Stable Isotope Analysis (SIA) – say what?

Just how important is supplementary food to the success of the Red Kite reintroduction?

Arron Watson

When I first became involved with this project, I was told that part of it would involve measuring the stable isotopes of feathers. My reaction was probably the same as most people’s…what’s that? I read a few journals and was amazed at the potential of what can be represented in terms of evidence to a scientific investigation, or proof of the past; so what exactly is it?

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