TitleThe isotopic composition of soil organic carbon on a north-south transect in western Canada
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsBird, M, Santruckova, H, Lloyd, J, Lawson, E
JournalEuropean Journal of Soil Science

The minor isotopes of carbon (C-13 and C-14) are widely used as tracers in studies of the global carbon cycle. We present carbon-isotope data for the 0-5 cm layer of soil on a transect from 49.6degreesN to 68degreesN, from mature forest and tundra ecosystems in the boreal-arctic zone of interior western Canada. Soil organic carbon in the