Combined Effects of Drought and Herbivory on Tea Metabolism

Climate Effects on Bug-Bitten Tea

Eastern Beauty wulong tea is only produced from tea leaves damaged by leafhoppers. The induced volatiles produced by damaged tea plants gives the finished tea a unique flavor. How will leafhopper damage change in a warming climate, and how will that impact tea quality?

A novel, high-throughput method for sampling volatiles in the field


Can Insect Damage Improve Tea Quality In a Changing Climate?

🏆 First place in 5 min talk category.

A New Method For Sampling Plant Volatiles in the Field

🏆 Second place winning 15 minute talk.

Generating and analyzing metabolomic data from tea plant volatiles

Poster presentation. Brewed tea is a complex mixture of thousands of organic compounds, many of which change in response to environmental growing conditions and contribute to aroma, taste, and health beneficial qualities. Analyzing such a complex …

Non-linear effects of tea green leafhopper (Empoasca onukii) density on tea (Camellia sinensis) secondary metabolites and implications for tea quality.

Plant metabolic responses to herbivory are generally elucidated using experiments that compare the metabolite concentrations in attacked plants to un-attacked plants. In these experiments, herbivore density is often arbitrary, and may only elicit one …