Wetlands Article Published in PNAS

Together with 43 international colleagues, Jaclyn co-authored a paper on the greenhouse gas footprint of natural, disturbed, and managed wetlands published in this week’s “Early Edition” of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. This research was the result of an international collaboration that synthesized direct measurements of carbon dioxide and methane flux from wetlands at 32 sites around the world to investigate the climate trade-offs of carbon dioxide uptake versus methane release within wetlands. Through the power of this large international dataset, Jaclyn and her co-authors demonstrated that around the world, wetland management (primarily conversion to agriculture) creates a significant and sustained increase in global radiative forcing.