Toward using Margaritifera falcata as an indicator of base level nitrogen and carbon isotope ratios: insights from two California Coast Range rivers

@article{Howard2004TowardUM,
  title={Toward using Margaritifera falcata as an indicator of base level nitrogen and carbon isotope ratios: insights from two California Coast Range rivers},
  author={Jeanette K. Howard and Kurt M Cuffey and Madeline Solomon},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={541},
  pages={229-236}
}
Measurements of freshwater mussel tissue are potentially very useful for determining base-level isotopic values for food web studies in aquatic environments. As long-lived, filter-feeding organisms, mussels have the potential to spatially and temporally average the isotopic baseline signal. Following from earlier studies that focused on lake environments, this study investigates the stable carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios in tissue of the river dwelling freshwater mussel, Margaritifera… CONTINUE READING

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