Nov 15, 2019
“Plant Species and Hydrology as Controls on Constructed Wetland Methane Fluxes” with Karla Jarecke and Dr. Terry Loecke
Wetlands are important ecosystems that provide many important services, such as assisting in water quality, flood control, erosion protection, carbon removal and storage, and biodiversity. Hydrology is the study of water, specifically in how it moves throughout the landscape.
Combine them with the conundrum of methane production in wetland plant species, and you’ve got the makings of a fascinating research project. Specifically, Karla Jarecke and Terry Loecke’s project. By testing methane production in two common wetland species under both lab and field conditions, they worked to answer important questions about not only how methane production, hydrology, and wetland species work together, but also how we can better plan for the creation and care of constructed wetlands.
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If you would like more information about this topic, this episode’s paper is available here: https://doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2018.11.0421
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