Christian Schwarz, University of Utrecht

Species-specific feedbacks between plants and wetland landscapes

Latest Research

  • Article |

    Fast-colonizing plants stabilize wetland landscapes, whereas slow-colonizing plants promote channel formation according to biogeomorphic model simulations and field observations.

    • Christian Schwarz
    • , Olivier Gourgue
    • , Jim van Belzen
    • , Zhenchang Zhu
    • , Tjeerd J. Bouma
    • , Johan van de Koppel
    • , Gerben Ruessink
    • , Nicolas Claude
    •  & Stijn Temmerman
  • Article |

    Particulate black carbon in rivers can have ages of up to 17,000 14C years before it is sequestered in the oceans, according to an inventory of particulate black carbon in 18 rivers across the globe.

    • Alysha I. Coppola
    • , Daniel B. Wiedemeier
    • , Valier Galy
    • , Negar Haghipour
    • , Ulrich M. Hanke
    • , Gabriela S. Nascimento
    • , Muhammed Usman
    • , Thomas M. Blattmann
    • , Moritz Reisser
    • , Chantal V. Freymond
    • , Meixun Zhao
    • , Britta Voss
    • , Lukas Wacker
    • , Enno Schefuß
    • , Bernhard Peucker-Ehrenbrink
    • , Samuel Abiven
    • , Michael W. I. Schmidt
    •  & Timothy I. Eglinton
  • Article |

    A 700-year-long flood of glacial meltwater, ice and sediment from the Mackenzie River preceded the freshening of the Beaufort Sea prior to the Younger Dryas climate event, according to sediment analyses.

    • L. D. Keigwin
    • , S. Klotsko
    • , N. Zhao
    • , B. Reilly
    • , L. Giosan
    •  & N. W. Driscoll
  • Article |

    Climate feedbacks associated with wetland methane emissions and permafrost-thaw carbon release substantially reduce available carbon budgets to achieve temperature targets, suggest simulations with a climate–land-surface model system.

    • Edward Comyn-Platt
    • , Garry Hayman
    • , Chris Huntingford
    • , Sarah E. Chadburn
    • , Eleanor J. Burke
    • , Anna B. Harper
    • , William J. Collins
    • , Christopher P. Webber
    • , Tom Powell
    • , Peter M. Cox
    • , Nicola Gedney
    •  & Stephen Sitch
  • Article |

    Tectonic loading in the direction of propagation exerts an important control on the propagation of continental break-up, according to three-dimensional simulations of the South China Sea.

    • Laetitia Le Pourhiet
    • , Nicolas Chamot-Rooke
    • , Matthias Delescluse
    • , Dave A. May
    • , Louise Watremez
    •  & Manuel Pubellier

News & Comment

  • News & Views |

    Plants influence geomorphology. Research on salt marshes suggests that feedbacks between geomorphic processes and life-history traits of plants produce species-specific signatures in the organization of biogeomorphic landscapes.

    • Dov Corenblit
  • News & Views |

    There was minimal cooling in the North Atlantic Ocean during the Oligocene inception of the Antarctic ice sheet, according to a sediment record. This finding suggests asynchronous climate changes in the Northern and Southern hemispheres.

    • Timothy Herbert
  • News & Views |

    Much of the carbon in rivers originates from wildfires and is ultimately buried in the oceanic carbon sink, suggest measurements from 18 rivers globally. Rivers transport almost a gigaton of carbon to the oceans every year.

    • Lars J. Tranvik
  • Comment |

    January 2018 was an unusually warm and wet month across the Western Alps, with widespread landslides at low elevations and massive snowfall higher up. This extreme month yields lessons for how mountain communities can prepare for a warmer future.

    • Markus Stoffel
    •  & Christophe Corona

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