Stable Isotopes Volume: Newcastle Conference

daemon at daemon at
Mon Feb 2 12:22:53 EST 1998

Dear all,

Apologies for any cross-posting, but I would like to draw your attention to
the following volume which you might find of interest.  Additional details,
together with an order form and a direct link to the publishers' web page
(BIOS, Oxford, UK) can be found on my home page:

Just Published

Stable Isotopes
integration of biological ecological and geochemical processes
edited by H. Griffiths
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Science
University of Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK

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.


Section 1: Isotope sources, analysis and interpretation of organic compositi=
Chapter 1: High precision deuterium and 13C measurement by continuous
flow-IRMS: Organic and position-specific isotope analysis. J.T.Brenna,
H.J.Tobias and T.N.Corso

Chapter 2: Carbon isotope effects on key reactions in plant metabolism and
13C-patterns in natural compounds. H.-L.Schmidt and G.Gleixner

Chapter 3: Interpretation of oxygen isotope composition of leaf material.
G.D.Farquhar, M.M.Barbour and B.K.Henry

Chapter 4: Intramolecular deuterium distributions and plant growth
conditions. J.Schleucher

Section 2. Soils, nutrients and plants
Chapter 5: Stable isotope studies of soil nitrogen.  D.W.Hopkins,
R.E.Wheatley and D.Robinson

Chapter 6: 15N at Natural Abundance Levels in Terrestrial Vascular Plants:
A precis. L.L.Handley, C.M.Scrimgeour and J.A.Raven

Chapter 7: Variations in fractionation of Carbon and Nitrogen Isotopes in
Higher Plants : N metabolism and partitioning of Phloem and Xylem.
T.Yoneyama, H.Fujiwara and J.M.Wilson

Section 3. Photosynthesis, plants and water
Chapter 8: Carbon isotope discrimination in terrestrial plants:
carboxylation and decarboxylations. J.S.Gillon, A.M.Borland, K.G.Harwood,
A.Roberts, M.S.J.Broadmeadow and H.Griffiths

Chapter 9: Carbon isotope discrimination in structural and non-structural
carbohydrates in relation to productivity and adaptation to unfavourable
conditions.  E.Brugnoli, A.Scartazza, M.Lauteri, M.C.Monteverdi and C.Maguas

Chapter 10: Oxygen-18 of leaf water: A crossroad for plant associated
isotopic signals.  D.Yakir

Chapter 11: The role of hydrogen and oxygen stable isotopes in
understanding water movement along the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum.
T.E.Dawson, R.C.Pausch, H.M.Parker

Section 4. Integration of terrestrial ecosystems
Chapter 12: Oxygen isotope effects during CO2 exchange: from leaf to
ecosystem processes.  L.B.Flanagan

Chapter 13: Carbon Isotope discrimination of terrestrial ecosystems.
N.Buchmann, R.J.Brooks, L.B.Flanagan and J.R.Ehleringer

Chapter 14: Assessing Sensitivity to Change in Desert Ecosystems - a Stable
Isotope Approach.  J.R.Ehleringer, R.D.Evans and D.Williams

Section 5. Integration of marine ecosystems
Chapter 15: Carbon stable isotope fractionation in marine systems: Open
ocean studies and laboratory studies.  A.M.Johnston and H.Kennedy

Chapter 16: 15N and the Assimilation of Nitrogen by Marine Phytoplankton:
The Past, Present and Future?
N.J.P.Owens and L.J.Watts

Section 6. The immediate past: the Holocene
Chapter 17: Archaeological reconstruction using stable isotopes.  A.M.Pollar=

Chapter 18: Stable isotopes in tree ring cellulose.  R.Switsur and

Section 7. Palaeoclimatic reconstructions from Precambrian to Quaternary
Chapter 19: Phylogeny, Palaeoatmospheres and the Evolution of Phototrophy.

Chapter 20: Modelling changes in land plant function over the Phanerozoic.
D.J.Beerling and F.I.Woodward

Chapter 21: Carbon isotopes, diets of North American equids, and the
evolution of North American C4 grassland.  T.E.Cerling, J.M.Harris and

Chapter 22: Carbon isotopes in lake sediments and peats of last glacial
age: Implications for the global carbon cycle. F.A.Street-Perrott, Y.Huang,
R.A.Perrott and G.Eglinton

Chapter 23: Stable Isotopes, the Hydrologic Cycle and the Terrestrial
Biosphere.  J.R.Gat

Chapter 24: The 18O/16O isotope ratio of atmospheric CO2 and its role in
Global Carbon Cycle research.
P.Ciais and H.A.J.Meijer

Price =A375.00/US$ 150.00

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Oxford OX4 1RE
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