Emily’s paper on triple oxygen and clumped isotopes in Serengeti soil carbonates is out!

Check out Emily’s paper on triple oxygen and clumped isotopes in Serengeti soil carbonates.

This work was a product of Emily’s NSF postdoc in the lab where she put together a quick and very thorough field season to the Serengeti in Feb 2018 to collect soils and soil water. The results: lower carbonate clumped isotope (∆47) temperatures than elsewhere in eastern Africa and triple oxygen isotope (∆17O) values that track local aridity gradients. Stay tuned for more work coming out from Emily with results from this Serengeti transect and for more work on ∆17O in soil carbonates from the lab.

photo credit: Emily Beverly

The citation:
Beverly EJ, Levin NE, Passey BH, Aron PG, Yarian DA, Page M, Pelletier EM. 2021. Triple oxygen and clumped isotopes in modern soil carbonate along an aridity gradient in the Serengeti, Tanzania,
Earth and Planetary Science Letters 567, 116952. doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2021.116952

And the link to ESSOAr open access pre-print.