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UC Davis Plant Sciences



ASITA Conference 2014
- Scientific Program

Advances in Stable Isotope Techniques and Applications

Stable Isotope Facility

University of California, Davis

June 15 - 18, 2014

 


 

Scientific Program

Download the Scientific Program and Abstracts here (.zip)

Open Google Calendar here

 

 

Sunday, June 15

Location: Freeborn Hall

 

 

8:00 am

Freeborn Hall Open for Sponsor Set-up

 

 

12:00 pm

Open Registration and Lunch

 

 

 

STABLE ISOTOPE SHORT COURSES

 

 

1:00 pm

A Most Capricious Instrument - Peter Stow, ISOMASS Scientific Inc.

 

 

2:00 pm

Elemental My Dear - Paul Middlestead, G.G.Hatch Stable Isotope Laboratory, University of Ottawa

 

 

3:00 pm

Coffee Break

 

 

3:30 pm

GC-C and GC-Pyrolysis IRMS Short Course: Putting the Gas In Gas Chromatography - Paul Eby, Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures

 

 

4:30 pm

Introduction to Post Analysis Spreadsheets: Automatic Calculation Methods to Adjust for Drift, Blanks, Normalization, and Removal of Statistical Outliers - Paul Brooks, Center for Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry, UC Berkeley

 

 

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Reception – Sponsored by:  Thermo Fisher Scientific / ISOMASS Scientific Inc.

 

Location: Gunrock Pub

 

 

9:30 pm

Last Call for Luggage/Coat Check at Freeborn Hall

 

 

 






























 

 

Monday, June 16

Location: Freeborn Hall

 

 

8:30 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

 

9:00 am

Announcements and Welcome

 

 

9:20 am

Keynote Address – Branching out on Compound Specific Amino Acid Analyses in Microbes, Plants, and Animals – Marilyn Fogel

 

 

10:00 am

Coffee Break

 

 

10:20 am

Measuring N and O isotopes in nitrate in clean green New Zealand's water: method adaptions- A M Phillips

 

 

10:40 am

Applying measurements of N and O isotopes to New Zealand’s nitrate issues: detailing soil sources - Troy Baisden

 

 

11:00 am

Group Discussions:
1) Advanced Topics in C&N EA Analysis – Joy Matthews
2) Nitrate Analysis – Rick Doucett
3) Advances in CSIA – Chris Yarnes

 

 

12:00 pm

Lunch

 

 

1:00 pm

Amino Acid Stable Isotope Analysis of Nitrogen (15N): Development of a Novel Tool for Sea Turtle Ecology and Conservation - Garrett Lemons

 

 

1:20 pm

Rapid, compound-specific δ13C and δ15N analysis of amino acids with chloroformates - Robert Walsh

 

 

1:40 pm

EA-IRMS of sub-micromolar C samples: Concentration and δ13C of DOC in sediment pore water - Koushik Dutta

 

 

2:00 pm

Automation of 13C/12C ratio measurement for seawater DOC using high temperature combustion - Karine Lalonde

 

 

2:20 pm

A triple-ratios characterization of nitrogen-containing compounds in atmospheric N samples from Alberta using chemical conversion and thermal decomposition of N2O - Anna Smirnoff

 

 

2:40 pm

Coffee Break

 

 

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Poster Session with light refreshments

 

 

6:00 pm

Pub Crawl  – led by Rick Doucett

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Tuesday, June 17

Location: Freeborn Hall

 

 

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

 

 

9:00 am

Announcements and ISOGEOCHEM update– Art Kasson

 

 

9:20 am

Storage of Gas and Dissolved Gas Samples for GC-IRMS Measurement- Paul Eby

 

 

9:40 am

Method to make accurate concentration and isotopic measurements for small gas samples- Melissa Palmer

 

 

10:00 am

Coffee Break

 

 

10:20 am

δ13C of dissolved CO2 and DIC in Greenland Lakes – Development of a Field Method - Jennifer Stern

 

 

10:40 am

13C/12C IRMS Analyses of Alcohol Beverages at the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)- Amanda Smith

 

 

11:00 am

Group Discussions:
1) Trace Gas Analyses – Rick Doucett
2) Sulfur Analysis by EA-IRMS – Chris Yarnes
3) DOC / DIC Analysis – Joy Matthews

 

 

12:00 pm

Lunch

 

 

1:00 pm

Lab Relocation: Getting a second chance (The DOs and DON’Ts)– Paul Middlestead

 

 

1:20 pm

Elemental Analyzer Consumables. Our Products are intimately involved with your samples- Scott Hughes

 

 

1:40 pm

VisION – The next generation of isotope ratio mass spectrometry- Craig Barrie

 

 

2:00 pm

Picarro Product Portfolio Update: The new frontier in Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy- Kate Dennis

 

 

2:20 pm

Recent Advances in Laser-Based Measurements of Stable Isotopes Using Off-Axis ICOS- Manish Gupta

 

 

2:40 pm

Coffee Break

 

 

3:00 pm

Group Discussions:
1) Isotope Measurements by Laser Spectroscopy – Andrew Schauer
2) H&O Solid Sample Analysis by TC/EA – Joy Matthews
3) ISODAT – Peter Stow

 

 

4:00 pm

Q & A session

 

 

4:40 pm

Planning for Next Year

 

 

5:00 pm

Break (1 hour)

 

 

6:00 – 11:00 pm

Banquet Dinner – Sponsored by: Elementar Americas, Inc.

 

Speaker: John Hayes

 

Music and Dancing

 

 


 


Wednesday, June 18

Location: Freeborn Hall

 

 

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast and Announcements

 

 

9:00 am

Elementar / Isoprime User's Group Meeting

 

 

10:00 am

SIF Lab Tour (AM group)

10:00 am

Campus Tours: Raptor Center, Entomology Bee Garden, Biological Sciences Conservatory Greenhouses, or Self-guided Tour of the Arboretum & Shields Oak Grove

 

 

12:00 pm

Lunch

 

 

1:00 pm

SIF Lab Tour (PM group)

1:00 pm

LGR User’s Group Meeting

1:00 pm

Picarro User's Group Meeting

 

 

3:00 pm

End of Session – See you next year!

 

 

4:00 pm

Bowling and Pizza at the MU Games Area (non-sponsored event)

 

 

4:30 pm

Davis Farmer’s Market (non-sponsored event)

 

 

 



 

 

 

Posters

 

 

 

Measuring the δ13C signature of dissolved organic carbon: An inter-laboratory comparison study - Andrew Barber

 

 

 

Quantifying inter-laboratory variability in stable isotope analysis of bone collagen and hydroxyapatite - Eric Bartelink

 

 

 

Natural abundances of C, H, N, O and S - Laura Bishop

 

 

 

d18O, dD IRMS.  Towards resolving the contamination issue - Paul Brooks

 

 

Development of a novel approach for sampling aromatic hydrocarbons across the sediment-water interface - Katrina Chu
 
Development and calibration of new natural gas δ13C and δ2H reference standards - Robert F Dias
 
Adventures in denitrification with Pseudomonas aureofaciens - Katharine Ewert
 
Identifying the ideal standard for oxygen isotope analysis of phosphates - Julie Griffin
 
GC-IRMS method for measuring carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios of RDX - Linnea Heraty
 
Source and behavior of dissolved CH4 in hydrothermal plumes revealed by stable isotope measurements - Moonkoo Kim
 
Tracing Eelgrass food webs: Simultaneous analysis of δ13C, δ15N and δ34S of low biomass samples - Agnes Mittermayr
 
In pursuit of small sample analysis on a Vario Isotope Cube - Sara Peek
 
New organic stable isotope reference materials for international distribution - Haiping Qi
 
Comparison of a Gas Chromatograph and a Cavity Ringdown Spectrometer for flux quantification of nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide and methane in closed soil chambers - Nabil Saad
 
Measuring δ15N of N-poor rocks: In-tube combustion meets continuous flow - Andrew Schauer
 
Calibrated high-precision 17O excess measurements using cavity ring-down spectroscopy with laser-current-tuned cavity resonance - Andrew Schauer
 
A membrane inlet mass spectrometer for the study of fast gas reactions - Frank Simpson
 
Variability in nitrogen stable isotope ratios of macroalgae: Consequences for the identification of nitrogen sources - Martin F Soto-Jimenez
 
CSIA of nitrogen containing lipids and their amino acid precursors - Elisabeth Svensson [alt link]
 
Determination of the geographical origin of cheese using multi-element stable isotope ratio analysis - Courtney Tanabe

 

 

 

Data from over 100 isotopic studies of amino acid carbon and nitrogen: Emerging patterns and trends - Robert Walsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
e-mail: sif@ucdavis.edu | phone: 530-752-8100 | fax: 530-752-4361
UC Davis Stable Isotope Facility | Department of Plant Sciences
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