Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Research article
29 Mar 2017
Research article |  | 29 Mar 2017

Effects of low oxygen concentrations on aerobic methane oxidation in seasonally hypoxic coastal waters

Lea Steinle, Johanna Maltby, Tina Treude, Annette Kock, Hermann W. Bange, Nadine Engbersen, Jakob Zopfi, Moritz F. Lehmann, and Helge Niemann


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (01 Feb 2017) by Caroline P. Slomp
AR by Lea Steinle on behalf of the Authors (25 Feb 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (01 Mar 2017) by Caroline P. Slomp
Short summary
Large amounts of methane are produced in anoxic, coastal sediments, from which it can seep into the overlying water column. Aerobic oxidation of methane (MOx) mediated by methanotrophic bacteria is an important sink for methane before its evasion to the atmosphere. In a 2-year seasonal study, we investigated the spatio-temporal variability of MOx in a seasonally hypoxic coastal inlet using radiotracer-based methods. In experiments, we assessed the effect of variable oxygen concentrations on MOx.
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