Alex Guenther

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Alex Guenther

Senior Scientist, Section Head and Group Leader

Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions Group

Atmospheric Chemistry Division

Ntl Center for Atmospheric Research

3090 Center Green Drive

Boulder, CO 80301


Phone: (303) 497-1447

Fax: (303) 497-1400


Office: Foothills Lab 0 Room 3174



1989 Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Washington State University

1986 M.S., Environmental Engineering, Washington State University

1984 B.S., Biology, Computer Science Minor, University of Puget Sound

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Selected Refereed Journal Articles (9 of 211; H index = 48)

1. Guenther, A., M. Kulmala, A. Turnipseed, J. Rinne, and T. Sunni. Integrated land ecosystem atmosphere processes study (iLEAPS) assessment of global observational networks, Boreal Environment Research, 16:321-336, 2011.

2. Karl, T., P. Harley, L. Emmons, B. Thornton, A. Guenther, C. Basu, A. Turnipseed, and K. Jardine, Efficient Atmospheric Cleansing of Oxidized Organic Trace Gases by Vegetation 10.1126/science.1192534 Science 330, 816-819, 2010.

3. Kim S., T. Karl, D. Helmig, R. Daly, R. Rasmussen, and A. Guenther, Measurement of atmospheric sesquiterpenes by proton transfer reaction-mass spectrometry (PTR-MS), Atmos. Meas. Tech., 2, 99-112, 2009.

4. Heald, C., M. Wilkinson, R. Monson, C. Alo, G. Wang and A. Guenther, Response of isoprene emission to ambient CO2 changes and implications for global budgets Global Change Biology, 15, 1127-1140, 2009.

5. Turnipseed, A., S. Pressley, T. Karl, B. Lamb, E. Nemitz, A. Guenther, G. Allwine, W. Cooper, S. Shertz, The use of disjunct eddy sampling methods for the determination of ecosystem level fluxes of trace gases, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 981-994, 2009.

6. Guenther, A., T. Karl, P. Harley, C. Wiedinmyer, P. Palmer, and C. Geron, Estimates of global terrestrial isoprene emissions using MEGAN (Model of Emissions of Gases and Aerosols from Nature), Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 3181-3210, 2006.

7. Guenther, A., The contribution of reactive carbon emissions from vegetation to the carbon balance of terrestrial ecosystems, Chemosphere- Global Change, 49: 837-844, 2002.

8. Guenther, A., C. Geron, T. Pierce, B. Lamb, P. Harley, and R. Fall, Natural emissions of non-methane volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide, and oxides of nitrogen from North America, Atmos. Environ, 34, 2205-2230, 2000.

9. Guenther, A., C. N. Hewitt, D. Erickson, R. Fall, C. Geron, T. Graedel, P. Harley, L. Klinger, M. Lerdau, W. McKay, T. Pierce, B. Scholes, R. Steinbrecher, R. Tallamraju, J. Taylor and P. Zimmerman, A global model of natural volatile organic compound emissions, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 8873-8892, 1995.