2 Works

Data from: Resilience of peatland ecosystem services over millennial timescales: evidence from a degraded British bog

Graeme T. Swindles, Paul J. Morris, Jane Wheeler, Mark Smith, Karen L. Bacon, T. Edward Turner, Alistair Headley, Jennifer M. Galloway & Mark W. Smith
1. Many peatland ecosystems in Europe have become degraded in the last century owing to the effects of drainage, burning, pollution, and climate change. There is a need to understand the drivers of peatland degradation because management and restoration interventions can affect the natural ecohydrological dynamics of such sensitive environments, and are expensive. However, if given enough time peatlands may have the ability to recover spontaneously without deliberate action. 2. We use a detailed multiproxy...

Data from: Microbial consortia controlling biogenic gas formation in the Qaidam Basin of western China

Yanhua Shuai, Shuichang Zhang, Stephen E. Grasby, Weiguo Hou, Zhuoheng Chen, Ling Huang, Mingqing Kui, Yirui Xu & Yang Wang
Knowledge of what controls the activity of subsurface microbial communities is critical for assessing and managing biogenic methane resources. In this study, 19 formation waters and five gas samples were collected at depths of 800 to 1900 m from Quaternary biogenic gas fields of the Qaidam Basin, China. The formation waters were brines with chloride (Cl) concentrations from 1200 to 2700 mM. Bacterial 16S rRNA gene copies ranged from 3.75 × 104 to 2.23 ×...

Registration Year

  • 2016

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Geological Survey of Canada
  • University of Leeds
  • Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • China University of Geosciences