Travis B. Meador

Travis B. Meador

Organic Geochemist & Head of Stable Isotope Laboratories

Soil & Water Research Infrastructure

  • Biology Centre CAS
  • Na Sádkách 7, 370 05 České Budějovice
  • Czech Republic

Travis has expertise in state-of-the-art techniques in both analytical chemistry and molecular biology to characterize the bulk chemical, functional group, and isotopic composition of physiologically and environmentally relevant molecules (i.e., biomarkers) found in natural organic matter and cultured organisms stemming from all three domains of life (i.e., Eukarya, Bacteria, and Archaea). His research has focused on biogeochemical cycles in the surface and deep oceans, as well as in estuaries, inland waters, and sediments.

Education and Academic Positions

  • 2008 Ph.D., Oceanography, University of California San Diego - Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, USA
  • 2001 B.S. Marine Science, University of South Carolina, USA, summa cum laude

Research Interests

  • Organic Geochemistry
  • Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Stable Isotopes
  • Microbial Food Webs

Teaching Interests

  • Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry


  • Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (continuous flow) with interfaces to EA, GC, LC, & Gas Bench

Travis B. MeadorGroup

Ljubov Poláková

Research assistant

Sofia Semitsoglou Tsiapou

Environmental Chemist


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