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Monica MadronichBiosphere - Atmosphere Research and Training (BART)
University of Colorado, Boulder
Monica received her B.S. in Biochemistry and Pharmacy (1998) and M.S. in Atmospheric Chemistry (2003) from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. From 2003 through 2005 Monica participated in two field campaigns with the Biosphere-Atmosphere Interaction Group (BAI) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The first of these campaigns was the CELTIC campaign at the Duke Forest. The project focused on how sesquiterpene and isoprene emissions from trees react to different environmental stimuli. The second field campaign with the BAI group was at the University of Michigan Biological Station. It was during this campaign that Monica was first introduced to the Biological-Atmosphere Research and Training IGERT Program run out of the University of Michigan.
Since the fall of 2004, Monica has been enrolled in a PhD program in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at the University of Colorado. With the assistance of her mentors, Carol Wessman (University of Colorado) and Alex Guenther (NCAR), Monica has been studying the role of landscape structure on biosphere-atmosphere interactions. Specifically she is examining the effects of tree location (forest edge vs. inside forest) on biological volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) emissions. Using the results of her experiments, Monica will try to improve the current atmospheric BVOCs inventories by including the effects of landscape fragmentation. She now spends her summers participating in the BART program and completing her fieldwork in Pellston, Michigan at the University of Michigan Biological Station.
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