3rd Annual Summer Soil Institute

Colorado State University
3RD ANNUAL SUMMER SOIL INSTITUTE

Categoria: Avvisi
Inviato da: M. Francesca Cotrufo

Data evento: 10 Dic 2011

Web: http://soilinstitute.nrel.colostate.edu/

Contenuti:
Interested in Soil Ecology and Biogeochemistry?

Gain an integrated perspective with world-renowned faculty to address critical questions using current analytical techniques, experimental approaches, and instructional models.

What are the physical, chemical and biological components of soil?
What do molecular techniques tell us about soil biodiversity?
How does soil chemistry affect carbon and nutrient cycling?
How are soil processes affected by global change?

The Summer Soil Institute is designed for graduate students,post-docs, professionals, faculty, and K-12 teachers.
Located at the confluence of the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains.

Hands-on experience with lab, field, and modeling techniques including:
Soil physics and biochemistry:
. pedology
. organic matter fractionation
. stable isotopes
. soil respiration
. trace gas fluxes
. NMR, FT-ICR-MS, and XRD

Soil biology-microbes and fauna:
. DNA extraction
. quantitative PCR
. enzyme activities
. microscopy-based identification
. soil food web modeling

2012 Faculty:
Thomas Borch
Rich Conant
Francesca Cotrufo
Gene Kelly
John Moore
Mary Stromberger
Joe von Fischer
Diana Wall
Matthew Wallenstein
Featuring honored guest Dr. Eldor Paul, author of Soil Microbiology, Ecology, and Biochemistry

For more information and to apply, please visit our website:
Web: http://soilinstitute.nrel.colostate.edu/

Email: soil@nrel.colostate.edu

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