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Biogenic Hydrocarbons & the Atmosphere
Gordon Research Conference


February 27 - March 3, 2000


Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express
Ventura, CA


Thomas D. Sharkey

Vice Chairs:
Rainer Steinbrecher & Guenther Seufert

Meeting Program

Session 1.
(Sunday p.m.)
Role of BVOCs in the Earth System
7:30-7:40 Thomas D. Sharkey, EPA, RTP, USA
Opening remarks
7:40-8:00 Discussion Leader: C. Geron, EPA, RTP, USA


Patrick R. Zimmerman, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
8:45-9:30 Discussion
9:30-10:30 Hang posters, social hour
Session 2.
(Monday a.m.)
Biosynthetic Pathways and Controls
8:30 Conference picture
9:00-9:20 Discussion Leader: F. Loreto, Centro Nazionale di Ricerca-IBEV, Rome, Italy


Heinz Rennenberg, University of Freiburg
Metabolic origin of acetaldehyde and ethanol emitted by the leaves of trees
9:45-10:00 Discussion
10:00-10:15 Coffee
10:15-10:40 Ray Fall, University of Colorado, USA
Recent observations of VOCs from ancient pathways
10:40-10:55 Discussion
10:55-11:20 Joerg-Peter Schnitzler, Fraunhofer Institute IFU, Garmisch, Germany
Isoprene and monoterpene biosynthesis and their relation to isoprene and monoterpene emission of trees
11:20-11:35 Discussion
11:35-12:00 Hartmut Lichtenhaler, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Biosynthesis of plastidic isoprenoids and isoprene via the non-mevalonate deoxyxylulose phosphate pathway
12:00-12:15 Discussion
12:15-12:30 General Discussion
Afternoon Free
4 to 6 p.m. Posters
Session 3.
(Monday p.m.)
Ecophysiological / Environmental Controls
7:30-7:50 Discussion Leader: Russell K. Monson, University of Colorado, USA
7:50-8:15 Rainer Steinbrecher, Fraunhofer Institute IFU, Garmisch, Germany
Future Climate and Monoterpene Emission from Coniferous Ecosystems
8:15-8:30 Discussion
8:30-8:55 Manuel T. Lerdau, SUNY Stony Brook, USA
Controls on the Basal Emission Rate of BVOC Emissions
8:55-9:10 Discussion
9:10-9:35 Peter Harley, NCAR, Boulder, USA
Response of Isoprene Emission to Temperature at Different Temporal Scales
9:35-9:50 Discussion
9:35-10:00 General Discussion
Session 4.
(Tuesday a.m.)
Emission Modelling of Ecosystems and Validation
9:00-9:20 Discussion Leader: Dennis Baldocchi, NOAA/ARL, Oak Ridge, USA
9:20-9:45 Thomas E. Pierce, EPA, RTP, USA
Reacting to Isoprene: an Air Quality Modeling Perspective
9:45-10:00 Discussion
10:00-10:15 Coffee
10:15-10:40 Juergen Kesselmeier, Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Mainz, Germany
Exchange of Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds between Atmosphere and Biosphere: Short Chain Oxygenated Compounds
10:40-10-55 Discussion
10:55-11:20 Arthur Winer, University of California Los Angeles, USA
Field Validation of BHC Emission Inventory Components at the Ecosystem Level
10:55-11:20 Discussion
11:20-12:00 Rita Baraldi, ISTEA-CNR, Bologna, Italy
Biogenic emissions from a Mediterranean macchia ecosystem: a MEDEFLU experience
12:00-12:15 Discussion
12:15-12:30 General Discussion
Afternoon Free
4 to 6 p.m. Posters
Session 5.
(Tuesday p.m.)
Papers from Early Career Scientists
7:30-7:45 Business Meeting
Discussion Leader: Chris Geron, EPA, RTP, USA
7:45-8:00 Robert J. Griffin, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation From The Oxidation Of ß-Pinene
8:00-8:15 Barry A. Logan, Department of Biology, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
Explorations into the effect of isoprene on membrane function: a search for the mechanism underlying isoprene thermoprotection
8:15-8:30 Sansun Yeh, Dept. of Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Induction of the MEP-Rohmer Pathway in an Isoprene-emitting Plant Species
8:30-8:45 Jennifer L. Funk, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY
Diurnal patterns of isoprene emission and the potential role of substrate regulation
8:45-9:00 Alison J. Fisher, Dept. Chem. Biochem., and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Discovery of Methylbutenol Synthase in Pine Needle Extracts
9:00-9:15 Dennis W. Gray, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY
Seasonal Pattern and Influence of Water Stress on Photosynthesis and 2-methyl-3-buten-2-ol Emission from Ponderosa Pine
9:15-9:30 Brad Baker, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado
Volatile Organic Compounds from Western US Pines
9:30-9:45 Gertrud Schaab, Institut für Angewandte Forschung, FH Nürtingen, Nürtingen, Germany
Assessment of Long-term Changes on Potential Biogenic Non-methane Volatile Organic Compound Emissions for a Mediterranean-type Ecosystem, Area St-Martin-de-Londres, France
9:45:10:00 Discussion
Session 6
(Wednesday a.m.)
Integrated Field Studies
9:00-9:20 Discussion Leader: Jan Bottenheim, Atmospheric Environ. Service, Downsview, Canada
9:20-9:45 Michael Trainer, NOAA Aeronomy Lab, Boulder, USA
9:45-10:00 Discussion
10:00-10:15 Coffee
10:15-10:40 Jose D. Fuentes, University of Virginia, USA
Photochemical Processing Inside a Mixed Deciduous Forest
10:40-10:55 Discussion
10:55-11:20 Guenther Seufert, EC-JRC, Environment Institute, Ispra, Italy
Biogenic emissions in the Mediterranean area - an integrated field study
11:20-11:35 Discussion
11:35-12:00 Brian Lamb, Washington State University, USA
Canopy Measurements and Modeling of Biogenic Emissions and Extension to Regional Emission Inventories
12:00-12:15 Discussion
12:15-12:30 General Discussion
Afternoon Free
4 to 6 p.m. Posters
Session 7.
(Wednesday p.m.)
Atmospheric Chemistry Mechanisms
7:30-7:50 Discussion Leader: Allen H. Goldstein, UC Berkeley, USA


Roger Atkinson, University of California, Riverside, USA
Products and Mechanisms of the OH Radical and O3 Reactions with Terpenes
8:15-8:30 Discussion
8:30-8:55 Lars Ruppert, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Influence of Biogenic VOCs on Photooxidant Formation: Comparison of Laboratory Experiments, Smog Chamber Studies and Model Calculations
8:55-9:10 Discussion
William R. Stockwell, Fraunhofer Institute IFU, Garmisch, Germany
How Well Do We Understand the Reactivity of Biogenic Hydrocarbons?
9:35-9:50 Discussion
9:50-10:00 General Discussion
Session 8.
(Thursday a.m.)
BVOC Behavior in the Atmosphere
9:00-9:20 Discussion Leader: Alex Guenther, NCAR, Boulder, USA
9:20-9:45 Paolo Ciccioli, Centro Nazionale di Ricerca-IBEV, Rome, Italy
Ozonolysis of biogenic material at the sea surface as a possible source of semi-volatile carbonyls in the troposphere
9:45-10:00 Discussion
10:00-10:15 Coffee
10:15-10:40 Millán Millán, CEAM, Valencia, Spain
Atmospheric Dynamics and BVOCs in the Mediterranean Basin
10:40-10:55 Discussion
10:55-11:20 Christine Wiedinmeyer, University of Texas, USA
Regional Air Quality in Texas and the Influence of Biogenic Isoprene
11:20-11:35 Discussion
11:35-12:00 Thorsten Hoffman, Institute of Spectrochemistry, Dortmund, Germany
Understanding Organic Aerosol Formation from Biogenic VOC Oxidation by the Development and Application of Different Analytical Techniques
12:00-12:15 Discussion
12:15-12:30 General Discussion
Afternoon Free
4 to 6 p.m. Posters/removal
Session 9.
(Thursday p.m.)
Observations and Reflections
7:30-7:50 Discussion Leader: Nick Hewitt, Lancaster University, UK


Reinhold Rasmussen, Oregon Graduate Institute, USA
Role of C5, C10, C15 Plant Emissions in Blue Haze and Black Carbon
8:35-9:00 Discussion
9:00-9:30 Final meeting discussions
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