Chanton, Jeffrey

Chanton, Jeffrey
Florida State University

My research focus is fairly broad but follows the focus of either methane and carbon dioxide production, emission and cycling, and/or stable isotope analysis. At this time I am working in six different areas,

  1. wetlands, looking at permafrost decomposition in the northern boreal zone;
  2. food webs, learning about trophic relationships in estuaries;
  3. reducing methane emissions to the atmosphere, designing landfill cover soils which promote the growth of methane-consuming bacteria;
  4. methane gas hydrates, which some estimate may be a large reservoir of fossil fuel to be mined;
  5. pine forests, which can be large sinks for excess CO2; and
  6. groundwater discharge, an overlooked process which is important to the nutrient budgets of coastal waters.

I am also involved in the new Biogeochemical Dynamics Program at FSU. The Biogeochemical Dynamics Program is an interdisciplinary research-oriented, graduate-only program within the FSU College of Arts and Sciences which focuses on environmental biogeochemistry.