Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Special Issue: Dedicated to Professor Dr Hanns-Ludwig Schmidt on the occasion of his 85th birthday.

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This special issue contains papers providing information on the different fundamental, methodical and applied research on the stable isotope composition of the main elements of the biosphere. Topics covered include: the complex isotopologue space of glucose as a framework for the study of human intermediary metabolism; investigation of the stereochemical course of ene reductase-catalysed reactions by deuterium labelling; 13C discrimination between diet, faeces, milk and milk components; milk production and nutrient partitioning as measured by 13C enrichment of milk components during C3 and C4 plant feeding in purebred Holstein and in Charolais × Holstein F2 crossbred cows; multi-element (C, H, O) stable isotope analysis for the authentication of balsamic vinegars; change of geographical location from Germany (Bavaria) to USA (Arizona) and its effect on H-C-N-S stable isotopes in human hair; isotope evidence for preferential dispersal of fast-spreading invasive gobies along man-made river bank structures; changes in δ13C of dark respired CO2 and organic matter of different organs during early ontogeny in groundnut plants; bias in estimated online leaf carbon isotope discrimination due to woody tissues; seasonal variation of leaf wax n-alkane production and δ2H values from the evergreen oak tree, Quercus agrifolia; stable hydrogen and carbon isotope ratios of methoxyl groups during plant litter degradation; and multi-factorial in vivo stable isotope fractionation - causes, correlations, consequences and applications.