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.
- Provides researchers with groundbreaking data on how to predict the terrestrial ecosystems response to the ongoing rapid alterations
- Reveals how ecosystems have responded to environmental and biotic fluctuations in the past
- Includes examples from research by a wide range of biological and physical scientists who are using isotopic records to both detect and interpret environmental change
Ecologists, geophysicists, geologists; researchers, scientists and educated laypeople interested in environmental change, climatology, paleontology, oceanography and atmospheric science
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- 22nd August 2007
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University of California - Berkeley, Department of Integrative Biology, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.
Paul Scherrer Institut, Stable Isotopes Research Group, Switzerland