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Methane Emissions From A Tidal Brackish Marsh On Maryland's Eastern Shore and the Factors Impacting Them

dc.contributor.advisorNeedelman, Brian Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorDerby, Robert Kyleen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-25T06:31:56Z
dc.date.available2017-01-25T06:31:56Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2PV6R
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/19039
dc.description.abstractMethane is a potent greenhouse gas and may offset a significant portion of the carbon sequestration benefit of many brackish marshes. The objective of this study was to determine whether methane emissions varied across different hydrologic/vegetative communities within a tidal brackish marsh, and if so, what other variables varied with them. We sampled methane emissions from two brackish marshes using static flux chambers, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Additional data was collected from sampled marsh pore water, water level and soil temperature. We found that there was a significant difference in methane emissions between different hydrologic/vegetative communities. The results of this study help explain the factors that influence methane emissions in a tidal brackish marsh, and the vegetative communities therein; these factors could be used to develop models to better estimate methane emissions at the site-landscape level.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleMethane Emissions From A Tidal Brackish Marsh On Maryland's Eastern Shore and the Factors Impacting Themen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Technologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEnvironmental scienceen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledBiogeochemistryen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledClimate changeen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBlue Carbonen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledGreenhouse Gas Emissionsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMarshesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMethaneen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSpartina alternifloraen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledWetlanden_US


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