Microbial Controls on Methane Fluxes from a Polygonal Tundra of the Lena Delta, Siberia

  title={Microbial Controls on Methane Fluxes from a Polygonal Tundra of the Lena Delta, Siberia},
  author={Dirk Wagner and Svenja Kobabe and E Pfeiffer and H W Hubberten and Alfred Wegener},
Permafrost soils of high-latitude wetlands are an important source of atmospheric methane. In order to improve our understanding of the large seasonal fluctuations of trace gases, we measured the CH4 fluxes as well as the fundamental processes of CH4 production and CH4 oxidation under in situ conditions in a typical polygon tundra in the Lena Delta, Siberia. Net CH4 fluxes were measured from the polygon depression and from the polygon rim from the end of May to the beginning of September 1999… CONTINUE READING
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