Soils for a Sustainable Future (Workshop 5)

US/Eastern
Biology Bldg. 463, John Dunn Seminar Room

Biology Bldg. 463, John Dunn Seminar Room

Description

Understanding the processes regulating carbon and nutrient flow through the plant-soil-microbe system is increasingly important as soil systems are under escalating stress from a changing climate as well as from unsustainable land use practices. Soil is an integral part of our socio-economic fabric and degraded soils lead to increased risk of food scarcity, decreased water quality, decreased plant/microbe diversity and other negative impacts on ecosystem services. In fact, with current land use practices the world’s topsoil will be diminished in 60 years (Semedo, FAO, 2015). This workshop is focused on experimental platforms available at the National User Facilities NSLS-II and EMSL, which can each provide molecular insights to the biogeochemical and microbial processes that lead to carbon stabilization or destabilization. We wish to explore how, through use of joint capabilities (enabling research programs), EMSL and NSLS-II can help generate the knowledge that leads to improved processes for sustainable agriculture and biocrop production as well as to a capacity increase in soils as a long-term carbon reservoir.

Workshop Organizers: R. Tappero, J. Thieme, & S. McSweeney (NSLS-II); N.Hess, J. Evans, and T. Varga (EMSL)

Plenary Speaker: Donald L. Sparks, Unidel S. Hallock du Pont Chair, Professor of Plant and Soil Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Marine Science and Policy Director, Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) 

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    • 1:00 PM 1:15 PM
      Opening Remarks 15m
    • 1:15 PM 2:00 PM
      Plenary: The Nexus Between Soils, Climate, and Water: Big Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century 45m
      Speaker: Donald L. Sparks, Unidel S. Hallock du Pont Chair, Professor of Plant and Soil Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Marine Science and Policy Director, Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN)
    • 2:00 PM 2:20 PM
      Plant and Soil Research Capabilities at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory User Facility 20m
      Speaker: Mark Bowden, Pacific Northwestern National Laboratory
    • 2:20 PM 2:40 PM
      Plant-microbial Interactions for Sustainable Crop Production 20m
      Speaker: Erin Nuccio, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    • 2:40 PM 3:00 PM
      Break (Included) and Group Photo 20m
    • 3:00 PM 3:20 PM
      Soil Microbial Ecology from Aggregates to Nanoscale 20m
      Speaker: Kirsten Hofmockel, Pacific Northwestern National Laboratory
    • 3:20 PM 3:40 PM
      Mapping Carbon Flow Through Soils: Ecosystem and Global Impacts 20m
      Speaker: Marco Keiluweit, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    • 3:40 PM 4:00 PM
      Structure and Reactivity of Natural Iron Oxide Deposits 20m
      Speaker: Owen Duckworth, North Carolina State University
    • 4:00 PM 4:20 PM
      Coupled Proteomic and Spectroscopic Windows into Biomineralization and Carbon-Mineral Interactions 20m
      Speaker: Colleen Hansel, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
    • 4:20 PM 4:40 PM
      Break 20m
    • 4:40 PM 5:00 PM
      The Effect of Climate Change on Coupled Biogeochemistry of Sulfur and Mercury in Organic Soils 20m
      Speaker: Brandy Toner, University of Minnesota
    • 5:00 PM 5:20 PM
      Soil Science Applications for the US Army 20m
      Speaker: Jennifer Seiter, USACE-Engineer Research and Development Center
    • 5:20 PM 5:40 PM
      Transfer and Transformation of Phosphorus from Agricultural Soils to Open Waters 20m
      Speaker: Deb Jaisi, University of Delaware
    • 5:40 PM 6:00 PM
      Transformations of Silver Nanoparticles During Wastewater Treatment and their Effects on Plant-microorganism Relationships 20m
      Speaker: Jonathan Judy, University of Florida
    • 6:00 PM 6:10 PM
      Closing Remarks 10m