Atmospherically reactive C and N fluxes from soil



Morgan Monroe State Forest, IN

COLLABORATORS

Amy Trowbridge (University of Wisconsin)
Jonathan Raff (Indiana University)
Ryan Mushinksi (Warwick College, UK)
Paul Stoy (University of Wisconsin)

RESEARCH SUMMARY

We are investigating the biotic and abiotic controls of volatile organic compound (VOC) and reactive N emissions from forest soils. VOCs and reactive N (e.g., HONO, NO) emitted from forests contribute significantly to the production of ozone in urban and regional environments, and represent a major source of reactive at the global scale. Aboveground plant tissues have long been considered the primary emitters of reactive gasses within forests but recent studies suggest that roots and soil microbes emit reactive compounds through their metabolic activities.





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