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Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Analytical, Environmental and Geo- Chemistry

Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Analytical, Environmental and Geo- Chemistry

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
B-1050 Brussel

Contact
Name
email
phone
website

Research line
Geology, Paleoclimatology, Ecology

Topics
paleoenvironmental research
paleoclimatological research
ecological research

Isotopes
2H, 13C, 15N, 18O, 87Sr

Instruments

Amsterdam VU University – FALW Systems Ecology

Amsterdam VU University – FALW Systems Ecology

De Boelelaan 1085, 1081HV Amsterdam, NL

Contact
Richard van Logtestijn
richard.van.logtestijn@vu.nl
31(0)205987247

Research line
Ecology

Topics
CO2 emissions of peatlands
Nitrogen fixing
Bone collagen trophic level analysis
Tracer experiments

Isotopes
13C, 15N

Instruments
GC/IRMS, EA/C/IRMS

Finnigan Delta Plus
Finnigan Conflo II
Gasbench II
Carlo Erba NC 2500 elemental analyser

Amsterdam VU University – Dept. Ecological Sciences / section animal ecology

Amsterdam VU University – Dept. Ecological Sciences / section animal ecology

De Boelelaan 1085, 1081HV Amsterdam, NL

Contact
Roel Pel
roel.pel@vu.nl
31(0)205987073

Research line
Ecology

Topics
soil food-chain studies
13C-FA-lipidmarker analysis
preferential grazing of soil fungi (saprophytic vs. mycorrhizal)
mycophacous soil invertebrates (springtails, mites, nematodes)

Isotopes
13C

Instruments
GC/C/IRMS, P/GC/C/IRMS

Delta S GC/C/IRMS
Curie-Point pyrolysis inlet (at line thermally-assisted hydrolysis methylation)

Amsterdam University – Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED)

Amsterdam University – Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED)

PO Box 94240, 1090GE Amsterdam
Science Park 904, 1098 XH Amsterdam, NL

Contact
Prof. Karsten kalbitz
K.Kalbitz@uva.nl
31(0)205257434/6637

Cerli Chiara – c.cerli@uva.nl

Research line
Ecology

Topics
With the analyses of C, N, H, and S stable isotopes (δ13C, δ18O, δ15N, δ2H, δ34S) in environmental samples, from soils to sediment and water we study:
–         Effects of changing environmental conditions on the mechanisms and rates of C      stabilization in soils
–         Interactions between land degradation and C sequestration in soils
–         Reconstruction of past environments and climates to improve future predictions
–         Fate of organic pollutants in soils, sediments and water and interactions with organisms exposed to pollution
–         Application of CSIA in forensic science

Isotopes
13C, 15N, 18O, 2H,  32S

Instruments
EA/C/IRMS, EA/P/IRMS, GC/MS, TOC/IRMS

Stable Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer IsoPrime 100 (Elementar – Isoprime) connected with:

Elemental Analyzer, vario ISOTOPE cube
·        EA combustion [CO213C, δ18O), N2 (δ15N), H2 (2H), SO234S)]
·        EA pyrolysis (solid) [H2 (2H), CO (δ18O)]
·        EA pyrolysis (liquid) [H2 (2H), CO (δ18O)]

GC/MS, Agilent 7890A GC-MS-FID with N2 cooled PTV injector, GC5 interface
·        [CO213C), N215N), H22H), CO (δ18O)]

Gas concentrator
·        CO2 and CH413C), N2O (δ15N),

High temperature combustion TOC analyzer, TOC cube, TOC cube interface
·        [CO213C), N215N)]
CO213C, δ18O), N215N), H2 (2H), SO234S)

Ghent University – Isotope Bioscience Laboratory (ISOFYS)

Ghent University – Isotope Bioscience Laboratory  (ISOFYS)

Coupure Links 653, 9000 Gent, B

Contact
Prof. Pascal Boeckx
Pascal.Boeckx@UGent.be
Ugent Stable Isotope Facility
32(0)92646000

Research line
Analytical development, Ecology, Geology

Topics
agronomy, biogeochemistry, ecology, paleoclimatology, hydrology, climate change impacts and adaptation, soil conservation and isotope forensics
new analytical protocols for stable isotopes

Isotopes
13C, 15N, 18O, 2H

Instruments
EA/C/IRMS, TC-EA/IRMS, TG-IRMS, GC/C/IRMS, LC/C/IRMS, SIRIS

EA-IRMS: ANCA-SL (Autom N C Analyser – Solids and Liquids) / SerCon 20-20 IRMS (SysCon electronics)
TC-EA-IRMS: A Sercon ht furnace (1400ºC thermal decomp elem analyser) / Sercon 20-20 IRMS (SysCon electronics)
TG-IRMS: ANCA-TGII (Autom N C Analyser – Trace Gases) / SerCon 20-20 IRMS (SysCon electronics) with cryogenic trapping and focusing of samples
GC-IRMS: A Finnigan Trace GC Ultra with combustion interface (GC combustion III) coupled to a Finnigan DeltaplusXP
LC-IRMS: A Finnigan Surveyor HPLC with LC-IsoLINK interface coupled to a Finnigan DeltaPLUSXP
Wavelength-Scanned Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy Analyser Isotopic Water Analyser: Model L1102-i, Picarro

KU Leuven – Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences

KU Leuven – Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences

Celestijnenlaan 200E, 3001 Leuven, B

Contact
Steven Bouillon
Steven.Bouillon@ees.kuleuven.be
32(0)498513608

Research line
Ecology, Biogeochemistry

Topics
Biogeochemistry
Terrestrial and aquatic biogeochemistry – both natural abundance and tracer experiments.

 Isotopes
13C, 15N, 18O, 32S

δ13C (organic matter, dissolved inorganic carbon, dissolved organic carbon
dissolved CH4, carbonates, specific compounds)
δ15N (organic matter, dissolved N2)
δ18O (H2O, dissolved O2)
δ34S (organic matter)

Instruments
EA/C/IRMS, GC/C/IRMS, TOC/IRMS

Liège University – Dept. Biology Ecology Evolution

Liège University  – Dept. Biology Ecology Evolution

Institut de Chimie, B6c, Allée de la Chimie 3, 4000 Luik B (Sart Tilman)

Contact
Gilles Lepoint
g.lepoint@ulg.ac.be
32(0)43663327

Research line
Ecology

Topics
Oceanology
marine trophic web reconstruction
Environmental and Earth science :
trophic web studies, plant and animal ecology and physiology, pollution, paleoproduction
Targeted ecosystems encompassed marine, terrestrial or freshwater habitats

Isotopes
13C, 15N, 32S

Instruments
EA/C/IRMS, GC/C/IRMS

EA/IRMS, Fison-Micromass, NA1500-Optima (stopped for the moment)
EA/IRMS, Elementar-Isoprime, VarioMicro-Isoprime 100
GC/C/IRMS, Agilent-Isoprime, Isoprime 100
Remarks: only one Isoprime 100 for the two couplings

Radboud University Nijmegen – General instruments

Radboud University Nijmegen – General instruments

Heyendaalseweg 135
6525 AJ Nijmegen, NL

Contact
Jelle Eygensteyn
J.Eygensteyn@science.ru.nl
31(0)243652755

Research line
Ecology

Topics
Experimental Plant Ecology
Environmental Science
Animal Ecology and Ecophysiology

Isotopes
13C, 15N

Instruments
EA/C/IRMS

Elemental analyser + DeltaPlus ( Finnigan)

Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage – Radiocarbon laboratory

Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage – Radiocarbon laboratory

Jubelpark 1, 1000 Brussel, B

Contact
Mark Van Strydonck
mark.vanstrydonck@kikirpa.be
32(0)27396702

Research line
Ecology

Topics
Measurement of the stable isotope ratios of carbon (δ13C) and nitrogen (δ15N) in
archaeological bone collagen in order to determine the general types of dietary patterns in archaeological human populations’

Isotopes
13C, 15N, 14C

Instruments

No own instruments

Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research – Marine Organic Biogeochemistry

Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research – Marine Organic Biogeochemistry

PO Box 59, 1790 AB den Burg
Landsdiep 4, 1797 SZ  ‘t Horntje, Texel, NL

Contact
Stefan Schouten
Stefan.Schouten@nioz.nl
31(0)222369565

Research line
Geology, Paleoclimatology, Ecology

Topics
paleoenvironmental research
paleoclimatological research
ecological research
microbiological research

Isotopes
13C, 15N, 18O, 2H

Instruments
GC/IRMS, EA/C/IRMS, HT-EA/IRMS, GC/P/IRMS, LC/C/IRMS, DI-IRMS Kiel

Thermo Delta Plus with EA and GasBench
Thermo Delta Plus XL with HT-EA and GC-Py
Thermo Delta V with GC-combustion
Thermo Delta V with EA and LC-Isolink
Thermo Delta V with GC-Isolink (C and Py)
Kiel 253 with Kiel IV Carbonate device (shared with Geology department)