I can think of some individuals in the bay area who might want to
colloborate; please tell me more.
>Wanted: short contributed notes.
>Jamie Shanley (a fellow USGS colleague) and I are trying to assemble a
>multi-authored chapter with a tentative title of "Isotopic Indicators of
>Environmental Change" for a book that Jeff McDonnell and I are co-editing
>on "Isotope Tracers in Catchment Hydrology". This chapter is one of the
>last unfinished chapters and we plan to get the book off to the publisher
>(Elsevier) this fall.
>Over the last several months, we have solicited short contributions from a
>number of colleagues. We have now assembled these contributions into a
>moderately cohesive chapter, and find that we have several big gaps in our
>coverage of the topic. Hence, we decided to try soliciting short
>contributions from this chat group to fill in the gaps.
>Below is a listing of topics that have not yet been covered. If you are
>interested in contributing a short note to the chapter and joining our LONG
>list of co-authors, let me know which topic sounds interesting and I will
>send you additional information about the book. We are looking for
>SHORT contributions: 2-4 double spaced pages maximum, plus an
>optional figure or table. The note should contain a brief review of the
>topic (including theoretical and/or historical background), and one or more
>case studies. We need these short notes ASAP, by the end of August at
>modern growth studies of potential climatic "proxies" (ie, fish, bivalves,
>etc) in streams and lakes (ostracods are covered already)
>isotopic indicators of modern air pollution: S-34, S-35, N-15, automobile
>isotope tracing of migratory birds and animals
>groundwater as reservoir of paleoclimatic information (recent
>anthropogenic effects are already covered)
>clays and oxides as environmental indicators
>organic matter in lakes
>miscellaneous terrestrial biological proxies: snails, bones, berries, etc
>rings and pack-rat middens are already covered)
>isotopic indicators of changes in terrestrial plant communities
>Sr isotopes and weathering rates
>Carol Kendall Phone:
>U.S. Geological Survey Fax: 1-415-329-4538
>345 Middlefield Road, MS 434
>Menlo Park, CA, 94025 USA email: [log in to unmask]
Scott W. Starratt
Geologic Names Unit MS 959 (soon to be who knows what?)
U.S. Geological Survey
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Menlo Park CA 94025
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