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    Author(s): Jennifer L. Funk; Christian P. Giardina; Alexander Knohl; Manuel T. Lerdau
    Date: 2006
    Source: Journal of Geophysical Research. 111: 10 p.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Eucalyptus plantations occupy approximately 10 million ha of land in the tropics and, increasingly, afforestation and reforestation projects are relying on this genus to provide rapid occupation of degraded sites, large quantities of high-quality wood products, and high rates of carbon sequestration. Members of the genus Eucalyptus are also very high emitters of isoprene, the dominant volatile organic compound emitted by trees in tropical ecosystems, which significantly influences the oxidative capacity of the atmosphere. While fertilization growth response of these trees has been intensively studied, little is known about how fertilization and tree age alter isoprene production from plantations of these trees. Here we examined the effects of fertilization and tree age on leaf-level isoprene flux from 2- and 6-year-old trees in a Eucalyptus saligna experimental forest in Hawaii.

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    Funk, Jennifer L.; Giardina, Christian P.; Knohl, Alexander; Lerdau, Manuel T. 2006. Influence of nutrient availability, stand age, and canopy structure on isoprene flux in a Eucalyptus saligna experimental forest. Journal of Geophysical Research. 111: 10 p.

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