The former members of Ecophysiology group
Sub-canopy VOC emissions
I examined the effect of sub-canopy removal (undergrowth thinning) on the exchange of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) between the forest stand and the atmosphere. I also considered the impact of soil moisture, temperature, and photosynthetically active radiation on this relationship. Plant-released VOCs, in addition to their role in plant growth, reproduction, and defense, have important implications for the Earth’s atmosphere. Therefore, studying how sub-canopy removal affects plant VOCs emission is of practical and theoretical significance.
Methane emissions from trees in boreal forests
My PhD project focused on studying non-microbial CH4 emissions from the foliage of boreal tree species. I’m mostly interested in how these emissions are affected by different environmental factors.