Wetlands, carbon, and climate change

  title={Wetlands, carbon, and climate change},
  author={W. Mitsch and B. Bernal and A. Nahlik and {\"U}. Mander and L. Zhang and C. J. Anderson and S. J{\o}rgensen and H. Brix},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
  • W. Mitsch, B. Bernal, +5 authors H. Brix
  • Published 2012
  • Environmental Science
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Wetland ecosystems provide an optimum natural environment for the sequestration and long-term storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, yet are natural sources of greenhouse gases emissions, especially methane. We illustrate that most wetlands, when carbon sequestration is compared to methane emissions, do not have 25 times more CO2 sequestration than methane emissions; therefore, to many landscape managers and non specialists, most wetlands would be considered by some to be sources… CONTINUE READING
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