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Tropical Wetlands

Wetland Methane Emissions

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Tropical wetlands are some of the largest methane emitting aquatic ecosystems. However, wetland emissions are difficult to observe, spatially heterogeneous,  and episodic in time. This inhibits our understanding of their role in the global carbon cycle and how they will respond to climate change. To address this problem, we are measuring fluxes of methane across spatial and temporal scales. We are developing a suite of different instruments to continuously measure from the scale of centimeters to multiple kilometers for field deployment around the world. Our aim is to fully characterize wetland GHG emissions to environmental conditions and ultimately climate change.