"Do trees pollute the air?"
Alex Guenther, UCI Department of Earth System Science
January 23, 2018
UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom D
7:30 – 9:00AM
Back in 1980, presidential candidate Ronald Reagan caused an uproar when he warned that “approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation.” Believe it or not, hydrocarbon emissions from trees do play an important role in the complex atmospheric chemistry processes controlling the persistent air pollution problems in southern California. Professor Alex Guenther will share current understanding of trees’ impact on air pollution and will discuss strategies for improving human and ecosystem health and agricultural yields. Will genetically modified plants reduce hydrocarbon emissions and help remove air pollutants? Can we develop an early warning system for ecosystem and crop stress? What are the latest pollution mitigation tools? Come find out!
Breakfast will be available from 7:30 - 8:00AM and the lecture will take place from 8:00 - 9:00AM at the UCI Student Center Pacific Ballroom D.
Parking is available for $10 at the Student Center Parking Structure located on the corner of Pereira Dr. and West Peltason.
The Physical Sciences Breakfast Lecture Series is free and open to the public. For media inquiries, please contact Tatiana Arizaga at firstname.lastname@example.org.