As microbes process dissolved organic matter from leaves that fall into streams, they release CO2 into the atmosphere. Scientists are studying stream networks from two different climatic regions to identify which molecules release high rates of CO2 into the atmosphere from streams and rivers.
Funded by: National Science Foundation
Principal Investigator: Louis A. Kaplan
Collaborators: Rose Cory (University of Michigan); Patrick Hatcher (Old Dominion University
Project Years: 2015, 2016, 2017