Kathryn Sparrow

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Room: R511
Phone: +46 8 674 7723

Research Interests

My research investigates the fate of methane released from ancient carbon stored in Arctic Ocean shelf sediments. We investigate the strength of source and sink processes that determine how much methane is emitted from shelf hydrates and permafrost to the atmosphere. Natural abundance radiocarbon and stable isotope measurements of methane are the primary tools we use to assess the role of ancient carbon sources in acting as a positive feedback to ongoing climate change.

Latest scientific papers

Efficient collection and preparation of methane from low concentration waters for natural abundance radiocarbon analysis

K. J. Sparrow; J. D. Kessler
2017 | Limnol Oceanogr Methods

Dissolved methane and carbon dioxide fluxes in Subarctic and Arctic regions: Assessing measurement techniques and spatial gradients

Garcia-Tigreros Kodovska, F., K. J. Sparrow, S. A. Yvon-Lewis, A. Paytan, N. T. Dimova, A. L. Lecher, and J. D. Kessler
2016 | Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. | 436 (43-55)

All publications


How human activities affect natural processes that drive the major biogeochemical cycles that ultimately govern the composition of the environment.