Beaver-mediated methane emission: The effects of population growth in Eurasia and the Americas

@article{Whitfield2014BeavermediatedME,
  title={Beaver-mediated methane emission: The effects of population growth in Eurasia and the Americas},
  author={Colin J. Whitfield and Helen M Baulch and Kwok Pun Chun and Cherie J. Westbrook},
  journal={AMBIO},
  year={2014},
  volume={44},
  pages={7-15}
}
Globally, greenhouse gas budgets are dominated by natural sources, and aquatic ecosystems are a prominent source of methane (CH4) to the atmosphere. Beaver (Castor canadensis and Castor fiber) populations have experienced human-driven change, and CH4 emissions associated with their habitat remain uncertain. This study reports the effect of near extinction and recovery of beavers globally on aquatic CH4 emissions and habitat. Resurgence of native beaver populations and their introduction in… CONTINUE READING
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