This research project on the Fly River in Papua New Guinea, one of the more dynamic sediment delivery systems in the world, aims to determine whether the combined effects of mountain erosion and deposition in flood plains and estuaries have important local or global consequences for carbon cycling and climate.
Funded by: National Science Foundation
Principal Investigator: Anthony K. Aufdenkampe
Collaborators: Miguel Goni (Oregon State University), Rolf Aalto (University of Exeter, United Kingdom), Wes Lauer (Seattle University), Bill Dietrich (University of California, Berkeley)
Project Years: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014