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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

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[superscript -1], often expressed as isotopic half-life, ln(2)/λ, days).

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  • 2015-01-30
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116182
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    Zanden, M. J., Clayton, M. K., Moody, E. K., Solomon, C. T., & Weidel, B. C. (2015). Stable Isotope Turnover and Half-Life in Animal Tissues: A Literature Synthesis. Plos One, 10(1). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0116182

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