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Click to download the PDF file of ISEB2013 program (Updated on Oct. 10).

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1. Schedule

  Morning Afternoon
Oct. 13 (Sunday) Registration
Oct. 14 (Monday) Meeting Meeting
Oct. 15 (Tuesday) Meeting Meeting
Oct. 16 (Wednesday) Field excursion
Oct. 17 (Thursday) Meeting Meeting
Oct. 18 (Friday) Meeting Post-conference tour

2. Sessions

    (1) Microbial and biochemical transformation of metals and metalloids
    (2) Biodegradation of organic contaminants
    (3) Biogeochemical cycling in marine, fresh water and terrestrial systems
    (4) Mineral-microorganism interactions
    (5) Biogeochemical interfaces in soil
    (6) Advances in cross-disciplinary biogeochemical methods
    (7) Anthropogenic impact on environmental biogeochemistry


3. Invited Lectures

  • Using surface complexation modeling to quantify bioavailability of metals to bacteria
      Jeremy B Fein, Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, USA
  • Geomycology: fungal roles in transformations of metals and minerals
      Geoffrey M Gadd, Division of Molecular Microbiology, College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, UK
  • Nitrogen cycling – New twists on an old tale
      Frank Loeffler, Department of Microbiology, The University of Tennessee, USA
  • Challenges in understanding and influencing the biodegradation of PAHs in contaminated soil
      Michael D. Aitken, Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • Ecological and genomical features of rice cluster I methanogens from rice paddy soil
      Yahai Lu, College of Resources and Environment, China Agricultural University, China
  • Dances with microbes: understanding greenhouse gas emissions with biogeochemical models
      Changsheng Li, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, University of New Hampshire, USA
  • Mineral-microbe interactions and implications for heavy metal remediation
      Hailiang Dong, Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science, Miami University, USA
  • Nano-scale processes at bacterial cell surfaces
      Grant Ferris, Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Biogeochemical Interfaces in Soil: Formation, properties, and function
      Kai U Totsche, Lehrstuhl für Hydrogeologie, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
  • New insights into the microbial mechanisms of soil nitrification
      Jizheng He, Research Centre for Eco-environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Soil carbon and nitrogen interactions and biosphere-atmosphere exchange of nitrous oxide and methane
  • Quantification of microbial abundance and activity in subsurface sediments
      Jens Kallmeyer, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam-GFZ, Germany
  • Microbial control of biogeochemical cycling: evidence from laboratory and field experiments
      Brajesh Singh, University of Western Sydney, Australia
  • Biogeochemical cycles along chronosequence: some new findings from Cooloola sequence
      Chengrong Chen, Griffith University, Australia
  • The arsenic biogeocycle
      Barry P. Rosen, Florida International University, USA