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: 149 records
Jůza T., Blabolil P., Čech M., Draštík V., Frouzová J., Sajdlová Z., Holubová M., Kočvara L., Kolařík T., Ribeiro de Moraes K., Muška M., Souza A., Vašek M., Říha M., Tušer M., Šmejkal M., Peterka J., Prchalová M., Kubečka J. (2022) Fish stock mass reduction is indicated in standard abundance and biomass estimates from gillnets and hydroacoustics. Fisheries Research 253 : 106389.
DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2022.106389
Peterka J., Bartoň D., Blabolil P., Čech M., Draštík V., Holubová M., Jůza T., Kočvara L., Kolařík T., Kubečka J., Ribeiro de Moraes K., Prachař Z., Říha M., Sajdlová Z., Souza A. (2022) Biomanipulace na nádrži Jordán úspěšně otestována. Co bude dál? [Biomanipulation of the Jordán Reservoir successfully tested. What is going to follow?] Rybářství 4 : 48-51.
Peterka J., Blabolil P., Čech M., Draštík V., Holubová M., Jůza T., Kolařík T., Říha K., Říha M., Sajdlová Z., Vejřík L. (2022) Rybolov na důlních jezerech: spása či zkáza? (1) [Angling in postmining lakes: salvation or devastation? (1)] Rybářství 1 : 44-47.
Peterka J., Blabolil P., Čech M., Draštík V., Holubová M., Jůza T., Kolařík T., Říha M., Sajdlová Z., Vejřík L. (2022) Rybolov na důlních jezerech: spása či zkáza? (2) [Angling in postmining lakes: salvation or devastation? (2)] Rybářství 2 : 44-47.
Vejříková I., Vejřík L., Čech M., Říha M., Peterka J. (2022) Succession of submerged vegetation in a hydrologically reclaimed opencast mine during first 10 years. Restoration Ecology 30 : e13489.
DOI: 10.1111/rec.13489
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
Blabolil P., Hänfling B., Harper L.R., Sellers G., Di Muri C., Griffiths N.P., Dos Santos R.A., Kneževic-Jaric J., Jůza T., Vašek M., Čech M., Muška M., Fiala , Lisnerová M., Peterka J. (2021) Vzorkování volné genetické informace (eDNA) z vody. [Sampling of free genetic information (eDNA) from water.] Ověřená technologie 44.
Čech M. (2021) Role vodních ptáků v biomanipulaci a eutrofizaci velkých stojatých vod: příklad kormorána velkého. [The role of waterbirds in biomanipulation and eutrophication of large standing waters: an example of great cormorant.] Vodní hospodářství 7-8 : 7-11.
Čech M. (2021) Je kormorán velký pro ryby skutečně hrozbou? [Is the great cormorant a real threat for fish?] Rybářství 40-44.
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
Jůza T., Blabolil P., 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., Peterka J. (2021) Recovery of the ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernua) population after an invasion boom of round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) in De Gijster Lake (the Netherlands). Aquatic Invasions 16 : 499-511.
DOI: 10.3391/ai.2021.16.3.07
Ribeiro de Moraes K., Souza A., Vašek M., Bartoň D., Blabolil P., Čech M., Dos Santos R.A., Draštík V., Holubová M., Jůza T., Kočvara L., Kolářová K., Matěna J., Peterka J., Říha M., Sajdlová Z., Tsering L., Šmejkal M., Kubečka J. (2021) Openness of fish habitat matters: Lake pelagic fish community starts very close to the shore. Water 13 : 3291.
DOI: 10.3390/w13223291
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 , 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 , 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

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