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Evidence of methanogenesis related to the past fish farming in Lake Soyang

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Evidence of methanogenesis related to the past fish farming in Lake Soyang
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소양호에서의 과거 양식어업과 관련된 메탄 생성 증거
Lee, Dong-Hun
Kim, Jung-Hyun
Kang, Sujin
Kim, Bomchul
Shin, Kyung-Hoon
Lake Soyangfish farmingmethanogenesis
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Lee, Dong-Hun, et al. 2018. Evidence of methanogenesis related to the past fish farming in Lake Soyang. AGU 100 Fall Meeting. Washington. 2018.12.10~2018.12.14.
Here, we investigated the possible link of metane production to eutrophication in Lake Soyang, a large artificial lake (ca. 2-110 m water depth, 16.08 km2 in area) by analyzing total organic carbon (TOC) and lipid biomarkers (n-alkanes, isoprenoid DGDs, sterols and fatty acids) combined with δ13C analysis. For this purpose, we collected a sediment core covering the period between ca. 1980 and present. Extremely high TOC contents (~30 wt. %) were observed in sediment layers deposited in the early 1990s. Concentrations of coprosterol, cholestrol and stigmasterol which are indicative of excrement, fish organisms and cereal grains, respectively, were also high. Hence, the sediment layers with high TOC contents seem to be associated with fish farming activity between 1986 and 1999. Concentrations of isoprenoid DGDs (e.g. archaeol and sn-2-hydroxyarchaeol) were relatively higher and their δ13C values ranged from -41.9‰ to -22.2‰ during the period of fish farming. The isotopic fractionation values (2.6-14.8) to δ13CTOC (??2.6-??14.8, -20) indicates that in Lake Soyang acetoclastic methanogenesis were responsible for methane generation during the fish farming. Thus, our results provide organic geochemical evidence for active methanognesis in accordance with fish farming in Lake Soyang.
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AGU 100 Fall Meeting
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2018-2019, Organic carbon transfer across the river-sea interface: a case study in Geum and Sumjin river systems (18-19) / Kim, Junghyun (PN18100)
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