Carbon Isotope Techniques

Carbon Isotope Techniques

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Carbon Isotope Techniques is a hands-on introduction to using carbon isotope tracers in experimental biology and ecology. It provides an easy bench-top reference with many simple-to-follow protocols for studying plants, animals, and soils. The 11C, 12C, 13C, and 14C carbon isotopes are considered and standard techniques are described by established authors. This is a synthetic compilation of well-established techniques. Researchers and students in a wide range of disciplines spanning plant and soil science, agricultural chemistry, forestry, ecology, oceanography, limnology, biogeochemistry, anthropology, and archaeology will find Carbon Isotope Techniques a valuable resource.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 163.3 x 228.1 x 21.8mm | 502.62g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0121797317
  • 9780121797317

Table of contents

Contributors. Preface. Uses and Procedures for 14C:; D.C. Coleman and F.T. Corbin, Introduction and Ordinary Counting as Currently Used. F.R. Warembourg and J. Kummerow, Photosynthesis/Translocation Studies in Terrestrial Ecosystems. D. Harris and E.A. Paul, Techniques for Examining the Carbon Relationships of Plant-Microbial Symbioses. A.M. Pregnall, Photosynthesis/Translocation: Aquatic. R.P. Voroney, J.P. Winter and E.G. Gregorich, Microbe/Plant/Soil Interactions. F.T. Corbin, T.J. Monaco, and L.A. Bjelk, Environmental Toxicology: Degradation of Herbicides. A. McElroy, Aquatic Toxicology: Degradation of Organic Xenobiotics. K.M. Goh, Carbon Dating. K.M. Goh, Bomb Carbon. Uses and Procedures for 13C:; T.W. Boutton, Stable Carbon Isotope Ratios of Natural Materials: I. Sample Preparation and Mass Spectrometric Analysis. T.W. Boutton, Stable Carbon Isotope Ratios of Natural Materials: II. Atmospheric, Terrestrial, Marine, and Freshwater Environments. J.R. Ehleringer, 13C/12C Fractionation and Its Utility in Terrestrial Plant Studies. J.N. Gearing, The Study of Diet and Trophic Relationships through Natural Abundance 13C. T.W. Boutton, Tracer Studies with 13C-Enriched Substrates: Humans and Large Animals. Uses and Procedures for 11C:; R.D. Spence and P.J.H. Sharpe, Intact Organism, Short-Term Studies Using 11C. Index.
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About D.C. Coleman

Eldor A. Paul is a Senior Research Scientist at the Natural Resources Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University, Fort Collins and Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University, East Lansing. During his time at Michigan State, he was professor of Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry, and Crop and Soil Sciences. He earned degrees from the University of Alberta and the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on the dynamics of soil organic matter and the microbial ecology of soil. Dr. Paul is a Fellow of ASA, SSSA, the Canadian Society of Soil Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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