Articles | Volume 15, issue 20
Biogeosciences, 15, 6329–6348, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-6329-2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 6329–6348, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-6329-2018

Research article 26 Oct 2018

Research article | 26 Oct 2018

Vivianite formation in methane-rich deep-sea sediments from the South China Sea

Jiarui Liu et al.

Related authors

Large variations in iron input to an oligotrophic Baltic Sea estuary: impact on sedimentary phosphorus burial
Wytze K. Lenstra, Matthias Egger, Niels A. G. M. van Helmond, Emma Kritzberg, Daniel J. Conley, and Caroline P. Slomp
Biogeosciences, 15, 6979–6996, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-6979-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-6979-2018, 2018
Short summary

Related subject area

Biogeochemistry: Sediment
Biogeochemical impact of cable bacteria on coastal Black Sea sediment
Martijn Hermans, Nils Risgaard-Petersen, Filip J. R. Meysman, and Caroline P. Slomp
Biogeosciences, 17, 5919–5938, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-5919-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-5919-2020, 2020
Short summary
Bioturbation has a limited effect on phosphorus burial in salt marsh sediments
Sebastiaan J. van de Velde, Rebecca K. James, Ine Callebaut, Silvia Hidalgo-Martinez, and Filip J. R. Meysman
Biogeosciences Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2020-340,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2020-340, 2020
Revised manuscript accepted for BG
Short summary
Organic carbon characteristics in ice-rich permafrost in alas and Yedoma deposits, central Yakutia, Siberia
Torben Windirsch, Guido Grosse, Mathias Ulrich, Lutz Schirrmeister, Alexander N. Fedorov, Pavel Y. Konstantinov, Matthias Fuchs, Loeka L. Jongejans, Juliane Wolter, Thomas Opel, and Jens Strauss
Biogeosciences, 17, 3797–3814, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3797-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3797-2020, 2020
Short summary
The control of hydrogen sulfide on benthic iron and cadmium fluxes in the oxygen minimum zone off Peru
Anna Plass, Christian Schlosser, Stefan Sommer, Andrew W. Dale, Eric P. Achterberg, and Florian Scholz
Biogeosciences, 17, 3685–3704, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3685-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3685-2020, 2020
Short summary
Quantity and distribution of methane entrapped in sediments of calcareous, Alpine glacier forefields
Biqing Zhu, Manuel Kübler, Melanie Ridoli, Daniel Breitenstein, and Martin H. Schroth
Biogeosciences, 17, 3613–3630, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3613-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3613-2020, 2020
Short summary

Cited articles

Algeo, T. J. and Ingall, E.: Sedimentary Corg:P ratios, paleocean ventilation, and Phanerozoic atmospheric pO2, Palaeogeogr. Palaeocl., 256, 130–155, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2007.02.029, 2007. 
Amonette, J. E. and Templeton, J. C.: Improvements to the quantitative assay of nonrefractory minerals for Fe (II) and total Fe using 1, 10-phenanthroline, Clays Clay Miner., 46, 51–62, https://doi.org/10.1346/CCMN.1998.0460106, 1998. 
Amos, R., Bekins, B., Cozzarelli, I., Voytek, M., Kirshtein, J., Jones, E., and Blowes, D.: Evidence for iron-mediated anaerobic methane oxidation in a crude oil-contaminated aquifer, Geobiology, 10, 506–517, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1472-4669.2012.00341.x, 2012. 
Bar-Or, I., Elvert, M., Eckert, W., Kushmaro, A., Vigderovich, H., Zhu, Q., Ben-Dov, E., and Sivan, O.: Iron-Coupled Anaerobic Oxidation of Methane Performed by a Mixed Bacterial-Archaeal Community Based on Poorly Reactive Minerals, Environ. Sci. Technol., 51, 12293–12301, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.7b03126, 2017. 
Beal, E. J., House, C. H., and Orphan, V. J.: Manganese-and iron-dependent marine methane oxidation, Science, 325, 184–187, https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1169984, 2009. 
Download
Short summary
Our work provides new insights into the biogeochemical cycling of iron, methane and phosphorus. We found that vivianite, an iron-phosphate mineral, is pervasive in methane-rich sediments, suggesting that iron reduction at depth is coupled to phosphorus and methane cycling on a much greater spatial scale than previously assumed. Acting as an important burial mechanism for iron and phosphorus, vivianite authigenesis may be an under-considered process in both modern and ancient settings alike.
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint