Biology, Controls and Models of Tree Volatile Organic Compound Emissions

  • Ülo Niinemets
  • Russell K. Monson

Part of the Tree Physiology book series (TREE, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Silvia Fineschi, Francesco Loreto, Michael Staudt, Josep Peñuelas
    Pages 1-20
  3. Amy M. Trowbridge, Paul C. Stoy
    Pages 21-46
  4. Hamid Rajabi Memari, Leila Pazouki, Ülo Niinemets
    Pages 47-93
  5. Maaria Rosenkranz, Jörg-Peter Schnitzler
    Pages 95-118
  6. Jürgen Kreuzwieser, Heinz Rennenberg
    Pages 237-252
  7. Carlo Calfapietra, Emanuele Pallozzi, Ilaria Lusini, Violeta Velikova
    Pages 253-284
  8. Jarmo K. Holopainen, Anne-Marja Nerg, James D. Blande
    Pages 285-314
  9. Rüdiger Grote, Russell K. Monson, Ülo Niinemets
    Pages 315-355
  10. Susan M. Owen, C. Nicholas Hewitt, Clare S. Rowland
    Pages 415-450
  11. Kirsti Ashworth, Christophe Boissard, Gerd Folberth, Juliette Lathière, Guy Schurgers
    Pages 451-487
  12. Markku Kulmala, Tuomo Nieminen, Robert Chellapermal, Risto Makkonen, Jaana Bäck, Veli-Matti Kerminen
    Pages 489-508
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 529-547

About this book


The book deals with a highly relevant interdisciplinary topic: tree-atmosphere interactions. Plant-driven volatile organic compound (BVOC) emissions play a major role in atmospheric chemistry, including ozone and photochemical smog formation in the troposphere, and they extend the atmospheric lifetime of the key greenhouse gas, methane. Furthermore, condensation of photo-oxidation products of BVOCs leads to formation of secondary organic aerosols with profound implications for the earth's solar radiation budget and climate. Trees represent the plant life form that most contributes to BVOC emissions, which gives global forests a unique role in regulating atmospheric chemistry.
This book, written by leading experts in the field, focuses on recent advancements in understanding the controls on plant-driven BVOC emissions, including efforts to quantitatively predict emissions using computer models. Particular emphasis is on elicitation of emissions under biotic and abiotic stresses, molecular mechanisms of volatile synthesis and emission and the role of emissions in plant stress tolerance. Potentials and limitations of genetic engineering of volatile emissions are also covered. This book addresses all biological scales of organization from molecules to globe and makes a major leap in summarizing and synthesizing the existing information.
The main goal of the book is to provide state-of-the-art summary of the exciting field of tree volatile emissions and offer a perspective for future investigations. The book is intended to serve as an invaluable resource for graduate students starting a thesis project on tree volatile emissions as well as serves as a contemporary source of reference for teachers, scientists and professional within and outside the exciting field of plant-driven volatile emissions.


Biogenic volatiles Biosphere/atmosphere interactions Emission modelling Terpenoids Tree emissions

Editors and affiliations

  • Ülo Niinemets
    • 1
  • Russell K. Monson
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Agricultural and, Environmental SciencesEstonian University of Life SciencesTartuEstonia
  2. 2.School of Natural Resources and, the EnvironmentUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6605-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6606-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2544
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