Consequences of Erosion and Deposition in the Fly River, Papua New Guinea, on Carbon Cycling and Climate Change

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

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