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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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Volume 14, issue 17
Biogeosciences, 14, 3979–3994, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-3979-2017
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Biogeosciences, 14, 3979–3994, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-3979-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 14 Sep 2017

Research article | 14 Sep 2017

Interplay of community dynamics, temperature, and productivity on the hydrogen isotope signatures of lipid biomarkers

S. Nemiah Ladd et al.
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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (10 May 2017) by Marcel van der Meer
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ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Jul 2017) by Marcel van der Meer
RR by Magdalena Osburn (25 Jul 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Aug 2017) by Marcel van der Meer
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Hydrogen isotopes of lipids provide valuable information about microbial activity, climate, and environmental stress. We show that heavy hydrogen in fatty acids declines from spring to summer in a nutrient-rich and a nutrient-poor lake and that the effect is nearly 3 times as big in the former. This effect is likely a combination of increased biomass from algae, warmer temperatures, and higher algal growth rates.
Hydrogen isotopes of lipids provide valuable information about microbial activity, climate, and...
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