Stimulation by ammonium-based fertilizers of methane oxidation in soil around rice roots

@article{Bodelier2000StimulationBA,
  title={Stimulation by ammonium-based fertilizers of methane oxidation in soil around rice roots},
  author={Paul L. E. Bodelier and Peter Roslev and Thilo Henckel and Peter Frenzel},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={403},
  pages={421-424}
}
Methane is involved in a number of chemical and physical processes in the Earth's atmosphere, including global warming. Atmospheric methane originates mainly from biogenic sources, such as rice paddies and natural wetlands; the former account for at least 30% of the global annual emission of methane to the atmosphere. As an increase of rice production by 60% is the most appropriate way to sustain the estimated increase of the human population during the next three decades, intensified global… 
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