Carbon isotopes in functional soil ecology.

  title={Carbon isotopes in functional soil ecology.},
  author={Philip L. Staddon},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  volume={19 3},
Soil is an integral part of terrestrial ecosystems. Many soil ecologists interested in soil ecosystem functioning rely, to some degree, on stable isotope methodologies. The study of the natural abundance of carbon isotopes, especially (13)C but also (14)C, in the environment and the use of stable carbon isotope tracers have proved very useful in investigating the soil carbon cycle and soil trophic relationships. Recent methodological and technical advances have greatly extended the… CONTINUE READING
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