Thea Whitman in Nature Communications!

Whitman2Our new soil ecologist just published a paper in Nature Communications, entitled “A dual-isotope approach to allow conclusive partitioning between three sources.” The paper describes a new technique to separate one biogeochemical pool (e.g., total soil CO2 emissions) into its three different sources (e.g., roots, soil organic carbon, and plant litter). The approach uses just two stable isotopes, expanding the range of possible questions and making it a powerful tool to help advance our understanding of element cycling in complex systems. Go to

 

<http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/151104/ncomms9708/full/ncomms9708.html> for the full article or contact twhitman@wisc.edu