EGU Session on "Stable isotopes to study water and nutrient dynamics in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum"
We are organizing for the fourth time a session on the application of stable isotopes to study water and nutrient dynamics in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum for the EGU General Assembly taking place in Vienna between May 3rd and 8th 2020. You are invited to submit your abstract to this session before January 15, 2020 here. We are happy that Christiane Werner from the University of Freiburg agreed to give an invited talk.
The session description is as follows:
Stable isotopes are powerful tools for tracing fluxes of water and associated nutrients in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. They are increasingly used by various disciplines to better understand the functioning of the soil-plant-atmosphere system. While new methods allow measurements at high spatial and temporal resolution, studies applying tracer methods are now tackling complex interactions between soil processes, plant physiology and ecology, and variable atmospheric drivers. As such, methodological developments and changes are happening quickly and have a strong bearing on process understanding and interpretation of findings. This session aims to address the current state of the art for methods, applications, and process interpretations using stable isotopes in the critical zone and to foster interdisciplinary exchange. We welcome experimental and modeling studies that present methodological developments and applications of isotope tracers to improve the actual knowledge of the water and nutrient exchanges at the soil-plant-atmosphere interfaces. Studies that seek to cross disciplinary boundaries and reveal new eco-hydrological process understanding are especially welcome.