Catherine Morfopoulos

Early Stage Researcher, Imperial


Research Project: BVOC emissions, climate change, and plant physiology

Supervisor: Prof Colin Prentice (Imperial College London)
Secondary Supervisor: Dr Santi Sabaté (Centre de Recerca Ecologica i Aplications Forestals)
Associate: Prof Josep Peñuelas (Centre de Recerca Ecologica i Aplications Forestals)

Project Description

Utilise multiple data sources to analyse species-level variation in BVOC emissions from plants. Representations of BVOCs will be incorporated into coupled ESMs and possible atmospheric feedbacks investigated in collaboration with WP5.

Selected Publications

  • Harrison S P, Morfopoulos C, Dani K G, Prentice I C, Arneth A, Atwell B J, Barkley M P, Leishman M R, Loreto F, Medlyn B E, Niinemets Ü, Possell M, Peñuelas J and Wright I J. 2013. Volatile isoprenoid emissions from plastid to planet. New Phytologist 197 (1), 49-57 doi: 10.1111/nph.12021
  • Josep P, Giovanni M, LLusia J, Morfopoulos C, Farre-Armengol G & Filella I, 2013. Photochemical reflectance index as an indirect estimator of foliar isoprenoid emissions at the ecosystem level. Nature Communications, 4, 2604 doi 10.1038/ncomms3604
  • Morfopoulos C, Prentice I C, Keenan T F, Friedlingstein P, Medlyn B E, Peñuelas J and Possell M., 2013. A unifying conceptual model for the environmental responses of isoprene emission by plants. Annals of Botany, 1-16 doi: 10.1093/aob/mct206
  • Morfopoulos C, Foster P N, Friedlingstein P, Bousquet P and Prentice I C. 2012. A global model for the uptake of atmospheric hydrogen by soils. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 26 (3) doi: 10.1029/2011GB004248