Stable Isotopes in the Environment
This course is structured to offer a background in stable isotope biochemistry and how stable isotope ratios can be utilized in a variety of research. Presentation of a general background and history of stable isotopes will be provided and guidance will be given as the students explore their textbook and primary literature. Samples, either from the student’s or professor’s research, will be prepared at NSUOC by the students, and mass spectrometer analysis will be done at the Museum Support Center of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Sample stable isotope data will be presented to the class for interpretation. This course is presented as a directed independent study and will allow the students to apply the techniques and their understanding to interpreting their sample data.
1: Demonstrate effective communication skills and a full understanding of the scientific method.
2: Demonstrate an understanding of isotope chemistry, applications, and stable isotope ecology.
3: Demonstrate a working knowledge of stable isotope ratios and identify how isotope tracers can help solve environmental questions.
4: Demonstrate sample processing techniques, laboratory analysis and data interpretation for many types of biological material.
5: Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of a specific aspect of stable isotope ecology.
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