Faculty Profile: Faiola, Celia

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Faiola, Celia
Lab Contact:
Celia Faiola
949 824 2061
Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Steinhaus 428 & 429, local field sites

Research Description

Ecological climatology is the interdisciplinary study of the physical, chemical, and biological processes that influence interactions between terrestrial ecosystems and climate. One interaction with important implications for climate change is the biological production, release and ultimate fate of plant volatiles. Our research investigates how global change is altering plant volatile emission rates and what this change means for plant-atmosphere interactions. Student projects could focus on measurements of plant volatiles and/or measurements of cloud precursors formed from plant volatiles. Projects could involve collecting measurements from plants in local field environments around Orange County, simulated climate change scenarios in the laboratory, or integrate previous measurements into modeling experiments.

Requirements to Participate

3 - 4 hours per unit. Minimum 2 units.

Faculty Means of Evaluation

Students are evaluated on work ethic, initiative, and attainment of research goals defined at the beginning of each term.