Waikato Stable Isotope Unit
The Waikato Stable Isotope Unit operates state of the art facilities for measurement
of the heavy isotopes of carbon, nitrogen and oxygen. The Unit has two automated
Europa Scientific mass Spectrometers connected to dry combustion analysers
which can handle 150 samples per day. Service is provided for staff and students
interested in tracing these isotopes in natural systems.
Other services offered by the Unit are carbon and nitrogen analysis of plant,
animal and soil materials. Samples are received from laboratories around the
world for both collaborative work and for analysis on a commercial basis. Details
of services provided may be obtained by visiting or writing to the Director,
Waikato Stable Isotope Unit, at the University.
The Unit’s website is http://isotope.bio.waikato.ac.nz/