Articles | Volume 17, issue 8
Biogeosciences, 17, 2149–2167, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-2149-2020
Biogeosciences, 17, 2149–2167, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-2149-2020

Research article 20 Apr 2020

Research article | 20 Apr 2020

Soil greenhouse gas emissions under different land-use types in savanna ecosystems of Kenya

Sheila Wachiye et al.

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Limited data on emissions in Africa translate into uncertainty during GHG budgeting. We studied annual CO2, N2O, and CH4 emissions in four land-use types in Kenyan savanna using static chambers and gas chromatography. CO2 emissions varied between seasons and land-use types. Soil moisture and vegetation explained the seasonal variation, while soil temperature was insignificant. N2O and CH4 emissions did not vary at all sites. Our results are useful in climate change mitigation interventions.
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