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Title: Progress and challenges in using stable isotopes to trace plant carbon and water relations across scales
Authors: Werner, C.Schnyder, H.Cunt, M.Keitel, C.Zeeman, M. J.Dawson, T. E.Badeck, F.-W.Brugnoli, E.Ghashghaie, J.Grams, T. E. E.Kayler, Z. E.Lakatos, M.Lee, X.Máguas, C.Ogée, J.Rascher, K. G.Siegwolf, R. T. W.Unger, S.Welker, J.Wingate, L.Gessler, A.
Publishers Version: https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-9-3083-2012
Issue Date: 2012
Published in: Biogeosciences, Volume 9, Issue 8, Page 3083-3111
Publisher: München : European Geopyhsical Union
Abstract: Stable isotope analysis is a powerful tool for assessing plant carbon and water relations and their impact on biogeochemical processes at different scales. Our process-based understanding of stable isotope signals, as well as technological developments, has progressed significantly, opening new frontiers in ecological and interdisciplinary research. This has promoted the broad utilisation of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen isotope applications to gain insight into plant carbon and water cycling and their interaction with the atmosphere and pedosphere. Here, we highlight specific areas of recent progress and new research challenges in plant carbon and water relations, using selected examples covering scales from the leaf to the regional scale. Further, we discuss strengths and limitations of recent technological developments and approaches and highlight new opportunities arising from unprecedented temporal and spatial resolution of stable isotope measurements.
Keywords: Biogeochemical cycle; carbon isotope; hydrogen isotope; interdisciplinary approach; isotopic analysis; oxygen isotope; spatial resolution; stable isotope; technological development
DDC: 550
License: CC BY 3.0 Unported
Link to License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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