Rinnan Lab – Department of Biology - University of Copenhagen

Rinnan Lab — Ecosystem-Atmosphere Interactions

The Rinnan Lab explores the controls of the exchange of biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) between ecosystems and the atmosphere. We use state-of-the-science techniques in measurement of BVOC emission from plants, emission and uptake by soils, and exchange at the ecosystem scale. We conduct experiments in the laboratory and in the field, especially in the Arctic.

Riikka Rinnan is a professor at Terrestrial Ecology Section, Department of Biology and a principal investigator at the Center for Permafrost (CENPERM), University of Copenhagen, Denmark.


A popular science article in Witness the Arctic
There's Something in the Air: Release of Volatiles from Arctic Vegetation Increasing


Copenhagen BVOC group and closest associates celebrating a successful field season 2017 

Copenhagen BVOC group in April 2015

From left to right: Hanna Valolahti, Sophie Sylvest Svendsen, Magnus Kramshøj, Jing Tang, Frida Lindwall, Riikka Rinnan, Peter Horvath, Guy Schurgers, Ida Vedel Petersen, Michelle Schollert, and Marie Flyger.