Nitrogen Isotope Techniques
- Eldor Paul, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, USA
- Jerry Melillo, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
- Roger Knowles, McGill University, Macdonald Campus, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada
- Henry Blackburn, University of Aarhus, Denmark
This book is the first laboratory manual to bring together basic procedures for measurement of stable and radioactive isotopes of nitrogen, with specific applications to plant, soil, and aquatic biology. This bench-top reference gives practical coverage of mass and emission spectrometry, nitrogen fixation, nitrification, and identification, organic nitrogen, and the radioactive isotope 13N. Methods are described so that researchers can adapt them, without the aid of outside references, to virtually any task they may encounter in investigations of nitrogen transformation processes.
AUDIENCE: Researchers and students in plant, soil, and environmental sciences botany, forestry, cecology, biogeochemistry agricultural chemistry and microbiology marine and aquatic microbiology and zoology.