wei, University of Pittsburgh; Tia-Lynn Ashman, University of Pittsburgh

10:30 AM Six years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill: Unique responses of aboveground and belowground fungal microbiomes of Spartina alterniflora
Candice Y. Lumibao, Tulane University; Stephen K. Formel, Tulane University;Vijaikrishnah Elango, Louisiana State University; John H. Pardue, Louisiana State University; Sunshine A. Van Bael, Tulane University


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1:30 PM-3:00 PM 
INS 10 – Demystifying Paradigms of Soil Organic Matter Formation via Microbe-Mineral Interactions

 Are microbial bodies the stable carbon we seek in tropical forests?
Daniela F. Cusack, University of California – Los Angeles

 Micro and nanotomographic investigations of microbial and pore structure within opaque soil aggregates
Kenneth M. Kemner, Argonne National Laboratory; Sarah O’Brien, Universityi of Illinois, Chicago; Matthew D. Whiteside, Vrije Universiteit; Deirdre Sholto-Douglas, Argonne National Laboratory; Olga Antipova, Argonne National Laboratory; Doga Gursoy, Argonne National Laboratory; Alice Dohnalkova, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Libor Kovarik, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Dan M. Durall, University of British Columbia Okanagan; Barry Lai, Argonne National Laboratory;Melanie D. Jones, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus; Christian Roehrig, Argonne National Laboratory; Stefan Vogt, Argonne National Laboratory

 Clay minerals: Overlooked purveyors of soil nitrogen
Andrea Jilling, University of New Hampshire; A. Stuart Grandy, University of New Hampshire

 Easy come, easy go: The vulnerability of mineral-associated organic matter in dynamic redox environments
Steven J. Hall, Iowa State University

 Microbes, minerals and moisture, oh my! How abiotic and biotic interactions alter the molecular composition of organic matter
A. Peyton Smith, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Kenton Rod, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Vanessa Bailey, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Colin Brislawn, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Alice Dohnalkova, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Malak M. Tfaily, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Ryan Renslow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

 Through a ped, not quite so darkly
Julie D. Jastrow, Argonne National Laboratory


COS 37 – Biodiversity I

2:50 PM A field experiment on the importance of species abundance and patch occupancy to extinction risk from habitat loss in a terrestrial arthropod system
Ryan J. Almeida, Davidson College; Kevin G. Smith, Davidson College


COS 38 – Biogeochemistry: Biogeo Patterns Along Environmental Gradients I

1:30 PM To what degree does variation in soil nutrients shape tropical dry forest structure, function, and recovery?
Annette Trierweiler, University of Notre Dame; Jennifer S. Powers, University of Minnesota; Juan Manuel Dupuy, Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán;David M. Medvigy, University of Notre Dame

1:50 PM Linking mycorrhizal associations with microbial growth and soil organic matter properties across temperate forests
Matthew E. Craig, Indiana University; Kevin M. Geyer, University of New Hampshire;Edward R. Brzostek, West Virginia University; Richard P. Phillips, Indiana University

2:10 PM Assessing legume nitrogen fixation in cover crop mixtures across a soil fertility gradient
Jennifer Blesh, University of Michigan

2:30 PM Redox regulates soil phosphorus status across a rainfall gradient in wet tropical forests
Yang Lin, University of California; Avner Gross, University of California, Berkeley;Whendee L. Silver, University of California, Berkeley

2:50 PM Nitrogen fixation rates and strategies in rhizobial and actinorhizal trees along an N gradient
Amelia A. Wolf, UC-Davis; Duncan N. L. Menge, Columbia University; Jennifer L. Funk, Chapman University; Steven Perakis, US Geological Survey

3:20 PM Soil microbial abundance and activity is reduced by natural and experimentally simulated nitrogen deposition: Evidence from five long-term experiments
Jessica A.M. Moore, University of New Hampshire; Kevin M. Geyer, University of New Hampshire; Leana Axtell, University of Washington; Serita D. Frey, University of New Hampshire

3:40 PM Nitrogen fixer abundance does not predict ecosystem fixation or forest carbon recovery during tropical rainforest secondary succession
Sarah A. Batterman, University of Leeds; Jefferson Hall, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Michiel van Breugel, Yale-NUS College

4:00 PM Incorporating the carbon cost of phosphorus acquisition into an optimal plant nutrient uptake model improves predictions of belowground carbon allocation
Kara E. Allen, West Virginia University; Edward R. Brzostek, West Virginia University;Joshua B. Fisher, California Institute of Technology; Richard P. Phillips, Indiana University

4:20 PM Precipitation controls above-belowground partitioning of net primary production across biomes
Laureano Gherardi, Global Drylands Center; Osvaldo E. Sala, Arizona State University

4:40 PM Resilience of saltmarsh carbon sequestration to ecosystem transitions
Jordi F. Pagès, Bangor University; Miguel Ángel Mateo, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC); Emma McKinley, Cardiff University; Martin W. Skov, Bangor University


COS 42 – Communities: Spatial Patterns And Environmental Gradients III

4:20 PM Soil water availability shapes plant species richness in big sagebrush communities
Samuel E. Jordan, Yale University; Kyle A. Palmquist, University of Wyoming; John B. Bradford, U.S. Geological Survey; William K. Lauenroth, University of Wyoming


COS 45 – Ecosystem Function: Biodiversity II

1:30 PM Effects of multitrophic changes in biodiversity and species composition on ecosystem functioning
Eric Allan, University of Bern; Santiago Soliveres, University of Bern; Peter Manning, Senckenberg; Caterina Penone, University of Bern; Maria Felipe Lucia, University of Bern; Markus Fischer, University of Bern

3:20 PM Consistent patterns in the activity of bacterial taxa across environmental variation
Ember M. Morrissey, West Virginia University; Rebecca L. Mau, Northern Arizona University; Xiao-Jun A Liu, Northern Arizona University; Benjamin J. Koch, Northern Arizona University; Michaela Hayer, Northern Arizona University; Egbert Schwartz, Northern Arizona University; Paul Dijkstra, Northern Arizona University; Bruce A. Hungate, Northern Arizona University


COS 53 – Restoration Ecology II

4:20 PM Identifying and reversing invasive grass microbial legacy effects that harm native plants
Brooke Pickett, UC Riverside; Irina Irvine, National Park Service; Emma L. Aronson, University of California Riverside

4:40 PM  Restoring regenerative capacity: Soil seed banks in urban forests
Lea Johnson, University of Maryland


OOS 12 – Ecological Impacts of Tornados on Eastern Deciduous Forest: Short- and Long-Term Case Studies from the Eastern United States

4:20 PM Response of the ground-dwelling invertebrate community following a tornado and salvage logging at Powdermill Nature Reserve
Kayla I. Perry, Ohio State University; Kimberly F. Wallin, University of Vermont; John W. Wenzel, Powdermill Nature Reserve, Carnegie Museum of Natural History; Daniel A. Herms, The Ohio State University / OARDC


Tuesday 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
INS 12 – From the Belowground World to Sustainable Grasslands: Mycorrhizal Fungi at the Center of Ecosystem Services and Resilience

 Soil microbial community responses to US grassland management in continental and humid subtropical climates
Shishir Paudel, Oklahoma State University; Brekke L. Peterson-Munks, Grazinglands Research Laboratory, USDA-ARS; Elizabeth H. Boughton, Archbold Biological Station; Hilary M. Swain, Archbold Biological Station; Jean L. Steiner, USDA-ARS

 Burning native and improved grasslands in the southern plains: A typical management practice’s effects on mycorrhizal abundance
Brekke L. Peterson Munks, USDA-ARS; Jean L. Steiner, USDA-ARS

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal investment in vesicles and hyphae in perennial prairie plants
Elizabeth M. Bach, Colorado State University

 Mycorrhizal dispersal: Theoretical and experimental approaches for predicting community structure
Bala Chaudhary, DePaul University

 Mycorrhizal symbioses influence the trophic structure of the Serengeti
Bo Maxwell Stevens, Northern Arizona University; Jeffrey R. Propster, Northern Arizona University; Gail W.T. Wilson, Oklahoma State University; Andrew Abraham, Northern Arizona University; Chase Ridenour, Northern Arizona University;Christopher Doughty, Northern Arizona University; Nancy Johnson, Northern Arizona University

 Can arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi maintain sustainable native grass biofuel cropping systems?
Daniel P. Revillini, Northern Arizona University; R. Michael Miller, Argonne National Laboratory; Gail W.T. Wilson, Oklahoma State University; Nancy C. Johnson, Northern Arizona University

 Alterations in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal abundance during tallgrass prairie restoration: Implications for biodiversity and ecosystem functioning
Drew A. Scott, Southern Illinois University Carbondale; Sara G. Baer, Southern Illinois University Carbondale; John M. Blair, Kansas State University

 The effects of climate change across soil boundaries: Linking mycorrhizal-plant-herbivore-parasite interactions
Eric B. Duell, Oklahoma State University; Kristen A. Baum, Oklahoma State University; Gail W.T. Wilson, Oklahoma State University

 Grassland restorations: Where do we go from here?
Adam B. Cobb, Oklahoma State University; Jiqiong Zhou, China Agricultural University; Eric B. Duell, Oklahoma State University; Shishir Paudel, Oklahoma State University; Gail W.T. Wilson, Oklahoma State University

TUESDAY PM posters (back to top of list)

PS 13 – Biodiversity

Species-rich tropical rain forest understory: The effects of soil and topography on composition and diversity
Julie S. Denslow, Tulane University; L. Guillermo Chaverri S., Universidad Estatal a Distancia; Orlando Vargas R., Organizacion para Estudios Tropicales


PS 15 – Communities: Spatial Patterns And Environmental Gradients

 Identifying the mechanisms driving variation in dung beetle composition along an altitudinal gradient
Cristina O. Araujo, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; Joaquín Calatayud, Umeå University; Ricardo F. Monteiro, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; Joaquin Hortal, , Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (MNCN-CSIC)


PS 16 – Communities: Traits And Functional Diversity

PS 16-69 The role of soil nutrients on seedling survival in a successional tropical forest
Ricardo J. Rivera, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Maria Uriarte, Columbia University; Jess Zimmerman, University of Puerto Rico; Erika Marin-Spiotta, University of California, Santa Barbara


PS 19 – Mutualism And Facilitation

 Do arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) provide any growth benefits and herbivory resistance against plant parasitic nematodes (PPN) in Panicum virgatum?
Binod Basyal, University of Louisville; Sarah M. Emery, University of Louisville

 The FUN(gi) Kind of Colonization: Effects of micronutrients on mycorrhizal association with little blue stem
Kiersten P. Angelos, University of Dayton; Chelse M. Prather, University of Dayton;Megan Rua, Wright State University


PS 20 – Parasitism And Host-Parasite Interactions

PS 20-111
 Exploring the infection dynamics of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and soil nematodes: A host parasite system
Nichole A. Laggan, University of Tampa; Taegan A. McMahon, University of Tampa


PS 21 – Plant-Insect Interactions

 Above-ground herbivory history and below-ground mutualist diversity interact to alter subsequent plant-herbivore responses
Hannah Locke, University of Houston; Kerri M. Crawford, University of Houston

 Plant-soil feedbacks influence tree seedling light-gradient partitioning
Katherine E. A. Wood, Michigan State University; Sarah McCarthy-Neumann, Michigan State University; Richard K. Kobe, Michigan State University

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COS 55 – Biogeochemistry: Biogeo Patterns Along Environmental Gradients II

8:40 AM Seasonal patterns in soil carbon dioxide fluxes across a tropical forest rainfall gradient
Daniela F. Cusack, University of California, Los Angeles; Daniel Ashdown, UCLA;Mark Ciochina, University of California, Los Angeles; Lee H. Dietterich, University of California, Los Angeles; Jason Karpman, UCLA; Avishesh Neupane, University of California, Los Angeles; Benjamin L. Turner, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

9:30 AM Soil enzyme activity indicates microbial P limitation in northern hardwood forests
Shan Shan, Miami University of Ohio; Melany C. Fisk, Miami University of Ohio

10:10 AM Shifting demands: Seasonality of microbial nutrient acquisition
J. Megan Steinweg, Roanoke College; Madison Quinet, Roanoke College

10:30 AM Remotely sensed canopy N predicts differences in soil microbial community composition and activity at the sub-hectare scale in a lowland tropical forest
Brooke B. Osborne, Brown University; Gregory P. Asner, Carnegie Institution for Science; Cory C. Cleveland, University of Montana; Fiona M. Soper, Cornell University; Alan Townsend, University of Colorado; Stephen Porder, Brown University


COS 56 – Climate Change: Communities II

8:00 AM Three-dimensional soil heterogeneity modulates the response of plant communities to an experimentally imposed drought event
Yongjie Liu, University of Antwerp; Michiel F. Bortier, University of Antwerp; Maya Verlinden, University of Antwerp; Hans J De Boeck, University of Antwerp; Ivan Nijs, University of Antwerp


COS 57 – Communities: Disturbance And Recovery I

9:50 AM The legacy of smelter aerosols on soil physicochemical and plant community characteristics in a degraded watershed
Scott B. Robinson, University of Montana; Benjamin P. Colman, University of Montana; Robert W. Pal, Montana Tech of the University of Montana


COS 62 – Effects Of Multiple Global Changes On Communities And Ecosystems

9:00 AM Does long-term warming alter resilience of peatland microbial communities to climate extremes?
Ellen L. Fry, University of Manchester; Amy L. Evans, University of Salford; Nick Ostle, Lancaster University; Brajesh K. Singh, Western Sydney University; Richard D. Bardgett, University of Manchester


COS 71 – Wetlands

8:00 AM Patterns of bryophyte diversity and soil nutrient availability in vernal pools located in Central Pennsylvania, USA
Shauna-kay Rainford, The Pennsylvania State University; Patrick J. Drohan, The Pennsylvania State University

8:40 AM Spatial and temporal comparisons of salt marsh soil microbial communities in recovery after oil exposure
Stephen K. Formel, Tulane University; Kimberly L. Mighell, Tulane University;Demetra Kandalepas, Southeastern Louisiana University; Elizabeth Jarrell, Tulane University; Brittany M. Bernik, Tulane University; Vijaikrishnah Elango, Louisiana State University; John H. Pardue, Louisiana State University; Michael J. Blum, Tulane University; Sunshine A. Van Bael, Tulane University


OOS 18 – From Macro to Microbiota: Deeper Insights Into Community Ecology through Integration of Phylogeny and Functional Traits

8:40 AM Taxonomic and functional changes of bacterial communities during primary succession
Albert Barberan, The University of Arizona; Noah Fierer, University of Colorado Boulder; Asunción de los Ríos, CSIC; Emilio Casamayor, Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes-CSIC; Rudiger Ortiz-Alvarez, CSIC

9:00 AM Contrasting island biogeography patterns of soil bacteria and fungi in a fragmented landscape
Shaopeng Li, Georgia Institute of Technology

9:20 AM A global atlas of the dominant bacteria found in soil
Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo, University of Colorado


OOS 19 – Integrating Diverse Evidence Streams on the Effects of Rising CO2 on Terrestrial Ecosystems

8:40 AM Towards a predictive understanding of the coupled responses of soil microbes and plants to elevated CO2: New insights from measurements and models
Richard P. Phillips, Indiana University; César Terrer, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona; Benjamin Sulman, University of California, Merced; Matthew E. Craig, Indiana University

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COS 74 – Biogeochemistry: C And N Cycling In Response To Global Change I

1:30 PM The responses of microbial community activity and biomass to passive warming in a semiarid ecosystem
Noelle J. Espinosa, University of Arizona; Rachel E. Gallery, University of Arizona

2:10 PM How do nitrogen-fixing trees influence soil nitrous oxide emissions?
Sian Kou-Giesbrecht, Columbia University; Duncan N. L. Menge, Columbia University

2:50 PM Manganese limitation as a mechanism for reduced decomposition in soils under atmospheric nitrogen deposition
Emily D. Whalen, University of New Hampshire; Serita D. Frey, University of New Hampshire; Richard G. Smith, University of New Hampshire; A. Stuart Grandy, University of New Hampshire

3:20 PM An Appalachian breakdown: Total belowground carbon flux and its components respond to over 28 years of nitrogen additions
Brooke A. Eastman, West Virginia University; Hannah Minihan, West Virginia University; William T. Peterjohn, West Virginia University

3:40 PM Impact of ENSO on microbial community dynamics and ramifications for methane consumption in tropical rainforest soils
Hannah B. Shulman, University of California, Riverside; Emma L. Aronson, University of California Riverside; Michael F. Allen, University of California Riverside

4:00 PM Microbial δ13C profiles in Peat soils Under Warming
Jessica Gutknecht, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Cameron Blake, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

4:20 PM Belowground response to warming and elevated CO2 at an ombrotrophic peatland
Avni Malhotra, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Paul J. Hanson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Colleen M. Iversen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

4:40 PM Soil nitrogen responses to an ice storm manipulation experiment in a northern temperate forest
Julie N. Weitzman, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Peter M. Groffman, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies


COS 75 – Biogeochemistry: Linking Community Structure And Ecosystem Function I

1:30 PM  Microbial enzymatic and decomposition responses to climate change in Southern California
Steven D. Allison, University of California, Irvine; Sydney I. Glassman, University of California, Irvine; Bahareh Sorouri, University of California, Irvine; Claudia Weihe, University of California, Irvine; Michael Goulden, University of California, Irvine;Adam C. Martiny, University of California, Irvine; Kathleen K. Treseder, University of California, Irvine; Jennifer B.H. Martiny, University of California, Irvine

2:10 PM Carbon assimilation is phylogenetically clustered in soil prokaryotes for both complex and simple substrates
Chansotheary Dang, West Virginia University; Rene N Miller, West Virginia University; Jeth G.V. Walkup, West Virginia University; Bruce A. Hungate, Northern Arizona University; Ember M. Morrissey, West Virginia University

2:30 PM Exploring the dark side of biodiversity and ecosystem function (BEF) in plantation ecosystems
Alison D. Munson, Université Laval; Rim Khlifa, Université Laval

2:50 PM Interactions between litter and soil chemistry drives carbon substrate preference of microbial communities
Nanette C. Raczka, West Virginia University; Ember M. Morrissey, West Virginia University; Edward R. Brzostek, West Virginia University

3:20 PM Long term studies reveal relative importance of plants and soil on microbial C-N cycling
Kirsten S. Hofmockel, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Allison Thompson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Robert Starke, Pacific Northwest National;Sheryl L. Bell, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

4:00 PM Incorporating microbial “omics” information into a soil biogeochemical model: A novel model scheme to regulate microbial functions and soil carbon dynamics
Melanie A. Mayes, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Yang Song, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Qiuming Yao, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Chongle Pan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Gangsheng Wang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Xiaojuan Yang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Benjamin L. Turner, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; S. Joseph Wright, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Eric Johnston, Georgia Institute of Technology; Minjae Kim, Georgia Institute of Technology; Konstantinos T. Konstantinidis, Georgia Institute of Technology; Ryan K. Quinn, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Debjani Sihi, Oak Ridge National Laboratory;Malak M. Tfaily, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Ljiljana Pasa-Tolic, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


COS 78 – Communities: Spatial Patterns And Environmental Gradients V

2:50 PM Diversity and distribution of Solenopsis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) thief ants belowground
Leo Ohyama, University of Central Florida; Joshua R. King, University of Central Florida; David Jenkins, University of Central Florida


COS 89 – Urban Ecosystems I

2:10 PM Microbial communities composition analysis from urban parks of Shanghai and their role in sustainability of parks
Deepika Kumari, Tongji University; Xin Wang, Tongji University; Jiang Wu, Tongji University; Varenyam Achal, East China Normal University


OOS 24 – Plant-Soil Interactions Under Changing Climate

1:30 PM Above, below, and in-between: How plant-soil interactions both respond to and help dictate lowland tropical forest responses to warming
Sasha C. Reed, U.S. Geological Survey; Molly A. Cavaleri, Michigan Technological University; Kelsey R. Carter, Michigan Technological University; Aura M. Alonso-Rodriguez, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture; Tana E. Wood, USDA Forest Service

1:50 PM Carbon and nitrogen dynamics in a 100-year-old drought stressed Scots pine forest
Jobin Joseph, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Lanscape Research

2:10 PM Linking belowground plant traits with ecosystem processes: A multi-biome perspective
Colleen M. Iversen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Paul J. Hanson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Avni Malhotra, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; M. Luke McCormack, University of Minnesota; Richard J. Norby, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Verity G. Salmon, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Stan D. Wullschleger, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

2:30 PM Belowground carbon exchange between tall trees connected by mycorrhizae
Tamir Klein, Weizmann Institute of Science; Ido Rog, Weizmann Institute of Science;Nicholas P. Rosenstock, Lund University; Christian Koerner, University of Basel

2:50 PM Microbial handshake in the rhizosphere
Gerd Gleixner, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

3:20 PM Impacts of soil microbial communities on plant physiological response to drought
Danielle E. Marias, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sanna A. Sevanto, Los Alamos National Laboratory; John Dunbar, Los Alamos National Laboratory

3:40 PM Nitrogen deposition alters plant-soil microbe interactions across congeneric grasses
Teal Potter, University of Colorado

4:00 PM Water uptake patterns in a tropical rainforest ecosystem and consequences on intra- and inter-annual variations in C flux and balance
Damien Bonal, Université de Lorraine, AgroParisTech, INRA; Maricar Aguilos, INRA;Benoit Burban, INRA; Bruno Hérault, INPHB, Institut National Polytechnique Houphouët-Boigny; Hans Verbeeck, Ghent University; Hannes De Deurwaerder, Ghent University; Camille Ziegler, INRA; Sabrina Coste, Université de la Guyane;Clément Stahl, INRA

4:20 PM Understanding plant-soil interactions using environmental tracers
Brent D. Newman, Los Alamos National Laboratory; David D. Breshears, University of Arizona; Rachael McCaully, North Carolina State University; Carli Arendt, North Carolina State University; Sanna Sevanto, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Jeffrey Heikoop, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Nathan Wales, Los Alamos National Laboratory


SYMP 12 – Plant-Soil Feedback Theory: Building and Testing a Theoretical Framework for Integrating Belowground Plant Microbiomes into Plant Community Dynamics

1:30 PM Plant-soil feedback, plant species coexistence, and plant community structure: Twenty years of progress integrating theory and experiment
James D. Bever, University of Kansas; Maarten B. Eppinga, Utrecht University

2:00 PM Connecting population dynamic modeling to plant-soil feedback theory
Karen C. Abbott, Case Western Reserve University; James Umbanhowar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Maarten Eppinga, Utrecht University; James D. Bever, University of Kansas

2:30 PM Plant-soil feedbacks in multispecies communities: Extension of theory and an empirical test to explain tree diversity patterns in eastern deciduous forests
Maarten B. Eppinga, Utrecht University; Mara Baudena, Utrecht University; Daniel Johnson, Yale University; Jiang Jiang, University of Oklahoma; Keenan M. L. Mack, Indiana University; Allan E. Strand, College of Charleston; James D. Bever, University of Kansas

3:10 PM Testing the role of plant-soil feedback in diversity-productivity experiments
Andrew Kulmatiski, Utah State University

3:40 PM Testing the link between plant-soil feedbacks and temporal dynamics of multi-species communities
Scott A. Mangan, Washington University in St. Louis; Rachel E. Becknell, Washington University in St. Louis; Claudia Stein, Washington University in St. Louis

4:10 PM A meta-analysis of plant-soil feedback experiments: What factors influence plant-soil feedback, what lessons have we learned, and where do we go from here
Kerri M. Crawford, University of Houston; Jonathan T. Bauer, Michigan State University; Liza S. Comita, Yale University; Maarten B. Eppinga, Utrecht University;Daniel J Johnson, Utah State University; Scott A. Mangan, Washington University in St. Louis; Allan E. Strand, College of Charleston; Katharine N. Suding, University of Colorado; James Umbanhowar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; James D. Bever, University of Kansas

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PS 30 – Invasion

PS 30-90 Invasive earthworms: Predicting the density and distribution of invasive earthworms within a Wisconsin temperate forest
Jacqueline M. T. Hausle, North Carolina State University; Jodi A. Forrester, North Carolina State University; Lili Perreault, North Carolina State University

PS 30-91 Rooting for the home team: Belowground allocation and root traits in native and nonnative woody species
Alexander R. Ebert, Syracuse University; Douglas A. Frank, Syracuse University;Jason D. Fridley, Syracuse University


PS 33 – Invasion: Species Interactions

PS 33-124 Effects of invasive legumes on soil rhizobial communities and strategies for restoration
Kimberly J La Pierre, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Ellen Simms, University of California Berkeley



Wednesday 6:30 PM WISE (Women in Soil Ecology) networking mixer: The Avenue Pub (1732 St. Charles Ave.) Intended for early career (pre-tenure) female soil ecologists. There is also a Slack group set up (name: WISE). A. Petyon Smith & Stephanie Kivlin



Thursday AM talks
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8:00 AM-9:30 AM
INS 22 – Integrating Disciplines to Assess Global Soil Biodiversity

The case for a global soil biodiversity assessment: Gaps, priorities, and significance
Diana H. Wall, Colorado State University; Elizabeth M. Bach, Colorado State University

Soil fungal biodiversity and function: What we do and do not know and why it matters in a changing world
Christopher W. Schadt, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Nematodes: The Tail of Ecosystem Function
Deborah A. Neher, University of Vermont

The shovel: A surprisingly effective, but often overlooked tool for soil biodiversity discovery
Mac A. Callaham Jr., USDA Forest Service; Roberto Carrera-Martínez, The University of Georgia; Samuel W. James, Maharishi University of Management; Bruce A. Snyder, Georgia College and State University; Melanie K. Taylor, USDA Forest Service

Mesofauna, observation networks and ecogenomics
Byron J. Adams, Brigham Young University

The National Soils Assessment: Biodiversity of forest and rangeland Soils
Stephanie A. Yarwood, University of Maryland

Bringing global biodiversity belowground
Thomas E. Lovejoy, United Nations Foundation


COS 91 – Behavior: Foraging And Diet

8:40 AM Competitors and resource levels dictate belowground foraging effort in Helianthus annuus
Megan K. Ljubotina, University of Alberta; James F. Cahill Jr., University of Alberta


COS 92 – Biodiversity IV

8:00 AM Soil homogenization in a tallgrass prairie restoration: Toward resolved understanding of the relationship between soil heterogeneity and plant diversity
Holly J. Stover, University of Western Ontario; Hugh A.L. Henry, University of Western Ontario

10:10 AM Dung beetle diversity (Scarabaeidae) in sheep grazing pastures and temperate forests in the Mexican Transition Zone
Cecilia Lucero Rios Sr., Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo; Claudia E. Moreno Ortega Jr., Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo; Ilse J. Ortega Martínez II, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo


COS 93 – Biogeochemistry: C And N Cycling In Response To Global Change II

8:00 AM The role of biological nitrogen fixation in forest recovery after forest fires in the southeastern Amazon
Michelle Y. Wong, Cornell University; Robert W. Howarth, Cornell University;Roxanne Marino, Cornell University; Divino Silverio, Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia; Paulo M. Brando, Woods Hole Research Center; Christopher Neill, Woods Hole Research Center

8:40 AM Earthworms increase net primary productivity and global warming potential but decrease net ecosystem carbon budget in an intensive vegetable ecosystem
Di Wu, Jiangsu Academy of Agriculture Sciences; Manqiang Liu, Nanjing Agricultural University; Feng Hu, Nanjing Agricultural University

9:00 AM Humidity-enhanced microbial degradation: An emerging mechanism of litter decomposition under a warmer and drier climate
Jose M. Gruenzweig, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Daniel Gliksman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

9:20 AM Effects of drought and changes in monsoon rainfall seasonality on soil respiration in semi-arid grasslands
Renée F. Brown, University of New Mexico; Scott L. Collins, University of New Mexico; Melinda D. Smith, Colorado State University; Alan K. Knapp, Colorado State University

9:50 AM Soluble organic carbon (glucose) application promotes the removal of accumulated nitrate via denitrification in subsoil in a wheat/maize double cropping system in the North China Plain
Yuming Zhang, Center for Agricultural Resources Research, Institute of Genetic and Developmental Biology, The Chinese Academy of Sciences; Chunsheng Hu Sr., Center for Agricultural Resources Research, Institute of Genetic and Developmental Biology, The Chinese Academy of Sciences; Xiaoxin Li, Center for Agricultural Resources Research, Institute of Genetic and Developmental Biology, The Chinese Academy of Sciences; Yuying Wang, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Wenxu Dong, Center for Agricultural Resources Research, Institute of Genetic and Developmental Biology, The Chinese Academy of Sciences

10:10 AM The response of soil biogeochemistry to drought and hurricanes in a wet tropical forest in Puerto Rico
Omar Gutierrez del Arroyo, University of California, Berkeley; Whendee L. Silver, University of California, Berkeley

10:30 AM The effects of soil moisture on microbial carbon-use efficiency across soil textures
Megan K. Nasto, Utah State University; John M. Stark, Utah State University

10:50 AM Interacting effects of climate change and soil characteristics on carbon and nitrogen loss from northern hardwood forests
Stephanie M. Juice, University of Vermont; E. Carol Adair, University of Vermont;Paul G. Schaberg, USDA Forest Service; Gary J. Hawley, University of Vermont;Alexandra M. Kosiba, University of Vermont; Carl Waite, University of Vermont;Deane Wang, University of Vermont; Julia N. Perdrial, University of Vermont


COS 94 – Biogeochemistry: Linking Community Structure And Ecosystem Function II

8:00 AM From the ground to a tropical forest canopy: microbial community assembly and microclimate regulate decomposition
Evan M Gora, University of Louisville; Jane M. Lucas, University of Oklahoma;Stephen P. Yanoviak, University of Louisville

8:20 AM Can patterns of nitrogen allocation and strategies of symbiotic nitrogen fixation explain the success of legumes in diverse plant communities?
Efrat Sheffer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Hila Bakhshian, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Anil B. Pokhrel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Tania Masci, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Guy Dovrat, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

8:40 AM Location, more than depth, influences soil microbial cycling of greenhouse gases
Keshav Arogyaswamy, University of California, Riverside; Emma L. Aronson, University of California Riverside

9:20 AM Microbial communities as carbon conductors: Elucidating universal traits across litter types
Renee B Johansen, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Michaeline Nelson Albright, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Deanna Lopez, Los Alamos National Laboratory;Laverne Gallegos-Graves, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Andreas Runde, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Thomas Yoshida, Los Alamos National Laboratory;John Dunbar, Los Alamos National Laboratory

10:10 AM The population and community ecology of transient carbon accumulation in terrestrial ecosystems
Jonathan M. Levine, ETH Zurich; Simon P. Hart, ETH Zurich; Janneke HilleRisLambers, University of Washington; William K. Petry, ETH Zurich; Jacob Usinowicz, ETH Zurich; Tom Crowther, ETH Zürich

10:50 AM Pasture integrated crop rotations alter microbial biodiversity and function reducing potential nitrate leaching
Jeth G.V. Walkup, West Virginia University; Chansotheary Dang, West Virginia University; Rene N Miller, West Virginia University; Ember Morrissey, West Virginia University


COS 96 – Communities: Disturbance And Recovery III

10:30 AM Soil biota shifts in response to land use history can influence aboveground plant community composition in a hardwood forest
Sarah R. Carrino-Kyker, The Holden Arboretum; Katharine L. Stuble, The Holden Arboretum; Sergio Andres Sabat Bonilla, The Holden Arboretum; David J. Burke, The Holden Arboretum


COS 97 – Communities: Traits And Functional Diversity I

9:50 AM A comparative genomic analysis of metabolic pathways during fungal decomposer succession
Sasha Vivelo, Boston University; Jennifer M. Talbot, Boston University


COS 100 – Ecosystem Stability And Resilience II

8:00 AM Positive demographic feedbacks at the level of mycorrhizal guilds in a temperate forest
Cassandra Allsup, University of Wisconsin; Richard A. Lankau, University of Wisconsin


COS 101 – Fire II

10:10 AM Testing the relative above- and below-ground responses to fire-induced phosphorus release in intermittent wetlands
Marco Fernandez, Florida International University; John S. Kominoski, Florida International University; Betsie B. Rothermel, Archbold Biological Station


COS 107 – Urban Ecosystems II

10:30 AM Soil carbon and nitrogen elemental content and isotopic composition in residential lawns across six U.S. cities
Carl Rosier, University of Delaware; Tara L.E. Trammell, University of Delaware;Diane E. Pataki, University of Utah; Richard V. Pouyat, USDA Forest Service; Meghan L. Avolio, Johns Hopkins University; Neil D. Bettez, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Jeanine M. Cavender-Bares, University of Minnesota; Peter M. Groffman, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Morgan Grove, U.S. Forest Service; Sharon J. Hall, Arizona State University; James B. Heffernan, Duke University; Sarah E. Hobbie, University of Minnesota; Kelli L. Larson, Arizona State University; Jennifer L. Morse, Portland State University; Christopher Neill, Woods Hole Research Center; Kristen C. Nelson, University of Minnesota; Laura A. Ogden, Dartmouth College; Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne, University of Vermont; Colin Polsky, Florida Atlantic University; R. Roy Chowdhury, Indiana University; Meredith K. Steele, Virginia Tech; Megan M. Wheeler, Marine Biological Laboratory

11:10 AM Novel community assembly on post-industrial soils: The role of soil heterogeneity and pollution
Xiang Lin, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Claus Holzapfel, Rutgers University Newark; Gareth J. Russell, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University


Thursday 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
INS 24 – Developing a Unifying Framework for Understanding Controls on Denitrification in Terrestrial Ecosystems

 Misery loves company: A meta-analysis of controls on terrestrial denitrification
Maya Almaraz, University of California, Davis; Michelle Y. Wong, Cornell University;Wendy H. Yang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 The potential importance of surface diurnal temperature fluctuation in controlling nitrous oxide emissions from soil
Robert A. Sanford, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Joanne C. Chee-Sanford, USDA-ARS

 Topographic and depth-dependent controls on nitrous oxide release in upland soils
Julie N. Weitzman, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

 Denitrification in humid tropical forests: Mass balance constraints and global change
Jack Brookshire, Montana State University

 Denitrification: What’s biology got to do with it?
Rebecca Phillips, Ecological Insights Corporation; Bongkeun Song, Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences

 Importance of plants as regulator of soil denitrification activity
Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

 Historical drainage legacy effects on denitrification in upland soils
Alexander H. Krichels, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Evan DeLucia, University of Illinois; Robert A. Sanford, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;Joanne C. Chee Sanford, United States Department of Agriculture; Wendy H. Yang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


12:00 PM-1:15 PM

– Soil Ecology Section Business Meeting

THURSDAY PM talks (back to top of list)

COS 108 – Agriculture I

1:50 PM Ecological nutrient management with cover crop mixtures: Impacts on nitrous oxide flux following soil disturbance
Alison Bressler, University of Michigan; Jennifer Blesh, University of Michigan

2:30 PM Impacts of soil carbon sequestration on life cycle greenhouse gas emissions in midwestern USA beef finishing systems
Paige L. Stanley, University of California, Berkeley; Jason E. Rowntree, Michigan State University; David K. Beede, Michigan State University; Marcia S. DeLonge, Union of Concerned Scientists; Michael W. Hamm, Michigan State University


COS 111 – Biogeochemistry: C And N Cycling In Response To Global Change III

1:30 PM Potential of biochar to mitigate the effects of extreme precipitation on soil greenhouse gas emissions and soybean growth
Akane Ota, Purdue University; Jeffrey S. Dukes, Purdue University

1:50 PM The potential of agricultural best management practices to reduce nitrous oxide emissions
E. Carol Adair, University of Vermont; Lindsay Barbieri, University of Vermont; Tyler Goeschel, University of Vermont; Heather Darby, University of Vermont Extension

3:40 PM Elevated CO2 and N addition alter rhizosphere priming of soil organic matter decomposition
Clare E. Kazanski, University of Minnesota; Elise Pendall, Western Sydney University;Jessica Gutknecht, Helmholtz centre for environmental research – UFZ; Sarah E. Hobbie, University of Minnesota; Peter B. Reich, University of Minnesota

4:20 PM Effects of warming on the fate of newly added carbon across a Hawaiian soil mineralogical gradient
Avishesh Neupane, University of California, Los Angeles; Peter M. Vitousek, Stanford University; Daniela F. Cusack, University of California, Los Angeles

4:40 PM The effects of fire and fertilizer use on N-cycling soil microbes
Priscilla Moley, Kansas State University; Janaye Hanschu, Kansas State University; Lydia H. Zeglin, Kansas State University


COS 112 – Biogeochemistry: New Paradigms In Biogeochem Cycling I

2:50 PM The role of plant-microbe-soil interactions in determining the biogeochemical response of ecosystems to fire
Adam F.A. Pellegrini, Stanford University; Sarah E. Hobbie, University of Minnesota;Peter B. Reich, University of Minnesota; Ari Jumpponen, Kansas State University;Jack Brookshire, Montana State University; Tony Caprio, National Parks Service;Robert B. Jackson, Stanford University

4:00 PM Integrating -omics data into soil organic matter decomposition models
Edward R. Brzostek, West Virginia University; Benjamin Sulman, University of California, Merced; Ember Morrissey, West Virginia University; Joseph E. Carrara, West Virginia University; Nanette C. Raczka, West Virginia University; Kara E. Allen, West Virginia University


COS 113 – Climate Change: Plants III

4:20 PM Unexpected patterns of belowground production during and after multiple extreme droughts
Ingrid J. Slette, Colorado State University; David L. Hoover, USDA-ARS; Alan K. Knapp, Colorado State University; Melinda D. Smith, Colorado State University


COS 115 – Communities: Traits And Functional Diversity II

3:40 PM Dung beetle functional traits related to restoration management practices in tallgrass prairie
Sheryl C. Hosler, Northern Illinois University; Holly P. Jones, Northern Illinois University; Nicholas A. Barber, Northern Illinois University


COS 121 – Invasion: Species Interactions I

2:30 PM Soil macroinvertebrate response to removal of nonnative feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in tropical montane wet forests
Nathaniel H. Wehr, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Noa Lincoln, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Steven C. Hess, U.S. Geological Survey; Creighton M. Litton, University of Hawaii at Manoa


COS 122 – Mycorrhizae

1:30 PM Responses of soil and root fungal communities to plant invasion and nitrogen deposition
Michala Phillips, University of California Riverside; Soren Weber, University of California Riverside; Lela V Andrews, Northern Arizona University; Emma L. Aronson, University of California Riverside; Michael F. Allen, University of California Riverside;Edith B. Allen, University of California, Riverside

2:10 PM Intra-genus comparison of relative mycorrhizal responsiveness: Unexpected variation within Asclepias
Eric B. Duell, Oklahoma State University; Bailey H. Baskin, Oklahoma State University; Gail W.T. Wilson, Oklahoma State University

3:20 PM Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal assembly and ‘species’ realized niches 
Mark A. Anthony, University of New Hampshire; Jenica M. Allen, University of Massachusetts; Thomas D. Lee, University of New Hampshire; Richard G. Smith, University of New Hampshire; Kristina A. Stinson, University of Massachusetts;Serita D. Frey, University of New Hampshire

3:40 PM Influence of stress on induction of plant anti-oxidative enzymes by arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis: A meta-analysis
Ami R Lokhandwala, University of Mississippi; Jason D. Hoeksema, University of Mississippi

4:00 PM A tree’s perspective of nutrient cycling: Linking above- and belowground nutrient use strategies
Adrienne B. Keller, Indiana University; Richard P. Phillips, Indiana University

4:40 PM  Loss of large herbivores affects mycorrhizal fungal communities in the Atlantic Forest
Claudia P. Paz, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP); Nacho Villar, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP); Fernando D. Andreote, Universidade de São Paulo;Denise L.C. Mescolotti, Universidade de São Paulo; Bruno T. Goto, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte; Mauro Galetti, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)


COS 123 – Species Interactions III

4:00 PM Plant-soil feedbacks contribute to stabilized coexistence in a nutrient limited mountain meadow
Mariana Gliesch, ETH Zurich; Sabine Güsewell, ETH Zurich; Jonathan M. Levine, ETH Zurich

THURSDAY PM posters (back to top of list)

PS 37-1
 Forest expansion detected in Brazil using carbon stable isotopes in soil
Jamie Lee Wright, University of Oregon; Lucas C.R. Silva, University of Oregon;Corinne Wong, The University of Texas Austin; Barbara D Bomfim, University of California Davis; Ben Hur Marimon-Junior, Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso;Beatriz Marimon, Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso

PS 37-2  Influence of soil nutrients, microbial diversity, and ectomycorrhizal fungi on seedling recruitment after bark beetle infestation
Liana Boggs Lynch, University of Wyoming; Urszula Norton, University of Wyoming;Linda T.A. van Diepen, University of Wyoming

PS 37-4 Investigating the influence of the rhizosphere on carbon dynamics in a tropical forest
Kenna E. Rewcastle, University of Vermont; Jessica A.M. Moore, The University of Tennessee; Jeremiah A. Henning, University of Tennessee; Courtney Patterson, University of Tennessee; Melanie A. Mayes, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Aimée T. Classen, University of Vermont

PS 37-6  The effects of nitrogen deposition on microbial communities in desert soils
Nikita B. Kowal, Arizona State University; Becky A. Ball, Arizona State University at the West Campus; Pamela Marshall, Arizona State University

PS 37-9 Abiotic contribution to phenol oxidase activity across a manganese gradient in tropical forest soils
Mareli Sanchez Julia, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Benjamin L. Turner, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

PS 37-11 Influence of grazing and nitrogen addition on spatial variability of soil respiration in a Leymus chinensis meadow steppe
Baoku Shi, Northeast Normal University; Yu Zhu, Northeast Forestry University;Wanling Xu, Northeast Normal University; Chengliang Wang, Northeast Normal University; Wei Sun, Northeast Normal University

PS 37-12 Sensitivity of heterotrophic soil respiration (HSR) to temperature as mediated by mycorrhizal fungi
Grace Anne Ingham, University of Georgia; Nina Wurzburger, University of Georgia;Richard A. Lankau, University of Wisconsin; Caitlin E. Hicks Pries, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

PS 37-21 Using trait-based ecology to understand shifts in community assembly in a long-term tropical forest plot
Megan Gaitan, Sonoma State University; Sandra M. Duran, University of Arizona;Sean Michaletz, University of Arizona; Daniel J. Wieczynski, University of California, Los Angeles; Carolyn A.F. Enquist, US Geological Survey; Catherine Hulshof, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez; George Stevens, The GoodCoin Foundation;Nathan G. Swenson, University of Maryland; Gregory P. Asner, Carnegie Institution for Science; Brian J. Enquist, University of Arizona; Van M. Savage, UCLA; Lisa Patrick Bentley, Sonoma State University

PS 37-22 Microbial communities exposed to diurnal temperature variation increase nitrous oxide emission potential from surface soil
Robert A. Sanford, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Joanne C. Chee-Sanford, USDA-ARS; Lynn Connor, USDA-ARS

PS 37-23  Nutrient and microbial responses to altered seasonal precipitation regimes in two semi-arid grasslands
Jennifer Holguin, The University of Texas at El Paso; Scott L. Collins, University of New Mexico; Jennie R. McLaren, University of Texas at El Paso

PS 37-24  Microbial functional resilience to drought
Leena L. Vilonen, Colorado State University; Melinda D. Smith, Colorado State University


PS 38 – Climate Change

PS 38-30 Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi enhance ecosystem sustainability by reducing N2O and CH4 emissions, altering plant community structure, increasing plant productivity and stability under nitrogen addition
Tao Zhang, Institute of Grassland Sciences, Northeast Normal University, Key Laboratory for Vegetation Ecology, Ministry of Education; Xue Yang, Institute of Grassland Sciences, Northeast Normal University, Key Laboratory for Vegetation Ecology, Ministry of Education; Jixun Guo, Institute of Grassland Sciences, Northeast Normal University, Key Laboratory for Vegetation Ecology, Ministry of Education

PS 38-33 Winter climate change in the Northeastern USA can impact litter carbon and nitrogen dynamics through changes in the soil invertebrate community
Elise Heffernan, Hudsonia Ltd; Lynn M. Christenson, Vassar College; Hannah E. Clark, California Department of Transportation; Ev Cheng, Vassar College; John L. Campbell, USDA Forest Service; Melany C. Fisk, Miami University of Ohio; Peter M. Groffman, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Pamela H. Templer, Boston University


PS 39 – Climate Change: Communities

PS 39-40 Soil and heterotrophic respiration in a longleaf pine forest in response to 40% throughfall reduction
Jake Blackstock, Auburn University; Lisa J. Samuelson, Auburn University

PS 39-42 Plant-parasitic nematodes response to changing precipitation regimes across a climatic gradient
Katharine E. Ankrom, Colorado State University; Walter S. Andriuzzi, Colorado State University; Elizabeth M. Bach, Colorado State University; André L.C. Franco, Colorado State University; E. Ashley Shaw, Colorado State University; Cecilia M. de Tomasel, Colorado State University; Osvaldo E. Sala, Arizona State University; Diana H. Wall, Colorado State University


PS 41 – Ecosystem Function

PS 41-68 Two mechanisms through which dung beetles may affect rainforest plants
Lina A. Urrea, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Ellen Andresen, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Rosamond Coates, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Francisco Mora Ardila, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Guillermo Ibarra-Manríquez Sr., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


PS 42 – Ecosystem Function: Biodiversity

PS 42-83 Direct and indirect effects of plant diversity and soil microbes on plant-pollinator interactions
Savannah Fuqua, Washington University in St Louis; Claudia Stein, Washington University in St. Louis; Scott A. Mangan, Washington University in St. Louis

PS 42-84 The hidden half: Exploring below ground biodiversity and function of deep roots in a dry tropical forest
Rachel Estee Adams, Texas A&M University; Jason B. West, Texas A&M University; F. Andrew Jones, Oregon State University


PS 44 – Fire

PS 44-100 Early-season effects of fire on soil chemistry and undergrowth diversity in teak and cashew plantations in a tropical savanna woodland
Stephen Oyedeji, University of Ilorin; Oludare Oladipo Agboola, University of Lagos;David Adedayo Animasaun, University of Ilorin; Taiye Samuel Oriolowo, University of Ilorin; Paul Ojo Fatoba, University of Ilorin


PS 47 – Temperate Forests

PS 47-153 The ghost of trees past: How long do plant-soil feedbacks persist to influence current tree seedling dynamics?
Clarice M. Esch, Michigan State University; Richard K. Kobe, Michigan State University; Carmen Medina Mora, Michigan State University; Monique Sakalidis, Michigan State University

FRIDAY AM talks (back to top of list)


COS 126 – Agriculture II

8:40 AM Mycorrhizal inoculation density increases prairie reconstruction richness and perennial agricultural productivity
Liz Koziol, The Land Institute; James D. Bever, University of Kansas; Timothy E. Crews, The Land Institute

10:30 AM Effects of a perennial crop, annual agriculture, and native prairie reconstruction on the community structure of soil fungi
Thomas P. McKenna, University of Kansas; Laura Kemp, The Land Institute; Timothy E. Crews, The Land Institute; Benjamin A. Sikes, University of Kansas


COS 129 – Biogeochemistry: Experimental Climate Change Effects On Biogeo Processes

8:00 AM The role of soil communities on the decomposition of different soil C pools: Does elevated CO2 matter?
Laura Castaneda-Gomez, Western Sydney University; Yolima Carrillo, Western Sydney University; Jeff R. Powell, University of Western Sydney; Elise Pendall, Western Sydney University; David S. Ellsworth, Western Sydney University

10:50 AM Multi-omics reveals soil microbiome responsible for nitrous oxide emissions after a dry-rewet cycle
Huaihai Chen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Zamin Yang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Melissa A. Cregger, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Robert L. Hettich, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Frank Löffler, University of Tennessee; Chris W. Schadt, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


COS 130 – Biogeochemistry: New Paradigms In Biogeochem Cycling II

9:20 AM Mechanisms governing soluble soil carbon in drying soils: Exoenzymes vs. physics
Peter M. Homyak, University of California, Santa Barbara; Joseph C. Blankinship, University of California; Eric W. Slessarev, University of California, Santa Barbara;Sean M. Schaeffer, University of Tennessee; Stefano Manzoni, Stockholm University;Joshua P. Schimel, University of California, Santa Barbara

10:10 AM Closing the poop loop: Recycling organic waste streams to improve soil and crop health using ecological-based sanitation
Rebecca Ryals, University of California, Merced; Kate Porterfield, Middlebury College; Steven Heisey, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Gavin McNicol, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Sasha Kramer, Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) Haiti


COS 133 – Ecosystem Management II

9:00 AM Trophic interactions in soil impose negative feedback to chickpea and oat
Patricia Gilarte, Western Sydney University; Jonathan Plett, Western Sydney University; Elise Pendall, Western Sydney University; Yolima Carrillo, Western Sydney University; Uffe N. Nielsen, Western Sydney University


COS 135 – Forest And Rangeland Management

9:20 AM Soil factors allow the use of species distribution models as support tools of forest management in a context of global change
Paulina E. Pinto, Université de Lorraine, AgroParisTech, INRA; Lucie Dietz, Université de Lorraine, AgroParisTech, INRA; Simon Rizzetto, CNS, UPS, INPT; Christian Piedallu, Université de Lorraine, AgroParisTech, INRA; Jean-Claude Gégout, Université de Lorraine, AgroParisTech, Inra


COS 137 – Grasslands/Steppe

8:00 AM Intensity of aboveground herbivory influences the outcome of plant-soil feedback effects
Johannes Heinze, University of Potsdam; Jasmin Joshi, University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil


COS 140 – Mutualism And Facilitation

10:30 AM Rapid changes associated with fungal communities of decomposing tropical leaf litter
Natalie S. Christian, University of Illinois; Edward Allen Herre, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute


COS 141 – Soil

8:00 AM Investigating the effect of the historical legacies of microbial communities on current ecosystem function across a latitudinal and chemical gradient
Peter J. Hoch, University of Idaho; Michael S. Stickland, University of Idaho

8:20 AM Structural and functional dynamics of soil microbes following spruce beetle infestation
Gordon F. Custer, University of Wyoming; Linda T.A. van Diepen, University of Wyoming; William Stump, University of Wyoming

8:40 AM Soil microbial response to Rhododendron maximum removal in Appalachian forests
Ernest D. Osburn, Virginia Polytechnic and State University; Jennifer D. Knoepp, Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory; Katherine J. Elliott, Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory; Chelcy Ford Miniat, Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory; John E. Barrett, Virginia Polytechnic and State University

9:00 AM Locally produced wood biochar alters soil phosphorus dynamics and microbial communities in organically-managed croplands of western WA, USA
Si Gao, University of Montana; Thomas H. DeLuca, University of Montana; Kai Hoffman-Krull, Data Agriculture Non­profit Forage; Amanda L. Bidwell, University of Washington

9:30 AM Volatile dining fare: VOCs affect carbon and nitrogen dynamics of soil microbial communities
Steven G. McBride II, virginia polytechnic and state university; Ernest D. Osburn, Virginia Polytechnic and State University; Michael S Strickland, University of Idaho

9:50 AM Drought suppresses nematode predators and promotes root herbivores and microbivores in mesic, but not in arid grasslands
André L.C. Franco, Colorado State University; Laureano A. Gherardi, Arizona State University; Cecilia M. de Tomasel, Colorado State University; Walter S. Andriuzzi, Colorado State University; Katharine E. Ankrom, Colorado State University; Osvaldo E. Sala, Arizona State University; Diana H. Wall, Colorado State University

10:10 AM Biogeographically and functionally distinct microbial communities in urban green infrastructure soils: Implications for sustainability
Aman Gill, UC Berkeley; Kai Purnell, Barnard College; Krista L. McGuire, Barnard College, Columbia University

10:30 AM Tree species richness and water deficit interact to affect microbial community activity and soil nitrogen pool in temperate plantations
Manuella Strukelj, Université Laval; Emmanuel Corcket, INRA; William Parker, Ontario Forest Research Institute; Nathalie Fromin, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique; Laurent Augusto, INRA; Hervé Jactel, INRA; Alison D. Munson, Université Laval

10:50 AM Multivariate and graphic based assessment of microbial influence in soils: A new approach for separating the wheat from the chaff?
Steven D. Mamet, University of Saskatchewan; Ellen Redlick, University of Saskatchewan; Tanner Dowhy, University of Saskatchewan; Jennifer Bell, University of Saskatchewan; Zelalem Taye, University of Saskatchewan; Melissa Arcand, University of Saskatchewan; Andrew Bissett, The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation; Bobbi Helgason, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Eric G. Lamb, University of Saskatchewan; Matthew Links, University of Saskatchewan; Kevin Stanley, University of Saskatchewan; Steven D. Siciliano, University of Saskatchewan


OOS 40 – Plant Microbiomes in a Changing World

 Abiotic stresses shift belowground Populus-associated bacteria towards a core stress microbiome
Collin M. Timm, Johns Hopkins University; Alyssa Carrell, University of Tennessee Knoxville; Kelsey R. Carter, Michigan Technological University; Christopher W. Schadt, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Timothy J. Tschaplinski, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Mitchel Doktycz, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Gerald Tuskan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Dale A. Pelletier, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; David J. Weston, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

8:40 AM Root and microbial responses to drought stress in facultative CAM species, Clusia pratensis
Kristine Grace Cabugao, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Alyssa Carrell, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Richard J. Norby, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; David J. Weston, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

10:10 AM Soil macronutrients and plant host identity fail to explain bacterial endophyte community composition: Is disturbance a key driver?
Eric A. Griffin, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Joshua G. Harrison, University of Nevada Reno; Steven W. Kembel, Université du Québec à Montréal;Alyssa Carrell, University of Tennessee Knoxville; S. Joseph Wright, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Walter P. Carson, University of Pittsburgh

10:50 AM Resuscitating microbial seed banks alter plant-soil interactions
Venus Kuo, Indiana University; Jay T. Lennon, Indiana University

FRIDAY AM latebreaking posters (back to top of list)

PS 48-1 A meta-analysis of soil carbon under cover crops
Jinshi Jian, Virginia Tech

PS 48-6 The relationship between above-ground diversity and AMF on agroecosystems: A functional ecology approach to understand how crop diversity influences below-ground soil processes
Aidee Guzman, University of California, Berkeley; Leslie Hutchins, University of California, Berkeley; Timothy M. Bowles, University of California, Berkeley; Mary K. Firestone, University of California, Berkeley; Claire Kremen, University of California, Berkeley


PS 51 – Latebreaking: Biodiversity

PS 51-28 Soil properties and invertebrate communities as indicators of soil status in Pinus radiata monocultures and native forests in central Chile
Camila Cifuentes, Instituto de Ecología y Biodiversidad

PS 51-30 Host specificity in root-associated fungi of different species in subtropical forest
Keke Cheng, Sun Yat-sen University; Shixiao Yu, Sun Yat-sen University


PS 52 – Latebreaking: Biogeochemistry

PS 52-35 Impacts of tree species on metabolic activity of soil microbes: Arbuscular mycorrhizal versus ectomycorrhizal associations
Xinqi Wang, Center for Ecological Research, Northeast Forestry University;Chuankuan Wang, Northeast Forestry University; Taidong Zhang, Center for Ecological Research, Northeast Forestry University

PS 52-37 Microbial necromass nitrogen makes an important contribution to stable soil organic matter
Chao Wang, Instituted of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Xu Wang, Instituted of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Guangting Pei, Instituted of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Zongwei Xia, Instituted of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Yunting Fang, Instituted of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Chao Liang, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Edith Bai, Instituted of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

PS 52-43 Does the response of soil nitrogen dynamics and microbial community to an artificial rainfall differ depending on the forest type, especially the mycorrhizal type?
Chikae Iwaoka, Kyoto University; Takeshi Taniguchi, Tottori University; Sheng Du, Chinese Academy of Science; Norikazu Yamanaka, Tottori University; Ryunosuke Tateno, Kyoto University

 Detecting forest soil response to reforestation and ecological succession at the Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory, USA
Megan L. Mobley, Oregon State University; Kevin A. Nelson, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine; Daniel deB Richter, Duke University; Ruth D. Yanai, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry


PS 54 – Latebreaking: Community Ecology

PS 54-101 Soil pH influences the overall interior root microbiome structure, but not its dominant phylotypes
Laurel Brigham, University of Colorado, Boulder; Clifton P. Bueno de Mesquita, University of Colorado, Boulder; Marko J. Spasojevic, University of California; Emily C. Farrer, Tulane University; Dorota L. Porazinska, University of Colorado; Jane G. Smith, University of Colorado; Steven K. Schmidt, University of Colorado; Katharine N. Suding, University of Colorado, Boulder


PS 58 – Latebreaking: Ecosystem Management

PS 58-134 Effect of grassland afforestation on soil fungal and bacterial communities in Chinese Loess Plateau
Kaibo Wang, Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Science; Lei Deng, State Key Laboratory of Soil Erosion and Dryland Farming on the Loess Plateau, Northwest A&F University; Yiping Chen, Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences


PS 65 – Latebreaking: Invasion

PS 65-187 Competition and soil legacy alter the role of soil microbes in invaded plant communities
Catherine Fahey, University of Florida; S. Luke Flory, University of Florida


PS 72 – Latebreaking: Species Interactions

PS 72-254 Comparing the strength of intra- and interspecific plant-soil feedbacks
Lana G. Bolin, Michigan State University, Kellogg Biological Station; Jennifer A. Lau, Michigan State University


Friday 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
INS 31 – Advancing the Predictive Ability of the Global Carbon Cycle in Earth System Models

 Predictive uncertainties in soil organic carbon decomposition modeling
Chaoqun Lu, Iowa State University; Zhen Yu, Iowa State University; Jien Zhang, Iowa State University; Hanqin Tian, Auburn University; Deborah Huntzinger, Northern Arizona University; Christopher Schwalm, Northern Arizona University; Anna M. Michalak, Carnegie Institution for Science


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Did we miss you in Portland in 2017? Or were you there, but a quarter-mile away in a concurrent session?
Here is a list of Soil Ecology related sessions at ESA 2017! Thanks all.