Calcium Stable Isotope Geochemistry

  • Nikolaus Gussone
  • Anne-Desiree Schmitt
  • Alexander Heuser
  • Frank Wombacher
  • Martin Dietzel
  • Edward Tipper
  • Martin Schiller

Part of the Advances in Isotope Geochemistry book series (ADISOTOPE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Frank Wombacher, Anne-Desirée Schmitt, Nikolaus Gussone, Alexander Heuser
    Pages 1-22
  3. Alexander Heuser, Anne-Désirée Schmitt, Nikolaus Gussone, Frank Wombacher
    Pages 23-73
  4. Nikolaus Gussone, Alexander Heuser
    Pages 111-144
  5. Anne-Désirée Schmitt
    Pages 145-172
  6. Edward T. Tipper, Anne-Désirée Schmitt, Nikolaus Gussone
    Pages 173-222
  7. Martin Schiller, Nikolaus Gussone, Frank Wombacher
    Pages 223-245
  8. Alexander Heuser
    Pages 247-260

About this book


This book provides an overview of the fundamentals and reference values for Ca stable isotope research, as well as current analytical methodologies including detailed instructions for sample preparation and isotope analysis. As such, it introduces readers to the different fields of application, including low-temperature mineral precipitation and biomineralisation, Earth surface processes and global cycling, high-temperature processes and cosmochemistry, and lastly human studies and biomedical applications. The current state of the art in these major areas is discussed, and open questions and possible future directions are identified. In terms of its depth and coverage, the current work extends and complements the previous reviews of Ca stable isotope geochemistry, addressing the needs of graduate students and advanced researchers who want to familiarize themselves with Ca stable isotope research.


Calcium Isotopes Stable Isotope Fractionation Ca isotopes Calcium Ca δ44Ca δ44/40Ca EASI Fractionation Ca biogeochemical Cycle Analytical Methods Calcium Metabolism Biological Isotope Fractionation

Authors and affiliations

  • Nikolaus Gussone
    • 1
  • Anne-Desiree Schmitt
    • 2
  • Alexander Heuser
    • 3
  • Frank Wombacher
    • 4
  • Martin Dietzel
    • 5
  • Edward Tipper
    • 6
  • Martin Schiller
    • 7
  1. 1.Institut für MineralogieUniversität MünsterMünsterGermany
  2. 2.LHyGeSBesancon CXFrance
  3. 3.Universität BonnBonnGermany
  4. 4.Inst für Geologie und MineralogieUniversität zu KölnKölnGermany
  5. 5.Institute of Applied GeosciencesGraz University of TechnologyGrazAustria
  6. 6.Dept Earth SciencesCambridgeUnited Kingdom
  7. 7.Ctr for Star & Planet FormationNatural History Museum of DenmarkKøbenhavnDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-68948-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68953-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-5105
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-5113
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