Role of CH(4) oxidation, production and transport in forest soil CH(4) flux

MA Bradford, P Ineson, PA Wookey, HM Lappin-Scott

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    Abstract

    Forest soils are an important sink for atmospheric CH(4) but the contribution of CH(4) oxidation, production and transport to the overall CH(4) flux is difficult to quantify. It is important to understand the role these processes play in CH(4) dynamics of forest soils, to enable prediction of how the size of this sink will respond to future environmental change. Methane oxidation, production and transport were investigated for a temperate forest soil, previously shown to be a net CH(4) consumer, to determine the extent to which physical and biological processes contributed to the not flux. The sum of oxidation rates for soil layers were significantly greater (P

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1625-1631
    Number of pages7
    JournalSoil Biology and Biochemistry
    Volume33
    Issue number12-13
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2001

    Keywords

    • methane oxidation
    • methane consumption
    • forest soil
    • methane transport
    • kinetics
    • METHANE OXIDATION
    • TEMPERATE FOREST
    • ATMOSPHERIC METHANE
    • NITROGEN
    • CONSUMPTION
    • KINETICS
    • DEPOSITION
    • SAMPLES
    • WATER
    • PEAT

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