RadiCal

Radiolarian silicon stable isotope Calibration: Development of a novel palaeo-proxy for marine silicon cycling

Coordination

Jill Sutton

Project type

National

Funding

ANR

Project duration

Start Date

22/07/2024

End Date

22/07/2024

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The RadiCal project offers to develop Radiolarians as a novel palaeo-proxy for marine silicon cycling by Calibrating the silicon stable isotope composition (δ30Si) of these organisms to their modern environment. This objective will be achieved by applying an innovative multidisciplinary approach evaluating the influence of the modern environment and taxonomy on the variability of radiolarian silicon isotope fractionation (1) in situ, (2) under laboratory-controlled conditions, and (3) from a core-top calibration study from a variety of different oceanographic basins within the Southern Ocean.

The team

Contributors

Xavier Crosta, Fabrice Not, Anne Trinquier, Leanne Armand