The SoWa Stable Isotope Facility is located in České Budějovice, Czechia within the framework of the Soil & Water Research Infrastructure, Biology Center, Czech Academy of Sciences.
We are primarily a collaborative service facility that aims to enable and develop stable isotope applications and to answer congruent research questions. We support interdisciplinary investigations of soil and aquatic habitats by offering scientific consultation, student training, and a broad range of instrumentation and approaches for determining stable isotopic ratios of carbon, nitrogen, sulfur, oxygen, and hydrogen. Our commitment is to scientific merit and publication of the stable isotope ratio measurements generated by our combined thought, time, resources, and facilities.
Initiated in February 2018, the facility currently provides the following measurements:
Analysis protocols currently in development include:
|N2 , N2O, NO2 , NO3||✔||✔|
|n-alkanes & lipids||✔||✔||✔|
The SoWa Stable Isotope Facility is equipped with a Thermo ScientificTM 253 PlusTM 10 kV IRMS configured for the for determining the stable isotopic ratios of C, N, S, O, and H introduced as CO2, N2, SO2, H2, CO, or N2O via continuous flow from the peripheral instruments listed below.
Ongoing and completed projects, grants, & collaborations
|Gerrit Angst||Biology Centre CAS||Effects of simulated wildfires on organic matter||Ongoing|
|Gerrit Angst||Biology Centre CAS||Disentangling the effect of substrate quality on the formation and chemical composition of mineral-protected soil organic matter||GAČR 19-00533Y||Ongoing|
|Hana Šantrůčková & Jolanta Niedzwiecka||Univ. South Bohemia||Carbon use efficiency of 13C-glucose under oxic and anoxic conditions in forest soil||Ongoing|
|Lihini Aluwihare||Univ. California San Diego||Microbial antioxidants as biomarkers of recalcitrant organic matter||CAS MSM200961904||Ongoing|
|Andreas Lorke||Universität Koblenz-Landau||The effect of flow velocity on methane production and oxidation in aquatic sediments||Ongoing|
Our planned instrument constellation and analyses
|Dr. Travis B. Meador||Head of Laboratory||+420 387 775 637||206-NBemail@example.com|
|Mgr. Ljubov Poláková||Technician||205-NBfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Sofia Semitsoglou||Postdoc||205-NBemail@example.com|
|Stanislav Jabinski||Ph.D. Student||205-NBfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|IRMS Lab||a.k.a. “The Luggage”||240-NB|