prof. RNDr. Jan Kubečka, CSc.
Job Position: Research Scientist - Department of Fish and Zooplankton Ecology (FZE)
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Professional focus: basic research on the functioning of the fish stock reservoirs and lakes, reproduction, feeding relationships, spatial distribution, migration and behavior of fish, sonar equipment and hydroacoustics, the processing of acoustic data, ecological succession, management, and population dynamics of fish stocks, the study of the influence of power plants to fish and invertebrates, theory of efficiency of fishing gears, management and organization of research activities.
Born: 20.08.1961, Prague, Czechoslovakia
Phone + 420604344267
Web of Science ResearcherID: A-8230-2011
Address: Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences , Na sádkách 7, 370 05 České Budějovice, Czech Republic. E-mail: email@example.com, phone: +420 604344267
Web page: http://www.fishecu.cz/staff-members/kubecka/
2012 - VI. 2022: Director of the Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (AS CR).
VII 2022, senior researcher at the same institute.
1998-2012: 1. Full time: Head of the Dept. of Plankton and Fish Ecology, Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre, (AS CR) and head of Fish Ecology Unit of IHB, Č. Budějovice. 2. till present Part-time (20%) Biological Faculty, Univ.of South Bohemia, Č. Budějovice. Fundamental research of fish functioning in lakes and reservoirs.
1993-1998 Research worker Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (AS CR) - research in sonar technology application for fish stock monitoring and assessment for HBI AS CR and for the Univ. of London. Estimation of the effect of hydropower and regulations on the stream ecology, lake and reservoir fisheries, biomanipulation, acoustic tracking and monitoring of ichthyoplankton, fish migration, sediments and macrophytes.
1991 - 1994 - post doc. fellowship in the Univ. of London: res. projects on sonar technology application on fish stock monitoring and assessment on British waters (freshwater and marine). In the main contract (for National Rivers Authority, UK), new theoretical concepts were developed and implemented for application of dual beam sonar for quantitative fisheries surveys.
1984 - 1990 - PhD student and junior researcher, research work for HBI of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (CSAS) on fish ecology in lakes, man made reservoirs, ponds, rivers and streams. Long-term research on fish population of the Klíčava and Římov reservoirs aimed on fish stock assessment and food web manipulation for water quality.
Education and degrees
2011 - Professor of fisheries, Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters, Univ. of South Bohemia.
2002 - Docent (Associate professor) in Hydrobiology at University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice. Habilitation thesis: Application of scientific echosounders for quantitative assessment of water ecosystems.
1984-1989 Postgraduate study Hydrobiological Laboratory, Inst. of Landscape Ecology CS Academy of Sciences 1989 - PhD in Hydrobiology, PhD Thesis: Model of the abundance, biomass, ration and production of the fish stock of a water supply reservoir.
1979-1984 University studies, Charles University, Prague 1984 - RNDr. (equivalent to MSc. in Zoology) MSc. thesis: Fish fry ecology in the Klíčava Reservoir..
Membership in professional organizations
International Limnological Society (SIL), Czech Limnological Society, member of the steering committee of the Ichthyological Section of Czech Zoological Society (since 2012 a chairman of the Steering committee). Member of the committee „Fish Monitoring“ CEN (European Commission for Normalization), Fish monitoring workgroup of European Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisory Commission (EIFAAC) and Central Baltic Lake Fish Intercalibration group under ECOSTAT, EU, GLEON (Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network).
Grants and awards
1994 - awarded a 'Price of excellence' for young workers of the CSAS for hydroacoustic publications.
2022 The medal J.G. Mendel for the achievements in bilogical sciences.
Principal investigator of 25 various research projects and grants both national and international, total extent over 6 millions Euro, co-investigator of 30 projects.
Further professional/research experience
Teaching, training courses and practical surveys in the UK, Sri Lanka, Thailand, USA, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Poland, Norway, Hungary, Czech and Slovak Republic. Leader of some 20 foreign research expeditions.
Convener of four international and two nationwide conferences, co-organizer of 9 other international and 3 nationwide conferences.
Supervisor of 40 of student's diploma theses of different level including 15 PhD studies.
Author or coauthor of over 250 scientific papers and book chapters (220 on Web of Science). No. of WOS citations: over 3000, H-index 35.
Author of over 150 peer reviews, mainly for fisheries and limnological journals (J. Fish Biol., Fisheries Research, Hydrobiologia, Intern. Rev. Hydrobiol., Ecol. Freshwater Fish, Fisheries Management & Ecology etc.) and 10 book reviews.
2004-2006: Member of evaluating committee Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft for the programme: The impact of climate variability on aquatic ecosystems.
2006 - 2012: Member of the Evaluation Committee of the Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (GAAV biological and ecological sciences).
2009 - 2014: Chairman of the Evaluation Committee of the Grant Agency of the University of South Bohemia (GAJU agricultural and fisheries sciences).
2019 present Member of the Evaluation Committee „Environment for Life (Grant Agency of Czech Republic).
Guest editor of five special issues of international journals.
Member of editorial board of four international journals.
Ecology of water vertebrates/ Ecology of fish
University of South Bohemia
Zabývá se zejména studiem ekologie ryb údolních nádrží a jezer. Tuto disciplínu dovedl na kvalitativně novou úroveň, kdy se svými spolupracovníky zavedl řadu nových metod často odvozených z mořského prostředí. Založil mezinárodní výzkumnou školu a pracoviště pro průzkumy ryb velkých vnitrozemských vod (Fish Ecology Unit Hydrobiologického ústavu BC AV ČR https:/www.fishecu.cz/). Metody rozvinuté touto skupinou se používají po celém světě. Pracoviště udržuje referenčních databázi informací o rybách českých i zahraničních nádrží a jezer pro vědecké i aplikované účely.
In connection with other limnological and hydrobiological lectures this course is dealing with the role of aquatic vertebrates, particularly fish, in the water system. It contains especially traditional fish ekology and ichthyology disciplines,: adaptation to the aquatic environment, reproduction, food, behavior, population dynamics, etc. Other aquatic vertebrates will be given space according to their importance in aquatic ecosystems.