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Climate, People and the Environment Program: Small Molecules, Big Impacts: Understanding how Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Mediate Interactions between Forests, Insects, and the Atmosphere
November 12, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Amy Trowbridge, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Plant volatile organic compounds can play critical roles in determining atmospheric processes and mediating multi-species interactions. In turn, these emissions are in large part controlled by both climate and biotic pressures, including insects and pathogens. In this talk, I will discuss ways in which we are addressing these complex feedbacks including the consequences for ozone formation and plant-insect interactions.