Dr Ana María Yáñez Serrano (CREAF)
I am interested in the interaction between forest ecosystems and the atmospheric chemistry. Forest can react very quickly to changes in environmental factors, and up to date, not all processes have been described or elucidated. As global temperatures increase and climate change exacerbates it is important to understand how forested areas will react to such changes, as the impact in atmosphere can be very large, from direct global warming via aerosol and carbon dioxide production, increase the atmospheric lifetime of pollutants, or even alter rain distribution locally. We need to provide better information for modellers, so they can constrain the processes governing the forest atmosphere interactions so better guidelines on mitigation and adaptation strategies can be suggested to policy-makers.
Dr. Iolanda Filella (CREAF-CSIC)
CSIC Senior Research Scientist
Development of remote sensing techniques to assess plant and ecosystem functioning, global and climate change effects on the structure and functioning of Mediterranean ecosystems, mechanisms and functions of plant-emitted volatile organic compounds.
Dr. Joan Llusià (CREAF-CSIC)
CREAF Research Scientist I3
Ecology of VOCs
Dr Albert Gargallo Garriga (CREAF)
Development and optimization of methods and protocols based on solution NMR spectroscopy and HPLC-DAD-MS for application in the field of Ecometabonomic. Experience combining analytical developments with experimental field work and observational studies on community ecology and the impacts of global change drivers (warming, N deposition, drought) on terrestrial ecosystem structure and function at organism, population, and ecosystem levels.
Dr Victor Granda García (CREAF)
Dr Efstratios Bourtsoukidis
Research Associate at Max Planck Institute for Chemistry
Efstratios Bourtsoukidis has extensive experience on Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) measurements with Proton Transfer Reaction – Mass Spectrometry (PTR-MS), Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) and Gas Chromatography – Flame Ionization Detection (GC-FID) techniques. He was additionally involved in the development of a System for Organic Fast Identification Analysis (SOFIA) for airborne VOC measurements. The research fields of application include the emission characterization and atmospheric chemistry implications of biosphere-atmosphere interactions, urban pollution, oil and gas industry and the free troposphere.
Prof. Jonathan Williams
Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry
Measurement of Volatile Organic Compounds in ambient air.
Dr Roger Seco (University of Copenhagen)
My scientific interests are the interactions between biosphere and atmosphere. Vegetation physiology and atmospheric chemistry interact through the exchange of trace gases that modify the oxidative capacity of the atmosphere and can potentially affect air quality, generate atmospheric particles, and induce cloud formation.
Prof. Lucca Cappellin
Assistant Professor, University of Padua (Italy) and Fondazione Edmund Mach (Italy)
His research focuses on chemical ionization - mass spectrometry from fundamentals to applications in environmental, food, and medical sciences.
Prof. Christiane Werner
Professor of Ecosystem Physiology, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, University Freiburg
Plant and ecosystem ecophysiology; BVOC emission from metabolism to ecosystem fluxes, primary and secondary metabolism, stable isotope ecology, stress adaptation and climate change impact
Prof. Joost de Gouw
Professor, University of Colorado Boulder, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences & Department of Chemistry, University of Colorado Boulder
Joost de Gouw is an expert on measurements of volatile organic compounds by mass spectrometry. He uses the data to study emissions and chemical transformations of VOCs and the role that this chemistry plays in air pollution and climate change.
Prof. Dr. Josep Peñuelas (CREAF-CSIC)
CSIC Research Professor & Main researcher
Global ecology, climate change, atmospheric pollution, biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds emissions, remote sensing, plant ecophysiology, functioning and structure of terrestrial plants and ecosystems, chemical ecology and metabolomics, macroecology and biogeochemistry.