Fen soil carbon flux

Today I had the opportunity to work as a field assistant with a PhD student, Thomas Marquand. He is researching CO₂ and methane dynamics in soil in restored and reclaimed fens in East Anglia (with the Centre for Landscape Regeneration). We took samples from the fen exhibit in the Cambridge Botanic Gardens and used a spectrometer to measure CO₂ and methane concentration, and also δ¹³C-CO₂.

Me, Tom, and Margeaux (from the botanic gardens) at the fen exhibit
Soil samples we took from the exhibit – note the one on the right is from the shallow layer of peat that has formed since the exhibit was created, while the others are a thick clay





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