doc. RNDr. Martin Čech, Ph.D.

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

Contact details

Phone: +420 387 775 870, +420 778 727 007
E-mail: carcharhinusleucas@yahoo.com
Room: 235

Curriculum vitae

        Date of birth: 

        25.4.1977

        

        Place of birth:

        Vlašim, Czechoslovakia

 

        Education:

1995-2000 University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Biological Sciences (USB FBS), České Budějovice, CR

2000-2006 Postgraduate study – Hydrobiological Institute AS CR and USB FBS

 

Professional qualification:

1998 – B.Sc., B.Sc.-thesis: Abundance and biomass of fish in the open water of Želivka water supply reservoir (supervisor: Dr. Jan Kubečka).

         2000 – M.Sc. in Ecology and ethology of vertebrates, M.Sc.-thesis: Pelagic behaviour of riverine fish in Římov water supply               reservoir (supervisor: Dr. Jan Kubečka).

2002 – RNDr. (rerum naturalium doctor), RNDr.-thesis: Sinusoidal cycling swimming pattern of reservoir fishes (supervisor: Dr. Jan Kubečka).

2006 – Ph.D. in Zoology, Ph.D.-thesis: Diel vertical migrations, distribution and ontogeny of bathypelagic layer of European perch, Perca fluviatilis L. fry in reservoirs (supervisor: Dr. Jan Kubečka).

2015 – Associate professor (Doc.) in environmental sciences, Habilitation thesis: Early life history of European perch (Perca fluviatilis L.) in reservoirs and lakes.

 

Scientific and professional experience:

Present jobs (80%): research scientist at the Department of Fish and Zooplankton Ecology – Fish Ecology Unit (FishEcU, see www.hbu.cas.cz or www.fishecu.cz), Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre CAS; and (25%): associate professor at the Institute for Environmental Studies, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science.

1994 – awarded a 'Price of special' in the national level of secondary-school expert works, thesis: Breeding and rearing of dwarf gourami (Colisa lalia) (supervisor: Dr. Lubomír Hanel).

1996-2000 – employed at Hydrobiological Institute AS CR in České Budějovice as a student assistant worker.

1997 – International Training Course on Fisheries Acoustic Techniques for Ecological Research (Slapy Res.).

1998-2002 – research work for Royal Holloway Institute of Environmental Research, Uni. London (UK), for Dresden Uni. Technology (Germany), for WSC Brabantse Biesbosch (Netherlands).

1999 – co-operation on sonar calibrations under the ice with University of Oslo and Simrad AS (Norway).

2004 – awarded a 'Price of Dr. A. Bečvář' for the researcher to the age of 26 working in natural sciences.

2006-2009 – post-doc at the Institute of Hydrobiology, BC AS CR – (investigator of two GA ČR projects – No. 206/06/1371 and 206/09/P266 – both with 'excellent' final classification)

2007 – DIDSON workshop Austria – Fischamend, DIDSON workshop California, USA – San Francisco.

2007-2008 and 2012-2016 – vice-chairman of the scientific council of the BC AS CR, Institute of Hydrobiology.

2008-2012 – chairman of the scientific council of the BC AS CR, Institute of Hydrobiology.

2010-2015 – assistant professor at the Institute for Environmental Studies, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science.

2013-till now – vice-head of the Department of Fish and Zooplankton Ecology (BC CAS, IHB).

2015-till now – associate professor at the Institute for Environmental Studies, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science.

 

        The research interests during the past five years included the understanding the role of fish in the open water of reservoirs          and lakes, fish behavior, ecology of ichthyoplankton, quantitative sonar studies of YOY fish, fish spawning, fish migrations,                using SCUBA divers in fish and submerged macrophytes research, fish sampling in habitats with high structural complexity.

 

Ph.D. students: Lukáš Vejřík (2013-October 2018), Zuzana Sajdlová (2013-January 2019; supervisor specialist), Roman Lyach (2014-September 2018), Alena Hadravová (since 2016)

 

Other indicators of professional esteem: 90 impact factor publications (WoS), H-index (WoS) = 18 (till 15 Oct 2019).

[ResearchID: C-5797-2014; ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1350-4286; see also ResearchGate]

60 presented talks at international (30 talks) and national (30 talks) conferences incl. 6 invited lectures (4+2).

Czech patent No. 302159 (year 2010)

Over 160 published articles (scientific non-impact or popular) dealing with fish biology, fisheries and feeding ecology of fish-eating birds and mammals.

Reviewing of manuscripts for scientific journals (e.g. J. Fish Biol., Fisheries Manag. Ecol., Ecol. Freshw. Fish, Oecologia, Aquat. Sci., Fish. Res., Hydrobiologia, Folia Zool., Biologia, Environ. Biol. Fish, Knowl. Manage. Aquat. Ec., N. Am. J. Aquacult., T. Am. Fish. Soc., Acta Ornithol., Behav. Process.) and grants for the Grant Agency AS CR and the Ministry of Environment CR.

 

 

Teaching Socio-economic conflicts in nature conservation
Institute for Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, Charles University

Basic Ecology
Institute for Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, Charles University

Publications
Total found: 139 records
Anton - Pardo M., Muška M., Jůza T., Vejříková I., Vejřík L., Blabolil P., Čech M., Draštík V., Frouzová J., Holubová M., Říha M., Sajdlová Z., Šmejkal M., Peterka J. (2021) Diel changes in vertical and horizontal distribution of cladocerans in two deep lakes during early and late summer Science of the Total Environment 751 : 141601.
DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141601
Baran R., Blabolil P., Čech M., Draštík V., Frouzová J., Holubová M., Jůza T., Koliada I. , Muška M., Peterka J., Prchalová M., Říha M., Sajdlová Z., Šmejkal M., Tušer M., Vejřík L., Kubečka J. (2021) New way to investigate fish density and distribution in the shallowest layers of the open water. Fisheries Research 238 : 105907.
DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2021.105907
Blabolil P., Čech M., Draštík V., Holubová M., Kočvara L., Kubečka J., Muška M., Prchalová M., Říha M., Sajdlová Z., Šmejkal M., Tušer M., Vašek M., Vejřík L., Vejříková I., Peterka J., Jůza T. (2021) Less is more – Basic quantitative indices for fish can be achieved with reduced gillnet sampling. Fisheries Research 240 : 105983.
DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2021.105983
Čech M., Čech P. (2021) Jak velké ryby loví ledňáček říční? [How big are the fish hunted by Common Kingfisher?] Rybářství 3 : 40-43.
Holubová M., Blabolil P., Čech M., Peterka J., Vašek M. (2021) Velký bratr v rybím světě. [Big brother in the fish world.] Rybářství 7 : 56-60.
Holubová M., Hejzlar J., Čech M., Vašek M., Blabolil P., Peterka J. (2021) Fluctuations in pelagic fish density linked to ambient conditions. Journal of Fish Biology 98 : 756-767.
DOI: 10.1111/jfb.14622
Blabolil P., Hänfling B., Harper L.R., Sellers G., Di Muri C., Knežević Jarić J., Jůza T., Vašek M., Sajdlová Z., Čech M., Šmejkal M., Muška M., Fiala I., Lisnerová M., Peterka J. (2020) Environmentální DNA metabarkóding vody [Environmantal DNA water metabarcoding] Holubová, M. & Blabolil, P. (eds.) Sborník abstraktů z XVII. České rybářské a ichtyologické konference, České Budějovice, Biologické Centrum AV ČR, v.v.i. 19-25.
Blabolil P., Sajdlová Z., Knežević Jarić J., Jůza T., Vašek M., Čech M., Šmejkal M., Muška M., Říha M., Kubečka J., Fiala I., Lisnerová M., Peterka J. (2020) Další střípek do mozaiky poznání rybích společenstev. [Another piece of mosaic knowledge of fish communities.] Rybářství 11 : 40-45.
Hadravová A., Čech P., Čech M. (2020) The impact of a catastrophic flood on species and size composition of the diet of fish-eating birds Acta Oecologica 108 : 103608.
DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.actao.2020.103608
Holubová M., Blabolil P., Čech M., Vašek M., Peterka J. (2020) Species-specific schooling behaviour of fish in the freshwater pelagic habitat: an observational study. Journal of Fish Biology 97 : 64-74.
DOI: doi.org/10.1111/jfb.14326
Peterka J., Čech M., Draštík V., Jůza T., Sajdlová Z., Blabolil P., Vejřík L., Vejříková I., Šmejkal M., Holubová M., Kočvara L., Bartoň D., Kolařík T., Prachař Z., Říha M., Frouzová J., Muška M., Soukalová K., Prchalová M., Vašek M., Tušer M., Kubečka J. (2020) Ryby v rekultivovaných důlních jámách – udržení kvality vody a socioekonomický rozvoj [Fish in reclaimed post-mining pits - maintaining water quality and socio-economic development] Živa 5/2020 : 261-264.
Souza A., Soukalová K., Děd V., Šmejkal M., Blabolil P., Říha M., Jůza T., Vašek M., Čech M., Peterka J., Vejřík L., Vejříková I., Tušer M., Muška M., Holubová M., Boukal D.S. , Kubečka J. (2020) Ontogenetic and interpopulation differences in otolith shape of the European perch (Perca fluviatilis) Fisheries Research 230 : 105673.
DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2020.105673
Baran R., Tušer M., Balk H., Blabolil P., Čech M., Draštík V., Frouzová J., Jůza T., Koliada I. , Muška M., Sajdlová Z., Vejřík L., Kubečka J. (2019) Quantification of Chaoborus and small fish by mobile upward-looking echosounding Journal of Limnology 78 : 60-70.
DOI: 10.4081/jlimnol.2018.1837
Blabolil P., Čech M., Jůza T., Peterka J. (2019) Variability of pikeperch Sander lucioperca (L. 1758) cohorts in early life history Knowledge & Management of Aquatic Ecosystems 420 : 43.
DOI: 10.1051/kmae/2019036
Holubová M., Čech M., Vašek M., Peterka J. (2019) Density dependent attributes of fish aggregative behaviour PeerJ 7 : e6378.
DOI: 10.7717/peerj.6378
Holubová M., Čech M., Vašek M., Peterka J. (2019) On the use of a visual census in surveying fish communities in lentic water bodies Ecological Indicators 105 : 1-5.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.05.042
Jůza T., Draštík V., Čech M., Sajdlová Z., Anton - Pardo M., Blabolil P., Peterka J. (2019) The vertical distribution of maraena whitefish ( Coregonus maraena ) early juveniles in different times of day in a newly created oligotrophic lake Limnologica 76 (May) : 19-27.
DOI: 10.1016/j.limno.2019.02.002
Kubečka J., Souza A., Říha M., Muška M., Vašek M., Boukal D., Prchalová M., Jůza T., Čech M., Draštík V., Frouzová J., Hejzlar J., Matěna J., Moraes K. , Peterka J., Randák T., Šmejkal M., Tušer M., Blabolil P., Vejřík L. (2019) Kýžený ráj candátů? Kvalitativní zamyšlení nad kvantitativními průzkumy nádrže Lipno [Pikeperch paradise? Qualitative reflections on quantitative surveys of the Lipno reservoir] Limnologické noviny 2019 (1) : 1–6.
Lyach R., Čech M. (2019) Differences in fish harvest, fishing effort, and angling guard activities between urban and natural fishing grounds Urban Ecosystems 22 : 975-987.
DOI: 10.1007/s11252-019-00875-5
Říha M., Muška M., Prchalová M., Vašek M., Šmejkal M., Blabolil P., Čech M., Draštík V., Frouzová J., Jůza T., Peterka J., Sajdlová Z., Tušer M., Vejřík L., Vejříková I., Kubečka J. (2019) Rybám na stopě [On a fish track] Rybářství 2019 (8) : 44-47.

More publications

CONTACT

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

Staff search