Purdue Climate Change Research Center

Collaborative Research: Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds and their Impacts in a Changing Temperate Forest

Funded by the National Science Foundation

This project is a collaborative effort among colleagues at four different institutions, each of whom has expertise in different aspects of field measurements of BVOC compounds. The work will be conducted at the PROPHET site at the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) and entails measurements of the full suite of biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) and their oxidation products, especially organic nitrates, to investigate the role of BVOCs in ozone and aerosol production and nitrogen sequestration in forest-impacted environments.


  • Paul Shepson
  • Tim Starn
  • Steven Bertman
  • John Seely

Contact Information

Purdue University
203 S. Martin Jischke Drive
MANN 105
West Lafayette, IN 47907