12. Isotopes as Tracers of Elements Across the Geosphere–Biosphere Interface

  1. Prof. Dr. Frank Vanhaecke2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Patrick Degryse3
  1. Kurt Kyser

Published Online: 21 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9783527650484.ch12

Isotopic Analysis: Fundamentals and Applications Using ICP-MS

Isotopic Analysis: Fundamentals and Applications Using ICP-MS

How to Cite

Kyser, K. (2012) Isotopes as Tracers of Elements Across the Geosphere–Biosphere Interface, in Isotopic Analysis: Fundamentals and Applications Using ICP-MS (eds F. Vanhaecke and P. Degryse), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527650484.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Ghent University, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Krijgslaan 281-S12, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

  2. 3

    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Center for Archaeological Sciences, Celestijnenlaan 200E, 3001 Leuven, Belgium

Author Information

  1. Queen's University, Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, 99 University Avenue, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527328963

Online ISBN: 9783527650484

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Keywords:

  • Isotope tracers;
  • elemental distribution;
  • geosphere–biosphere interface;
  • multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry;
  • microbes;
  • metal deposits;
  • paleoenvironments;
  • biogeochemistry

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Description of the Geosphere–Biosphere Interface

  • Elements That Typify the Geosphere–Biosphere Interface

  • Microbes at the Interface

  • Element Tracing in Environmental Science and Exploration of Metal Deposits

  • Isotopes as Indicators of Paleoenvironments

  • Tracing the Geosphere Effect on Vegetation and Animals

  • Tracing in the Marine Environment

  • Future Directions

  • References