Methane-derived carbon in upland stream food webs

  The project is a SUPER-DTP funded PhD studentship. The work will focus on the understanding of the processes involved in, and the significance of, the incorporation of methane as a carbon source via methane-oxidising bacteria (MOB) into upland river systems and flows through aquatic foodwebs. This is an area that has only recently been recognised as important in our understanding of carbon cycles and foodweb processes but is still poorly understood. The knowledge of interactions between terrestrial carbon stores and the upland parts of river ecosystems is vital for our overall understanding of the carbon flows through aquatic ecosystems

  • Start Date:

    1 October 2020

  • End Date:

    31 March 2024

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    Natural Environment Research Council

  • Value:

    £56548

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