Seminars of the Institute of Hydrobiology BC CAS and of the Czech Limnological Society in České Budějovice

Autumn 2018

coming soon:

Acquisition of Novel Metabolic Abilities Through Horizontal Gene Transfer in Diatoms

Miroslav Oborník

Biology Centre CAS, Institute of Parasitology

time: 13.12.2018 from 1 pm

venue: Large board room (008), Institute of Hydrobiology, Na Sádkách 7



Deepak Kumaresan

Queen's University Belfast

time: 24.1.2019 from 1 pm

venue: Large board room (008), Institute of Hydrobiology, Na Sádkách 7

ResearchGate profile


Discerning dietary organic matter sources and their ecophysiological fate in aquatic consumers

Martin J. Kainz, PhD

WasserCluster Lunz - Biologische Station Inter-university Center for Aquatic Ecosystems Research

time: 14.2.2019 from 1 pm

venue: Large board room (008), Institute of Hydrobiology, Na Sádkách 7

about M.Kainz


to be scheduled:

Community dynamics of bacteria and bacterivorous flagellates modulate carbon flow to higher trophic levels in freshwater ecosystems

Karel Šimek and colleagues

Biology Centre CAS, Institute of Hydrobiology



Overview of movement ecology, methods and research activities

Prof. Dr. Ran Nathan

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

time: 29.11.2018 from 1 pm

venue: Aula (large conference hall, BC CAS, Branišovská 31)

Prof. Dr. Ran Nathan is an ecologist who holds the Adelina and Massimo Della Pergola Chair of life Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior where he leads the Movement Ecology Lab. Additionally, Nathan is the director of the Minerva Center for Movement Ecology and the co-founding co-Editor-in-Chief of the free-access journal Movement Ecology (BioMed Central). His work focuses on various aspects of movement ecology, including dispersal (and long-distance dispersal in particular), migration, foraging, navigation, flight aerodynamics, animal behavior, social interactions, invasive species, disease spread by avian species, gene flow, plant-animal interactions and plant recruitment.

Dr. Nathan studies foraging, dispersal, migration and other types of movements in plants and animals, mostly birds. These studies typically combine advanced biotelemetry of free-ranging animals, mechanistic models, molecular tools, and various observational and experimental approaches in the laboratory and in the field, both in Israel and around the world. He developed a conceptual framework as a theoretical base of his research, that asserts that four basic components are needed to describe the mechanisms underlying movement of all kinds: the organism’s internal state, which defines its intrinsic motivation to move; the motion and navigation capacities representing, respectively, the organism’s basic ability to move and affect where and when to move; and the broad range of external factors affecting movement. His work contributed significantly to a greater understanding of movement across all taxonomic groups based on the described framework, by the study of issues regarding: 1) the links between movement patterns and their underlying mechanisms (e.g., search efficiency and landscape heterogeneity); 2) the fitness consequences of lifetime movement; 3) the mechanisms of animal navigation; 4) the drivers of inter-continental bird migration, and their implications for individuals and ecosystems, and 5) Social behavior and decision-making.


On various aspects of scientific data

Vilém Děd

Biology Centre CAS, Institute of Hydrobiology

time: 22.11.2018 from 9 am

venue: Large board room (008), Institute of Hydrobiology, Na Sádkách 7

Presentation will cover various aspects of data (data types, space, time, organization, software). Common mistakes and pitfalls will be emphasized and real (anonymous) limnology data collected in different projects on IHB will be used for demonstration. Advanced big volume database designs (relational databases) will be mentioned with brief description of basic features (integrity, security, consistency, indexing). Since data organization is strongly dependent on personal preferences, for example on favourite software, optimal workflows, rigorousness, etc.,  any inputs, questions, discussions and ideas from attendants will be more than welcomed.

If you don't know what following terms mean, please come :)
UTC time, latlon, UTM, long/wide format of data, merging of tables, raster, integer, POSIX time, primary/foreign key, special character, header, NA value, UTF-8... or just come anyway.


25.10.2018 from 10 am

Fifteen years of a successfull Neogobius melanostomus (Round goby) invasion of Dunaj river

Prof. RNDr. Vladimír Kováč, CSc.

Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia


Perception and awareness of the shape of fish

Dr. Barbara Ritterbusch-Nauwerck

Barbara Ritterbusch Nauwerck (*1944) studied in Gießen, Kiel and Berlin. She worked longtime as a teacher and a researcher at Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin in the field of ecology and limnology. She worked at the Limnological Institute in Mondsee, and later as an independet reseacher in the field of ecology of running waters with a specialization on lake shores in Salzkammergut. More info in Czech

The talk will be given during the vernissage of her exhibition DŘEVO – již 400 milionů let – INTERPRETACE on 13.10.2018 at 14h in Dům Štěpánka Netolického in Třeboň (HBU is organizing partner). Map


Spring 2018

8.3. 2018

How body size and animal personalities affect predator-prey interactions, food webs and biodiversity threats

Gregor Kalinkat

Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)


This lecture is organized in a tight cooperation with David Boukal (University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Science)


15.3. 2018

The use of heterologous expression for the study of cyanobacterial secondary metabolites


University Denis Diderot - Paris VII (France)



21.3. 2018, 10:30-15:00

MacFish project results seminar

Jiří Peterka and colleagues

Major outputs of the project of the Czech-Norwegian Research Programme awarded to Institute of Hydrobiology of the BC CAS.


22.3. 2018

ENKI, IHB, and SOWA Limnological investigations of the Medard Lake

Chairman: Jiří Peterka

Organized by Biology Centre CAS, Institute of Hydrobiology and SOWA Research Infrastructure with the contribution of ENKI o.p.s.



21.3. 2018, 10:30-15:00

MacFish project results seminar

Jiří Peterka and colleagues

Major outputs of the project of the Czech-Norwegian Research Programme awarded to Institute of Hydrobiology of the BC CAS.


MacFish project website


24.5. 2018

Recent socio-economic trends in recreational fishing

Roman Lyach

Institute for Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague

About the speaker: The author of this presentation, Roman Lyach, is a doctoral candidate at the Institute for Environmental Studies at Faculty of Science on Charles University in Prague. In his research, he focuses on feeding ecology of piscivorous birds and mammals, especially the great cormorant and the Eurasian otter. He also focuses on studies regarding fisheries, especially recent socio-economic trends in recreational fishing.   




If not otherwise stated, seminars take place Thursdays at 13:00 h in the Lecture hall IHB institute, Na Sádkách 7 (the "big lecture hall" at the 1-st floor). All seminars are given in English. Contact: Vojtěch Kasalický, e-mail:


Biology Centre CAS
Institute of Hydrobiology
Na Sádkách 702/7
370 05 České Budějovice

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