EART 229: Isotopic Methods in Environmental Science

 

Instructor:

Paul Koch, A250, Office Hours: Th 1:00 - 3:00 PM

 

Time: M,W 3:30-5:15 E&MS Room D236

Class website: http://es.ucsc.edu/~pkoch/pages/classes.htm

Syllabus (download with assignments)

W 1/6       Introduction and Organization

 

M 1/11     Notation, Fractionation, and Gear (Paul)

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Notes on Reading

Required Reading

1. Sharp (2007)

2. Sulzman (2007)

3. Hayes (2001): Just read pages 1-6 for now

4. Schoeller (1999)

5. Mistakes in Schoeller (1999)

Supplemental Reading

1. Hayes (1993)

2. Hayes (2002)

 

 

W 1/13     Systematics: Carbon Isotopes in Plants (Paul)

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Notes on Reading

Required Reading

1. Hayes (2001): pg. 6-11

2. O'Leary (1988)

Supplemental Reading

1. Farquhar et al. (1989)

2. Cernusak et al. (2009)

 

W 1/20     Applications: Carbon Isotopes in Plants (Paul)

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Notes on Reading

Required Reading

1. Ehleringer & Monson (1993)

2. Ehleringer et al. (1997)

Supplemental Reading

1. Still & Powell (2010)

2. Diefendorf et al. (submitted)

 

F 1/22     Systematics: Carbon Isotopes in Soils (Paul)

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Required Reading

1. Cerling & Quade (1993)

2. Ehleringer et al. (2000)

Supplemental Reading

1. Quade et al. (1989a)

2. Feng et al. (1999)

3. Schweizer et al. (1999)

4. Torn et al. (2002) and Torn et al (2003), a correction

5. Wynn & Bird (2007)

 

F 1/22     Applications: Carbon Isotopes in Soils (Paul)

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Required Reading

1. von Fischer et al. (2008)

2. Quade et al. (1989b)

3. Fox & Koch (2003)

Supplemental Reading

1. Krull & Skjemstad (2005)

2. Koch et al. (2004)

3. Nordt et al. (2008)

 

M 1/25     Systematic: Carbon Isotopes in Aquatic Plants (Paul)

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Required Reading (READ IN THE ORDER BELOW)

1. Rau et al. (1989)

2. Laws et al. (1995)

3. Reinfelder et al. (2000)

4. Raven et al. (2002)

Supplemental Reading

1. Goericke et al. (1994)

2. Popp et al. (1998)

 

M 1/25     Application: Carbon Isotopes in Aquatic Plants (Paul)

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Required Reading (READ IN THE ORDER BELOW)

1. France (1995)

2. Schell (2000)

3. Cullen et al (2001)

4. Schell (2001)

5. Newsome et al. (2007)

Supplemental Reading

1. Simenstad et al. (1993)

2. Rau et al. (2001)

 

W 1/27     Systematics: Carbon Isotopes in Animals (Gillian)

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Required Reading

1. Ambrose & Norr (1993)

2. Sponheimer et al. (2003)

3. Howland et al. (2003)

4. Passey et al. (2005)

 

Big Review papers

1. Koch (2007)

2. Martinez del Rio et al. (2009)

 

Supplemental Reading

1. Kelly (2000)

2. Fox-Dobbs et al. (2007)

3. Pearson et al. (2003)

4. Jim et al. (2004)

5. Trueman et al. (2005)

 

W 1/27     Applications: Carbon Isotopes in Animals (Rachel O.)

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Required Reading

1. O'Brien et al. (2002)

2. MacFadden et al. (1999)

3. Miller et al. (2005)

 

F 1/29     Calcium Isotopes in Plants and Animals (Cheryl)

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Required Reading

1. Skulan & DePaolo (1999)

2. Weigand et al. (2005)

3. Heuser & Eisenhauer (2010)

Supplemental Reading

1. DePaolo (2004)

2. Page et al. (2008)

3. Clementz et al. (2003)

4. Chu et al. (2006)

5. Skulan et al. (2007)

 

F 1/29     Strontium Isotopes in Plants and Animals (Corey)

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Required Reading

1. Capo et al. (1998)

2. Blum et al. (2002)

3. Hoppe et al. (1999)

4. Kennedy et al. (2002)

 

Supplemental Reading

1. Blum et al. (2001)

2. Feranec et al. (2007)

 

M 2/1     Systematics: Nitrogen Isotopes in Animals (Tim)

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Required Reading

1. Koch (2007): 109-113

2. Martinez del Rio et al. (2009): V3 and V5

3. Murphy & Bowman (2006)

Supplemental Reading

1. Kelly (2000)

2. Vanderklift & Ponsard (2003)

3. Roth & Hobson (2000)

4. Sponheimer et al. (2003a)

5. Sponheimer et al. (2003b)

6. Pearson et al. (2003)

 

M 2/1     Applications: Nitrogen Isotopes in Animals (Sarah & Sharon)

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Required Reading

1. Oelbermann & Scheu (2002)

2. Gaye-Siessegger et al. (2004)

3. Fuller et al. (2004)

4. Fuller et al. (2005)

5. Newsome et al. (2006)

 

Supplemental Reading

1. Polischuk et al. (2001)

2. Gaye-Siessegger et al. (2007)

3. Hatch et al. (2006)

 

W 2/3     Isotopes in Individual Organic Compounds

(Natasha & Paul on C; Matt McCarthy on N)

 

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Notes on Reading

Required Reading

1. Evershed (2007)

2. McClelland & Montoya (2002)

3. Larsen et al. (2009)

4. Lorrain et al. (2009)

 

Supplemental Reading

Background & Fractionations

1. Abelson & Hoering (1961)

2. Hare et al. (1991)

3. Howland et al. (2003)

4. Jim et al. (2003)

5. Jim et al. (2004)

6. Jim et al. (2006)

7. McCullough et al. (2008)

8. Styring et al. (2009)

 

Ecology and Oceanography

1. Chamberlain et al. (2006)

2. Loick et al. (2007)

3. McCarthy et al. (2007)

4. Popp et al. (2007)

5. Roland et al. (2008)

6. Hannides et al. (2009)

 

F 2/5     Nitrogen Isotopes in Aquatic Plants (Angela)

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Required Reading

1. Michener & Kaufman (1994): pages 248-252

2. Montoya (2007)

3. Altabet et al. (1999)

 

 

Supplemental Reading

1. Rau et al. (1998)

2. Voss et al. (2001)

3. Rau et al. (2003)

4. Lepoint et al. (2004)

 

F 2/5     Nitrogen Isotopes in Soils and Land Plants (Dena)

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Required Reading

1. Evans (2001)

2. Evans (2007)

3. Pardo & Nadelhoffer (2010)

 

 

Supplemental Reading (read abstracts for everything except Hogberg

1. Taylor et al. (2003)

2. Nasholm et al. (1998)

3. Hobbie et al. (1999a)

4. Hobbie et al. (1999b)

6. Swap et al. (2004)

7. Craine et al. (2009)

8. Hogberg (1997)

 

M 2/8     Systematics: Oxygen & Hydrogen Isotopes in Plants (Pratigya)

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Required Reading

1. Sternberg (1989)

2. Marshall et al. (2007): 39-49

3. Helliker & Ehleringer (2000)

Supplemental Reading

1. Yakir (1992)

2. Sternberg (2009)

 

M 2/8     Applications: Oxygen & Hydrogen Isotopes in Plants (Guangsheng)

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Required Reading

1. Dawson (1993)

2. Sternberg (1989)

3. Helliker & Richter (2008)

4. Woodward (2008) (News and Views Piece on Helliker & Richter (2008)

 

W 2/17     Systematics: Oxygen & Hydrogen Isotopes in Animals (Nadine)

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Required Reading

1. Kohn & Cerling (2002): selected section (see notes on reading)

2. Podlesak et al. (2008)

3. Ehleringer (2008)

Supplemental Reading

1. Kohn (1996)

2. Bowen et al. (2009)

 

W 2/17     Applications: Oxygen & Hydrogen Isotopes in Animals (Karthik)

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Notes on Reading

Required Reading

1. Kohn & Cerling (2002): selected section (see notes on reading)

2. McKechnie et al. (2004)

3. Clementz et al. (2006)

4. Solomon et al. (2009)

Supplemental Reading

1. Clementz & Koch (2001)

2. Hobson et al. (2004)

3. Chesson et al. (2010)

 

F 2/19     Turnover (Paul)

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Required Reading

1. MacAvoy et al. (2006)

2. Cerling et al. (2007)

 

Supplemental Reading

1. MacAvoy et al. (2005)

2. Martinez del Rio & Sprecher (2008)

 

 

F 2/19     Mixing Models (Justin)

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Required Reading

1. Phillips & Koch (2002)

2. Moore & Semmens (2008)

 

M 2/22     Marine Ecology (Susy)

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Required Reading

1. Wallace et al. (2009)

2. Newsome et al. (2009)

3. Jennings (2008)

 

M 2/22     Marine-Terrestrial Coupling (Walter)

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Required Reading

1. Mertz & Moyle (2006)

2. Ben-David et al. (2004)

3. Aguilar et al. (2008)

4. Foley & Koch (in press)

 

 

W 2/24     Terrestrial Ecology (Emma)

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Required Reading

1. Darimont et al. (2007)

2. Martinez del Rio et al. (2009)

3. Leonard et al. (2007)

4. Badgley et al. (2008)

 

W 2/24     Migration (Rachel B.)

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Required Reading

1. Hobson et al. (2010)

2. Finney et al. (2002)

3. Cerling et al. (2009)

Supplemental Reading

1. Norris et al. (2004)

2. Britzke et al. (2009)

 

M 3/1     Keystone Species (Scott)

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Required Reading

1. Croll et al. (2005)

2. Dawson (1998)

3. Wolf & del Rio (2003)

 

M 3/1     Parasitism-Symbiosis (Biao)

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Required Reading

1. Marshall et al. (1994)

2. Muscatine et al. (1989)

3. Spero & Lea (1993)

Supplemental Reading

1. Bannister & Strong (2001)

2. Alamaru et al. (2009)