Methane emissions from terrestrial plants under aerobic conditions

  title={Methane emissions from terrestrial plants under aerobic conditions},
  author={F. Keppler and John T. G. Hamilton and M. Bra{\ss} and T. Roeckmann},
  • F. Keppler, John T. G. Hamilton, +1 author T. Roeckmann
  • Published 2006
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Methane is an important greenhouse gas and its atmospheric concentration has almost tripled since pre-industrial times. It plays a central role in atmospheric oxidation chemistry and affects stratospheric ozone and water vapour levels. Most of the methane from natural sources in Earth's atmosphere is thought to originate from biological processes in anoxic environments. Here we demonstrate using stable carbon isotopes that methane is readily formed in situ in terrestrial plants under oxic… CONTINUE READING
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