Effects of light availability on terpene concentrations in white pine (P. strobus) in climate change disturbed forests

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Understanding atmospheric chemistry and its interactions with the biosphere is crucial in combating climate change. Volatile organic compounds released from forests play a large role in the formation of ground-level ozone. The progressing affects of climate change affect the forests causing changes in the release of these compounds that are referred to as biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOC). The affects of species specific forest disturbance on terpene concentrations in eastern white pine needles was studied in Northern Michigan, focusing specifically on light availability and terpene concentration.
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