699 National Science Foundation Poster Session

Poster Session
Z01 SSSA-ASA-CSSA Special Programs--Invited Abstracts Only
Wednesday, 8 October 2008: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, Exhibit Hall E

Poster #200
The Apple EST Project.
Schuyler S. Korban, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign; Lila Vodkin, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign; Ksenija Gasic, University of Illinois; Delkin Gonzales, University of Illinois; Jyothi Thimmapuram, University of Illinois; George Gong, University of Illinois; Herb Aldwinckle, Cornell University; Mickael Malnoy, Cornell University; Yuepeng Han, University of Illinois; Sandy Clifton, Washington University; Lucinda Fulton, Washington University; Deana Pape, Washington University; John Martin, Washington University; Brenda Theising, Washington University; Michael Wisniewski, USDA-ARS; Gennaro Fazio, USDA-ARS; Natalie Carroll, Purdue University; Kathryn Orvis, Purdue University; Peter Goldsbrough, Purdue University; Lei Liu, University of Illinois
Poster #201
Poster #202
New Methods for Measuring Terrestrial Denitrification.
Peter Groffman, Cary Inst. of Ecosystem Studies; Madhura Kulkarni, Cornell University; Amy Burgin, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Poster #203
Fate and Transport of Reproductive Hormone.
Francis Casey, North Dakota State Univ.; Thomas DeSutter, North Dakota State Univ.; Eakalak Khan, North Dakota State University; Peter Oduor, North Dakota State Univ.; Heldur Hakk, Animal Metabolism Unit, Bioscience Res. Lab; Gerald L. Larsen, Animal Metabolite and Ag. Chemical Unit
Poster #205
Acquisition of a Direct Mercury Analyzer.
Thomas DeSutter, North Dakota State Univ.; Francis Casey, North Dakota State Univ.
Poster #206
Humic Acids Influence Microbial Respiration and Methanogenesis in Wetland Soils.
J. Patrick Megonigal, Smithsonian Environmental Res. Center; Jason Keller, Smithsonian Env Res Center; Pamela Weisenhorn, University of Minnesota
Poster #207
Calcium Silicate Suppresses Disease Leaf Lesions on Wheat when Applied as a Liming Agent.
Mary Provance-Bowley, Rutgers State University Accounts Payable; Joseph Heckman, Rutgers State University Accounts Payable
Poster #208
Coupled Heat and Water Transfer in Soil.
Joshua Heitman, North Carolina State Univ.; Robert Horton, Iowa State Univ.; Tusheng Ren, China Agricultural Univ.; Robert Ewing, Iowa State Univ.; Tyson Ochsner, USDA-ARS; Thomas Sauer, USDA-ARS; Dedrick Davis, Iowa State Univ.; Xinhua Xiao, Iowa State University
Poster #209
Centrifugal Determination of Unsaturated Soil Hydraulic Properties.
Edmund Perfect, University of Tennessee; Elmer Van den Berg, University of Tennessee; Melanie Mayes, Oak Ridge National Lab.
Poster #210
Gene Discovery for Maize Responses to Nitrogen.
Stephen P. Moose, Univ. of Illinois; Devin M. Nichols, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign; Jeff B. Church, Dow AgroSciences, LLC; Juliann R. Seebauer, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign; Ed Buckler, USDA-ARS; Nengyi Zhang, Institute for Genomic Diversity; Abe Ayodeji, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture; Abebe Menkir, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture; Fred E. Below, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Poster #212
The Role of Photodegradation in Grassland Ecosystems.
Jennifer King, Univ. of California; Leslie Brandt, University of Minnesota; Daniel G. Milchunas, Colorado State University; Sarah Hobbie, Univ. of Minnesota; Robert Sinsabaugh, Univ. of New Mexico; Elizabeth Adair, University of Minnesota; William Parton, Colorado State University
Poster #213
Online Lessons in Soil Science Education.
Martha Mamo, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln; Timothy Kettler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; James Ippolito, USDA-ARS-NWISRL; Ronald Reuter, Oregon State Univ.; Dennis McCallister, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln; Dann Husmann, University of Nebraska; Erin Blankenship, University of Nebraska
Poster #214
Pedological Thresholds at the Arid/Hyperarid Boundary in the Atacama Desert.
Ronald Amundson, University of California-Berkeley; Stephanie Ewing, University of California-Berkeley; Justine Owen, University of California; Guillermo Chong, Universidad Catolica Del Norte; William Dietrich, University of California
Poster #215
Networking Long-term Soil Experiments for Bottom-Up Estimation of Global Soil Change.
Michael Hofmockel, Switchback; Daniel Richter, Duke Univ.
Poster #216
Acquisition of Biogeochemical Anaytical Instrumentation for Enhanced Interdisciplinary Research and Training at Arkansas State University.
V. Steven Green, Arkansas State Univ.; Alan Christian, Arkansas State Univ.; Jennifer Bouldin, Arkansas State Univ.; Robyn Hannigan, Arkansas State Univ.
Poster #217
Abiotic Inactivation of Extracellular Biochemicals in Soil.
Alan Stone, Johns Hopkins University; Zhi Shi, Johns Hopkins University
Poster #218
New Challenges for the Third Decade of Whole-Ecosystem Experimental Manipulations at the Bear Brook Watershed in Maine (BBWM).
Ivan Fernandez, Univ. of Maine; Stephen A. Norton, University of Maine; Lindsey Rustad, USDA-FS; G. Bruce Wiersma, University of Maine; Kevin S. Simon, University of Maine
Poster #219
Combined Atmospheric Ca2+ and Mg2+ Wet Deposition within the Continental United States and Implications for Soil Inorganic Carbon Sequestration.
Elena Mikhailova, Clemson Univ.; Atul Kale, Clemson University; Megan Goddard, Google Earth; Christopher Post, Clemson University; Mark Schlautman, Clemson University; John Galbraith, Virginia Tech
Poster #220
Development of Multi-Functional Heat Pulse Probe for Soil Monitoring of Natural and Managed Ecosystems.
Jan Hopmans, University of California-Davis; Gerard Kluitenberg, Kansas State University; Jiri Simunek, University of California-Riverside; Ben Shaw, University of California; Greg Pasternack, University of California Davis; Atac Tuli, University of California-Davis; Tamir Kamai, University of California, Davis
Poster #221
Aluminum Control of Organic Carbon Cycling in Temperate Conifer Forest Ecosystems.
Craig Rasmussen, Univ. of Arizona; Katherine Heckman, University of Arizona; Amy Welty-Bernard, Northern Arizona University; Egbert Schwartz, Northern Arizona Univ.; Jon Chorover, University of Arizona
Poster #222
A Novel Approach to Arid Soil Dating: Extraction and 40Ar/39Ar Geochronology of Pedogenic Sepiolite and Palygorskite.
Colin Robins, University of Nevada Las Vegas; Brenda Buck, University of Nevada Las Vegas; Terry Spell, University of Nevada Las Vegas; Deborah Soukup, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Poster #223
Carbon Flux and Transformation Across the Arctic Coastline of Alaska.
Chien-Lu Ping, Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks; Gary Michaelson, University of Alaska Fairbanks; Lorene Lynn, University of Alaska Fairbanks; Torre Jorgenson, ABR Inc.; Fugen Dou, Universiti of California-Davis
Poster #224
Interactive Effects of Resources and Stress on Soil Microbial Communities and Processes.
Dad Roux-Michollet, University of California-Santa Barbara; Shurong Xiang, Environment Canada; Joshua Schimel, University of California-Santa Barbara; Patricia Holden, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Poster #225
Intricacies of Colloid Retention in Unsaturated Soils.
Tammo Steenhuis, Cornell University; Yuniati Zevi, Unversity of Delaware; Veronica Morales, Cornell University; Ekrem Cakmak, Cornell University; Anthony Salvucci, Cornell University; Evelyn Aparicio Medrano, University of Delft; Brian Richards, Cornell University; Anthony Hay, Cornell University; Bin Gao, Florida State University
Poster #227
Impact of Mineral Surface Modification on As(III) Oxidation by Mn(IV) Oxides.
Matthew Ginder-Vogel, Univ. of Delaware; Jason Fischel, University of Delaware; Donald Sparks, Univ. of Delaware
Poster #228
Synthesis and Characterization of Nano-Mn(IV) Oxide Phases.
Jason Fischel, University of Delaware; Matthew Ginder-Vogel, Univ. of Delaware; Donald Sparks, Univ. of Delaware
Poster #229
Chemical Characterization of Phosphorus in Soils Amended with Biosolids and DWTRs.
Sarah Poulter-Miller, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville; Tiequan Zhang, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Daniel Huff, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville; Zhongqi He, USDA-ARS; Zhi-qing Lin, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
Poster #230
Identifying Orthologous Regions among Aegilops tauschii, Brachypodium distachyon and Rice through Comparative Sequence Analyses.
Alicia N. Massa, University of Georgia; Yong Q. Gu, USDA-ARS Western Regional Center; Mingcheng Luo, University of California; Humphrey Wanjugi, USDA-ARS Western Regional Center; Kenong Xu, University of California; Olin Anderson, USDA-ARS Western Regional Center; Jan Dvorak, University of California; Pablo Rabinowicz, University of Maryland School of Medicine; John Vogel, USDA-ARS Western Regional Center; Katrien Devos, University of Georgia
Poster #231
NSF Center for Advanced Forestry Systems.
Thomas Fox, Virginia Polytechnic Inst. & State Univ. (Virginia Tech); Barry Goldfarb, North Carolina State University; Howard Allen, North Carolina State Univ.; G.T. Howe, Oregon State University; C.A. Michler, Purdue University
Poster #232
Poster #233
Grazer-Mycorrhizal Interactions in Tallgrass Prairie: Effects on Carbon and Nitrogen Partitioning and Sequestration.
Charles Rice, Kansas State Univ.; Paul White, Kansas State Univ.; Ping Hu, Kansas State Univ.; Priscilla Mfombep, Kansas State University; Tim Todd, Kansas State Univ.; Gail Wilson, Kansas State Univ.
Poster #234
Short- and Long-term Impacts of Hurricane Katrina on Lake Pontchartrain Ecosystem: Observation and Model Investigations.
Aixin Hou, Louisiana State Univ.; Chunyan Li, Louisiana State University - Agronomy & Environmental Management
Poster #235
Microbial Controls on Humification in Diverse Forest Systems.
William Horwath, University of California, Davis; Heather Throckmorton, University of California, Davis
Poster #238
Data Source and Data Quality Effects on Vadose Zone Transport Modeling.
Marcel Schaap, University of Arizona; Mike Tzung-Mow Yao, GeoSystems Analysis; Aaron R. Graham, University of Arizona; Zhufeng Fang, University of Arizona; Peter Wierenga, University of Arizona; Shlomo Neuman, University of Arizona
Poster #239
Sorption of Pathogenic Prion Protein to Soil Components.
Joel Pedersen, University of Wisconsin; Christen M. Bell, University of Wisconsin; Debbie McKenzie, University of Wisconsin; Judd M. Aiken, University of Wisconsin
Poster #240
Transposon-Mediated Functional Genomics in Barley.
Peggy G. Lemaux, University of California, Berkeley; Jaswinder Singh, University of California, Berkeley; Shibo Zhang, University of California, Berkeley; Phil Bregitzer, National Small Grains Germplasm Research Facility; Patrick Hayes, Oregon State University; Victoria Blake, USDA-ARS-Western Regional Research Center
Poster #242
Eastern Alliance in Science, TEchnology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Samantha Langley-Turnbaugh, University of Southern Maine; Lynn Lovewell, University of Southern Maine
Poster #243
A Radiation Hybrid System for the Genetic and Physical Mapping of the Corn Genome.
Adrian O. Stec, University of Minnesota; Howard Rines, University of Minnesota; Ralf G. Kynast, Royal Botanical Gardens; Ron J. Okagaki, University of Minnesota; Mark W. Galatowitsch, University of Minnesota; Paul A. Huettl, Pioneer Hi Bred International; Morrison S. Jacobs, Monsanto Company; Jayanti Suresh, University of Minnesota; Matthew D. Walch, Pioneer Hi Bred International; Candida Cabral, University of Minnesota; Ronald Phillips, University of Minnesota
Poster #244
Evidence for Enhanced Biogeochemical Cycling at Soil Interfaces in the Vadose Zone.
David J. Hansen, Texas A&M University; Jennifer McGuire, Texas A&M University; Binayak Mohanty, Texas A&M Univ.
Poster #245
Fate of Selected Fluorotelomer Compounds in Soils and Aqueous Systems.
Linda Lee, Purdue University; Laurel Royer, Purdue University; Kavitha Dasu, Purdue University; Nadia Carmosini, Purdue University
Poster #246
Cytochrome P450-Mediated Brassinosteroid Inactivation.
LE Thornton, The College of New Jersey; S. Rupasinghe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Z Wen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; MA Schuler, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Michael Neff, Washington State University
Poster #247
Evaluating Two-Domain Models for Physical Non-Equilibrium Flow and Transport in Three Different Column Setups.
Binayak Mohanty, Texas A&M Univ.; Bhavna Arora, Texas A&M University; Jennifer McGuire, Texas A&M University
Poster #248
NSF REU Site- Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Molecular Genetics and Genomics at Delaware State University.
Venu Kalavacharla, Delaware State University; Harbinder Dhillon, Delaware State University; Leonard Davis, Delaware State University; Lynn Everett, Wesley College; Vincent Fondong, Delaware State University; Dennis McIntosh, Delaware State University; Gulnihal Ozbay, Delaware State University; Stephen Taylor, Delaware State University; Barbara Wiggins, Delaware Technical & Community College