The application of stable isotope techniques in the marine sciences will be two-fold. On the micro scale, stable isotopes will be used to develop a more precise biological understanding at the molecular level through techniques such as compound specific isotope analysis. At the macro scale, stable isotope analysis is being used to understand large-scale ecosystem developments and the interplay of species with one another and their environments.As these techniques develop further, Prof Li believes that Elementar are well placed to aid future research:
The development of innovative new instrumentation by Elementar closely follows the new applications of stable isotopes in marine ecology. Their range of sample preparation systems are technically excellent and the ease of maintenance of these systems ensures that our laboratory is able to conduct world-class research.
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 Yunkai Li et al. 2016. Trophic interactions among pelagic sharks and large predatory teleosts in the northeast central Pacific. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 483: 97-103
Prof Li Publications
(1) Li Y, Gong Y, Zhang Y, Chen X. 2017. Inter-annual variability in trophic patterns of jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) off the Exclusive Economic Zone of Peru, implications from stable isotope values in gladius. Fisheries Research, 187: 22-30.
(2) Li Y, Zhang Y, Xu J, Zhang S. 2017.Spatial variations in food web structures with alternative stable states: evidence from stable isotope analysis in a large eutrophic lake. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology.
(3) Li Y, Zhang Y, Dai X. 2016. Trophic interactions among pelagic sharks and large predatory teleosts in the northeast central Pacific. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 483: 97-103.
(4) Li Y, Hussey N, Zhang Y. 2016. Quantifying ontogenetic stable isotope variation between dermis and muscle tissue of two pelagic sharks. Aquatic Biology, 25: 53-60.
(5) Li Y, Zhang Y, Hussey N, Dai X. 2016. Urea and lipid extraction treatment effects on δ15N and δ13C values in pelagic sharks. Rapid Communication in Mass Spectrometry, 30 (1): 1-8.
(6) Li Y, Zhang M. 2015. Ontogenetic changes in isotopic signatures of an omnivorous fish (Cultrichthys erythropterus) in East Lake Taihu, China. Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 33(3): 725-731.
(7) Li Y, Gong Y, Chen X, Dai X, Zhu J. 2014. Trophic ecology of sharks in the mid-east Pacific Ocean inferred from stable isotopes. Journal of Ocean University of China, 13(2): 278-282.