Hedgerow Management as a Viable GHG Mitigation Strategy: Does it work?

Hedgerow Management as a Viable GHG Mitigation Strategy: Does it work?

Hedgerow Management Strategies as Viable GHG Mitigation: Does it work? Hedgerows have been important parts of managed farmlands for centuries in Europe, traditionally used to mark land boundaries, preventing soil loss from wind erosion, and used for fuels if managed properly. Today they still offer these same benefits, however their ecological importance is highlighted as […]

Infrared Gas Analyzers vs. Gas Chromatography in Coastal Ecosystems

Infrared Gas Analyzers vs. Gas Chromatography in Coastal Ecosystems

Out with the old, in with the new? A recent study by Brannon and colleagues (2016) out of the Moseman-Valtierra Lab aimed to compare ye olde gas chromatograph (Shimadzu GC-2014) with the newer technologies of a cavity ring down spectroscopy (CRDS) gas analyzer (Picarro, Model G2508) and an off-axis integrated cavity output spectroscopy (OA-ICOS) analyzer […]

Soil flux monitoring in Svalbard, Norway

Soil flux monitoring in Svalbard, Norway

Soil flux monitoring in Svalbard, Norway Here at Eosense, we are a little envious of all of the interesting places our eosGPs have travelled to recently. Enter, Christina Minions. Christina is an Environmental Science undergraduate student at St. Francis Xavier University and is currently a technician in the Flux Lab. As part of a collaborative […]

Leave No Flux Undetected Webinar Recap

Leave No Flux Undetected Webinar Recap

Flux Webinar! Last week, Dr. Nick (Nick Nickerson, our chief scientist) co-presented a webinar with Dr. Jesper Christiansen (University of Copenhagen) and Dr. Nabil Saad (Picarro) on all things soil flux! Dr. Christiansen discussed his research on comparing gas flux measurements between static chambers and cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS), or discrete versus continuous flux measurements, respectively. […]

Spatio-temporal variability of N2O

Spatio-temporal variability of N<sub>2</sub>O

Spatio-temporal variability of N2O: Spatial, temporal and methodological biases Soil flux of nitrous oxide (N2O) is unpredictable to measure under natural circumstances and becomes even more difficult when looking at agricultural sites. One reason for this is the temporal uncertainty associated with agricultural soils where fertilizer application, animal voiding and intense rainfall can increase fluxes […]

Rethinking landscape-level flux estimates

Rethinking landscape-level flux estimates

Insights into landscape-level C flux Landscape-level carbon fluxes and their connectivity between the aquatic and terrestrial realm are important to quantify at large scales in order to be able to understand the effects climate and land use changes have on carbon cycling. Terrestrial, marine and peatland carbon cycling have all been well studied, while standing […]

The Caveat for Indirect pCO2 Freshwater Measurements

The Caveat for Indirect pCO<sub>2</sub> Freshwater Measurements

When to be wary of your (freshwater) calculated pCO2 measurements A ubiquitous method for estimating CO2 fluxes of inland freshwater bodies is by using indirect measurements (e.g. alkalinity and pH) to calculate the CO2 partial pressure (pCO2), in order to estimate the water-to-air pCO2 gradient and gas transfer velocity. This indirect approach is widely accepted and […]

Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016 Poster Highlights

Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016 Poster Highlights

Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016 While attending the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016 in New Orleans back in February, I was able to sit down over a coffee with some of the scientists currently researching coastal carbon cycling dynamics. I was able to hear about their field work tales, their current research, and where they see their field of research […]

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