Articles | Volume 16, issue 9
Biogeosciences, 16, 1937–1953, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-1937-2019
Biogeosciences, 16, 1937–1953, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-1937-2019
Research article
13 May 2019
Research article | 13 May 2019

Sulfate deprivation triggers high methane production in a disturbed and rewetted coastal peatland

Franziska Koebsch et al.

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In natural coastal wetlands, high supplies of marine sulfate suppress methane production. We found these natural methane suppression mechanisms to be suspended by humane interference in a brackish wetland. Here, diking and freshwater rewetting had caused an efficient depletion of the sulfate reservoir and opened up favorable conditions for an intensive methane production. Our results demonstrate how human disturbance can turn coastal wetlands into distinct sources of the greenhouse gas methane.
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