Greenhouse Gas Research Stage One: Building Flux Chambers

Constructing static flux chambers outside the Keck Lab

Summer research down at the Keck lab is off to a busy start, with student projects including everything from turtle research to denitrification polymers. My project involves quantifying the amounts of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide) being emitted from local ponds and lakes.  While we often associate greenhouse gases with driving cars […]

Abstract: Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Storm Water Ponds

My project will investigate greenhouse gas emissions from man-made storm water ponds in the Williamsburg area.  Given the imminent concern of climate change, it is important to quantify and locate sources of greenhouse gas emissions involved in warming. Previous research has shown that lakes, ponds, wetlands, and reservoirs contribute to a significant amount of global […]