From stable isotope ecology to forensic isotope ecology - Isotopes' tales.

Affiliation

School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Robert Gordon University, The Sir Ian Wood Building, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7GJ, UK. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Stable isotope ecology and forensic isotope ecology are not only linked by name. More often than not, knowledge and insights gained through the former serve as a springboard for application focused work of the latter. This review aims to offer a glimpse into the fascinating world of both though with more emphasis on forensic isotope ecology. To this end a selection of past and recent published work is presented and discussed to highlight both potential and limitations of isotopic analytical approaches to the detection of illegal trade in plants and animals.

Keywords

Bomb-curve,CITES,Food web,Isoscape,Stable isotope,Wildlife forensics,