Articles | Volume 18, issue 8
Research article
19 Apr 2021
Research article |  | 19 Apr 2021

Biogeochemical and plant trait mechanisms drive enhanced methane emissions in response to whole-ecosystem warming

Genevieve L. Noyce and J. Patrick Megonigal


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (10 Feb 2021) by Edzo Veldkamp
AR by Genevieve Noyce on behalf of the Authors (22 Feb 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (09 Mar 2021) by Edzo Veldkamp
Short summary
Methane (CH4) is a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to global radiative forcing. A mechanistic understanding of how wetland CH4 cycling will respond to global warming is crucial for improving prognostic models. We present results from the first 4 years of a novel whole-ecosystem warming experiment in a coastal wetland, showing that warming increases CH4 emissions and identifying four potential mechanisms that can be added to future modeling efforts.
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