Tissue-carbon incorporation rates in lizards: implications for ecological studies using stable isotopes in terrestrial ectotherms.

@article{Warne2010TissuecarbonIR,
  title={Tissue-carbon incorporation rates in lizards: implications for ecological studies using stable isotopes in terrestrial ectotherms.},
  author={Robin W Warne and Casey A. Gilman and Blair O Wolf},
  journal={Physiological and biochemical zoology : PBZ},
  year={2010},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={608-17}
}
Carbon stable isotope (delta(13)C) analysis can be used to infer the origin and to estimate the flow of nutrient resources through animals and across ecological compartments. These applications require knowledge of the rates at which carbon is incorporated into animal tissues and diet-to-tissue discrimination factors (Delta(13)C). Studies of carbon dynamics… CONTINUE READING