Building on the work of Charley Driscoll, University Professor of Environmental Systems Engineering at Syracuse University, and colleagues who evaluated the potential for cleaner air and human health co-benefits under three carbon dioxide emission reduction scenarios, Shannon Capps, Assistant Professor of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at Drexel University, and colleagues estimated the potential co-benefits to the productivity of crops and trees exposed to the range of ambient air pollution in each of the three scenarios. The peer-reviewed results were published on December 22, 2016, in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres as Estimating potential productivity cobenefits for crops and trees from reduced ozone with U.S. coal power plant carbon standards.
Shannon L. Capps, Ph.D., Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department, Drexel University
Charles T. Driscoll, Ph.D., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University
Habibollah Fakhraei, Ph.D., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University
Pamela H. Templer, Ph.D., Department of Biology, Boston University
Kenneth J. Craig, Sonoma Technology, Inc.
Jana B. Milford, Ph.D., J.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
Kathleen F. Lambert, Harvard Forest, Harvard University
Capps, S. L., C. T. Driscoll, H. Fakhraei, P. H. Templer, K. J. Craig, J. B. Milford, and K. F. Lambert (2016), Estimating potential productivity cobenefits for crops and trees from reduced ozone with U.S. coal power plant carbon standards, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, doi:10.1002/2016JD025141.