research data . Dataset . 2016

Stable Isotope Turnover and Half-Life in Animal Tissues: A Literature Synthesis

Jake Vander Zanden, M.; K. Clayton, Murray; K. Moody, Eric; T. Solomon, Christopher; C. Weidel, Brian;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Figshare
<div><p>Stable isotopes of carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur are used as ecological tracers for a variety of applications, such as studies of animal migrations, energy sources, and food web pathways. Yet uncertainty relating to the time period integrated by isotopic measurement of animal tissues can confound the interpretation of isotopic data. There have been a large number of experimental isotopic diet shift studies aimed at quantifying animal tissue isotopic turnover rate λ (%·day<sup>-1</sup>, often expressed as isotopic half-life, ln(2)/λ, days). Yet no studies have evaluated or summarized the many individual half-life estimates in an effort to both seek broad-s...
free text keywords: Ecology, Biological Sciences, ln, ectotherm, Literature Synthesis Stable isotopes, prediction, food web pathways, pattern, body mass, Stable Isotope Turnover, intercept, quantifying animal tissue, allometric, relationship, diet shift studies, animal body mass, model
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