New MANTEL Publication
Hares Khan, ESR for Project 2, and co-authors, have published a MANTEL Project research paper in the journal Ecosystems. The publication is open access, freely available for anyone to read.
Hares' project is looking at the effects of major weather events on the relationship between carbon emissions and aquatic heterotrophy in lakes. The overarching aim of this project is to understand the effect of weather-derived events on the contribution of aquatic ecosystem metabolism to lake and reservoir C fluxes at short time scales. It includes major water inputs after high rainfall events, fast changes in mixing dynamics and ice-off events.
This paper titled “Major effects of alkalinity on the relationship between metabolism and dissolved inorganic carbon dynamics in lakes” looks at the relationship between metabolic changes in dissolved oxygen (DO) and dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) at different time scales in eight lakes covering a wide range in alkalinity. High frequency data from automatic monitoring stations was used to explore the sensitivity of DIC to metabolic changes inferred from oxygen.
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