Wuhan University Journal of Natural Sciences

, Volume 24, Issue 5, pp 455–460 | Cite as

Methane Flux and Its Environmental Impact Factors in Dajiuhu Wetland of Shennongjia

  • Ihab Alfadhel
  • Jiwen GeEmail author
  • Yongxi Sinan
  • Yaoyao Liu
Environmental Science


Methane (CH4) flux was measured by using the Eddy covariance technique in the Dajiuhu Wetland of Shennongjia Forestry District, Hubei Province, China. The seasonal and daily variation of CH4 emissions was investigated, and the correlation of CH4 fluxes with the environmental impact factors were discussed to understand the activity of CH4 flux and the effects of environmental factors including air temperature, soil temperature, photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD), and rainfall on a wetland ecosystem. The results indicated that CH4 flux was significantly correlated with air temperature and photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD), which may be the primary driver of controlling peatland CH4 flux.

Key words

methane (CH4) flux Dajiuhu Wetlands eddy covariance growing season environmental factors 

CLC number

P 421 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ihab Alfadhel
    • 1
  • Jiwen Ge
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yongxi Sinan
    • 1
  • Yaoyao Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Environmental StudiesChina University of GeosciencesWuhan, HubeiChina

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