Roger Seco

Roger Seco

Assistant professor

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    My scientific interests are the interactions between biosphere and atmosphere. Vegetation physiology and atmospheric chemistry interact through the exchange of trace gases that modify the oxidative capacity of the atmosphere and can potentially affect air quality, generate atmospheric particles, and induce cloud formation.
    The response of these biosphere-atmosphere interactions to global change phenomena such as drought represent a great uncertainty in our current knowledge of the biosphere-climate feedback mechanisms.
    When we add human influence to the atmospheric cocktail, then the research field becomes even more complex.

    Both laboratory experiments and field campaigns are the sources of data for my research. Field campaigns have taken me to forests in the USA (Missouri, Alabama), the Brazilian Amazônia, South Korea, both sides of the Mediterranean basin (Catalonia and Israel), and tundra sites in Scandinavia (Sweden and Norway), all with different degrees of human influence and diverse levels of water availability. For more urban-centered campaigns, I have studied the atmosphere of Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain), Fresno (California, USA) and Seoul (South Korea).

    More info: www.rogerseco.cat

    Selected publications

    1. Published

      Volatile organic compound fluxes in a subarctic peatland and lake

      Seco, Roger, Holst, T., Matzen, M. S., Westergaard-Nielsen, Andreas, Li, Tao, Simin, Tihomir, Jansen, J., Crill, P., Friborg, Thomas, Rinne, J. & Rinnan, Riikka, 2020, In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 20, 21, p. 13399-13416

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    2. Published

      Phenological stage of tundra vegetation controls bidirectional exchange of BVOCs in a climate change experiment on a subarctic heath

      Baggesen, Nanna Schrøder, Li, Tao, Seco, Roger, Holst, T., Michelsen, Anders & Rinnan, Riikka, 2021, In: Global Change Biology. 27, 12, p. 2928-2944 17 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    3. Ecosystem-scale volatile organic compound fluxes during an extreme drought in a broadleaf temperate forest of the Missouri Ozarks (central USA)

      Seco, Roger, Karl, T., Guenther, A., Hosman, K. P., Pallardy, S. G., Gu, L., Geron, C., Harley, P. & Kim, S., 2015, In: Global Change Biology. 21, 10, p. 3657-3674 18 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    4. Isoprene photo-oxidation products quantify the effect of pollution on hydroxyl radicals over Amazonia

      Liu, Y., Seco, Roger, Kim, S., Guenther, A. B., Goldstein, A. H., Keutsch, F. N., Springston, S. R., Watson, T. B., Artaxo, P., Souza, R. A. F., McKinney, K. A. & Martin, S. T., 2018, In: Science Advances. 4, 4, 9 p., eaar2547.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    5. Airborne observations reveal elevational gradient in tropical forest isoprene emissions

      Gu, D., Guenther, A. B., Shilling, J. E., Yu, H., Huang, M., Zhao, C., Yang, Q., Martin, S. T., Artaxo, P., Kim, S., Seco, Roger, Stavrakou, T., Longo, K. M., Tóta, J., De Souza, R. A. F., Vega, O., Liu, Y., Shrivastava, M., Alves, E. G., Santos, F. C., Leng, G. & Hu, Z., 2017, In: Nature Communications. 8, 7 p., 15541.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    6. Springtime ecosystem-scale monoterpene fluxes from Mediterranean pine forests across a precipitation gradient

      Seco, Roger, Karl, T., Turnipseed, A., Greenberg, J., Guenther, A., Llusia, J., Peñuelas, J., Dicken, U., Rotenberg, E., Kim, S. & Yakir, D., 2017, In: Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 237-238, p. 150-159 10 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    7. Short-chain oxygenated VOCs: emission and uptake by plants and atmospheric sources, sinks, and concentrations

      Seco, Roger, Peñuelas, J. & Filella, I., 2007, In: Atmospheric Environment. 41, 12, p. 2477-2499 23 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalReviewResearchpeer-review

    8. Contrasting winter and summer VOC mixing ratios at a forest site in the Western Mediterranean Basin: the effect of local biogenic emissions

      Seco, Roger, Peñuelas, J., Filella, I., Llusià, J., Molowny-Horas, R., Schallhart, S., Metzger, A., Müller, M. & Hansel, A., 2011, In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 11, 24, p. 13161-13179 19 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    9. Volatile organic compounds in the western Mediterranean basin: urban and rural winter measurements during the DAURE campaign

      Seco, Roger, Peñuelas, J., Filella, I., Llusia, J., Schallhart, S., Metzger, A., Müller, M. & Hansel, A., 2013, In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 13, 8, p. 4291-4306 16 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    10. Identification and quantification of organic aerosol from cooking and other sources in Barcelona using aerosol mass spectrometer data

      Mohr, C., DeCarlo, P. F., Heringa, M. F., Chirico, R., Slowik, J. G., Richter, R., Reche, C., Alastuey, A., Querol, X., Seco, Roger, Peñuelas, J., Jiménez, J. L., Crippa, M., Zimmermann, R., Baltensperger, U. & Prévôt, A. S. H., 2012, In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 12, 4, p. 1649-1665 17 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    11. Isoprene photochemistry over the Amazon rainforest

      Liu, Y., Brito, J., Dorris, M. R., Rivera-Rios, J. C., Seco, Roger, Bates, K. H., Artaxo, P., Duvoisin, S., Keutsch, F. N., Kim, S., Goldstein, A. H., Guenther, A. B., Manzi, A. O., Souza, R. A. F., Springston, S. R., Watson, T. B., McKinney, K. A. & Martin, S. T., 2016, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 113, 22, p. 6125-6130 6 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    12. Published

      Floral Scent Composition and Fine-Scale Timing in Two Moth-Pollinated Hawaiian Schiedea (Caryophyllaceae)

      Powers, J. M., Seco, Roger, Faiola, C. L., Sakai, A. K., Weller, S. G., Campbell, D. R. & Guenther, A., 2020, In: Frontiers in Plant Science. 11, 16 p., 1116.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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