Drs. Nathaniel Ostrom and Peggy Ostrom at Michigan State University are offering the Spring Institute in Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry to be held May 9-13, 2016. The Ostrom Lab recently received new instrumentation and the course will thus emphasize bulk isotope analyses by elemental analyzer interface, compound specific isotope analysis as well as isotope analysis by spectroscopic systems. Instructors will include Peggy & Nathaniel Ostrom, Sam Rossman (MSU), and Craig Stricker (USGS)
The course will expand your knowledge of stable isotope biogeochemistry in ecology, climate change, contaminants, oceanography/limnology, paleobiology, real-time isotope analysis and more. Course features include cooperative learning through lecture & laboratory instruction, hands-on experience, discussion of experimental design, sample handling, field techniques, and exposure to rapidly developing techniques including automated analysis of O & H isotope values on organic matter, automated measurement of trace gases (e.g., N2O and CH4), H2O & N2O isotope measurements via spectroscopic methods, multi-element (H, C, N, S, O) isotope analysis of bulk organics, multi-element (H, C, N) molecular-level isotope systematics, and exposure to new state-of-the art instrumentation including new instrumentation by Los Gatos and Isoprime
Enrollment Deadline: March 16, 2016. Early enrollment is recommended as class size is limited.
Enrollment information: Total Cost: $1200, payable by check to ‘MSU Integrative Biology’, 288 Farm Lane, Room 203, East Lansing, MI 48824. There has already been strong interest in the course so early registration is recommended. For more information, please contact: Lisa Craft: craftL@msu.edu or phone 517-355-4642
For more information about the course, please contact: Dr. Peggy Ostrom: firstname.lastname@example.org or Nathaniel Ostrom: email@example.com