Here is another good reference on wood decay over time...
Schleser, G.H., J. Frielingsdorf, and A. Blair. Carbon isotope behavior in wood and cellulose during artificial aging. Chemical Geology. 1999, 158, 121.
On May 3, 2011, at 8:59 AM, Camila Fernandez wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I have frozen samples of sunken wood (in seawater).
> I want to look at the degradation rates of different kinds of wood and among other things I would like to look into the stable isotope signature over time.
> Does anyone knows if analyses of 13C and 18O are possible in wood? and if so, could anyone recomend a laboratory doing those analyses?
> Thank you
> Camila Fernandez