Recent Publications

This compilation contains a non-comprehensive list of recent publications that may be of interest to the FIRMS community. Inclusion of an article in this list does not mean that FIRMS approves the content. You are encouraged to consider critically whether (i) the experimental work complies with SI guidelines and the FIRMS Good Practice Guide; and (ii) whether the conclusions drawn are based on sound scientific background information.

Ai, G., Sun, T. and Dong, X., "Gas chromatography/isotope ratio mass spectrometry: Analysis of methanol, ethanol and acetic acid by direct injection of aqueous alcoholic and acetic acid samples," Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. (2014),

Ansmann, I.C., Lanyon, J.M., Seddon, J.M. and Parra, G.J., "Habitat and resource partitioning among indo-pacifc bottlenose dolphins in moreton bay, australia," Marine Mammal Science (2015), 31:211-230

Barbieri, A.B., Sarkis, J.E.S., Martinelli, L.A., Bordon, I.C.A.C., Mitteregger, H. and Hortellani, M.A., "Forensic evaluation of metals (Cr, Cu, Pb, Zn), isotopes (d13C and d15N), and C:N ratios in freshwater sediment," Environ. Forensics (2014),

Bartelink, E.J., Berg, G.E., Beasley, M.M. and Chesson, L.A., "Appliocation of stable isotope forensics for predicting region of origin of human remains from past wars and conficts," Annals of Anthropological Practice (2014), 38(1):124-136

Baumann, E.J. and Crowley, B.E., "Stable isotopes reveal ecological di erences amongst now-extinct proboscideans from the cincinnati region, usa," Boreas (2015), 44(1):240-254

Bay, L.J., Chan, J.S.H. and Walczyk, T., "Isotope ratio analysis of carbon and nitrogen by elemental analyser continusous ow isotope ratio mass spectrometry (EA-CF-IRMS) without the use of a reference gas," J. Anal. At. Spec. (2014), 30:310-314

Beckett, N.M., Cresswell, S.L., Grice, D.I. and Carter, "Isotopic profling of seized benzylpiperazine and tri uoromethylphenylpiperazine tablets using d13C and d15N stable isotopes," Sci. & Just. (2015a), 55:51-56, FIRMS Special Issue

Beckett, N.M., Grice, D.I., Carter, J. and Cre, "Precursor discrimination of designer drug benzylpiperazine using d13C and d15N stable isotopes," Sci. & Just. (2015b), 55:57-62, FIRMS Special Issue

Bendrey, R., Vella, D., Zazzo, A., Balasse, M. and Lepetz, S., "Exponentially decreasing tooth growth rate in horse teeth: implications for isotopic analyses," Archaeometry (2015) : in press

Bontempo, L., Ceppa, F., Ziller, L., Pedrini, P., Hobson, K.A., Wassenar, L.I. and Camin, F., "Comparison of methods for stable isotope ratio (d13C, d15N,d2H, d18O) measurements of feathers," Meth. Ecol. Evo. (2014), 5:363-371

Bowen, G.J., Liu, Z., Vander Zanden, H.B., Zhao, L. and Takahashi, G., "Geographic assignment with stable isotopes in IsoMAP," Methods in Ecology and Evolution (2014), 5(3):201-206

Brand, W.A., Coplen, T.B., Vogl, J., Rosner, M. and Prohaska, T., "Assessment of international reference materials for isotope-ratio analysis (IUPAC Technical Report)," Pure Appl. Chem. (2014), 86:425-467, Feature Article

Brooker, L., Cawley, A., Drury, J., Edey, C., Hasick, N. and Goebel, C., "Stable carbon isotope ratio profling of illicit testosterone preparations - domestic and international seizures," Drug Testing and Analysis (2014), 6(10):996-1001

Buckberry, J., Montgomery, J., Towers, J., Mldner, G., Holst, M., Evans, J., Gledhill, A., Neale, N. and Lee-Thorp, J., "Finding vikings in the danelaw," Oxford Journal of Archaeology (2014), 33(4):413-434

Carter, J.F. and Doyle, S., "An introduction to the FIRMS 2013 conference special edition of Science and Justice," Sci. & Just. (2015), 55:1-1, FIRMS Special Issue

Carter, J.F., Doyle, S., Phasumane, B. and Nic Dæid, N., "The role of isotope ratio mass spectrometry as a tool for the comparison of physical evidence," Sci. & Just. (2014), 54:327-334

Carter, J.F., Yates, H.S.A. and Tinggi, U., "A global survey of the stable isotope and chemical compositions of bottled and canned beers as a guide to authenticity," Sci. & Just. (2015), 55:18-26, FIRMS Special Issue

Cengiz, M.F., Durak, M.Z. and Ozturk, M., "In-house validation for the determination of honey adulteration with plant sugars (C4) by isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IR-MS)," Food Sci. Tech. (2014), 57:9-15

Chesson, L.A., Tipple, B.J., Barnette, J.E., Cerling, T.E. and Ehleringer, J.R., "The potential for application of ink stable isotope analysis in questioned document examination," Sci. & Just. (2015), 55:27-33, FIRMS Special Issue

Çinar, S.B., Eksi, A. and Coskun, I., "Carbon isotope ratio (13C/12C) of pine honey and detection of HFCS adulteration," Food Chem. (2014), 157:10-13

Coleman, M. and Meier-Augenstein, W., "Ignoring iupac guidelines for measurement and reporting of stable isotope abundance values a ects us all," Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (2014), 28(17):1953-1955

Collins, M. and Salouros, H., "A review of some recent studies on the stable isotope profling of methylamphetamine: Is it a useful adjunct to conventional chemical profling?" Sci. & Just. (2015), 55:2-9, FIRMS Special Issue

Cooper, R.J., Krueger, T., Hiscock, K.M. and Rawlins, B.G., "Sensitivity of uvial sediment source apportionment to mixing model assumptions: A bayesian model comparison," Water Resources Research (2014), 50(11):9031-9047

Coplen, T., Qi, H., Tarbox, L., Lonenz, J.M. and Buck, B., "USGS 46 Greenland Ice Core water - a new isotopic reference material for d2H and d18O measurements of water," Geostd. Geoanal. Res. (2014), 38:153-157

Dunn, P.J.H., Malinovsky, D. and Goenaga-Infante, H., "Calibration strategies for the determination of stable carbon absolute isotope ratios in a glycine candidate reference material by elemental analyseriosotope ratio mass spectrometry," Anal. Bioanal. Chem. (2014), : in press

Faghihi, V., Verstappen-Dumoulin, B.M.A.A., Jansen, H.G., van Dijk, G., Aerts-Bijma, A.T., Kerstel, E.R.T., Groning, M. and Meijer, H.A.J., "A new high-quality set of singly (2h) and doubly (2h and 18o) stable isotope labeled reference waters for biomedical and other isotope-labeled research," Rapid Commun. Mass Spec. (2015), 29:311-321

Font, L., Jonker, G., van Aalderen, P.A., Schlitmans, E.F. and Davies, G.R., "Provenancing of unidentified World War II casualties: Application of strontium and oxygen isotope analysis in tooth enamel," Sci. & Just. (2015a), 55:10-17, FIRMS Special Issue

Font, L., van der Peijl, G., va Leuwen, C., van Wetten, I. and Davies, G.R., "Identifcation of the geographical place of origin of an unidentifed individual by multi-isotope analysis," Sci. & Just. (2015b), 55:34-42, FIRMS Special Issue

Fourel, F., Martineau, F., Seris, M. and Lceuyer, C., "Simultaneous N, C, S stable isotope analyses using a new purge and trap elemental analyzer and an isotope ratio mass spectrometer," Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. (2014), 28:1-8

Gauchotte-Lindsay, C., McGregor, L.A., Assal, A., Thomas, R. and Kalin, R.M., "Highlighting the e ects of co-eluting interferences on compound-specific stable isotope analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by using comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography," ChemPlusChem (2014), 79(6):804-812

Gilevska, T., Gehre, M. and Richnow, H.H., "Performance of the wet oxidation unit of the HPLC isotope ratio mass spectrometry system for halogenated compounds," Anal. Chem. (2014), 86:7252-7257

Good, S.P., Kennedy, C.D., Stalker, J.C., Chesson, L.A., Valenzuela, L.O., Beasley, M.M., Ehleringer, J.R. and Bowen, G.J., "Patterns of local and nonlocal water resource use across the western u.s. determined via stable isotope intercomparisons," Water Resources Research (2014), 50(10):8034-8049

Hahn, S., Dimitrov, D., Rehse, S., Yohannes, E. and Jenni, L., "Avian claw morphometry and growth determine the temporal pattern of archived stable isotopes," Journal of Avian Biology (2014), 45(2):202-207

Helliker, B.R., "Reconstructing the d18O of atmospheric water vapour via the cam epiphyte tillandsia usneoides: seasonal controls on d18O in the feld and large-scale reconstruction of d18Oa," Plant, Cell & Environment (2014), 37(3):541-556

Hobson, K.A. and Koehler, G., "On the use of stable oxygen isotope (d18O) measurements for tracking avian movements in north america," Ecology and Evolution (2015) : in press

Hobson, K.A., Van Wilgenburg, S.L., Faaborg, J., Toms, J.D., Rengifo, C., Sosa, A.L., Aubry, Y. and Brito Aguilar, R., "Connecting breeding and wintering grounds of neotropical migrant songbirds using stable hydrogen isotopes: a call for an isotopic atlas of migratory connectivity," Journal of Field Ornithology (2014), 85(3):237-257

Howa, J.D., Lott, M.J., Chesson, L.A. and Ehleringer, J.R., "Carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios of factory-produced RDX and HMX," Forensic Sci. Int. (2014a), 240:80-87

Howa, J.D., Lott, M.J. and Ehleringer, J.R., "Isolation and stable nitrogen isotope analysis of ammonium ions in ammonium nitrate prills using sodium tetraphenylborate," Rapid Commun. Mass Spec. (2014b), 28:1530-1534

Howa, J.D., Lott, M.J. and Ehleringer, J.R., "Observations and sources of carbon and nitrogen isotope ratio variation of pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN)," Forensic Sci. Int. (2014c), 244:152-157

Hyodo, F., Matsumoto, T., Takematsu, Y. and Itioka, T., "Dependence of diverse consumers on detritus in a tropical rain forest food web as revealed by radiocarbon analysis," Functional Ecology (2014):in press

Jackson, G.P., An, Y., Konstantynova, K.I. and Rashaid, A.H.B., "Biometrics from the carbon isotope ratio analysis of amino acids in human hair," Sci. & Just. (2015), 55:24-42, FIRMS Special Issue

Jasper, J.P., Zhang, F., Poe, R.B. and Linhardt, R.J., "Stable isotopic analysis of porcine, bovine, and ovine heparins," Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2014) : in press

Kamenov, G.D., Kimmerle, E.H., Curtis, J.H. and Norris, D., "Georeferencing a cold case victim with lead, strontium, carbon and oxygen isotopes," Annals of Anthropological Practice (2014), 38(1):137-154

Kaown, D., Shouakar-Stash, O., Yang, J., Hyun, Y. and Lee, K.K., "Identifcation of multiple sources of groundwater contamination by dual isotopes," Groundwater (2014), 52(6):875-885

Kaupová, S., Herrscher, E., Velemínsky, P., Cabut, S., Poácek, L. and Bruzek, J., "Urban and rural infant-feeding practices and health in early medieval central europe (9th - 10th century, czech republic)," American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2014), 155(4):635-651

Kirillova, E.N., Andersson, A., Tiwari, S., Srivastava, A.K., Bisht, D.S. and Gustafsson, R., "Water-soluble organic carbon aerosols during a full new delhi winter: Isotope-based source apportionment and optical properties," Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (2014), 119(6):3476-3485

Kloppmann, W., Leroux, L., Bromblet, P., Guerrot, C., Proust, E., Cooper, A.H., Worley, N., Smeds, S.A. and Bengtsson, H., "Tracing medieval and renaissance alabaster works of art back to quarries: A multi-isotope (Sr, S, O) approach," Archaeometry (2014), 56:203-219

Knudson, K.J., Goldstein, P.S., Dahlstedt, A., Somerville, A. and Schoeninger, M.J., "Paleomobility in the tiwanaku diaspora: Biogeochemical analyses at rio muerto, moquegua, peru," American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2014), 155(3):405-421

Krajko, J., Varga, Z., Yalcintas, E., Wallenius, M. and Mayer, K., "Application of neodymium isotope ratio measurements for the origin assessment of uranium ore concentrates," Talanta (2014), 129:499-504

Landwehr, J.M., Coplen, T.B. and Stewart, D.W., "Spatial, seasonal, and source variability in the stable oxygen and hydrogen isotopic composition of tap waters throughout the usa," Hydrological Processes (2014), 28(21):5382-5422

Langel, R. and Dyckmans, J., "Combined 13c and 15n isotope analysis on small samples using a nearconventional elemental analyzer/isotope ratio mass spectrometer setup," Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. (2014), 28:1019-1022

Laursen, K.H., Schjoerring, J.K., Kelly, S.D. and Husted, S., "Authentication of organically grown plants - advantages and limitations of atomic spectroscopy for multi-element and stable isotope analysis," TrAC (2014), 59:73-82

van Leeuwen, K.A., Prenzler, P.D., Ryan, D. and Camin, F., "Gas chromatography-combustion-isotope ratio mass spectrometry for traceability and authenticity in foods and beverages," Comp. Rev. Food Sci. & Food Safety (2014),

Lehn, C., Rossmann, A. and Graw, M., "Provenancing of unidentifed corpses by stable isotope techniques - presentation of case studies," Sci. & Just. (2015), 55:72-88, FIRMS Special Issue

Levitt, N.P., "Sample matrix e ects on measured carbon and oxygen isotope ratios during continuous- ow isotope-ratio mass spectrometry," Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (2014), 28(21):2259-2274

Lorenz, J.M., Tarbox, L., Buck, B., Qi, H. and Coplen, T.B., "Biscayne aquifer drinking water (USGS45): A new isotopic reference material for d2H and d18O measurements of water," Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. (2014), 28:2031-2034

Magioli, M., Moreira, M.Z., Ferraz, K.M.B., Miotto, R.A., de Camargo, P.B., Rodrigues, M.G., da Silva Canhoto, M.C. and Setz, E.F., "Stable isotope evidence of puma concolor (felidae) feeding patterns in agricultural landscapes in southeastern brazil," Biotropica (2014), 46(4):451-460

McLean, S.J., Ikegaya, H., Saukko, P.J., Zheng, H.Y., Itoh, K. and Fushiki, S., "The utilization of stable isotope analysis for the estimation of the geographic origin of unidentifed cadavers," Forensic Sci. Int. (2014), 245:45-50

Meier-Augenstein, W. and Coleman, M., "Ignoring IUPAC guidelines for measurement and reporting of stable isotope abundance values affects us all," Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. (2014), 28:1953-1955

Meier-Augenstein, W., Kemp, H.F., Schenk, E.R. and Almirall, J.R., "Discrimination of unprocessed cotton on the basis of geographic origin using multi-element stable isotope signatures," Rapid Commun. Mass Spec. (2014), 28:545-552

Mizota, C. and Yamanaka, T., "The stable isotopic composition of historical black powder applicable to a japanese tanegashima matchlock," Archaeometry (2015) : in press

Mizota, C., Yamanaka, T. and Ichinose, A., "The provenance of historical gunpowder from south-western japan: A stable isotopic approach," Archaeometry (2014) : in press

Muhammad, S.A., Hayman, A.R., Van Hale, R. and Frew, R.D., "Assessing carbon and hydrogen isotopic fractionation of diesel fuel n-alkanes during progressive evaporation," J. Forensic Sci. (2014), 60:S56-S65

Muhammad, S.A., Hayman, A.R., Van Hale, R. and Frew, R.D., "Assessing carbon and hydrogen isotopic fractionation of diesel fuel n-alkanes during progressive evaporation," Journal of Forensic Sciences (2015), 60:S56-S65

Munksgaard, N.C., Cheesman, A.W., Wurster, C.M., Cernusak, L.A. and Bird, M.I., "Microwaadulteration-isotope ratio infrared spectroscopy (ME-IRIS): a novel technique for rapid extraction and in-line analysis of d18O and d2H values of water in plants, soils and insects," Rapid Commun. Mass Spec. (2014), 28:2151-2161

Nietner, T., Haughey, S.A., Ogle, N., Fauhl-Hassek, C. and Elliot, C.T., "Determination of geographical origin of distillers dried grains and solubles using isotope ratio mass spectrometry," Food Res. Int. (2014), 60:146-153

Pate, F.D. and Owen, T.D., "Stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes as indicators of sedentism and territoriality in late holocene south australia," Archaeology in Oceania (2014), 49(2):86-94

Pekarsky, S., Angert, A., Haese, B., Werner, M., Hobson, K.A. and Nathan, R., "Enriching the isotopic toolbox for migratory connectivity analysis: a new approach for migratory species breeding in remote or unexplored areas," Diversity and Distributions (2015) : in press

Qi, H., Coplen, T.B., Olack, G.A. and Vennemann, T.W., "Caution on the use of NBS 30 biotite for hydrogen-isotope measurements with on-line high-temperature conversion systems," Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. (2014a), 28:1987-1994

Qi, H., Coplen, T.B., Tarbox, L., Lorenz, J.M. and Scholl, M., "USGS 48 Puerto Rico precipitation - a new isotopic reference material for d2H and d18O measurements of water," Isotop. Environ. Health Stud. (2014b), 50:442-447

Qi, H., Lorenz, Coplen, T. B. Tarbox, L., Meyer, B. and Taylor, S., "Lake louise water (USGS47): A new isotopic reference water for stable hydrogen and oxygen isotope measurements," Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. (2014c), 28:351-354

Redfern, R.C., DeWitte, S.N., Pearce, J., Hamlin, C. and Dinwiddy, K.E., "Urban & rural di erences in roman dorset, england: A bioarchaeological perspective on roman settlements," American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2015) : in press

Remien, C.H., Adler, F.R., Chesson, L.A., Vaenzuela, L.O., Ehleringer, J.R. and Cerling, T.E., "Deconvolution of isotope signals from bundles of multiple hairs," Oecologia (2014), 175:781-789

Retief, K., West, A.G. and Pfab, M.F., "Can stable isotopes and radiocarbon dating provide a forensic solution for curbing illegal harvesting of threatened cycads?" Journal of Forensic Sciences (2014), 59(6):1541-1551

Robertson, K.L., Rowland, N.E. and Krigbaum, J., "Effects of caloric restriction on nitrogen and carbon stable isotope ratios in adult rat bone," Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (2014), 28(19):2065-2074

Schlacher, T.A. and Connolly, R.M., "Effects of acid treatment on carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios in ecological samples: a review and synthesis," Meth. Ecol. Evo. (2014), 5:541-550

Sjastad, K., Simonsen, S.L. and Andersen, T.H., "Lead isotope ratios for bullets, a descriptive approach for investigative purposes and a new method for sampling of bullet lead," Forensic Sci. Int. (2014), 244:7-15

Snoeck, C., Lee-Thorp, J., Schulting, R., de Jong, J., Debouge, W. and Mattielli, N., "Calcined bone provides a reliable substrate for strontium isotope ratios as shown by an enrichment experiment," Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (2015), 29(1):107-114

Stepanczak, B., Szostek, K. and Pawlyta, J., "Human bone oxygen isotope ratio changes with aging," Geochronometria (2014), 41:147-159

Stojanovska, N., Tahtouh, M., Kelly, T., Beavis, A. and Fu, S., "Qualitative analysis of seized cocaine samples using desorption electrospray ionization- mass spectrometry (desi-ms)," Drug Testing and Analysis (2014) : in press

Sturchio, N.C., Beloso, A., Heraty, L.J., Wheatcraft, S. and Schumer, R., "Isotopic tracing of perchlorate sources in groundwater from Pomona, California," Appl. Geochem. (2014), 43:80-87

Teng, F.Z. and Yang, W., "Comparison of factors a ecting the accuracy of high-precision magnesium isotope analysis by multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry," Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. (2014), 28:19-24

Toews, D.P.L., Brelsford, A. and Irwin, D.E., "Isotopic variation across the audubon's - myrtle warbler hybrid zone," Journal of Evolutionary Biology (2014), 27(6):1179-1191

Tonra, C.M., Both, C. and Marra, P.P., "Incorporating site and year-specific deuterium ratios (d2H) from precipitation into geographic assignments of a migratory bird," Journal of Avian Biology (2014) : in press

Toske, S.G., Morello, D.R., Berger, J.M. and Vazquez, E.R., "The use of d13C isotope ratio mass spectrometry for methamphetamine profling: Comparison of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine-based samples to P2P-based samples," Forensic Sci. Int. (2014), 234:1-6

Trincherini, P.R., Baf, C., Barbero, P., Pizzoglio, E. and Spalla, S., "Precise determination of strontium isotope ratios by TIMS to authenticate tomato geographical origin," Food Chem. (2014), 145:349-355

Tsutaya, T., Nagaoka, T., Sawada, J., Hirata, K. and Yoneda, M., "Stable isotopic reconstructions of adult diets and infant feeding practices during urbanization of the city of edo in 17th century japan," American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2014), 153(4):559-569

Tsutaya, T., Shimomi, A., Nagaoka, T., Sawada, J., Hirata, K. and Yoneda, M., "Infant feeding practice in medieval japan: Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis of human skeletons from yuigahamaminami," American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2015), 156(2):241-251

Tsutaya, T. and Yoneda, M., "Reconstruction of breastfeeding and weaning practices using stable isotope and trace element analyses: A review," American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2015), 156:2-21

Vander Zanden, H.B., Wunder, M.B., Hobson, K.A., Van Wilgenburg, S.L., Wassenaar, L.I., Welker, J.M. and Bowen, G.J., "Contrasting assignment of migratory organisms to geographic origins using long-term versus year-specific precipitation isotope maps," Methods in Ecology and Evolution (2014), 5(9):891-900

Vautour, G., Poirier, A. and Widory, D., "Tracking mobility using human hair: What can we learn from lead and strontium isotopes?" Sci. & Just. (2015), 55:63-71, FIRMS Special Issue

Waldron, S., Scott, E.M., Vihermaa, L.E. and Newton, J., "Quantifying precision and accuracy of measurements of dissolved inorganic carbon stable isotopic composition using continuous- ow isotope-ratio mass spectrometry," Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. (2014), 28:1117-1126

Walsh, R.G., He, S. and Yarnes, C.T., "Compound-specific d13C and d15N analysis of amino acids: a rapid, chloroformate-based method for ecological studies," Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. (2014), 28:96-108

Webb, E.C., White, C.D., Van Uum, S. and Longsta e, F.J., "Integrating cortisol and isotopic analyses of archeological hair: Reconstructing individual experiences of health and stress," American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2014) : in press

West, A.G., February, E.C. and Bowen, G.J., "Spatial analysis of hydrogen and oxygen stable isotopes ("isoscapes") in ground water and tap water across South Africa," J. Geochem. Expl. (2014), 145:213-222

Willmes, M., McMorrow, L., Kinsley, L., Armstrong, R., Aubert, M., Eggins, S., Falgueres, C., Maureille, B., Mo at, I. and Grun, R., "The IRHUM (Isotopic Reconstruction of Human Migration) database - bioavailable strontium isotope ratios for geochemical fngerprinting in France," Earth Syst. Sci. Data (2014), 6:117-122

Zhou, X.L., Xu, Y.C., Yang, S.H., Hua, Y. and Stott, P., "Effectiveness of femur bone indexes to segregate wild from captive minks, mustela vison, and forensic implications for small mammals," Journal of Forensic Sciences (2015), 60(1):72-75

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