Articles | Volume 21, issue 9
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 4283–4300, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-4283-2017
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 4283–4300, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-4283-2017
Research article
31 Aug 2017
Research article | 31 Aug 2017

Carbon isotopes of dissolved inorganic carbon reflect utilization of different carbon sources by microbial communities in two limestone aquifer assemblages

Martin E. Nowak et al.

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In the present study we combined measurements of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) isotopes with a set of different geochemical and microbiological methods in order to get a comprehensive view of biogeochemical cycling and groundwater flow in two limestone aquifer assemblages. This allowed us to understand interactions and feedbacks between microbial communities, their carbon sources, and water chemistry.