Joe Acton

Senior Research Associate in Palm Oil Sustainability, PhD student

Research Overview

Currently my research focuses on soil erosion within oil palm plantations and the impact of palm oil production on greenhouse gas and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. This research is carried out within the Socially and Environmentally Sustainable Oil palm Research (SEnSOR) programme.

My other research interests include the measurement of biogenic VOC fluxes using proton transfer reaction-mass spectrometry (PTR-MS), the effects of atmospheric pollution on plant VOC emission and signalling, and the development of new techniques to improve analyte identification using PTR-MS.

Canopy-scale flux measurements and bottom-up emission estimates of volatile organic compounds from a mixed oak and hornbeam forest in northern Italy
Acton, W.J.F., Schallhart, S., Langford, B., Valach, A., Rantala, P., Fares, S., Carriero, G., Tillmann, R., Tomlinson, S.J., Dragosits, U., Gianelle, D., Hewitt, C.N., Nemitz, E. 27/10/2015 In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions. 15, p. 29213-29264. 52 p.
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