State-of-the-Art of BVOC Research: What Do We Have and What Have We Missed? A Synthesis

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

Abstract

This book summarizes recent advancements in the resolution and quantification of the controls on tree BVOC emissions, including efforts toward synthetic projections using computer models. Major progress has been achieved in understanding the molecular mechanisms of volatile synthesis and emission, the role of emissions in plant stress tolerance and elicitation of emissions under biotic and abiotic stresses. Use of this rich source of insight not only allows for improvement of regional air quality estimations under current climate and atmospheric conditions, but it also allows for improvements to the models and observations needed to predict BVOC emissions under future climate and atmospheric conditions. As our understanding of physiological mechanisms, taxonomic distribution and multi-trophic interactions in forest ecosystems increases further, we will be able to tackle some of the large-scale feedback loops between BVOC emissions, plant stress, and climate that have eluded us for so long.

Keywords

Secondary Organic Aerosol Isoprene Emission Monoterpene Emission BVOC Emission Terpene Emission 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plant Physiology, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental SciencesEstonian University of Life SciencesTartuEstonia
  2. 2.School of Natural Resources and the Environment and the Laboratory for Tree Ring ResearchUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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