Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Biocrust Special Session of the Biennial Conference of Science and Management on the Colorado Plateau & Southwest Region
The Biennial Conference is here at NAU next week, and we really excited about the speakers presenting at the Biocrust Special Session, which is happening on Wednesday, October 7th in Agassiz room.
Here is a link to the conference schedule, which includes the biocrust special session: Biennial Conference schedule
Lab members presenting include:
11:55–12:15 RESTORING THE LIVING SKIN OF THE EARTH: PROGRESS IN BIOCRUST RESTORATION IN THE GREAT BASIN AND CHIHUAHUAN DESERTS. ANTONINKA, A., M.A. Bowker, N. Barger, S. Reed, J. Belnap, K. Doherty
1:35–1:55 USING BIOLOGICAL SOIL CRUST FOR SOIL STABILIZATION AND RESTORATION. YOUNG, K.E., M.A. Bowker, S.C. Reed, M.C. Duniway, and J. Belnap
1:55–2:15 RAPID CULTIVATION OF N-FIXING LICHENS AND BIOCRUSTS FOR REHABILITATION OF DRYLANDS. BOWKER, M., A.J. Antoninka, S.C. Reed, K.D. Doherty, J. Belnap, N.N. Barge
2:35–2:55 FIRE MOSS AS A TOOL FOR POST-WILDFIRE ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION. IVES, C.I.
Also be sure to check out Mike Remke's talk on Tuesday in the Genetic and Genomic Approaches for Mitigating Impacts of Climate Change and Exotic Species Invasion on Wildlands – Invited Session.
2:00–2:15 THE ROLE OF MYCORRHIZAE AND SOIL ORGANISM COMMUNITIES IN RESTORING A NATIVE GRASS, BOUTELOUA GRACILIS, IN THE FACE OF A DYNAMIC CLIMATES AND EXOTIC SPECIES INVASION. REMKE, M.J., M. Bowker, and N.C. Johnson
Finally, there is one additional biocrust talk by Carla Roybal outside the special session in the Plant Ecology General Session on Thursday in the Fremont Room, don't miss it!:
9:00–9:15 NUTRIENT ADDITION CHANGE NITROGEN FIXATION RATES OF COLORADO PLATEAU SOIL CRUST. ROYBAL, C.M., and S.C. Reed