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dc.contributor.authorBergh, Kathryn C. (Katie)
dc.description1 Broadside. Original created in Microsoft PowerPoint. 48"W x 36"Hen_US
dc.description.abstractProcesses that affect forest structure can impact the allocation of carbon within forest ecosystems, which has important implications for global climate change. A frequently overlooked aspect of carbon flux in forest ecosystems is the allocation of carbon to biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs). BVOCs are secondary plant metabolites involved in defense that have been shown to be influenced by environmental factors like light, temperature, and nitrogen availability. BVOCs, especially terpenes, are of particular interest due to their roles in the formation of secondary organic aerosols (SOAs) and tropospheric ozone in the atmosphere. Both SOAs and tropospheric ozone impact climate change and are detrimental to human and ecosystem health. The Forest Accelerated Succession Experiment (FASET), in which aspen and birch trees were selectively girdled in 2008, mimics two processes that can be expected to impact the structure of forests in coming decades: natural senescence of first-growth aspen and birch species, and increased frequency of intermediate disturbances due to climate change.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Biology. Diebold Symposium, 2013en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
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dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.en
dc.titleEffect of Forest Disturbance on Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds in Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus)en_US

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    Poster and oral presentations by senior biology majors that include the results of their Senior Integrated Projects (SIPs) at the Diebold Symposium. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.

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