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Biogenic Volatiles - Exchange at Different Scales and Interactions with Ecosystem Processes
Provider: Faculty of Science

Activity no.: 5091-19-09-31There are no available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 20/09/2019
Date and time04.11.2019, at: 09:00 - 08.11.2019, at: 16:00
Regular seats30
ECTS credits4.00
Contact personRoger Seco    E-mail address: roger.seco@bio.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserRiikka Rinnan    E-mail address: riikkar@bio.ku.dk
Written languageEnglish
Teaching languageEnglish
Course workload
Course workload categoryHours
Preparation / Self-Study60.00
Course hours40.00
Evaluation / reporting2.00


• Subject area:
Terrestrial ecology, ecosystem-atmosphere interactions, environmental biology.

• Scientific content
The course focuses on the exchange of biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere across scales. The themes will include production/release (plant leaf-level), uptake/deposition (soil/plants), canopy-scale processes, and regional scale (ecosystem models). Focus is given to the interactions between BVOC exchange and other ecosystem processes, which will make the course relevant also for PhD students working with soil respiration/soil microbial communities, photosynthesis and plant physiology, ecosystem carbon exchange etc.

In addition to interactive lectures covering recent advances within the topic, the course will include an experimental part focusing on the state-of-the-art methods in BVOC measurements and relevant multivariate statistical analyses. The participants will make experimental projects in groups, including a short measurement campaign, data processing and analyses. Each group will present their work at the end of the course.

Learning outcome
The course participants will be able to discuss BVOC exchange across the scales as well as contrast and compare the related processes to other ecosystem processes. The participants will be able to select and apply suitable methods for laboratory or field studies on BVOC exchange including sampling, chemical analysis and data analysis.

Guest lecturer 1:
Professor Jörg-Peter Schnitzler
Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany

Guest lecturer 2:
Professor Pawel K. Misztal
Dept of Civil , Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
University of Texas, Austin, USA

Teacher 1 from UCPH-SCIENCE:
Associate professor Guy Schurgers, gusc@ign.ku.dk

Teacher 2 from UCPH-SCIENCE:
Assistant professor Roger Seco, roger.seco@bio.ku.dk

Teacher 3 from UCPH-SCIENCE:
Postdoctoral researcher Tao Li, tao.li@bio.ku.dk

If you would like to participate please:

1) Click on Apply.

2) In addition, please send your application including a short CV to Roger Seco, roger.seco@bio.ku.dk

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