The role of vegetation in methane flux to the atmosphere: should vegetation be included as a distinct category in the global methane budget?

@article{Carmichael2014TheRO,
  title={The role of vegetation in methane flux to the atmosphere: should vegetation be included as a distinct category in the global methane budget?},
  author={M. Carmichael and E. Bernhardt and S. Br{\"a}uer and W. Smith},
  journal={Biogeochemistry},
  year={2014},
  volume={119},
  pages={1-24}
}
  • M. Carmichael, E. Bernhardt, +1 author W. Smith
  • Published 2014
  • Environmental Science
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Currently, the global annual flux of methane (CH4) to the atmosphere is fairly well constrained at ca. 645 Tg CH4 year−1. However, the relative magnitudes of the fluxes generated from different natural (e.g. wetlands, deep seepage, hydrates, ocean sediments) and anthropogenic sources remain poorly resolved. Of the identified natural sources, the contribution of vegetation to the global methane budget is arguably the least well understood. Historically, reviews of the contribution of vegetation… CONTINUE READING
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