NSF grant funded to investigate methane from agriculture and hydrofracking

Jaclyn and Gil Bohrer at The Ohio State University have started working on their recently funded NSF grant (NSF-CBET 1508994) to investigate fugitive methane emissions in the land-use transition from cattle agriculture to hydrofracking for natural gas. The Matthes lab will be conducting landscape-scale 13CH4 isotopic flux measurements to partition biological and geological sources of CH4 to the atmosphere. Stay tuned for updates on research results from this project. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons, 2008)