Stable Isotopes as Indicators of Ecological Change

Edited by Todd E Dawson and Rolf Siegwolf 
Academic Press  Hardcover  

August 2007  463 pp  ISBN 9780123736277      £60.00
The 20th century has experienced environmental changes that appear to be unprecedented in their rate and magnitude during the Earth?s history. For the first time, this special volume brings together a wide range of perspectives and data that speak directly to the issues of ecological change using stable isotope tracers. The information presented originates from a range of biological and geochemical sources and from research fields within biological, climatological and physical disciplines covering time-scales from days to centuries. Unlike any other reference, editors discuss where isotope data can detect, record, trace and help to interpret environmental change.

Of interest to ecologists, geophysicists, geologists; researchers, scientists and educated laypeople interested in environmental change, climatology, paleontology, oceanography and atmospheric science.


Section 1: Ecological isotope archives
Section 2: Plant-based isotope data as indicators of ecological change
Section 3: Animal-based isotope data as indicators of ecological change
Section 4: Isotope composition of trace gasses, sediments and biomarkers as recorders of change
Section 5: Humans, isotopes and ecological change
Section 6: New challenges and frontiers: biodiversity, ecological change and stable isotope networks.

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