Tree leaf surface properties as dynamic drivers of particulate matter-leaf interaction and phyllosphere microbial communities 01/02/2014 - 31/12/2014


This project takes the first step in unraveling the complex triangular relationship between leaf surface properties, phyllosphere microbial communities and particulate matter (PM). Following an exploration of the variability of leaf surface properties in urban ambient settings, the influence of leaf surface properties on PM deposition, encapsulation, and wash-off and on microbial community composition in the phyllosphere is studied.


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