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Predicting future methane fluxes from Northern lakes

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EC-Contrib. €






Project "METLAKE" data sheet

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Organization address
city: Linkoping
postcode: 581 83

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 Coordinator Country Sweden [SE]
 Total cost 2˙000˙000 €
 EC max contribution 2˙000˙000 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-COG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-04-01   to  2022-03-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET SE (Linkoping) coordinator 2˙000˙000.00


 Project objective

The new global temperature goal calls for reliable quantification of present and future greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including climate feedbacks. Non-CO2 GHGs, with methane (CH4) being the most important, represent a large but highly uncertain component in global GHG budget. Lakes are among the largest natural sources of CH4 but our understanding of lake CH4 fluxes is rudimentary. Lake emissions are not yet routinely monitored, and coherent, spatially representative, long-term datasets are rare which hamper accurate flux estimates and predictions.

METLAKE aims to improve our ability to quantify and predict lake CH4 emissions. Major goals include: (1) the development of robust validated predictive models suitable for use at the lake rich northern latitudes where large climate changes are anticipated in the near future, (2) the testing of the idea that appropriate consideration of spatiotemporal scaling can greatly facilitate generation of accurate yet simple predictive models, (3) to reveal and quantify detailed flux regulation patterns including spatiotemporal interactions and response times to environmental change, and (4) to pioneer novel use of sensor networks and near ground remote sensing with a new hyperspectral CH4 camera suitable for large-scale high resolution CH4 measurements.

Extensive field work based on optimized state-of-the-art approaches will generate multi-scale and multi-system data, supplemented by experiments, and evaluated by data analyses and modelling approaches targeting effects of scaling on model performance.

Altogether, METLAKE will advance our understanding of one of the largest natural CH4 sources, and provide us with systematic tools to predict future lake emissions. Such quantification of feedbacks on natural GHG emissions is required to move beyond state-of-the-art regarding global GHG budgets and to estimate the mitigation efforts needed to reach global climate goals.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 P. Yang, M.H. Wang, Derrick Y.F. Lai, K.P. Chun, J.F. Huang, S.A. Wan, D. Bastviken, C. Tong
Methane dynamics in an estuarine brackish Cyperus malaccensis marsh: Production and porewater concentration in soils, and net emissions to the atmosphere over five years
published pages: 132-142, ISSN: 0016-7061, DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.09.019
Geoderma 337 2019-12-16
2017 P. Yang, D. Bastviken, D.Y.F. Lai, B.S. Jin, X.J. Mou, C. Tong, Y.C. Yao
Effects of coastal marsh conversion to shrimp aquaculture ponds on CH 4 and N 2 O emissions
published pages: 125-131, ISSN: 0272-7714, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2017.09.023
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 199 2019-11-22
2018 Tabea Stötter, David Bastviken, Paul L.E. Bodelier, Maarten van Hardenbroek, Päivi Rinta, Jos Schilder, Carsten J. Schubert, Oliver Heiri
Abundance and δ13C values of fatty acids in lacustrine surface sediments: Relationships with in-lake methane concentrations
published pages: 337-347, ISSN: 0277-3791, DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.04.029
Quaternary Science Reviews 191 2019-11-22
2017 Ping Yang, Derrick Y.F. Lai, Baoshi Jin, David Bastviken, Lishan Tan, Chuan Tong
Dynamics of dissolved nutrients in the aquaculture shrimp ponds of the Min River estuary, China: Concentrations, fluxes and environmental loads
published pages: 256-267, ISSN: 0048-9697, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.06.074
Science of The Total Environment 603-604 2019-11-22
2018 Kukka-Maaria Erkkilä, Anne Ojala, David Bastviken, Tobias Biermann, Jouni J. Heiskanen, Anders Lindroth, Olli Peltola, Miitta Rantakari, Timo Vesala, Ivan Mammarella
Methane and carbon dioxide fluxes over a lake: comparison between eddy covariance, floating chambers and boundary layer method
published pages: 429-445, ISSN: 1726-4189, DOI: 10.5194/bg-15-429-2018
Biogeosciences 15/2 2019-02-26
2018 Marcus Klaus, Erik Geibrink, Anders Jonsson, Ann-Kristin Bergström, David Bastviken, Hjalmar Laudon, Jonatan Klaminder, Jan Karlsson
Greenhouse gas emissions from boreal inland waters unchanged after forest harvesting
published pages: 5575-5594, ISSN: 1726-4189, DOI: 10.5194/bg-15-5575-2018
Biogeosciences 15/18 2019-02-26
2017 Per Milberg, Lina Törnqvist, Lars M. Westerberg, David Bastviken
Temporal variations in methane emissions from emergent aquatic macrophytes in two boreonemoral lakes
published pages: 9: plx029, ISSN: 2041-2851, DOI: 10.1093/aobpla/plx029
AoB PLANTS 9/4 2019-02-26
2017 Saunois, M.; Bousquet, P.; Poulter, B.; Peregon, A.; Ciais, P.; Canadell, J.G.; Dlugokencky, E.J.; Etiope, G.; Bastviken, D.; Houweling, S.; Janssens-Maenhout, G.; Tubiello, F.N.; Castaldi, S.; Jackson, R.B.; Alexe, M.; Arora, V.K.; Beerling, D.J.; Bergamaschi, P.; Blake, D.R.; Brailsford, G.; Bruhwiler, L.; Crevoisier, C.; Crill, P.; Covey, K.; Frankenberg, C.; Gedney, N.; Höglund-Isaksson, L.; Ishizawa, M.; Ito, A.; Joos, F.; Kim, H.S.; Kleinen, T.; Krummel, P.; Lamarque, J.F.; Langenfelds, R.; Locatelli, R.; Machida, T.; Maksyutov, S.; Melton, J.R.; Morino, I.; Naik, V.; O\'Doherty, S.; Parmentier, F.J.W.; Patra, P.K.; Peng, C.; Peng, S.; Peters, G.P.; Pison, I.; Prinn, R.; Ramonet, M.; Riley, W.J.; Saito, M.; Santini, M.; Schroeder, R.; Simpson, I.J.; Spahni, R.; Takizawa, A.; Thornton, B.F.; Tian, H.; Tohjima, Y.; Viovy, N.; Voulgarakis, A.; Weiss, R.; Wilton, D.J.; Wiltshire, A.; Worthy, D.; Wunch, D.; Xu, X.; Yoshida, Y.; Zhang, B.; Zhang, Z.; Zhu, Q.
Variability and quasi-decadal changes in the methane budget over the period 2000-2012
published pages: , ISSN: 1680-7316, DOI:
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 15/18 2019-02-26

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