Disproportionate increase in freshwater methane emissions induced by experimental warming

  title={Disproportionate increase in freshwater methane emissions induced by experimental warming},
  author={Yizhu Zhu and K. Purdy and {\"O}zge Eyice and Lidong Shen and S. Harpenslager and Gabriel Yvon-Durocher and A. Dumbrell and M. Trimmer},
  journal={Nature Climate Change},
  • Yizhu Zhu, K. Purdy, +5 authors M. Trimmer
  • Published 2020
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature Climate Change
  • Net emissions of the potent GHG methane from ecosystems represent the balance between microbial methane production (methanogenesis) and oxidation (methanotrophy), each with different sensitivities to temperature. How this balance will be altered by long-term global warming, especially in freshwaters that are major methane sources, remains unknown. Here we show that the experimental warming of artificial ponds over 11 years drives a disproportionate increase in methanogenesis over methanotrophy… CONTINUE READING
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