Title: The use of the stable oxygen isotope (O18) to follow the water distribution and absorption in riparian woodlands. 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2002 
Availability: Nukleonika 47: S71-S74 
Author 1/Producer: Lambs, L 
Other Authors/Producers: Loudes, J.-P. and Berthelot, M. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Publisher: Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology 
Publisher City: 16 Dorodna Str., 03-195 Warsaw, Poland; 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www.ichtj.waw.pl/ichtj/nukleon/back/full/vol47_2002/v ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Geochemistry
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Groundwater processes overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Hydrogeology
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Water resources and their management -->Monitoring and mitigation
Water resources and their management -->River basin management
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Short description: Stable oxygen isotopes can be used to trace the origin of water used by trees in the riparian zones of rivers in temperate regions 
Long description: In temperate regions, the ribbon of vegetation in riparian zones is typically dominated by deciduous trees reflecting the influence of human activities. Such woodlands depend have to be capable of adapting to rapid changes in water levels and soil moisture conditions. The three main water sources are typically river water originating in the mountains, groundwater and rainfall. Stable isotopes, such as oxygen-18, can identify different water sources and thus can be used be used to trace water movement within the riparian zone, identifying the sources used by the trees growing in these areas. 
Link to Project(s): FLOBAR2 Floodplain Biodiversity and Restoration
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 05/06/2007

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