Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
Research article
19 Apr 2016
Research article |  | 19 Apr 2016

Molecular characterization of dissolved organic matter from subtropical wetlands: a comparative study through the analysis of optical properties, NMR and FTICR/MS

Norbert Hertkorn, Mourad Harir, Kaelin M. Cawley, Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin, and Rudolf Jaffé


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (19 Dec 2015) by Gerhard Herndl
AR by Rudolf Jaffe on behalf of the Authors (22 Dec 2015)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Dec 2015) by Gerhard Herndl
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (12 Jan 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (26 Jan 2016)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Feb 2016) by Gerhard Herndl
AR by Rudolf Jaffe on behalf of the Authors (18 Feb 2016)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Wetlands commonly feature high levels of natural dissolved organic matter (DOM), a critical component in their biogeochemical functions. Here we describe the first detailed, comparative, molecular characterization of DOM in three sub-tropical, pulsed, wetlands, using optical properties, high field nuclear magnetic resonance and ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry, and compare compositional features to variations in organic matter sources and flooding characteristics.
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