- Academic publication
Effects of fixatives on stable isotopes of fish muscle tissue: implications for trophic studies on preserved specimens
Durante LM, AJM Sabadel, RD Frew, T Ingram, and SR Wing. (2020)
- Provides a method for resolving trophic level and food web position from museum preserved samples
- Here we are able to measure how food web structure of New Zealand’s commercial fish species have changed over the last 80-90 years
- The method will be a key step for a series of analyses and papers on the changing food web structure of QMS species in New Zealand, with important implication for ecosystem-based management (EBM).
animo acids, environmental change, food web, preserved fish, stable isotopes, trophic ecology