Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
Biogeosciences, 16, 1–16, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-1-2019
Biogeosciences, 16, 1–16, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-1-2019

Research article 07 Jan 2019

Research article | 07 Jan 2019

Controls on zooplankton methane production in the central Baltic Sea

Beate Stawiarski et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (18 Oct 2018) by Helge Niemann
AR by Oliver Schmale on behalf of the Authors (23 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (24 Oct 2018) by Helge Niemann
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Oct 2018) by Helge Niemann
RR by Susan Mau (21 Nov 2018)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (27 Nov 2018) by Helge Niemann
AR by Oliver Schmale on behalf of the Authors (07 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
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The understanding of surface water methane production in the world oceans is still poor. By combining field studies and incubation experiments, our investigations suggest that zooplankton contributes to subthermocline methane enrichments in the central Baltic Sea by methane production within the digestive tract of copepods and/or by methane production through release of methane precursor substances into the surrounding water, followed by microbial degradation to methane.
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