Oral Session 93: Biodiversity VII: Communities, Soil, and Microbes.
Presiding: M Thomsen
Thursday, August 5, 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Meeting Room A 107.
8:00 AM West, Jason*,1, Dijkstra, Feike1, Hobbie, Sarah1, Reich, Peter1, 1 University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN Global change effects on microbial activity: The carbon connection and beyond.
8:20 AM Higgins, Paul*,1, 1 University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA Biotic responses to land-use and climate change.
8:40 AM Porazinska, Dorota*,1, Pratt, Paul2, Giblin-Davis, Robin1, 1 University of Florida, Fort Lauderdale, FL2 United States Department of Agriculture, Fort Lauderdale, FL Plant-soil feedbacks as a mechanism of Melaleuca quinquenervia invasion in the Florida Everglades.
9:00 AM Frey, Serita*,1, Bouchard, Virginie2, Gilbert, Janice2, Reed, Sharon2, 1 University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA2 Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA Relating plant and microbial community composition and diversity to wetland ecosystem processes.
9:20 AM SCHMID, B.*,1, DIMITRAKOPOULOS, P.2, 1 University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland2 University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Greece Plant diversity effects increase with rooting space.
9:40 AM Break.
9:50 AM Baxter, James1, Dighton, John2, 1 California State Universtiy, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, USA2 Rutgers University Pinelands Field Station, New Lisbon, NJ, USA Response of Pinus rigida to an experimental ectomycorrhizal diversity gradient in unsterilized soils.
10:10 AM Austin, Amy*,1, Vivanco, Lucía1, Fernández-Souto, Adriana1, González-Polo, Marina1, González-Arzac, Adelia1, Araujo, Patricia1, Sala, Osvaldo1, 1 University of Buenos Aires and IFEVA-CONICET, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA Effects of aboveground biodiversity on belowground characteristics in natural ecosystems: Evidence from Patagonian forests.
10:30 AM Brody, Alison*,1, 2, Palmer, Todd2, 3, 1 University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA2 Mpala Research Center, Nanyuki, Kenya3 University of California-Davis, Davis, California, USA The role of termites in biodiversity of East African savannas.
10:50 AM Chen, Xin1, 2, Louws, Frank1, Shew, H. David1, Tu, Cong1, Hu, Shuijin*,1, 1 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA2 Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China High soil microbial diversity does not confer high resistance to invasion of a soilborne pathogen.
11:10 AM Grace, James1, 1 USGS, Lafayette, LA A multivariate view of the relationship between plant diversity and community productivity.
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