Geohealth and Plant Metabolic Emissions:   Volatile Organic Compounds and Root Exudate Relationships between Atmosphere, Soil Biogeochemistry and Health

Poster Only Session: This session has been requested by the conveners to only be offered in poster format. No oral sessions will accompany this session. Learn more

Session ID#: 26737

Session Description:
Plants contribute to significant levels of chemical emissions both in the atmosphere and terrestrial environments.  In the interest of exploring the connections between plant metabolic emissions and their relationship to human, soil systems and crop health, this session strives to bring together researchers who study plant volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and plant root exudates in the context of their known and potential effects on geohealth.  Root exudates contribute significantly to belowground microbial biodiversity and chemical processes affecting soil, microbial and plant/crop health, while VOC emissions participate in secondary chemical reactions which in large quantities can contribute to air pollution (e.g., ozone in urban areas or haze in forested regions).  Traditionally thought of as separate disciplines or areas of research, this session would highlight both soil/rhizosphere and atmospheric research as it relates to plant metabolic emissions and their influence on the health.
Primary Convener:  Kim Hixson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States
Convener:  Mary Suzanne Lipton, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Shuang Li, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States and CHENG Zhang, AFFILIATION NOT LISTED, Washington, DC, United States

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