Journal article

Oxygen isotope signatures from land snail (Helix melanostoma) shells and body fluid: Proxies for reconstructing Mediterranean and North African rainfall

Amy L Prendergast, Rhiannon E Stevens, Graeme Barker, Tamsin C O'Connell

Chemical Geology | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2015

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by European Research Council Advanced Investigator Grant

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors wish to thank James Rolfe, David Hodell and Louise Butterworth for assistance with stable isotope analyses; Jessica Royles and Glynn Jones for assistance with snail body fluid extraction; and Evan Hill, Chris Hunt, Abdulla al-Mabrock and Moatz al-Zwei for assistance with sample collection. Khalid El Fadli at the Libyan National Meteorological Centre kindly provided modern climate data. This research was supported by grants from the Rae and Edith Bennett Foundation, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland, the Association for Women Geoscientists, and the Cambridge Philosophical Society (to AP), and a European Research Council Advanced Investigator Grant 230421 (to GB). RES was funded by the Royal Society. The authors would like to thank Gianni Zanchetta and three anonymous reviewers for their detailed comments, which improved the quality of the manuscript.