Data for: Tree xylem water isotope analysis by Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry and Laser Spectroscopy: a dataset to explore drought response

Published: 26 April 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/898yvzkd26.1
Simon Carrière


The use of xylem isotopes is an increasingly commonly used approach in eco-hydrological studies. Carrière et al. [2019] used this dataset to better understand where trees uptakes water under drought condition on a Mediterranean karstic system. Despite this technique is widely used, analytical issues still discussed within user community. We have conducted a number of tests which are relevant to be shared to animate the debate. We show that mass and laser spectrometer analyzes give very similar results for 46 xylem water and 9 drainage water samples. The full dataset (219 samples) shows that the xylem water undergo a deuterium fractionation which make the deuterium data unusable in the current state.



Ecology, Water Science, Forest, Oxygen Isotope