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Stable Isotopes: Integration of Biological, Ecological and Geochemical Processes

Series: Environmental Plant Biology

Edited By: H Griffiths

438 pages, Figs, tabs

BIOS Scientific Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #82243 | ISBN: 1859961355
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In this authoritative review, leading international researchers explore the growing range of applications of stable isotope techniques for probing and integrating biological processes and palaeoclimatic cycles. The interdisciplinary approach covers a wide range of issues, opportunities and developments, setting interactions with plants in the context of water and nutrient cycles, exchanges with the atmosphere and modelling past and present climate change. This important book will appeal to those requiring an overview of the use of stable isotopes in aquatic, terrestrial and climatic processes and is in tune with current global concerns. In addition postgraduates and research scientists will find an extensive guide to more specialist disciplines, including developing mass spectrometer technologies, compound-specific and cellular-discrimination processes or whole organism and ecosystem responses.


High precision deuterium and 13C measurement by continuous flow-IRMS: Organic and position-specific isotope analysis. Carbon isotope effects on key reactions in plant metabolism and 13C-patterns in natural compounds. Intramolecular deuterium distributions and plant growth conditions. Stable isotope studies of soil nitrogen. d15N at Natural Abundance Levels in Terrestrial Vascular Plants: A Precis. Variations in fractionation of Carbon and Nitrogen Isotopes in Higher Plants : N metabolism and partitioning of Phloem and Xylem. Carbon isotope discrimination in terrestrial plants: carboxylation and decarboxylations. Carbon isotope discrimination in structural and non-structural carbohydrates in relation to productivity and adaptation to unfavourable conditions. Oxygen-18 of leaf water: A crossroad for plant associated isotopic signals. The role of hydrogen and oxygen stable isotopes in understanding water movement along the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. Oxygen isotope effects during CO2 exchange: from leaf to ecosystem processes. Carbon Isotope discrimination of terrestrial ecosystems. Assessing Sensitivity to Change in Desert Ecosystems - a Stable Isotope Approach. Carbon stable isotope fractionation in marine systems: Open ocean studies and laboratory studies. 15N and the Assimilation of Nitrogen by Marine Phytoplankton: The Past, Present and Future?. Archaeological reconstruction using stable isotopes. Stable isotopes in tree ring cellulose. Phylogeny, Palaeoatmospheres and the Evolution of Phototrophy. Modelling changes in land plant function over the Phanerozoic. Carbon isotopes, diets of North American equids, and the evolution of North American C4 grassland. Carbon isotopes in lake sediments and peats of last glacial age: Implications for the global carbon cycle. Stable Isotopes, the Hydrologic Cycle and the Terrestrial Biosphere. The 18O/16O isotope ratio of atmospheric CO2 and its role in Global Carbon Cycle research

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