Scientific Program

All presentations will be held in the Monte Verità auditorium, poster sessions in the Balint hall. Meals and welcome apero take place in the Monte Verità restaurant the. For presentation abstracts, see the final program and abstract book (pdf).

Friday, July 14

until 08:15 Breakfast
08:15 - 08:55
Morning session 1 - Topic 4/6: Medicine & Forensics / Environmental Chemistry & Microbiology
Keynote by Jan Wiederhold (University of Vienna): Mercury isotope signatures as tracers for environmental Hg cycling
08:55 - 09:15 Ekaterina Epova (University of Pau): Application of Strontium and Lead Isotope Ratios for Precise Geographic Origin Determination and Authenticity Testing: Wine, Tea, Dry-Cured Ham
09:15 - 09:35 Kristian Laursen (Kopenhagen University): Food Forensics – Compound-specific Isotope Ratio Analysis for Authenticity Testing of High-value Plant Products
09:35 - 09:55 Galina Timofeeva (PSI/WSL): Influence of recent climate change on tree-ring growth and physiology of two dominant species in Central and Northeastern Yakutia
09:55 - 10:25 Coffee break
10:25 - 10:40 Announcement of the CSF young investigator awards for the best oral and best poster presentations

10:40 - 11:20
Morning session 2 - Topics 7: Ecology
Keynote by Todd Dawson (UC Berkeley): What lies beneath? Using isotopes to explore the linkages among water inputs, flux, storage and fractionation to enhance our understanding of how the subsurface impacts vegetation
11:20 - 11:40 Jürgen Schleucher (University of Umea): Tree-ring cellulose exhibits several distinct intramolecular 13C signals
11:40 - 12:00 Matthias Saurer (PSI/WSL): A millennial reconstruction of the oxygen isotope composition of summer precipitation in the Alps
12:00 - 12:20 Jim Ehleringer (University of Utah): Deciphering the Significance of Intrapopulation Variations in Plant Carbon Isotopes
12:20 - 13:20
Departure of shuttle buses to Locarno SBB