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Tundra biogenic volatile emissions in the 21st century

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Project "TUVOLU" data sheet

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Organization address
address: NORREGADE 10
postcode: 1165

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 Coordinator Country Denmark [DK]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙347˙668 €
 EC max contribution 2˙347˙668 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2017-COG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-04-01   to  2023-03-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET DK (KOBENHAVN) coordinator 2˙347˙668.00


 Project objective

Biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) influence atmospheric oxidation causing climate feedback thought to be especially significant in remote areas with low anthropogenic emissions, such as the Arctic. Still, we do not understand the dynamics and impact of climatic and biotic BVOC emission drivers in arctic and alpine tundra, which are highly temperature-sensitive BVOC sources. TUVOLU will redefine tundra BVOC emission estimates to account for rapid and dramatic climate warming accompanied by effects of vegetation change, permafrost thaw, insect outbreaks and herbivory using multidisciplinary, established and novel methodology. We will quantify the relationships between leaf and canopy temperatures and BVOC emissions to improve BVOC emission model predictions of emission rates in low-statured tundra vegetation, which efficiently heats up. We will experimentally determine the contribution of induced BVOC emissions from insect herbivory in the warming Arctic by field manipulation experiments addressing basal herbivory and insect outbreaks and by stable isotope labelling to identify sources of the induced emission. Complementary laboratory assessment will determine if permafrost thaw leads to significant BVOC emissions from thawing processes and newly available soil processes, or if released BVOCs are largely taken up by soil microbes. We will also use a global network of existing climate warming experiments in alpine tundra to assess how the BVOC emissions from tundra vegetation world-wide respond to climate change. Measurement data will help develop and parameterize BVOC emission models to produce holistic enhanced predictions for global tundra emissions. Finally, modelling will be used to estimate emission impact on tropospheric ozone concentrations and secondary organic aerosol levels, producing the first assessment of arctic BVOC-mediated feedback on regional air quality and climate.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 J. Tang, G. Schurgers, R. Rinnan
Process Understanding of Soil BVOC Fluxes in Natural Ecosystems: A Review
published pages: 966-986, ISSN: 8755-1209, DOI: 10.1029/2018rg000634
Reviews of Geophysics 57/3 2019-11-22
2018 Christian Nyrop Albers, Magnus Kramshøj, Riikka Rinnan
Rapid mineralization of biogenic volatile organic compounds in temperate and Arctic soils
published pages: 3591-3601, ISSN: 1726-4189, DOI: 10.5194/bg-15-3591-2018
Biogeosciences 15/11 2019-11-22
2019 Magnus Kramshøj, Christian N. Albers, Sarah H. Svendsen, Mats P. Björkman, Frida Lindwall, Robert G. Björk, Riikka Rinnan
Volatile emissions from thawing permafrost soils are influenced by meltwater drainage conditions
published pages: 1704-1716, ISSN: 1354-1013, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14582
Global Change Biology 25/5 2019-11-22
2018 Magnus Kramshøj, Christian N. Albers, Thomas Holst, Rupert Holzinger, Bo Elberling, Riikka Rinnan
Biogenic volatile release from permafrost thaw is determined by the soil microbial sink
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05824-y
Nature Communications 9/1 2019-11-22
2019 Tao Li, Thomas Holst, Anders Michelsen, Riikka Rinnan
Amplification of plant volatile defence against insect herbivory in a warming Arctic tundra
published pages: 568-574, ISSN: 2055-0278, DOI: 10.1038/s41477-019-0439-3
Nature Plants 5/6 2019-11-22

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