We study the import of terrestrial carbon and its behaviour in aquatic ecosystems.
Radiocarbon analyses are a powerful tool in geochemical studies. We employ natural 14C abundance measurements to derive information about the terrestrial sources of organic carbon, which is channeled into aquatic food webs and converted to CO2.
We operate an Inorganic Carbon Extraction Line to obtain purified carbon dioxide from natural samples. The purified carbon dioxide is required for 14C analysis by accelerated mass spectrometry (AMS).