RNDr. Milan Muška, Ph.D.

Funkce: Postdoktorand - Oddělení ekologie ryb a zooplanktonu

Kontaktní údaje

Telefon: phone: +420 387 775 848, GSM: +420 736 745 552
E-mail: muskamilan@seznam.cz


My research is focused mainly on undestanding of fish spatio temporal distribution, fish behaviour and biology of threatened fish species. During my carrier, I have used several different hydroacoustic systems (Simrad, Biosonic, DIDSON multi-beam sonar) and post-processing software (Sonar 5, Echoview) in combination with GIS and modelling. I also participated in scientific research of many freshwater ecosystems in Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, China and Kenya. Author and coauthor of 23 scientific papers in journals with IF, h‐index = 5  

Odborný životopis

Education and academic employment:

since 2013 – present postdoctoral fellow at Department of Fish and Zooplankton Ecology, IH BC CAS (full-time)

since 2011 – guarantor of national fish monitoring of Department of biodiversity monitoringNature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic, Prague (part time)

2013 – Philosophy Doctor (Ph.D.) in Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (USB), (Spatial distribution of fish in reservoirs and lakes, supervisor: Prof. Jan Kubečka)

2013 – Rerum Naturalium Doctor (RNDr.) Faculty of Science, USB (Spatial distribution of fish in Lake Turkana, Kenya)

2007-2013 – junior-researcher at the Department of Plankton and Fish Ecology of the Institute at IH BC CAS

2007 – MSc. in Zoology, Faculty of Science, USB (Ontogeny of coloration patterns in Neotropical cichlids of the Tribe Heroini (TELEOSTEI: CICHLIDAE: CICHLASOMATINAE) supervisor: Dr. Jindřich Novák)

2003 – BSc. in Zoology, Faculty of Science, USB (Phylogenetic Interpretation of Ontogeny Pigmentation Patterns in Central American Cichlids, supervisor: Dr. Jindřich Novák)


2015-2017 – Changes in fish isotopic signals: linking land use and reservoir food webs (Grant Agency of the Czech Republic) awarded to Dr. Mojmír Vašek

2014-2017 – Participation in the project “Structuring effect of submerged macrophytes on trophic relationships and distribution of fish in deep lakes (MacFish)” (Czech-Norwegian Research Programme) awarded to Dr. Jiří Peterka

2014-2015 – “Living together of man and pearl mussel in Vltava river march” (The operational Programme Environment). Principal investigator

2012-2015 – Participation in the project "Centre for Ecological Potential of Fish Communities in Reservoirs and Lakes (CEKOPOT)" (EU funds) awarded to As. Prof. Josef Matěna and Prof. Jan Kubečka

2007-2010 – Participation in the project "Horizontal acoustic surveys and fish behaviour in the open water” Project No. 206/07/1392 (Grant Agency of the Czech Republic) awarded to Prof. Jan Kubečka, Ph.D.

2008-2009 – Participation in project “Sustainable fisheries in Lake Turkana, Kenya” Project no. 38/MZe/B/08–09 (Development Cooperation of the Czech Republic) awarded to Prof. David Modrý

2008 – Participation in the project “Evaluation of applicability of diatom’s analysis from food samples of benthophagous fish species for ecological stress assessment in presence and past” (Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic) awarded to Tomáš Bešta


  • 2014 Sixth International Symposium on GIS/Spatial Analyses in Fishery and Aquatic Science. Tampa, Florida, USA – oral presentation
  • 2014 Invasive species in aquatic ecosystems. České Budějovice, Czech Republic – oral presentation
  • 2012 XIII. Czech Ichtyological Conference. Červená nad Vltavou, Czech Republic - oral presentation
  • 2012 XIII. Czech Ichtyological Conference - poster
  • 2010 FSAM 2010 Fish Sampling with Active Methods. České Budějovice, Czech Republic - poster
  • 2010 FSAM 2010 Fish Sampling with Active Methods - oral presentation
  • 2008 Ecosystem Approach with Fisheries Acoustics and Complementary Technologies  (SEAFACTS), ICES 6th Symposium in Acoustics. Bergen, Norway - poster
  • 2007 X. Czech Ichtyological Conference. Prague, Czech Republic - oral presentation
  • 2004 VII. Czech Ichtyological Conference. - oral presentation


  • 2014 EchoView training course. České Budějovice, Czech Republic
  • 2010 Multidisciplinary education of experts for use of biotechnologies in the ecology-related fields – Basic methods of molecular biology & Molecular analysis of populations. České Budějovice, Czech Republic,
  • 2009 Assessment of aquatic ecosystems Quality Using Acoustics (AQUA). Polish-Norwegian Research Fund, Poland


Reviewing of manuscripts for scientific journals (Fisheries Research, Journal of Great Lakes, Hydrobiologia, Limnologica)


Celkem nalezeno: 47 záznamů
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
Halačka K., Muška M., Mendel J., Vetešník L. (2017) A newly discovered population of the Balkan spiny loach Sabanejewia balcanica (Karaman, 1922) in the River Jihlava, Czech Republic. Folia Zoologica 66 (3) : 163–166.
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.
Lusk S. , Hanel L. , Lojkásek B. , Lusková V., Muška M. (2017) Červený seznam mihulí a ryb České republiky [The Red List of lampreys and fishes of the Czech Republic] Příroda 34 : 51-82.
Muška M., Blabolil P. (2017) Zajímavý nález mihule potoční (Lampetra planeri, Cephalaspidomorphi: Petromyzontiformes: Petromyzontidae) v Českých Budějovicích [Notable record of the brook lamprey (Lampetra planeri) in České Budějovice town, Czech Republic]. Sborník Jihočeského muzea v Českých Budějovicích, Přírodní vědy 57 : 127–130.
Muška M., Kortan D. (2017) Nově zjištěný výskyt piskoře pruhovaného (Misgurnus fossilis, Actinopterygii: Cypriniformes: Cobitidea) v PP Tůně u Špačků u Českých Budějovic [New record of the weather loach (Misgurnus fossilis) in the Tůně u Špačků Nature Monument near České Budějovice]. Sborník Jihočeského muzea v Českých Budějovicích, Přírodní vědy 57 : 131–133.
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
Vašek M., Vejřík L., Vejříková I., Šmejkal M., Baran R., Muška M., Kubečka J., Peterka J. (2017) Development of non-lethal monitoring of stable isotopes in asp (Leuciscus aspius): a comparison of muscle, fin and scale tissues. Hydrobiologia 785 : 327-335.
DOI: 10.1007/s10750-016-2940-2
Blabolil P., Ricard D., Peterka J., Říha M., Jůza T., Vašek M., Prchalová M., Čech M., Muška M., Seďa J., Mrkvička T., Boukal D., Kubečka J. (2016) Predicting asp and pikeperch recruitment in a riverine reservoir. Fisheries Research 173 : 45–52 .
DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2015.08.003
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
Bešta T., Muška M., Juggins S., Těšitel J. (2015) Comparison of diatom community structure from epilithon and fish guts: implications for inferring past changes in water quality. Hydrobiologia 742 : 233–248 .
DOI: 10.1007/s10750-014-1987-1
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.
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

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