Wetlands are key components of the global carbon and hydrological cycles, and provide a large array of environmental services. However, wetlands are among the most climate sensitive systems, and are being modified and lost at an alarming rate. The Barefoot Biogeochemistry team is undertaking research on wetland carbon and hydrological cycles, and how anthropogenic modification is altering these natural cycles. We are also investigating the benefits of restoration in terms of carbon sequestration, with a focus on how to best mediate methane emissions.

Examples of publications:

Wetland hydrology paper

Acid sulphate soil wetlands

Wetland carbon cycling