Articles | Volume 13, issue 10
Biogeosciences, 13, 3051–3070, 2016
Biogeosciences, 13, 3051–3070, 2016

Research article 25 May 2016

Research article | 25 May 2016

High net CO2 and CH4 release at a eutrophic shallow lake on a formerly drained fen

Daniela Franz et al.

Data sets

European Eddy Fluxes Database Cluster Europe Fluxdata

Short summary
Based on the eddy covariance method we investigate the ecosystem–atmosphere exchange of CH4 and CO2 at a eutrophic shallow lake as a challenging ecosystem often evolving during peatland rewetting. Both open water and emergent vegetation are net emitters of CH4 and CO2, but with strikingly different release rates. Even after 9 years of rewetting the lake ecosystem exhibits a considerable carbon loss and global warming impact, the latter mainly driven by high CH4 emissions from the open waterbody.
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