Ph.D. 2012, University of Colorado at Boulder; B.S. 2005, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Chemical ecology, plant physiology, and plant-insect interactions with an emphasis on understanding the feedbacks that exist between climate, plant metabolism, and insect pests dynamics in forest ecosystems. Specific research interests include controls over plant volatile emissions, carbon allocation strategies toward plant defenses under multiple stresses, multi-trophic interactions, and the influence of biogenic volatiles on atmospheric processes.


Recent Publications

  • Gerken T, Wei D, Chase RJ, Fuentes JD, Schumacher C, Machado LAT, Andreoli RV, Chamecki M, Ferreira de Souza RA, Freire LS, Jardine AB, Manzi AO, Nascimento dos Santos RM, von Randow C, dos Santos Costa P, Stoy PC, TótamJ, Trowbridge AM (2015) Downward transport of ozone rich air and implications for atmospheric chemistry in the Amazon rainforest. Atmospheric Environment 124: 64-76, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.11.014


  • Eller ASD, Young LL, Trowbridge AM, Monson RK (2015) Differential controls by climate and physiology over the emission rates of biogenic volatile organic compounds from mature trees in a semi-arid pine forest. Oecologia, doi:10.​1007/​s00442-015-3474-4


  • Trowbridge AM, Daly RW, Helmig D, Stoy PC, Monson RK (2014) Herbivory and climate interact serially to control monoterpene emissions from pinyon pine forests. Ecology 95: 1591-1603.


  • Stoy PC, Trowbridge AM, Bauerle WL (2014) Controls on seasonal patterns of maximum ecosystem carbon uptake and canopy-scale photosynthetic light response: contributions from both temperature and photoperiod. Photosynthesis Research 119: 49-64.


  • Trowbridge AM (2014) The evolutionary ecology of plant-insect interactions  In Ecology and the Environment. Eds. Mark Tester & Rich Jorgensen. Springer The Plant Sciences Series pp 143-176.


  • Trowbridge AM, Stoy PC(2013) Plant-herbivore interactions and the evolution of volatile defense in trees In Biology, controls and models of tree volatile organic compound emissions Eds. Russell K. Monson & Ulo Niinemets. Springer Tree Physiology Book Seriespp 21-46.


  • Jamieson MJ, Trowbridge AM, Raffa KF, Lindroth RL (2012) Consequences of climate warming and altered precipitation patterns for plant-insect and multitrophic interactions. Plant Physiology 160: 1719-1727.


  • Trowbridge AM, Asensio D, Eller ASD, Way DA, Wilkinson MJ, Schnitzler J-P, Jackson R, Monson RK (2012) Contribution of various carbon sources toward isoprene biosynthesis in poplar leaves mediated by altered atmospheric CO2 concentrations. PLoS One 7: e32387.


Recent Grants

  • National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology, “Linking measurements of soil-derived volatile organic compounds to atmospheric emissions models” August 2013 – July 2015, $138,000.


  • Department of Energy Office of Science (Biological and Environmental Research) Exploratory Grant, “Above and belowground connections and species interactions: Controls over ecosystem fluxes” Lead PI with Co-PIs Richard Phillips (Indiana University) and Paul Stoy (Montana State University) September 2013 – December 2015, $150,000


Current Instructional Responsibilities

  • BIOB 160 – Principles of Living Systems (Spring, Odd years)