Microbial Controls of Methane Oxidation in Temperate Forest and Agricultural Soils

  • P. A. Steudler
  • R. D. Jones
  • M. S. Castro
  • J. M. Melillo
  • D. L. Lewis
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 39)


The tropospheric accumulation of the radiatively active gas methane (CH4) has been well-documented with annual increases of approximately 1% measured over the past several decades (Prather et al. 1995, Watson et al. 1990, 1992). Understanding the interactions between the biosphere and atmosphere is necessary to understand how future human activities will affect the global atmospheric CH4 budget.


Sugar Maple Carbon Monoxide Oxidation Methane Consumption Methane Uptake Temperate Forest Soil 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Steudler
    • 1
  • R. D. Jones
    • 2
  • M. S. Castro
    • 3
  • J. M. Melillo
    • 1
  • D. L. Lewis
    • 4
  1. 1.The Ecosystems CenterMarine Biological LaboratoryWoods HoleUSA
  2. 2.Drinking Water Research CenterFlorida International UniversityMiamiUSA
  3. 3.Appalachian Environmental LaboratoryUniversity of MarylandFrostburgUSA
  4. 4.Environmental Research LaboratoryUnited States Environmental Protection AgencyAthensUSA

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