Publisher description for Carbon isotope techniques / edited by David C. Coleman, Brian Fry.

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Counter 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.

Key Features
* Features isotopes in ecological research
* Highlights specific user-oriented techniques
* Considers carbon cycle in plants, soils, animals, air, and water
* Provides examples and sample calculations for radioisotopes in plant, soil, and aquatic biology

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Stable isotope tracers, Biology Technique, Carbon Isotopes