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Title Stable isotope techniques in the study of biological processes and functioning of ecosystems / Murray Unkovich ... [and others].

Published Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, [2001]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Cres  571.2 STAB    AVAILABLE
 UniM BioMed  571.2 STAB    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 289 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
pages cm.
Series Current plant science and biotechnology in agriculture ; v. 40.
Current plant science and biotechnology in agriculture ; 40.
Notes Based on papers from a workshop held at the University of Australia and the CSIRO Floreat Laboratories, Perth, Western Australia, in Feb. 1999.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-279) and index.
Contents 1. Fundamentals of Stable Isotope Chemistry and Measurement / Todd E. Dawson, Paul D. Brooks 1 -- 2. Carbon Isotope Discrimination and Plant Water-Use Efficiency: Case Scenarios for C[subscript 3] Plants / John S. Pate 19 -- 3. Extraction and Analysis of Plant Water for Deuterium Isotope Measurement and Application to Field Experiments / J. V. Turner, P. Farrington, V. Gailitis 37 -- 4. Use of Stable Isotopes of Water for Determining Sources of Water for Plant Transpiration / Glen Walker, Jean-Pierre Brunel, John Dighton, Kate Holland, Fred Leaney, Kerryn McEwan, Lisa Mensforth, Peter Thorburn, Colin Walker 57 -- 5. What do [delta superscript 15]N Signatures tell Us about Nitrogen Relations in Natural Ecosystems? / George Stewart 91 -- 6. Assessing N[subscript 2] Fixation in Annual Legumes using [superscript 15]N Natural Abundance / Murray Unkovich, John S. Pate 103 -- 7. Use of [superscript 15]N to study Biological Nitrogen Fixation by Perennial Legumes / Mark B. Peoples, Brian Palmer, Robert M. Boddey 119 -- 8. Source/Sink Interactions in Crop Plants: Application of [superscript 13]CO[subscript 2] and Urea-[superscript 15]N Techniques in Quantitative Analysis / Jairo A. Palta 145 -- 9. Use of Enriched [superscript 15]N Sources to study Soil N Transformations / Ian R. P. Fillery, Sylvie Recous 167 -- 10. Stable Isotope Techniques using Enriched [superscript 15]N and [superscript 13]C for Studies of Soil Organic Matter Accumulation and Decomposition in Agricultural Systems / Ann McNeill 195 -- 11. Source Identification in Marine Ecosystems: Food Web Studies using [delta superscript 13]C and [delta superscript 15]N / Albertus J. Smit 219 -- 12. [delta superscript 13]C as an Indicator of Palaeoenvironments: A Molecular Approach / Kliti Grice 247.
Summary This book has a very strong practical orientation, telling readers what methodologies are available using stable isotopes, how studies should be designed and executed to maximise effectiveness and incisiveness in terms of data obtained and outcomes in terms of understanding events and processes in plant and ecosystem functioning. The readership is very much aimed toward postgraduates with good knowledge of general biological principles and underlying chemical and physical processes. Pre-existing knowledge of or experience in application and assay of stable isotopes is not required. The stable isotope research field is one of the most rapidly growing areas of ecophysiology and techniques using stable isotopes comprise an ever increasing component of research programs of university postgraduates and a wide range of agencies conducting environmental monitoring and rehabilitation programs. The book is tailor-made for such an audience.
Other author Unkovich, Murray.
Subject Crops -- Ecophysiology -- Congresses.
Stable isotopes in plant physiology research -- Congresses.
Stable isotopes in ecological research -- Congresses.
ISBN 0792370783 (alk. paper)