AFRI and NIWQP PD Meeting -  October 23-13, 2016 - Washington Marriott at Metro Center - Washington, D.C.
AFRI and NIWQP PD Meeting -  October 23-13, 2016 - Washington Marriott at Metro Center - Washington, D.C.
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October 12-13, 2016  *  Washington, D.C.
Program Agenda

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks to FY16 PD Meeting
8:10a.m. - 8:40 a.m. NIFA Update (Tentative)
Sonny Ramaswamy, NIFA Director
8:40 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Program Updates & Future Direction
Jim Dobrowolski, National Program Leader
Division of Environmental Systems
Nancy Cavallaro, National Program Leader
Division of Global Climate Change
9:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. How to Submit Your Impact Stories? (Tentative)
    Stephanie Pearl, NIFA Science Communicator
10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Oral Session I
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Watershed Diagnostics for Improved Adoption of Management Practices: Integrating Biophysical and Social Factors
     Paul Leisnham - University of Maryland, College Park
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Landscape-Scale Thresholds Of Early Successional Habitat: Reconciling Biodiversity, Public Perception, And Timber Yield In Managed Forests
     Susan Loeb - USDA Forest Service
10:30 a.m. - 10:45a.m. Downstream Water Quality and Quantity Impacts of Water Storage Systems in Porter Bayou Watershed
     Joel Paz - Mississippi State University of Agriculture & Applied Science
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Developing a Web-based Forecasting Tool for Nutrient Management
     Patrick Drohan - Pennsylvania State University
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Water Equals National Education Campaign: Transforming Young People`s Relationship with Water
     Jennifer Kushner - University of Wisconsin, Madison
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Developing Tools to Attenuate Emerging Contaminants in Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems
     Gurpal Toor - University of Florida
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Analysis of Conservation Practice Effectiveness and Producer Adoption Behavior in Lake Jordan Watershed, NC
     Deanna Osmond - North Carolina State University
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Watershed Scale Project in Oostanaula Creek
     Forbes Walker - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Breakout Group 1 (Sustainable Water Management)

Breakout Group 2 (Integrating Soil Health)

Breakout Group 3 (Nutrient & Contaminant Management)
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Breakout Reports
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Oral Session II
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Variable Thinning Using Historical Stand Structure Data to Create Fire-Resilient Forests and Enhance Ecosystem Services in A Changing Climate
    Eric Knapp - USDA- Forest Service
3:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. goCrop: Integration of Mobile Technology to Enhance Nutrient Management Program Implementation
     Heather Darby - University of Vermont and State Agricultural College
3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. An Integrated Approach to Foster Science-Based Management of Agricultural Drainage Channels in the Western Lake Erie Basin
     Jonathan Witter - The Ohio State University
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Enabling the Flow of Ecosystem Services from Agriculture to Improve Puerto Rico's Water Quality and Mitigate Global Climate Change Jonathan Winsten - Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Consequences Of Stand Age And Structure On Forest Water Yield
    Chelcy Ford - USDA Forest Service
4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Reducing Bacterial Contamination in the Tillamook Estuary through Performanced-based Incentives
    Katharine Field - Oregon State University
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Functional and Molecular Diversity in Nitrogen Cycle Enzymes under Contrasting Agricultural Management Systems
     Jeanette Norton - Utah State University
4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Advancing Climate-Adaptive Decision Tools To Reduce Nutrient Pollution From Agricultural Fields
    Harold Van Es - Cornell University
4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Implementation of In-Stream, Streambank and Riparian Practices in Conjunction with Upland Practices for Conservation of Water Resources
     Garey Fox - Oklahoma State University
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Poster Session I & Networking Reception
Water Quality and Productivity Enhancement in an Irrigated River Basin through Participatory Conservation Planning and Analysis Timothy Gates - Colorado State University

Innovative Policies to Optimize the Allocation of Water Quality and Conservation Investments and Maximize Multiple Benefits
     Kelly Grogan - University of Florida Board of Trustees

Integrated plan for drought preparedness and mitigation, and water conservation at the watershed scale Sandeep Kumar - South Dakota State University

NIFA-BARD: Enhanced Resilience of Local Agricultural Water Supplies through the Reuse of Municipal and Agricultural Wastewater: A Dynamic Economic Analysis of Technological and Policy Options
     Kurt Schwabe - University of California

A Water Quality Valuation Approach To Strategic Planning
     Nathan Howell - West Texas A&M University

Increasing the Resilience of Agricultural Production in the Tennessee and Cumberland River Basins through More Efficient Water Resource Use
     Forbes Walker - University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Impacts of Prescribed Fire on Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Production and Contaminant Photo-transformation Reductions in Coastal Plain
     Alex Chow - Clemson University

Stability In Rangeland Production With Increased Precipitation Variability: Linking Functional Diversity And Nutrient Retention
     Katharine Suding - University of California, Berkeley

Assessing Threshold Benefits Of Conservation Tillage During Drought Years: Implications For Nutrient Use Efficiency And Water Quality
     Pierre- Andre Jacinthe - Indiana University

The Value of Water Quantity versus Quality: Assessing the Tradeoffs between Agricultural Yields and Downstream Uses of Water Resources
     David Keiser - Iowa State University of Science and Technology

Using Hydro-Economic Modeling to Optimally Allocate Water in the Humid Southeastern U.S.
     Christopher Clark- The University of Tennessee

A Synthesis of the NIFA Water Portfolio (2000-2013)
     Michael O’ Neill- University of Connecticut

Determining the Potential Mitigation of Triclosan Accumulation in Commercial Onion Plants Using Plant-Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria
     Monica Mendez- Texas A&M International University

NIFA-BARD Collaborative: Rapid Hydrophobicity Sensing and Computing through MAV-based Hyperspectral Imaging
     ZhiQiang Chen - University of Missouri-Kansas City

Water for Agriculture Challenge Area: Enhancing Climate Resiliency & Agriculture on American Indian Land
     Maureen McCarthy- University of Nevada, Reno

ThinkWater II: Growing Knowledge to Solve Water Problems
     Jennifer Kushner- University of WI System, UW-Extension

Towards a Near Real-time Agricultural Drought Monitoring and Forecasting
     Ashok Mishra- Clemson University

Sustainable Water Resources For Irrigated Agriculture In A Desert River Basin Facing Climate Change And Competing Demands: From Characterization To Solutions
     William Hargrove - The University of Texas at El Paso

Colloid Mobility in Soils, Fundamental Pore Scale Mechanisms, Simplifications and Practical Relevance for Risk Analysis
     Marcel Schaap- University of Arizona

Improved N Retention Through Plant-Microbe Interactions
     Kirsten Hofmockel - Iowa State University of Science and Technology

Nitrogen Synchrony at The Crop-Soil Interface: Optimizing Root-Microbe Interactions To Minimize Environmental Nitrogen Losses
     Andrew Grandy - University of New Hampshire

Unveiling Fungal Contributions to Agricultural Soil Nitrogen Cycling Following Application of Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers
     Bongkeun Song - Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Lake Ontario Basin Agriculture in the Coming Decades: Room for Expansion or Imminent Future Water Conflict
     Stephen Shaw - SUNY State University of New York

Developing And Promoting Water-, Nutrient-, And Climate-Smart Technologies To Help Agricultural Systems Adapt To Climate and Societal Change
     Bruno Basso - Michigan State University

Evaluating the Presence of Pathogenic Bacteria in Fecal Sample of Feral Pigs and Their Transport to Surface Waters
     Dave Bachoon- Georgia College & State University

2015 Healthy Soils for Healthy Waters Symposium
     Andrew Ward- Ohio State University

Western Conference on Water Management Strategies for Addressing Long-Tern Drought and Climate Uncertainty
     Nancy Mesner- Utah State University

7:00 p.m. Adjourn
Thursday, October 13, 2016
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Poster set-up
8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m. Welcome
8:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Poster Session II
Harmonizing Agricultural Data for Open Access and Improving Cropping Systems Models
     J.W Jones- University of Florida Board of Trustees

Adaptive Management For Phosphorus To Improve Economic And Water Quality Outcomes
     Peter Sharf- University of Missouri

Nitrogen Emissions Associated With Nutrient Management Practices: Measurements, Modeling, And Microbial Communities
     Julie Zilles- Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois

Mitigating Nutrient Losses from Agroecosystems: Biotic And Abiotic Mechanisms Of Nitrogen Cycling Under Conservation Agriculture Management Practices
     Sean Schaeffer- The University of Tennessee

Linking Topography, Changing Snow Regimes, Nitrogen Dynamics, And Forest Productivity
     Jia Hu - Montana State University

Bioavailability And Fate Of Articulate And Colloidal Phosphorus Released From Agricultural Sources: A Case Study In The Chesapeake Bay Watershed
     Deb Jaisi- University Of Delaware

Large Runoff Flux And Transformation of Particulate Nitrogen (Pn) Following Large Storms: A Critical But Unexplored Component Of N Cycling
     Inamdar Shreeram - University Of Delaware

Impacts Of Tree Species And Harvest Regimes on N Retention In Northeastern U.S. Forests
     Gary Lovett - Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Process-Based Nutrient Modeling Of Integrated Beef Cattle Finishing And Crop Production Systems In The Northern Great Plains
     Erin Cortus - South Dakota State University

Managing N and C cycling processes at multiple scales to improve nitrogen use efficiency in grains
     Laurie Drinkwater- Cornell University

Measuring and modeling denitrification hot spots on agricultural landscapes
     Miki Hondzo - University of Minnesota

A New Landscape Based Approach To Optimize Riparian Zone Nitrogen And Phosphorus Management In Glaciated Settings
     Philippe Vidon - SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry

Improving Life-Cycle Nitrogen Use Efficiency And Environmental Performance Of Corn Production Through Improved Fertilizer Timing And Rate
     Robert Anex - University of Wisconsin System

Reducing Nitrogen Losses from Agricultural Systems: Incorporating Biochar into Farmstead Management Strategies
     Rebecca Larson - University of Wisconsin System

N2-Fixing Cyanobacteria Harnessed For Biosolar Production Of Nitrofertilizer
     Ruanboa Zhou - South Dakota State University

Newly Awardees

Decadal Nitrogen Partitioning and Retention: Insights From Whole-Ecosystem, Laboratory And Molecular Studies
     Carmen Martinez - Cornell University*

Influence of Preferential Flow on Coupled Colloid, Nitrogen, and Phosphorus Transport through Riparian Buffers*
     Garey Fox - Oklahoma State University*

Reducing Gaseous Nitrogen Losses from High Temperature Agricultural Systems
     Jenerette Darrel - University of California*

Rhizosphere Priming Effects on Legacy Organic Phosphorus (Po) In Winter Wheat/Corn Rotation Systems*
     David McNear - University of Kentucky*

Can Induced Rhizosphere Hydraulic-Redistribution be Engineered to Enhance Macronutrient Uptake Efficiency?*
     Teamrat Ghezzehei - UC Merced*

Sources And Transport of Phosphorous In Tile Drained Agricultural Watersheds Using Advanced Chemical Analysis
     Mark David - University of Illinois*

Transforming Denitrifying Bioreactor Research and Applications: Unveiling The Inside of The Blackbox Francois Birgand- North Carolina State University*

Combining Electrical Resistivity Imaging and Conservative Tracers to Characterize and Model Subsurface Phosphorus Losses from Drained Soils*
     Amy Shober - University of Delaware

Reactive Nitrogen Cycling And Impacts On U.S. Dairy Farms: The Feasibility Of Sustainable Milk And Agro-Ecosystems
     Peter Vadas - Texas A&M AgriLife Research*

On-Farm Research on Drainage Water Management to Reduce Nitrogen and Phosphorus Leaching: Trade-offs with N2O and CH4 Emissions
     Eric Davidson - University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science*

Quantitative Approach for Recovering Legacy Phosphorus while Minimizing Crop Nutrient Deficiency Risk
     Vimala Nair - University of Florida*

Translating On-farm Research into Farmer-Relevant Nutrient Risk Assessments Using Advanced Hierarchical Methods
     John Lory - The Curators of the University of Missouri*

Enhancing The Nutrient Use Efficiency In Crop Plants By Tailoring The Nitrogen and Phosphorous Release Rates From Rendered Animal Materials
     Nishanth Tharayil - Clemson University*

Enhancement of Nitrogen Usage Efficiency and Mitigation of Nitrous Oxide Emission in Agricultural Fields
     Gang Chen - Florida A&M University*

Biochar and Poultry Litter Amendments In Highly Weathered Soils: Phosphorus Availability, Transformation And Dynamics
     Thilini Ranatunga - Alabama A&M University*

Phosphorus Management in Forested Ecosystems
     Mariana Dobre - University of Idaho*

Conference: Extreme Climate Event Impacts On Aquatic Biogeochemical Cycles And Fluxes
     Shreeram Inamdar- University of Delaware*

CONSERVE: A Center of Excellence at the Nexus of Sustainable Water Reuse, Food, and Health
     Amy Sapkota- University of Maryland*

Sustaining Agriculture through Adaptive Management to Preserve the Ogallala Aquifer under a Changing Climate
     Meagan Schipanski - Colorado State University*

The 3rd International Conference on Hydropedelogy: Promoting Breakthrough Collaborations among Agro-,Hydro-,Geo-,and Bio-Sciences
     Hangsheng Lin - The Pennsylvania State University*

Sustainable Use Of Dairy Farm Anaerobic Digestate: From Environmental Pollutant To New Source Of Water, Energy, And Nutrients
     Sharon Walker, University of California*

Implementing California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act: Farmer Perceptions And The Balance Of Groundwater And Economic Sustainability
     Charles Young- Stockholm Environment Institute U.S.*

Understanding The Hydrologic and Socioeconomic Impacts of Water Use and Resource Allocation Under Different Climate and Policy Scenarios Marco Maneta-Lopez -University of Montana*

Mitigating Human Health Risks and Enhancing Water Sustainability: Evaluating Antibiotic Resistance in Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment
     Adam Smith- University of Southern California*

Municipal Wastewater Application to Forests: Participatory Science to Understand Human Exposure and Risks to Contaminants of Concern.
     Elizabeth Nichols - North Carolina State University*

Addressing Community Perceptions and Concerns on Wastewater Use for Agriculture in Puerto Rico: The Conference
     Maria Ortiz- Universidad Metropolitana

Future Water Quality Challenges to Aquaculture and Influences on Product Safety
     Jeremy Conkle- Texas A&M University-Corpus Christ*

9:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Oral Session III
Oral Session (Salon I & II) Oral Session (Salon III)
9:30 a.m.- 9:45 a.m.
Algae for conversion of manure nutrients to animal feed: Evaluation of advanced nutritional value, toxicity, and zoonotic pathogens
Murinda Shelton- California State Polytechnic University
Grazing Management Effect on Micro- and Macro-Scale Fate of Carbon and Nitrogen in Rangelands
Mamo Martha- University of Nebraska-Lincoln
9:45 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
Farms, Floods And Fluvial Geomorphology: Making The Most of Our Natural Resources
Christine Hatch- University of Massachusetts Amherst
Denitrification within Saturated Riparian Buffers Re-designed to Remove Nitrate from Artificial Subsurface Drainage
Thomas Isenhart- Iowa State University of Science and Technology
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Advancing Agricultural Water Security and Resilience Under Nonstationarity And Uncertainty: Evolving Roles Of Blue, Green And Grey Water.
Paula Rees- University of Massachusetts Amherst
Seed Grant To Determine Molecular Speciation Of Phosphorus In Soils From A Long-Term Dairy Manure Amendment Trial In Idaho
Strawn Daniel- University of Idaho
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Characterizing The Fate And Transport Of Chemicals Of Emerging Concern (CEC’s) From Animal Manures During Waste To Energy Processes
Lance Schideman- University of Illinois
Processes Controlling the Source, Movement, and Release of Soil Phosphorus in Midwestern Streams from Pasture and Crop Land
Richard Shultz- Iowa State University of Science and Technology
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Fate CEC’ in Animal Manure Amended Soils-Soil Processes
Xia Kang- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Soil Health and Water Quality Impacts of Growing Energy Beets for Advanced Biofuel Production in North-Central United States
Lin Zhulu- North Dakota State University
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Chemicals of Emerging Concern in the Eastern Snake River Plain of Idaho: A Threat to Irrigated Agriculture, Dairy, and Aquaculture?
Morra Mathew- University of Idaho
Biogeochemical Iron Cycling in Subalpine Wetlands with Different Hydraulic Connectivity: Impact on Fate and Transport of Organic C and N
Thomas Borch- Colorado State University
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Managing Water for Increased Resiliency of Drained Agricultural Landscapes
Jane Frankenberger- Purdue University
Nitrogen Transformations in Aquaponic Systems
    Samir Khanal- University of Hawaii at Manoa
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Persistence and Transport of Veterinary Antibiotics and Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Midwestern Farming Systems
Thomas Moorman- USDA- Agricultural Research Service
Colloid Mobilization and Biogeochemical Cycling of Organic Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorous in Wetlands
Bruce Vasilas- University Of Delaware
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Evaluation Of Downstream And Ecosystem Water Quality And Quantity Through Targeting Conservation Practices In Mississippi
Prem Parajuli- Mississippi State University
Integrating Soil Carbon Stabilization Concepts and Nitrogen Cycling Michael Castellano-
Iowa State University of Science and Technology
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Improved Assessment of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fate and Transport for Irrigated Agricultural Watersheds in Semi-Arid Regions
Mazdak Arabi- Colorado State University
Regional-Scale Assessment of N2O Emissions within the US Corn Belt: The Impact of Precipitation and Agricultural Drainage on Indirect Emissions
Timothy Griffis- University of Minnesota
12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Physicochemical Controls On Transport of Veterinary Pharmaceuticals And Hormones To Surface Waters
Wei Zhang- Michigan State University
Application of phosphate oxygen isotope ratios to detect sources and cycling of phosphorus in the White Creek, a Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Deb Jaisi- University of Delaware
1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Smart Phone Apps: Scientific Validation Quantification of Water Conservation
Kelly Morgan- University of Florida Board of Trustees
Toward Sustainable Nitrogen and Carbon Cycling on Diversified Horticulture Farms Serving Community Food Systems
Krista Jacobsen- University of Kentucky
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Moving Forward on Agricultural Water Conservation in the Colorado River Basin
Reagan Waskom- Colorado State University
Hydrological-Microbial Interactions Controlling Landscape Phosphorus Mobility
John Regan- The Pennsylvania State University
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
An Integrative Decision Support System for Managing Water Resources under Increased Climate Variability Jon Bartholic-
Michigan State University
Interactions Between Antibiotic Resistance In Soil Microbial Communities And Coupled Elemental Cycles
Michael Strickland- Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Water Quality Implications of Unique Transformation Processes of Synthetic Steroids Used As Agricultural Pharmaceuticals
Christopher Jeffrey- University of Nevada, Reno
Impacts of Nitrogen Deposition on Microbial Community Carbon Dynamics in Forest Soils
Daniel Buckley- Cornell University
2:45 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Twenty-First Century Development Of 21st Century Precision Agriculture For Water Quality Protection
Michael Walter- Cornell University
Biologically Based Fertilizer Recommendations to Meet Yield Expectations and Preserve Water Quality
Alan Franzluebbers- USDA-Agricultural Research Service
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Expanding Consumer and Community Water Protection Efforts Through Innovative and Integrated Mobile Technologies
Michael Dietz- University of Connecticut
Measuring Success of Targeted BMP Implementation, and Getting Smarter about Ephemeral Gully Sediment and Nutrient Sources and BMPs
Aleksey Sheshukov- Kansas State University
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Coupling Solid-Aqueous-Gas Phases Of Carbon And Nitrogen Across Topographic Gradients And Extreme Weather Events
Rodrigo Vargas- University of Delaware
Multi-Scale Investigation of Winter Runoff and Nutrient Loss Processes in Actively Managed Dairy Agroecosystems
KG Karthikeyan- University of Wisconsin System
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Biological and Biologically Mediated Abiotic Transformation of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Anaerobic Soils
Timothy Strathmann- Colorado School of Mines
Assessing The Impact Of Agricultural Practices On Phosphorous Availability And Loss Using Oxygen Isotopes Of Phosphate In Soil
Adina Paytan - The Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. General Discussion and Wrap up ( Salon I &II)

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