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Biogenic Hydrocarbons and the Atmosphere
Gordon Research Conference

Connecting Volatiles and the Climate System from Leaf to Planet


June 10-15, 2018


Les Diablerets Conference Center
Les Diablerets, Switzerland Site Information


Nadine Unger & Riikka Rinnan

Vice Chairs:
Mark J. Potosnak & Jaana K. Back

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 13, 2018. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

Meeting Description

Biogenic hydrocarbon emissions from terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems are critical in ecology and plant physiology, from abiotic and biotic stress functions to integrated components of metabolism. Microorganisms also contribute by producing and taking up biogenic hydrocarbons in the environment. New research advances uncover the importance of biogenic hydrocarbons in the climate system, from new particle formation in the clean atmosphere to plant geo-engineering and land-based climate change mitigation. The 2018 Biogenic Hydrocarbons and the Atmosphere Gordon Research Conference will focus on linkages between biogenic hydrocarbon emissions, the carbon cycle, atmospheric chemistry and the climate system, with the goal of fostering an improved understanding of biogenic hydrocarbons in the Earth system climate sensitivity. The conference will bring together a collection of investigators who are at the forefront of their field, and will provide opportunities for junior scientists and graduate students to present their work and exchange ideas with established senior scientists. The collegial and inter-disciplinary atmosphere of this Conference, with programmed discussion sessions, as well as opportunities for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, provides an excellent venue for scientists from a diversity of disciplines to brainstorm and connect in an effort to support existing and develop new collaborations across scientific fields.

New to the program of the 2018 Conference is a Gordon Research Seminar on June 9-10, 2018, preceding the conference. This seminar will provide an additional forum for early career researchers in the field to establish networks, and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

Related Meeting

This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Biogenic Hydrocarbons and the Atmosphere" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.


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The Conference Chair is currently developing a list of session titles. This information will be available by September 1, 2017. Please check back for updates.
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