Susan Trumbore

room: B2.003
phone: +49 3641 576110
cell/handy: +49 1609 7262795
email: trumbore(at)

Susan Trumbore has been at MPI-BGC since 2009. She is also Professor of Earth System Science at the Unviersity of California Irvine and Honorary Professor in the faculty of Chemistry and Geology at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena.
Trumbore's main research contribution is the application of radiocarbon to study the dynamics of carbon cycling in plants and soils.
Starting in 2014, she is the Editor-in-Chief of 'Global Biogeochemical Cycles.'
She is a member of the speaker team for the Collaborative Research Center AquaDiva and a member of the German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research iDiv.'''

Radiocarbon Book

This book summarizes the material presented in the short course taught with Ted Schuur, Ellen Druffel, John Southon, Claudia Czimczik, Xiaomei Xu and Guaciara Winston and many others developed over the past 15 years. It has been taught at both UC Irvine and MPI-BGC Jena. The book describes the use of radiocarbon as a tracer for the global carbon cycle, and includes chapters on radiocarbon nomenclature, modeling to infer carbon dynamics, and sample preparation for accelerator mass spectrometry measurements. Examples of the uses of radiocarbon in atmosphere, ocean and land ecosystems studies are given.

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