Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Biogeosciences, 17, 667–682, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-667-2020
Biogeosciences, 17, 667–682, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-667-2020

Research article 10 Feb 2020

Research article | 10 Feb 2020

Low methane emissions from a boreal wetland constructed on oil sand mine tailings

M. Graham Clark et al.

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Natural and restored wetlands typically emit methane to the atmosphere. However, we found that a wetland constructed after oil sand mining in boreal Canada using organic soils from local peatlands had negligible emissions of methane in its first 3 years. Methane production was likely suppressed due to an abundance of alternate inorganic electron acceptors. Methane emissions may increase in the future if the alternate electron acceptors continue to decrease.
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