Paleontology / Paleoclimatology

Sample Selection Recommendations for Biogenic Apatite

Biogenic Apatite (CaPO4) is a molecule made up of calcium, phosphorus and oxygen, which is present in both soft and hard tissues in organisms.

Free Webinar – Biogenic Apatite

Live Webinar: September 20, 2022 – 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Speaker: Maren Pauly, PhD

Biogenic Apatite (CaPO4) Analysis

Isobar Science offers Biogenic Apatite (CaPO4) analysis on bones and teeth samples.

Strontium & Neodymium Case Study: Connecting Atmospheric Dust to Source Region

The concentration, composition and circulation of atmospheric dust can play an important role in the global radiation budget. Sr-Nd-Hf isotopes are inherent in many geological settings and have been used to track the origin of sediments and dust.

Isoscapes: connecting samples to place

Maps demonstrating variability in specific isotopes across a landscape have been produced in varying spatial resolutions (local, regional, global) – known as isoscapes.

Using Strontium Isotopes to Track Animal Origin and Migration

The details of animal origin and migratory routes through terrestrial and aquatic systems can be traced through the analysis of various stable isotopes including strontium, neodymium, carbon and oxygen.

ACRA Webinar on Bones: Isotopes in Dating, Diets and Migration Studies

Bones: Isotopes in Dating, Diets and Migration Studies
Live Webinar: April 14, 2022 – 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time

Isobar’s Webinar: Migration Studies & Geographic Origin

Isobar’s webinar on migration studies and geographic origin will focus on lead isotopes for tracking origin and trade of metal artifacts in addition to using strontium isotopes to track diet.

Tracing Volcanic Eruptions using Strontium Isotopes

Volcanic eruptions are significant geological events with far reaching implications. The analysis of isotopes in various sample types can provide information on the timing and magnitude of past volcanic eruptions.

Boron Isotopes as a Tracer for Oceanic CO2 and Ocean Acidification

Boron isotopes are predominately made up of two naturally occurring stable isotopes – 10B and 11B. In the biosphere, boron represents a trace element integrated into organisms, allowing one to reconstruct variability in δ11B over time.