RNDr. Michal Tušer, Ph.D.

Job Position: Research Assistant - Department of Fish and Zooplankton Ecology (FZE)

Contact details

Phone: (+420) 737 329 542
E-mail: michal.tuser@hbu.cas.cz
Room: 237


My current research objectives are focused on migration and quantitative ecology of fish, spatiotemporal dynamics of ebullition of carbonic greenhouse gases, and development and data processing of acoustic techniques.

Curriculum vitae


2013    PhD. in Hydrobiology at Faculty of Biology Sciences, University of South Bohemia, CZ (Fish detection by modern sonar systems)

2007    MSc. in Ecology at Faculty of Biology Sciences, University of South Bohemia, CZ (Fish orientation along the longitudinal profile of the Římov reservoir)

2004    BSc. in Ecology at Faculty of Biology Sciences, University of South Bohemia, CZ (The dead zone in acoustic detection of fish near the bottom of reservoirs)


Academic employment

2007 onward  Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Hydrobiology, České Budějovice, CZ

2016 onward  Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, SoWa Research Infrastructure, České Budějovice, CZ



2017-2020    Development of technical measure for protection of natural riverine fish stock against massive migration of undesirable fish species from Lipno reservoir as encouragement of population of brown trout and freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic)

2016-2022    SoWa Research Infrastructure (Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic)

2014-2015    Coexistence of human and freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera in the Vltava River (Operational Programme Environment)

2012-2015    Hydroacoustic distinguishing between fish and bubbles, and quantification of methane bubble ebullition in freshwater reservoirs of temperate zone (Czech Science Foundation)

2012-2015    Centre for Ecological Potential of Fish Communities in Reservoirs and Lakes (CEKOPOT) (Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic administrate the support provided from EU funds)

2008-2010    Monitoring of the fish stock of Czech reservoirs (Grant from Iceland, Liechtestein and Norway through the EEA financial mechanism and the Norwegian financial mechanism)

2008-2009    Fish stock assessment in the Biesbosch reservoirs, the Netherlands (Evides N.V., the Netherlands)

2008             Acoustic studies of behavioural patterns in mesopelagic jellyfish Periphylla periphylla (Universitet i Bergen & Universitet i Oslo, Lurefjorden, Norway)

2007-2010    Horizontal acoustic surveys and fish behaviour in the open water (Czech Science Foundation)

2007             Implementation of imaging sonar technology applied to the analysis of the migration of twaite shad (Alosa fallax) in the river Ebro, Xerta (Catalunya), Spain (Generalitat de Catalunya, Dep. of Environment/IRTA/Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Hydrobiology)



2014    EchoView training course. České Budějovice, Czech Republic (organization and participation)

2013    PERGAMON training school (COST action). Sodankylä Research Station, Finland

2011    Polar Ecology Course - Fish parasites beyond the Polar Circle, University of South Bohemia, Svalbard, Norway

2009    Assessment of aquatic ecosystems Quality Using Acoustics (AQUA). Polish-Norwegian Research Fund, Poland



2017    10th Symposium of European Freshwater Sciences 2017 (SEFS10). Olomouc, Czech Republic

2015    Underwater Acoustics conference and exhibition (UACE2015). Crete, Greece (oral presentation)

2014    Ecology of Fish in Lakes and Reservoirs (EcoFiL). České Budějovice, Czech Republic (organization)

2013    Underwater Acoustics (UA2013). Corfu, Greece (oral presentation)

2012    Polar Ecology Conference 2012. České Budějovice, Czech Republic (poster)

2010    Fish Sampling with Active Methods (FSAM). České Budějovice, Czech Republic (organization)

2008    DIDSON-based Fish Assessment: Techniques for monitoring migratory fish in rivers. Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society with Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Anchorage, Alaska (oral presentation and electronic poster)

2008    Ecosystem Approach with Fisheries Acoustics and Complementary Technologies (SEAFACTS), ICES 6th Symposium in Acoustics. Bergen, Norway (oral presentation)

2007    Fish Stock Assessment Methods for Lakes and Reservoirs: Toward the true picture of fish stock. České Budějovice, Czech Republic (oral presentation)

2004    ICES Annual Science Conference. Vigo, Spain


Journal reviewing

Fisheries Research, Folia Zoologica, Fundamental and Applied Limnology, Inland Waters, Journal of Applied Ichthyology, Journal of Fish Biology, Scientific Reports



Erasmus+ programme (European Commission)

Short-term Scientific Mission (COST)

Czech National and Regional Competition in Ecology (ČSOP)

Lectures and Field excursions for elementary and high schools

Institutional Open-door days and Field courses

Total found: 48 records
Jůza T., Blabolil P., Baran R., Bartoň D. , Čech M., Draštík V., Frouzová J., Holubová M., Ketelaars H.A.M. , Kočvara L., Kubečka J., Muška M., Prchalová M., Říha M., Sajdlová Z., Šmejkal M., Tušer M., Vašek M., Vejřík L., Vejříková I., Wagenvoort A.J., Žák J., Peterka J. (2018) Collapse of the native ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernua) population in the Biesbosch lakes (the Netherlands) owing to round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) invasion Biological Invasions 20 : 1523-1535.
DOI: 10.1007/s10530-017-1644-5
Jůza T., Sajdlová Z., Čech M., Draštík V., Kočvara L., Tušer M., Kubečka J. (2018) Improved trawling setup for sampling pelagic juvenile fish communities in small inland bodies of water Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 48 : 105–108.
DOI: 10.3750/AIEP/02373
Kubečka J., Frouzová J., Tušer M., Baran R., Čech M., Draštík V., Muška M., Říha M., Sajdlová Z. (2018) Výzvy hydroakustiky [Challenges of Hydroacoustics] Vesmír 97 (4) : 228-230.
Muška M., Tušer M., Frouzová J., Mrkvička T., Ricard D., Seďa J., Morelli F., Kubečka J. (2018) Real-time distribution of pelagic fish: combining hydroacoustics, GIS and spatial modelling at a fine spatial scale Scientific Reports 8 : 5381 .
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-23762-z
Balk H., Søvegjarto B.S. , Tušer M., Frouzová J., Muška M., Draštík V., Baran R., Kubečka J. (2017) Surface-induced errors in target strength and position estimates during horizontal acoustic surveys. Fisheries Research 188 : 149-156 .
DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2016.12.017
Baran R., Jůza T., Tušer M., Balk H., Blabolil P., Čech M., Draštík V., Frouzová J., Jayasinghe A.D., Koliada I. , Mrkvička T., Muška M., Ricard D., Sajdlová Z., Vejřík L., Kubečka J. (2017) A novel upward-looking hydroacoustic method for improving pelagic fish surveys Scientific Reports 7 : 4823.
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-04953-6
Blabolil P., Ricard D., Boukal D.S. , Kubečka J., Říha M., Vašek M., Prchalová M., Čech M., Frouzová J., Jůza T., Muška M., Tušer M., Draštík V., Šmejkal M., Vejřík L., Peterka J. (2017) Optimal gillnet sampling design for the estimation of fish community indicators in heterogeneous freshwater ecosystems Ecological Indicators 77 : 368-376 .
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.02.036
Blabolil P., Říha M., Ricard D., Peterka J., Prchalová M., Vašek M., Čech M., Frouzová J., Jůza T., Muška M., Tušer M., Draštík V., Sajdlová Z., Šmejkal M., Vejřík L., Matěna J., Boukal D.S. , Ritterbusch D., Kubečka J. (2017) A simple fish-based approach to assess the ecological quality of freshwater reservoirs in Central Europe Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems 418 : 53.
DOI: 10.1051/kmae/2017043
Kubečka J., Boukal D.S. , Baran R., Blabolil P., Čech M., Draštík V., Frouzová J., Hejzlar J., Jůza T., Matěna J., Muška M., Prchalová M., Říha M., Šmejkal M., Tušer M., Vašek M., Vejříková I. (2017) Může Lipno uspokojit všechny? [Can Lipno satisfy everyone] Rybářství 2017 (4) : 52-54.
Tušer M., Pîcek T., Sajdlová Z., Jůza T., Muška M., Frouzová J. (2017) Seasonal and spatial dynamics of gas ebullition in a temperate water-storage reservoir Water Resources Research 53 : 8266–8276.
DOI: 10.1002/2017WR020694
Axenrot T. , Guillard J., Říha M., Tušer M. (2016) Applying the European hydroacoustic standard on fish abundance estimation (EN 15910). Survey experiences from three European countries. Aqua reports 2016: 18 Department of Aquatic Resources, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Drottningholm Lysekil Öregrund, ISBN 978–91–576–9451–5: 22 p.
Jůza T., Zamanová J., Tušer M., Sajdlová Z., Baran R., Vašek M., Ricard D., Blabolil P., Wagenvoort A., Ketelaars H.A.M. , Kubečka J. (2016) Pelagic occurrence and diet of invasive round goby Neogobius melanostomus (Actinopterygii, Gobiidae) juveniles in deep well-mixed European reservoirs. Hydrobiologia 768 : 197–209.
DOI: 10.1007/s10750-015-2548-y
Vašek M., Prchalová M., Říha M., Blabolil P., Čech M., Draštík V., Frouzová J., Jůza T., Kratochvíl M., Muška M., Peterka J., Sajdlová Z., Šmejkal M., Tušer M., Vejřík L., Znachor P., Mrkvička T., Seďa J., Kubečka J. (2016) Fish community response to the longitudinal environmental gradient in Czech deep-valley reservoirs: Implications for ecological monitoring and management. Ecological Indicators 63 : 219–230.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.11.061
Blabolil P., Říha M., Peterka J., Prchalová M., Vašek M., Frouzová J., Jůza T., Muška M., Tušer M., Draštík V., Ricard D., Sajdlová Z., Šmejkal M., Vejřík L., Matěna J., Borovec J., Kubečka J. (2015) Nový nástroj na zlepšení kvality vodních ekosystémů [A new tool for improvement the quality of water ecosystems]. In: Rádková, V., Bojková, J. (eds.) Sborník příspěvků XVII. konference ČLS a SLS "Voda – věc veřejná", Mikulov, June 29–July 3, 2015. Masarykova univerzita, Brno, ISBN 978–80–210–7874–1: pp. 41–45.
Frouzová J., Tušer M., Stanovsky P. (2015) Quantification of methane bubbles in shallow waters using horizontal hydroacoustical observations. Limnology and Oceanography Methods 13 : 609–616 .
DOI: 10.1002/lom3.10051
Jůza T., Ricard D., Blabolil P., Čech M., Draštík V., Frouzová J., Muška M., Peterka J., Prchalová M., Říha M., Sajdlová Z., Šmejkal M., Tušer M., Vašek M., Vejřík L., Kubečka J. (2015) Species-specific gradients of juvenile fish density and size in pelagic areas of temperate reservoirs. Hydrobiologia 762 : 169–181.
DOI: 10.1007/s10750-015-2346-6
Říha M., Ricard D., Vašek M., Prchalová M., Mrkvička T., Jůza T., Čech M., Draštík V., Muška M., Kratochvíl M., Peterka J., Tušer M., Seďa J., Blabolil P., Bláha M., Wanzenböck J., Kubečka J. (2015) Patterns in diel habitat use of fish covering the littoral and pelagic zones in a reservoir. Hydrobiologia 747 : 111–131 .
DOI: 10.1007%2Fs10750-014-2124-x
Sajdlová Z., Draštík V., Jůza T., Říha M., Frouzová J., Čech M., Vašek M., Muška M., Blabolil P., Tušer M., Kratochvíl M., Peterka J., Mrkvička T., Balk H., Kubečka J. (2015) Fish behaviour in response to a midwater trawl footrope in temperate reservoirs. Fisheries Research 172 : 105–113.
DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2015.06.025
Zelenková E., Slavík O., Douda K., Hladík M., Horký P., Simon O. , Dort B., Tušer M., Muška M. (2015) Soužití ve Vltavském luhu. Co nového s perlorodkou [Coexistence in the Vltava floodplain – What's new with pearl mussel] ? Šumava: čtvrtletník správy NP a CHKO Šumava – příroda – zajímavosti – historie. Jaro. 8-11.
Blabolil P., Peterka J., Čech M., Draštík V., Frouzová J., Jůza T., Kratochvíl M., Matěna J., Muška M., Prchalová M., Říha M., Sajdlová Z., Šmejkal M., Tušer M., Vašek M., Vejřík L., Kubečka J. (2014) Minulost, současnost a budoucnost jezerních pstruhů [Past, present and future of lake trauts]. In: Ličko, B. (ed.) Konference Současný stav a možnosti zlepšení poulace lipana podhorního a pstruha obecného, Rychnov nad Kněžnou, October 4–5, 2014, Český rybářský svaz:pp. 63–68.

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