Effects of Typha x glauca on methane flux in freshwater ecosystems under anaerobic conditions

Project Overview
Project Abstract: 
I conducted research that focuses on answering the question of how Typha x glauca, an invasive plant species, is affecting methane fluxes in freshwater wetlands under anaerobic conditions. In order to determine the effects of Typha and its litter on CH4 fluxes in anaerobic wetland soils, gas samples were collected in both the field site of Cheboygan marsh in Cheboygan, Michigan, and a controlled experiment conducted at the University of Michigan Biological Station in Pellston, Michigan. Gas samples were collected following the procedures of the bucket method of Millar and Kahmark used at the Kellogg Biological Station of Michigan State.
Investigator Info
Investigators: 
Funding agency: 
NSF-REU
Years research project active: 
2010