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This is the last issue of the SBI newsletter, but you
will still be able to use the SBI Website to access
- Feature articles on SBI research
- Bibliography of nearly 280 SBI-related
journal articles by OSU researchers
- News archive of SBI-related news stories
- Abstracts and agendas from the five summer workshops
- Posters or PowerPoint presentations by SBI
interns over the six years of the program
- Program background
Monday, June 4
4:00pm. The Influence of the Forest Floor Moss Cover on
Ectomycorrhizal Abundance in the Oregon Cascades (Part of
the Crop & Soil Science Seminar Series). Presented by: Jed
Cappellazzi Held on campus at ALS 4000. FMI: http://groups.hort.oregonstate.edu/.
Wednesday, June 6 -
Friday, June 8.
Ocean Crust Processes and Consequences for Life
(Dark Energy Biosphere Institute (DEBI) Research Coordination Network
(RCN)). Theme: Processes in the ocean crust, from formation to
subduction, and consequences for ocean-crust exchange budgets and
subseafloor life. S Held at University of Bremen, Germany. FMI:
Wolfgang Bach email@example.com.
Friday, June 15 12-12:45pm. Viral Manipulation of the Genetic Landscape of Deep Subsurface Microbial Communities (C-DEBI Networked Speaker Series. See Website for how to
connect.). Presentation on metagenomic tools developed to assess the
nature and impact of the viral community in hydrothermal systems;
ongoing comparative metagenomics studies to determine whether viruses
are transferring genes between archaeal and bacterial hosts. Held at
Online. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rosalynn Lee Sylvan. http://www.darkenergybiosphere.org/resources/speakerseries.html
Saturday, June 16 -
19. American Society for Microbiology General
Meeting. ASM's General Meeting focuses on the following broad
categories: diagnostic microbiology and epidemiology; pathogenesis and
host response mechanisms; general and applied microbiology (including
environmental microbiology); and molecular microbiology, physiology,
and virology. Held at San Francisco, CA. FMI: http://gm.asm.org/.
Sunday, July 8 - Friday,
14th International Working Meeting on Soil
Micromorphology. Held at l’Institut d’Estudis Catalans,
Barcelona, Spain. FMI: http://www.lleida2012.udl.cat/
Sunday, August 5 -
10. Workshop: Answering Ecological Questions
with Metagenomic Sequencing (2012 Ecological Society of
America Annual Meeting). Held at Oregon Convention Center, Portland,
OR. FMI: David Myrold email@example.com.
Sunday, October 21 -
October 24. Symposium on Soil Metagenomics
(2012 Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting). Held at
Cincinnati, Ohio. FMI: David Myrold firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latest OSU SBI-Related Publications
Publications from 2012
Lauren S.; Prokopenko, Maria
G.; Berelson, William
Amy; McManus, James. 2012.
cycling within suboxic and anoxic
sediments from the continental margin of Western North America. Marine
Grace, Peter R.; Antle, John A.; Aggarwal, P. K.; Ogle,
Stephen; Paustian, Keith; Basso, Bruno. 2012.
carbon sequestration and associated
economic costs for farming systems of the Indo-Gangetic Plain: A
Ecosystems and Environment, 146
(1) 137-146. OSU
Jennings, Tara N.; Smith, Jane E.; Cromack, Kermit, Jr.;
Sulzman, Elizabeth W.; McKay, Donaraye, Caldwell, Bruce A., Beldin,
Sarah I. 2012.
of postfire logging on soil bacterial and fungal communities and soil
biogeochemistry in a mixed-conifer forest in central Oregon. Plant
and Soil 350 (1-2) 393-411. OSU
authors: Jennings, Cromack, Sulzman, Caldwell
Yan, Guiping; Smiley, Richard W.; Okubara, Patricia
and Quantification of Pratylenchus thornei in DNA Extracted from Soil
Using Real-Time PCR. Phytopathology 102
(1 ) 14-22. OSU
authors: Yan, Smiley
Vajrala, Neeraja; Sayavedra-Soto, Luis A.; Bottomley,
J.; Arp, Daniel J. 2012. Global
analysis of the Nitrosomonas europaea iron starvation stimulon.
Microbiology 194 (4) 305-313
Publications from 2011
Sierra, Carlos A.; Harmon, Mark E.; Perakis, Steven S.
of heterogeneous organic matter and its long-term stabilization in
soils Ecological Monographs
(4) 619-634 OSU
authors: Sierra, Harmon
Richter Daniel deB; Bacon Allan R.; Mobley Megan L.; et
Relations are Changing Rapidly: Proposals from SSSA's Cross-Divisional
Soil Change Working Group. Soil Science Society of
America Journal 75 (6) 2079-2084 OSU
Paszczynski Andrzej J.; Paidisetti Ravindra; Johnson
K.; et al. 2011.
and targeted qPCR analyses of subsurface microbial communities for
presence of methane monooxygenase Biodegradation
22 (6) 1045-1059. OSU
Schmidt Michael W. I.; Torn Margaret S.; Abiven Samuel;
of soil organic matter as an ecosystem property
478 (7367) 49-56. OSU
Porter Mark L.; Valdes-Parada Francisco J.; Wood Brian
modeling of chemotaxis in homogeneous porous media
Water Resources Research 47 . OSU
authors: Porter, Wood
Kluber Laurel A.; Smith Jane E.; Myrold David D. 2011.
fungal and bacterial communities are associated with mats formed by
Soil Biology & Biochemistry
(5) 1042-1050. OSU
authors: Kluber, Myrold
Davit Y.; Iltis G.; Debenest G.; et al. 2011.
biofilm in porous media using X-ray computed microtomography Journal
of Microscopy 242 (1) 15-25 OSU
author: Iltis, Wildenschild
Nachshon Uri; Weisbrod Noam; Dragila Maria I.; et
evaporation and salt precipitation in homogeneous and heterogeneous
porous media Water Resources Research
Vajrala Neeraja; Sayavedra-Soto Luis A.; Bottomley Peter
et al. 2011.
of a Fur homolog in iron metabolism in Nitrosomonas europaea
BMC Microbiologhy 11 (37). OSU
Myrold David D.; Pett-Ridge Jennifer; Bottomley Peter
Mineralization and Assimilation at Millimeter Scales.
Editor(s): Klotz MG; Stein LY PT B Book
Series: Methods in Enzymology 496 p. 91-114 OSU
Radniecki Tyler S.; Lauchnor Ellen G. 2011.
Biomarkers in Batch, Continuous Culture, and Biofilm Reactors PT
B Book Series: Methods in Enzymology 496 p.217-246 OSU
Sierra C. A.; Harmon M. E.; Thomann E.; et
and dampening of soil respiration by changes in temperature variability
Biogeosciences 8 (4) 951-961
authors: Sierra, Harmon
Sayavedra-Soto Luis A.; Vajrala Neeraja; Arp Daniel J.
Iron Uptake and Homeostasis in Nitrosomonas
Series: Methods in Enzymology 486 p.
Sayavedra-Soto Luis A.; Stein Lisa Y. 2011.
Transformation of Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria Book
Series: Methods in Enzymology 486 p.
Skantar A. M.; Handoo Z. A.;
Zasada I. A.; Ingham, R. E.; Carta, L.
D. J. 2011.
and Molecular Characterization of Globodera Populations from Oregon and
Phytopathology 101 (4) 480-491. OSU
Yin Jun; Haggerty Roy; Stoliker
Deborah L.; Kent, Douglas B.; Istok, Jonathan;
Greskowiak, Janek; Zachara, John M. 2011.
groundwater chemistry near a river: Effects on U(VI) transport in
laboratory column experiments
Water Resources Research 47. OSU authors:
Thorpe Andrea S.; Callaway, Ragan M. 2011.
differences in the effects of Centaurea
stoebe on the soil nitrogen
cycle: novel weapons and soil microbes
Biological Invasions 13 (6) 1435-1445. OSU
A. D.; Treusch, A. H.; Mason, O.
U.; Stingl, U.; Vergin, K. L.; Chan, F.; Beszteri, B.; Giovannoni, S.
diversity in the bottom boundary layer
of the inner continental shelf of Oregon, USA.
Aquatic Microbial Ecology 64
(1): 15-25. OSU authors: Mason, Giovannoni
Alba; Marti, Eugenia; Sabater,
Francesc; Haggerty, Roy; Ribot, Miquel. 2011.
of transient storage on stream
nutrient uptake based on substrata manipulation.
Aquatic Sciences 73
(3): 365-376. OSU author: Haggerty
Opportunities for Students
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Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF)
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scientific questions within the scope of EAR disciplines. The program
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choice. Applications due July 2, 2012.
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