Extreme isotopic depletion of nitrogen in New Zealand lithophytes and epiphytes; the result of diffusive uptake of atmospheric ammonia?

@article{Tozer2005ExtremeID,
  title={Extreme isotopic depletion of nitrogen in New Zealand lithophytes and epiphytes; the result of diffusive uptake of atmospheric ammonia?},
  author={Wade C. Tozer and D. L. Hackell and Dave Miers and Warwick B. Silvester},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2005},
  volume={144},
  pages={628-635}
}
Several lichens and the terrestrial alga Trentepohlia were found to have extremely depleted 15N signatures at two sites near the Rotorua geothermal area, New Zealand. Values, typically −20‰, with several extreme cases of −24‰, are more isotopically depleted than any previously quoted δ15N signature for vegetation growing in natural environments. For Trentepohlia, distance from a geothermal source did not affect isotopic signature. A 100-km transect showed that the phenomenon is widespread and… CONTINUE READING

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