Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC): An Overview on Emission, Physiology and Ecology

  title={Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC): An Overview on Emission, Physiology and Ecology},
  author={J{\"u}rgen Kesselmeier and Michael Staudt},
  journal={Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry},
This overview compiles the actual knowledge of the biogenic emissions of some volatile organic compounds (VOCs), i.e., isoprene, terpenes, alkanes, alkenes, alcohols, esters, carbonyls, and acids. We discuss VOC biosynthesis, emission inventories, relations between emission and plant physiology as well as temperature and radiation, and ecophysiological functions. For isoprene and monoterpenes, an extended summary of standard emission factors, with data related to the plant genus and species, is… Expand
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