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William Reeburgh

Professor Emeritus

Earth System Science
205 Physical Sciences Research Facility
University of California
Irvine, CA 92697-3100
(360) 597-3686
(949) 824-3256
W. S. Reeburgh, J. Y. King, S. K. Regli, G. Kling, N. A. Auerbach, D. A. Walker. Pres. A CH4 emission estimate for the Kuparuk River basin. J. Geophys. Res. ARCSS/LAII Flux Study issue.

King, J. Y., S. K. Regli, W. S. Reeburgh. P. Methane emission and plant gas transport by arctic sedges in Alaska: results of vegetation manipulation site measurements. J. Geophys. Res. ARCSS/LAII Flux Study issue.

Reeburgh, W. S. 1997. Figures Summarizing the Global cycles of biogeochemically important elements. Bull. Ecol. Society of America . 78(4):260-267.

Reeburgh, W. S., A. I. Hirsch, F. J. Sansone, B. N. Popp, T. M. Rust. 1997. Carbon kinetic isotope effect accompanying microbial oxidation of methane in boreal forest soils. Geochim. Cosmochim Acta. 61(22):4761-4767.

Whalen, S. C. and W. S. Reeburgh. 1996. Moisture, temperature, and nitrogen sensitivity of CH4 oxidation in boreal soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 28:1271-1281.

  • Marine Biogeochemistry
  • Terrestrial Biogeochemistry
Current Research Projects
  • Global cycles of biogeochemically important elements Information and Figures. The role and importance of anaerobic proceses and anoxic environments in the global carbon cycle. The role of microbial processes as controls and feedbacks in global climate change.
  • Methane biogeochemistry and organic carbon storage in high deposition rate marine sediments and anoxic marine basins. Methane oxidation as a flux control and global sink in marine systems. Rate measurements of anaerobic methane oxidation using labelled methane (3H and 14C) tracers and extent of reaction estimates using stable isotope (2H, 13C) distributions. Methane oxidation as a control on emissions from decomposing methane clathrates. Laboratory studies using externally controlled partial pressures of hydrogen to determine whether anaerobic methane oxidation is conducted by methanogens operating in reverse.
  • Importance of high-latitude terestrial environments in the global carbon and atmospheric methane budgets. Response of high-latitude environments to climate change. Time series measurements of trace gas fluxes from wetland, tundra, and boreal forest systems. Biogeochemical processes at the oxic:anoxic interface in soils. Importance of aerobic methane oxidation in wetland and soil systems as a sink, flux control, and possible feedback. Detrmination of kinetic isotope effect for methane oxidation from soil profiles. Laboratory and field manipulation studies of methane oxidation sensitivity to moisture water table level, and temperature changes. Pulse labelling (14CO2) experiments to determine the role of recently-fixed photosynthetic carbon in wetland methane production and release. Biosphere 2 methane budget studies.
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