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Biogenic Hydrocarbons and the Atmosphere
Gordon Research Conference

Reaching across Scales: From the Molecule to the Globe

Dates

June 24-29, 2012

Location

Bates College
Lewiston, ME

Organizers

Chairs:
Christine Wiedinmyer & Paul Palmer

Vice Chairs:
Allison L. Steiner & Janne Rinne

Meeting Description

The 2012 Biogenic Hydrocarbons and the Atmosphere Gordon Research Conference will present cutting-edge research of hydrocarbons released by vegetation and their atmospheric impacts. Biogenic hydrocarbons are incredibly important, not only for plant physiology and ecological interactions, but also for atmospheric chemistry and climate. The topics covered in this conference reach from plant biochemistry to canopy-atmosphere interactions to atmospheric chemistry and climate. This multi-disciplinary conference includes the participation of scientists from biology, plant physiology, ecology, chemistry, and atmospheric science. The Conference will bring together a collection of investigators who are at the forefront of their field, and will provide opportunities for junior scientists and graduate students to present their work in poster format and exchange ideas with leaders in the field. Further, a special session will provide a small group of early career scientists to give short oral research presentations. The collegial and inter-disciplinary atmosphere of this Conference, with programmed discussion sessions as well as opportunities for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, provides an excellent venue for scientists from different disciplines to brainstorm and to develop collaborations across scientific fields.

Contributors

Meeting Program

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in (Office Closed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmBiogenic Hydrocarbons and the Atmosphere: Past and Present
Discussion Leader: Almut Arneth (KIT)
7:50 pm - 8:25 pm Peter Harley (National Center for Atmospheric Research)
"So if we're so smart, why can't we even get isoprene right?!"
8:25 pm - 8:40 pm Discussion
8:40 pm - 9:20 pm Daniel Jacob (Harvard University)
"Global isoprene sources and chemistry: constraints from atmospheric observations"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmHydrocarbon Production within the Biosphere
Discussion Leader: Todd Rosenthiel (Portland State University)
9:10 am - 9:50 am Dorothea Tholl (Virginia Tech University)
"Biochemical plasticity and multifunctionality of plant volatile formation above- and belowground"
9:50 am - 10:05 am Discussion
10:05 am Coffee Break
10:35 am - 11:15 am Claudia Scmidt-Dannert (University of Minnesota)
"Terpene hydrocarbon synthesis by bacteria and mushrooms"
11:15 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Josep Peñuelas (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
"Floral advertisement BVOCs in changing plant-pollinators markets"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmEcological Roles of Biogenic Hydrocarbons
Discussion Leader: Russ Monson (University of Arizona)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pm Monika Hilker (Freie Universitaet Berlin)
"Hydrocarbons as mediators of plant-insect interactions"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pm Discussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pm Kolby Jardine (University of Arizona)
"Isoprene oxidation within plants and the atmosphere"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmEcosystem-Atmosphere Interactions
Discussion Leader: Marcy Litvak (University of New Mexico)
9:10 am - 9:50 am Trevor Keenan (Harvard University)
"Combining models and data to improve understanding of the response of VOC emissions to environmental drivers"
9:50 am - 10:05 am Discussion
10:05 am Group Photo / Coffee Break
10:40 am - 11:20 am Dennis Baldocchi (University of California-Berkeley)
"Summing hydrocarbon (C5H8 and CH4) emissions on annual time scales with models and measurements"
11:20 am - 11:35 am Discussion
11:35 am - 12:15 pm Allison Steiner (University of Michigan)
"Mixing versus chemistry: The role of canopy structure in the biosphere-atmosphere interactions"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmEarly Career Scientist Night
Discussion Leaders: Janne Rinne (University of Helsinki) and Allison Steiner (University of Michigan)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pm Ziru (James) Li (Michigan State University)
"Metabolic profiling of the methylerythritol phosphate pathway reveals the source of post-illumination isoprene emission"
7:45 pm - 7:50 pm Discussion
7:50 pm - 8:05 pm Allyson Eller (University of Colorado-Boulder)
"Contribution of pitch emissions to ecosystem fluxes in a ponderosa pine ecosystem"
8:05 pm - 8:10 pm Discussion
8:10 pm - 8:25 pm Lisa Kaser (University of Innsbruck)
"BVOC exchange above a ponderosa pine forest during the BEACHON-ROCS and -ROMBAS field studies"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 8:45 pm Domenico Taraborrelli (Max Planck Institute for Chemistry)
"OH buffered by isoprene oxidation over tropical forests"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pm Discussion
8:50 pm - 9:05 pm Silvia Caldararu (University of Edinburgh)
"Understanding the drivers behind BVOC emissions: A global model of leaf demography inferred from satellite observations of LAI"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pm Discussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pm Will Porter (Portland State University)
"Global air quality impacts of increased bioenergy crop cultivation"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmBiogenic Hydrocarbons in the Atmosphere
Discussion Leader: Jonathan Williams (Max Planck Institute for Chemistry)
9:10 am - 9:50 am Annmarie Carlton (Rutgers University)
"Solubility and the case for 2-dimensional biogenic emissions"
9:50 am - 10:05 am Discussion
10:05 am Coffee Break
10:35 am - 11:15 am Xuemei Wang (Sun Yat-Sen University)
"Quantifying the roles of oxygenated VOC species in atmospheric chemical processes"
11:15 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Alastair Lewis (University of York)
"The distribution of biogenic and anthropogenic VOCs in the background atmosphere - an assessment using the GAW Network"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmBiogenic Hydrocarbons, Aerosols, and Climate
Discussion Leader: Delphine Farmer (Colorado State University)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pm Astrid Kiendler-Scharr (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
"Biogenic SOA: Insights in SOA formation from laboratory and simulation chamber studies"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pm Discussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pm Athanasios Nenes (Georgia Institute of Technology)
"Aerosol impacts on clouds and climate: the elusive role of biogenic emissions"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 amBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair
9:00 am - 12:30 pmUsing Observations to Constrain Biogenic Hydrocarbons
Discussion Leader: Colette Heald (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
9:10 am - 9:50 am Michael Barkley (University of Leicester)
"Reconciling top-down versus bottom-up isoprene emissions from the Amazon Basin"
9:50 am - 10:05 am Discussion
10:05 am Coffee Break
10:35 am - 11:15 am Doug Worsnop (Aerodyne)
"Carbon Oxidation State via Mass Spectrometry"
11:15 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Thomas Karl (National Center for Atmospheric Research)
"Airborne flux measurements of volatile organic compounds - towards a scale dependent approach for constraining local to regional emissions"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmBiogenic Hydrocarbons: Now and in the Future
Discussion Leader: Nadine Unger (Yale University)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pm Allen Goldstein (University of California-Berkeley)
"New observations of VOC emissions and concentrations in, above, and around the Central Valley of California"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pm Discussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pm Nick Hewitt (Lancaster University)
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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