Meeting Program

The 7th Annual SBS will take place ONLINE as a precaution against the spread of  coronavirus.

SBS program book with abstracts

Virtual SBS 2020 guidelines

G-Suite Instructions (for poster presenters using Google Suite)

Oral Sessions:

Poster Sessions:

Saturday March 14, 2020
9-9:10am     Introduction/Welcome by Conference Organizers and GT College of Sciences Dean Susan Lozier    
9:10-9:15am Keynote speaker introduction, Tianze Song
9:15-10am     Keynote, Karen Lloyd, University of Tennessee, Knoxville  
10-11:30am     Geochemistry Oral Session (chairs: Erin Castorina and Abigail Johnson) 

10-10:15am Josh Thedford, University of Georgia
“Identifying Patterns In Soil Carbon Dioxide And Reduced Iron Production During Shifts In Atmospheric Oxygen Content”

10:15-10:30am Nadia Szeinbaum, Georgia Tech
“A Synthetic Microbial Consortium to Explore Cooperation on Early Earth”

10:30-10:45am Chad Lloyd, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Particle-associated Bacteria Use A Versatile Array Of Extracellular Enzymes In The Water Column Of The Western North Atlantic”

10:45-11am Faisal Adams, Georgia State University
“Developing A Surface Complexation Model To Account For Substitution In Minerals: An Analysis Of The Aluminum Substituted Ferrihydrite Structure”

11-11:15am Alireza Merikhi, Florida State University
“Three oxygen sensor eddy covariance instrument to measure benthic fluxes with minimum error”

11:15am-11:30pm Jessica Frankle, University of South Carolina
“Remarkably concentrated activity of short-lived radium in two hydrothermal systems”

11:30am-1:30pm     Break 
1:30-2:30pm     Pollutant Oral Session (chair: Pan Liu)     

1:30-1:45pm Qian Wang, Georgia Tech
“The Coupled Speciation Transformation of Iron and Phosphorous during Anaerobic Digestion with Hydrothermal Pretreatment of Sewage Sludge”

1:45-2pm Lizbeth Davila-Santiago, Georgia Tech
“Diversity of Airborne Bacteria In The Air Of Metro Atlanta Year-Round”

2-2:15pm Si-Yu Zhang, Georgia Tech
“Metagenomics and Metatranscriptomics Analysis of Paddy Soils with Different Levels of Arsenic”

2:15-2:30pm Claire Elbon, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
“Planctomycete Diversity and the Potential for Anammox in Tennessee Aquarium Exhibits”

2:30-2:45pm Break
2:45-4pm   Weird Life Oral Session  (Chair: Drake Lee-Patterson)  

2:45-3pm Victoria Frazier, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
“Characterization of Cave Subaerial Biofilm Carbon Sources Using Stable Isotope Analysis” 

3-3:15pm Ipsita Mohanty, Georgia Tech
“Multi-omic Profiling Of Melophlus Sponges Reveals Diverse Metabolomic And Microbiome Architectures That Are Non-overlapping With Ecological Neighbors”

3:15-3:30pm Aaron Pital, Georgia Tech
“Boundaries on Abiotic Geochemical Complexity for Earth and Elsewhere”

3:30-3:45pm Xiaojia He, University of Georgia
“Spatially Resolved Electron Transport through Anode-Respiring Geobacter sulfurreducens Biofilms: Controls and Constraints”

3:45-4pm Abigail Johnson, Georgia Tech
“The search for novel gas hydrate inhibitors”

4:00-6:00pm     Virtual Poster Session 
Sunday March 15, 2020
9:00-10:15am   Land Use and Climate Oral Session (chair: Tianze Song) 

9:00-9:15am Jack Miklaucic, Emory University
“Measuring Soil Ammonia Flux From Corn Fields In The U.S., Rwanda, And China”

9:15-9:30am Yanyu Wang, Emory University
“Agricultural GHG Emissions and Potential Methane Sinks Under Different Cover Crop Systems” 

9:30-9:45am Sydney Bear, Appalachian State University
“Methanogen Community Analysis of Peatlands in North America”

9:45-10:00am Katie Sipes, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
“Metagenomic Data from Svalbard Permafrost helps to Infer Microbial Presence”

10:00-10:15am Sarah Andrew, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Differences In The Carbon Fixation Properties Of Southern Ocean Diatoms”

10:15-10:30am     Break for Point Tallying    

10:30-11am     Award Announcements