Distribution of greenhouse gases in hyper-arid and arid areas of northern Chile and the contribution of the high altitude wetland microbiome (Salar de Huasco, Chile)

  title={Distribution of greenhouse gases in hyper-arid and arid areas of northern Chile and the contribution of the high altitude wetland microbiome (Salar de Huasco, Chile)},
  author={Ver{\'o}nica Molina and Yoanna Eissler and Marcela Cornejo and Pierre E Galand and Cristina Dorador and Martha Hengst and Camila Fern{\'a}ndez and Jean Pierre Francois},
  journal={Antonie van Leeuwenhoek},
Northern Chile harbors different bioclimatic zones including hyper-arid and arid ecosystems and hotspots of microbial life, such as high altitude wetlands, which may contribute differentially to greenhouse gases (GHG) such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O). In this study, we explored ground level GHG distribution and the potential role of a wetland situated at 3800 m.a.s.l, and characterized by high solar radiation < 1600 W m−2, extreme temperature ranges (−12 to 24… Expand
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