Plant-volatiles

Can a leafhopper rescue tea from climate change?

Differential Changes in Tea Quality as Influenced by Insect Herbivory

Interactive effects of drought severity and simulated herbivory on tea (Camellia sinensis) volatile and non-volatile metabolites

The importance of insect herbivore density to induced metabolite blends in tea plants (Camellia sinensis) and implications for tea quality. [1st place in section talk competition]

[poster] Interactive effects of drought severity and herbivory on tea (Camellia sinensis) volatile and non-volatile metabolites.

Can pests rescue tea quality from climate change?

Last Fieldwork Season in China

I’m currently in Hangzhou, China at the Tea Research Institute(TRI) for my fourth and last time. It’s bitter sweet (like my favorite teas ;-) ) since I’m both glad to be nearing the end of my PhD, and sad to say goodbye to all the friends I’ve made and a city I’ve really grown to enjoy living in. Fieldwork This final summer, I’ve been focusing on a few experiments having to do with leafhoppers and their effects on tea chemistry (see the project page for more info).

Combined Effects of Drought and Herbivory on Tea Metabolism

Can fermentation rescue low-quality monsoon season tea?

Is microbial ripening a way for tea farmers to improve low-quality monsoon season harvests?

[poster] Generating and analyzing metabolomic data from tea plant volatiles