Ecopartnership Short Course: Using Traditional, Normal and Mass Independent Isotope Effects To...
May 8 - May 12 @ - Chinese University of Geosciences, Beijing
Ecopartnership Short Course: Using Traditional, Normal and Mass Independent Isotope Effects To Understand Biogeochemistry in Modern and Ancient Systems
Short Course at the School of the Environment-Beijing Normal University May 8-May 12 2012
Using traditional, normal and mass independent isotope effects to understand biogeochemistry in modern and ancient system
Professors Greg Michalski and Timothy Filley
US-China Ecopartnership for Environmental Sustainability and the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University, USA
General Lecture Topics Covered Include
Fundamentals of stable isotope biogeochemistry: Notation, mass balance, kinetic and equilibrium effects.
Applications of stable carbon and nitrogen isotope modeling for N/C source and turnover calculations.
- Mass independent isotope (MIF) effects.
MIF in atmospheric nitrate and tracing NOx oxidation chemistry.
Using nitrate MIF to trace N cycling in aquatic and soil systems.
- Origin of the nitrate deposits found in global deserts.
The rise of O2 2 billion years ago inferred from MIF in Achaean sulfides and sulfates.
Disturbance to soil organic matter: Ecosystem engineering, ecosystem shifts, climate change.
- Prof. Wenshen Ge, Chinese University of Geosciences, Beijing