Thawing permafrost microbiomes fuel climate change

17 Jul 2018
The palsa hummock is thawing and collapsing, transitioning into a bog

A University of Queensland-led international study could lead to more accurate predictions of the rate of global warming from greenhouse gas emissions produced by thawing permafrost in the next 100 years.

The study of the microorganisms involved in permafrost carbon degradation links changing microbial communities and biogeochemistry to the rise of greenhouse gas emissions.

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