Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Biogeosciences, 15, 137–157, 2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 137–157, 2018

Research article 10 Jan 2018

Research article | 10 Jan 2018

Microbial methanogenesis in the sulfate-reducing zone of sediments in the Eckernförde Bay, SW Baltic Sea

Johanna Maltby et al.

Data sets

Sediment and water column parameters measured at Boknis Eck (SW Baltic Sea) on a seasonal basis from 2013-2014 J. Maltby, L. Steinle, C. R. Löscher, H. W. Bange, M. A. Fischer, M. Schmidt, and T. Treude

Short summary
The activity and environmental controls of methanogenesis (MG) within the sulfate-reducing zone (0–30 cm below the seafloor) were investigated in organic-rich sediments of the seasonally hypoxic Eckernförde Bay, SW Baltic Sea. MG activity was mostly linked to non-competitive substrates. The major controls identified were organic matter availability, C / N, temperature, and O2 in the water column, revealing higher rates in warm, stratified, hypoxic seasons compared to colder, oxygenated seasons.
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