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    Sunday, May 11th, 2014
    9:53 am
    Bidirectional exchange of biogenic volatiles with vegetation
    2014 Mar 17. doi: 10.1111/pce.12322. [Epub ahead of print]

    Bidirectional exchange of biogenic volatiles with vegetation: emission sources, reactions, breakdown and deposition.


    Biogenic volatile organic compound (BVOC) emissions are widely modelled as inputs to atmospheric chemistry simulations. However, BVOC may interact with cellular structures and neighbouring leaves in a complex manner during volatile diffusion from the sites of release to leaf boundary layer and during turbulent transport to the atmospheric boundary layer. Furthermore, recent observations demonstrate that the BVOC emissions are bidirectional, and uptake and deposition of BVOC and their oxidation products are the rule rather than the exception. This review summarizes current knowledge of within-leaf reactions of synthesized volatiles with reactive oxygen species (ROS), uptake, deposition and storage of volatiles, and their oxidation products as driven by adsorption on leaf surface and solubilization and enzymatic detoxification inside leaves. The available evidence indicates that because of the reactions with ROS and enzymatic metabolism, the BVOC gross production rates are much larger than previously thought. The degree to which volatiles react within leaves and can be potentially taken up by vegetation depends upon compound reactivity, physicochemical characteristics, as well as upon their participation in leaf metabolism. We argue that future models should be based upon the concept of bidirectional BVOC exchange and consider modification of BVOC sink/source strengths by within-leaf metabolism and storage.

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    Sunday, April 20th, 2014
    1:07 am
    Amazon Adventures
    Amazon Adventures
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      Rio Urubu (april 2014)                          Rio Preto Da Eva                                                           Rio Uatuma                                                             What SUP?

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          Geco/GoAmazon (2012-2013)                           LBNL-INPA Laboratory (Geco 2013)             Lessons from the Amazon (AMAZE 2008)

    DSC04444 Encontro Das Aguas RPXD0497
    Vida Brasilera (BrazilianAir 2010-11)       Encontra Das Aguas (2013)                                     GoAmazon Field and Lab Studies (2013)

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    Alter do Chão (Natal 2013)             GoAmazon Opening Ceremony       Seasonal Vegetation Dynamics at ZF2

    SUP in the flooded forests (2014)
    Saturday, October 12th, 2013
    11:38 pm
    Team Jardine Videos! (last update 11 May 2014)
    West Coast Adventures
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                        Berkeley Hillbillies                                                     Re-CALI-bration!                                                 Lost Coast California

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                        Big Sur Wilderness                                       Bird Sanctuary, OR                                 Berkeley-GRC-Yosemite 2014

    Canadian Adventures
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              The Golden Orca (British Columbia)             The Hydrologic Cycle (Trans Canada Trail)                     Great Divide Route (Banff to Glacier)

    European Adventures
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    30 days Awake (Germany)         North Sea Cycle Route (Norway)                       Tour de Atlantique (France)                                   The Nature (Finland)

    Eastern and Northeastern US Adventures
    HPIM1691 HPIM1318 HPIM2116
    Catamount Trail                                                   The Sun Rises in the East                               Kentucky Dirty

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                          Foreverglades                                                       Me, You, and SIKU

    Mexico Adventures
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                        Yucatan bike tour                               Pursuit of Life, Liberty, and Dihydrogen Monoxide

    Rockies and Southwest
    2500 miles (Great Divide, Mexico to Canada)                 Great Divide, 2007 (New Mexico)                               Las Jardines Javalinas

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    Rock Climbing (2000-2004)                                             Chicago Basin, CO                                                             Mount Evans

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                            Durango Challenge                                                 Babo-Ang                                                           Rap Rock

    I-can-tell-U-ride                                                           Mount Baldy
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    Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
    11:57 pm
    Peixe-Bois! What SUP!?
    We have been slowly building up our Amazon SUP skills with the goal of multi-day tours through the igapos and rios na Amazônia. This weekend was our longest distance to date - 12.5 km (~7.5 miles) with a break for an amazing regional lunch at the flutuante Peixe-Boi. We paddled quietly and on alert through sections of the flooded forests, swam in the river when the sun overcooked us, white-knuckeled it through high traffic convergence around the marinas, rested in the shade on the beaches now being exposed as the dry season sets in, and watched the skies build convective storms overhead as we made our way south. You can look at the full set of pictures and join us for an adventure if you want to become a peixe-boi and join our meet up group: the Amazonia Exploradores Igapo (SUP)

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    Saturday, September 7th, 2013
    5:10 pm
    Plant Cell and Environment article published

    Phytogenic biosynthesis and emission of methyl acetate

    Acetylation of plant metabolites fundamentally changes their volatility, solubility and activity as semiochemicals. Here we present a new technique termed dynamic
    13C-pulse chasing to track the fate of C1–3 carbon atoms of pyruvate into the biosynthesis and emission of methyl acetate (MA) and CO2. 13C-labelling of MA and CO2 branch emissions respond within minutes to changes in 13C-positionally labelled pyruvate solutions fed through the transpiration stream. Strong 13C-labelling of MA emissions occurred only under pyruvate-2-13C and pyruvate-2,3-13C feeding, but not pyruvate-1-13C feeding. In contrast, strong 13CO2 emissions were only observed under pyruvate-1-13C feeding. These results demonstrate that MA (and other volatile and non- volatile metabolites) derive from the C2,3 atoms of pyruvate while the C1 atom undergoes decarboxylation. The latter is a non-mitochondrial source of CO2 in the light generally not considered in studies of CO2 sources and sinks. Within a tropical rainforest mesocosm, we also observed atmospheric concentrations of MA up to 0.6 ppbv that tracked light and temperature conditions. Moreover, signals partially attrib- uted to MA were observed in ambient air within and above a tropical rainforest in the Amazon. Our study highlights the potential importance of acetyl coenzyme A (CoA) biosynthesis as a source of acetate esters and CO2 to the atmosphere.

    citation and link to article: Jardine, K., Wegener, F., Ishida, F., Abrell, L., van Haren, J., Werner, C., “Phytogenic Biosynthesis and Emission of Methyl Acetate,” Plant, Cell & Environment, August 13, 2013.
    5:04 pm
    Real-Time Monitoring of Plant Metabolism with Dynamic 13C-Pulse Tracing

    From the Lawrence Berkeley National Labs Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property site:
    "Berkeley Lab researcher Kolby Jardine has invented a versatile technology for rapid, in vivo tracking of carbon metabolism in plants using carbon-13 (13C) tracers with optical or mass spectrometry."

    Learn more about Kolby's invention here:
    Friday, September 6th, 2013
    4:45 pm
    New publication in: Journal of Experimental Botany
    Emissions of putative isoprene oxidation products from mango branches under abiotic stress

    Abstract: Although several per cent of net carbon assimilation can be re-released as isoprene emissions to the atmosphere by many tropical plants, much uncertainty remains regarding its biological significance. In a previous study, we detected emissions of isoprene and its oxidation products methyl vinyl ketone (MVK) and methacrolein (MACR) from tropical plants under high temperature/light stress, suggesting that isoprene is oxidized not only in the atmosphere but also within plants. However, a comprehensive analysis of the suite of isoprene oxidation products in plants has not been performed and production relationships with environmental stress have not been described. In this study, putative isoprene oxidation products from mango (Mangifera indica) branches under abiotic stress were first identified. High temperature/light and freeze–thaw treatments verified direct emissions of the isoprene oxidation products MVK and MACR together with the first observations of 3-methyl furan (3-MF) and 2-methyl-3-buten-2-ol (MBO) as putative novel isoprene oxidation products. Mechanical wounding also stimulated emissions of MVK and MACR. Photosynthesis under 13CO2 resulted in rapid (<30min) labelling of up to five carbon atoms of isoprene, with a similar labelling pattern observed in the putative oxidation products. These observations highlight the need to investigate further the mechanisms of isoprene oxidation within plants under stress and its biological and atmospheric significance.

    cicicitation:citaCitation: KJardine, et. al J. Exp. Bot. (2013) 64 (12): 3669-3679. doi: 10.1093/jxb/ert202 First published online: July 23, 2013
    Monday, August 19th, 2013
    12:54 am
    Boas-vindas de volta à floresta da Amazônia!

    We have returned to the forest of the central Amazon for two years. We have spent the past year planning and preparing for the GECO project and are now ready to deploy! While here, we hope to explore the forests by foot, tree, and paddle board! Beleza!!

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    Sunday, June 9th, 2013
    9:58 pm
    Ocean-land interface
    There is nothing like the pacific ocean to bring peace and wonder to the heart.

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    Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
    12:24 am
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    12:21 pm
    fevereiro misto de bay
    The set of the Berkeley Rep amazing production of "The Wild Bride"

    East and west vantages points of the bay.

    The little mangsters cranking out the VOCs

    Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
    5:24 pm

    Preparing for the little Mangsters experiment.

    Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
    2:04 pm
    Contributions to understanding a changing climate in the US
    UPDATE: Full Southwest Climate Assessment Report is available for free download:

    The National Climate Assessment which Angie participated as the Southwest regional report's project manager, assistant editor, and contributing author is almost complete and will be available for free download from the CAKE website here:

    You can download a pre-publication version of Chapter 1: Summary for Decission Makers from the Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States here:

    On a more focused front, the 2013 Science Synthesis to support Forest Plan Revision in the Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascades features Chapter 1.3  Synopsis of Climate Change co-written by Angie which is downloadable here:

    A news brief about the synopsis is viewable here:
    Sunday, January 20th, 2013
    8:39 pm
    The Coastal Trail
    Wow!!! Amazing single track, spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, and crisp, warm winter days. Thank you Coastal Cali!
    Saturday, January 19th, 2013
    9:59 am
    Little Monsters, serenity, and the little mangsters

    On our continuous quest for knowledge, courage, inspiration, positivity, and motivation to inspire others, we found ourselves amongst the vivid tapestry of little monster souls - screaming, singing, and dancing with Lady Gaga!!!!

    Searching for calm:
    A classic coastal Cali sea to summit hike

    Back at the lab:

    Caring for the new little mangsters

    Peixe boi and peixe electrico

    Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
    9:59 pm
    temporal and spatial scaling

    2012 was an epic year filled with extreme challenges and personal growth. We spent some of the 2012 - 2013 winter break with family, old friends, dancing to cuban jazz, and of course learning and exploring a new place - the Ventana wilderness. This is a place where mountains meet the sea, where in one of the most iconic and populated states in the U.S you'll see no other humans (or puppies) for days and after walking up thousands of feet from the ocean, you find yourself crossing a snow covered serpentine ridge in a vast and beautiful landscape. Catch the 8 minute summary here
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    Sunday, December 2nd, 2012
    4:27 pm

    We give thanks for new experiences with family and friends.

    Thursday, November 15th, 2012
    7:07 pm
    Projecto Geco
    The Manaus way of life - sharing meals and ideas with great friends and seeing fantastic jungle creatures

    Sunday, November 4th, 2012
    6:25 pm

    Vocé não viage longe da casa procurer adventuras muito bom!
    Our first taste of the Ridge trail that circles the entire bay

    The mountain bike weenies crew enjoying some really sweet single track built by the boyscouts

    Our new weekend specials - peddle da dia - just open your door, start to peddle, and see where the day takes you.

    Gilberto Gil!!! Ele é nosso cantar favorito agora!!

    Ergonomic thought processing happens here.

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