publication . Other literature type . Article . 2020

A rapid ammonium fluoride method to determine the oxygen isotope ratio of available phosphorus in tropical soils

Verena Pfahler; Verena Pfahler; Andrew C. Smith; Aleksandra W. Bielnicka; Benjamin L. Turner; S. J. Granger; Martin S. A. Blackwell;
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  • Published: 21 Feb 2020
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: United Kingdom
RATIONALE The isotopic composition of oxygen bound to phosphorus (δ18 OP value) offers an opportunity to gain insight into P cycling mechanisms. However, there is little information for tropical forest soils, which presents a challenge for δ18 OP measurements due to low available P concentrations. Here we report the use of a rapid ammonium fluoride extraction method (Bray-1) as an alternative to the widely used anion-exchange membrane (AEM) method for quantification of δ18 OP values of available P in tropical forest soils. METHODS We compared P concentrations and δ18 OP values of available and microbial P determined by AEM and Bray-1 extraction for a series of t...
free text keywords: Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Low P availability, Oxygen isotope ratio, Panama, Tropical forest soils, Research Article, Research Articles, Cycling, Soil water, Isotope analysis, Isotope, Phosphorus, chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, Ammonium fluoride, chemistry.chemical_compound, Fumigation, Environmental chemistry, Oxygen isotope ratio cycle
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