Articles | Volume 16, issue 8
Research article
28 Apr 2016
Research article |  | 28 Apr 2016

Are BVOC exchanges in agricultural ecosystems overestimated? Insights from fluxes measured in a maize field over a whole growing season

Aurélie Bachy, Marc Aubinet, Niels Schoon, Crist Amelynck, Bernard Bodson, Christine Moureaux, and Bernard Heinesch


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Short summary
This research focuses on Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds (BVOC) exchanges between a maize field and the atmosphere. Indeed, few BVOC studies have already investigated agricultural ecosystems. We found that the maize field emitted mainly methanol, that both soil and plants contributed to the net exchange, that exchanges were lower than in other studies and than considered by models. Our work tends thus to lower the impact of maize on terrestrial BVOC exchanges.
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