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Corrigendum to “Seasonal variability in methane and nitrous oxide fluxes from tropical peatlands in the western Amazon basin” published in Biogeosciences, 14, 3669–3683, 2017

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posted on 25.07.2019, 15:36 by YA Teh, WA Murphy, J Berrio, A Boom, SE Page
In the paper “Seasonal variability in methane and nitrous oxide fluxes from tropical peatlands in the western Amazon basin” by Teh et al. (Biogeosciences, 14, 3669–3683, 2017), the following error occurred: methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) fluxes were calculated using incorrect values for the surface area of the flux chambers, leading to an underestimation of the CH4 and N2O fluxes. Application of the correct surface area resulted in fluxes that were approximately 5× higher than values reported in the paper, except for forested vegetation, where fluxes increased by approximately 16×


The authors would like to acknowledge the UK Natural Environment Research Council for funding this research (NERC award number NE/I015469). We would like to thank MINAG and the Ministerio de Turismo in Iquitos for permits to conduct this research, the Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana (IIAP) for logistical support, Peruvian rainforest villagers for their warm welcome and acceptance, Hugo Vasquez, Pierro Vasquez, Gian Carlo Padilla Tenazoa, and Yully Rojas Reátegui for fieldwork assistance, Outi Lähteenoja and Ethan Householder for fieldwork planning, and Paul Beaver of Amazonia Expeditions for lodging and logistical support. Our gratitude also goes to Alex Cumming for fieldwork support and laboratory assistance, and Bill Hickin, Gemma Black, Adam Cox, Charlotte Langley, Kerry Allen, and Lisa Barber of the University of Leicester for all of their continued support. Thanks are also owed to Graham Hambley (St. Andrews), Angus Calder (St. Andrews), Viktoria Oliver (Aberdeen), Torsten Diem (Aberdeen), Tom Kelly (Leeds), and Freddie Draper (Leeds) for their help in the laboratory and with fieldwork planning. Torsten Diem, Viktoria Oliver, and two anonymous referees provided very helpful and constructive comments on earlier drafts of the paper. This publication is a contribution from the Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society (, last access: 19 June 2018) and the UK Tropical Peatland Working Group (, last access: 19 June 2018).



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