666 Symposium --Black Carbon in Soils and Sediments: IV. Stability and Carbon Sequestration Potential

Oral Session
S02 Soil Chemistry
Black carbon is a significant component of the organic matter fraction in soils and sediments. This symposium will bring humic chemists, geologists, geochemists, soil scientists, and environmental scientists together to report on the latest developments in black carbon research. Topics of interest include the chemical and physical properties, bioavailability, degradation, abundance, and stability of black carbon in soils or sediments; physical, chemical, and spectroscopic methods for distinguishing black carbon and biogenic humic materials; the impact of bio-char amendments on greenhouse gas emissions, soil/sediment properties, nutrient cycling, and agricultural productivity.
Tuesday, 7 October 2008: 1:25 PM-4:30 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 360C

Daniel Olk
1:25 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:30 PM
Stability of Black Carbon/Biochar.
Johannes Lehmann, Cornell Univ.
2:00 PM
Pyrogenic C as a Component of the C Cycle in Boreal Forests.
Caroline Preston, Natural Resources Canada; Werner Kurz, Canadian Forest Service
2:30 PM
Mineralisation and Structural Modifications of Different Pyrogenic Materials by Microbiology Activities.
André Hilscher, Lehrstuhl für Bodenkunde, Technische Universität München; Christian Siewert, Institut für Landschaftsarchitektur, Forschungsanstalt für Gartenbau Weihenstephan; Heike Knicker, Lehrstuhl für Bodenkunde, Technische Universität München
2:45 PM
Biodegradation of Benzene-d6 Associated with Various Black Carbon Materials by Pseudomonas putida strain F1: A 2H NMR study.
Tu Pham, Univ. of Oklahoma; Samer AbuBakr, The University of Oklahoma; Kathleen E. Duncan, Univ. of Oklahoma; Margaret A. Eastman, Oklahoma State University; Mark Nanny, The University of Oklahoma
3:00 PM
3:15 PM
Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Soils as Affected by Addition of Biochar.
Natalia Rogovska, Iowa State University; Pierce Fleming, USDA - ARS; Richard Cruse, Iowa State University; David Laird, USDA
3:30 PM
4:30 PM
<< Previous Session | Next Session >>
See more from this Division: S02 Soil Chemistry