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 is currently in an acquisition phase in terms of both personnel and instrumentation. We project for our analytical services to be ‘on-line’ by Autumn 2018, including:
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, O2, H2, CO, N2O, or CH4 via continuous flow from the peripheral instruments listed below.
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|n-alkanes & lipids||✔||✔||✔|
|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|
Ongoing and completed projects, grants, & collaborations
|Gerrit Angst||Biology Centre CAS||Effects of simulated wildfires on organic matter||Ongoing|
|Gerrit Angst||Biology Centre CAS||Carbon use efficiency of 13C-glucose under oxic and anoxic conditions in forest soil||GAČR 19-00533Y||Ongoing|
|Hana Šantrůčková||Univ. South Bohemia||Disentangling the effect of substrate quality on the formation and chemical composition of mineral-protected soil organic matter||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
Head of Stable Isotope Laboratory
Dr. Travis B. Meador
Soil & Water Research Infrastructure
Biology Centre CAS
Na Sádkách 7, Room 205A
370 05 České Budějovice, Czechia
+420 387 775 637