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How do hybrid poplar trees interact with air pollution?

Posted by Stephen Locker | May 12, 2016

Poplar trees growing at the Clarksburg demonstration site.

How do hybrid poplar trees interact with air pollution?

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Presented by: Dr. Todd Rosenstiel, Portland State University, Department of Biology & PSU Center for Climate and Aerosol Research

View the recording at https://youtu.be/VIwg9G6md0E or http://breeze.wsu.edu/p7qyuy1n73a/.

Unlike traditional agriculture crops, many emerging bioenergy crops emit significant quantities of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These VOCs, including isoprene, can react with compounds in the atmosphere and lead to the production of ozone in the troposphere. In this webinar, Dr. Rosenstiel shares his research evaluating the impact of hybrid poplar on regional air quality and how the location of crop plantings can influence the overall sustainability of these crops.

For more on Dr. Rosenstiel’s research, listen to his guest appearance on Science Friday http://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/plant-emissions-how-do-trees-interact-with-pollution/

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