249 Symposium--Biological Processes In Cold and Frozen Soils – the Hidden Perspective

Oral Session
S03 Soil Biology & Biochemistry Biological activity is found in soils of all ecosystems facing permanent or recurrent cold conditions. Nevertheless, knowledge about soil functioning under cold conditions is still scant. This knowledge is essential to comprehend the impacts of, and adapt to climate change. This symposium aims at presenting the most recent advances in our understanding of nutrient cycling, soil-water-atmosphere exchanges, and biological community functioning in soils under cold, freezing, frozen and thawing conditions. This will be the opportunity to discuss about tools and techniques suitable to assess soil biological functioning under these conditions.


Soil Biology & Biochemistry, Z03 Canadian Society of Soil Science
Tuesday, October 18, 2011: 8:15 AM-12:00 PM
Henry Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 216A

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Martin Chantigny
Martin Chantigny
8:20 AM
8:35 AM
9:35 AM
Resource Limitations to Soil Microbial Activity In An Antarctic Dry Valley.
Edward Gregorich, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Ashley Sparrow, CSIRO; David Hopkins, Heriot-Watt University; Bo Elberling, University of Copenhagen; Phil Novis, Landcare Research; Laurence Greenfield, University Of Canterbury
10:05 AM
11:50 AM
12:00 PM