Partitioning Litter Mass Loss into Carbon Dioxide and Methane in Peatland Ecosystems

  1. Andrew J. Baird,
  2. Lisa R. Belyea,
  3. Xavier Comas,
  4. A.S. Reeve and
  5. Lee D. Slater
  1. M. Nilsson and
  2. M. öQuist

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/2008GM000819

Carbon Cycling in Northern Peatlands

Carbon Cycling in Northern Peatlands

How to Cite

Nilsson, M. and öQuist, M. (2009) Partitioning Litter Mass Loss into Carbon Dioxide and Methane in Peatland Ecosystems, in Carbon Cycling in Northern Peatlands (eds A. J. Baird, L. R. Belyea, X. Comas, A.S. Reeve and L. D. Slater), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/2008GM000819

Author Information

  1. Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Umeå, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904498

Online ISBN: 9781118666661

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Keywords:

  • Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry)—Northern Hemisphere;
  • Peatlands—Environmental aspects—Northern Hemisphere;
  • Carbon sequestration—Northern Hemisphere;
  • Greenhouse gases—Northern Hemisphere

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Degradation of Organic Material

  • Terminal Carbon Mineralization and its Partitioning into CO2 and CH4

  • Evaluation of Literature Data on the Partitioning of Mineralized Carbon From Peat to CO2 and CH4

  • Research Needs