prof. RNDr. Jan Kubečka, CSc.

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

Contact details

Phone: +420 387775815, +420 604344267
E-mail: kubecka@hbu.cas.cz
Room: 238

Description

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.

Curriculum vitae

Born:  20.08.1961, Prague, Czechoslovakia

Address: Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences , Na sádkách 7, 370 05 České Budějovice, Czech Republic. E-mail: kubecka@hbu.cas.cz, phone: +420 604344267

Web page: http://www.fishecu.cz/staff-members/kubecka/

 

Employment history:

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 2800, H-index 32.

 

Author of over 120 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.

Teaching Ecology of water vertebrates/ Ecology of fish
University of South Bohemia
Description:

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.



Publications
Total found: 274 records
Bartoň D., Brabec M., Sajdlová Z., Souza A., Duras J., Kortan D., Blabolil P., Vejřík L., Kubečka J., Šmejkal M. (2022) Hydropeaking causes spatial shifts in a reproducing rheophilic fish. Science of the Total Environment 806 : 150649.
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150649
Hejzlar J., Blabolil P., Čtvrtlíková M., Jůza T., Kasalický V., Kubečka J., Seďa J., Znachor P. (2022) Účinnost biomanipulace pro řízení vodního ekosystému a kvality vody ve vodárenských nádržích? [Biomanipulation efficiency for the control of aquatic ecosystem and water quality in water supply reservoirs?] Proc. Conf. Water Supply Biology 2022 147-156.
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
Jůza T., Blabolil P., Čech M., Draštík V., Holubová M., Hůda J., Kočvara L., Kolařík T., Muška M., Peterka J., Prchalová M., Říha M., Sajdlová Z., Tušer M., Vašek M., Vejřík L., Kubečka J. (2022) Odlovy nežádoucích druhů ryb z přehradních nádrží – Možnosti, efektivnost a ekonomické zhodnocení. [Ellimination of unwanted fish species from dam reservoirs - Possibilities, efficiency and economic evaluation.] Vodní nádrže 2022 148-153.
Jůza T., Kubečka J., Blabolil P., Holubová M., Kolařík T., Tušer M., Peterka J. (2022) Metodika regulačních odlovů nežádoucích druhů ryb v přehradních nádržích a jezerech. [Methodology of regulatory catches of undesirable fish lakes and reservoirs.] Book 51.
Kubečka J., Balk H., Blabolil P., Frouzová J., Kolařík T., Kratochvíl M., Muška M., Prchalová M., Říha M., Sajdlová Z., Soukalová K., Tušer M., Souza A., Vejřík L., Vejříková I. (2022) Methodology of monitoring fish communities in reservoirs and lakes. Book
Kubečka J., Balk H., Frouzová J., Muška M., Tušer M. (2022) Hydroacoustic surveys. In: Methodology of monitoring fish communities in reservoirs and lakes.
Kubečka J., Jůza T., Kočvara L. (2022) Tralová sestava. Užitný vzor. Úřad průmyslového vlastnictví ČR 36400.
Kubečka J., Soukalová K. (2022) Introduction: aims, strategies, and method selection for fish monitoring. In: Methodology of monitoring fish communities in reservoirs and lakes.
Martinez C., Souza A., Kubečka J. (2022) Fish eradication in freshwater ecosystems by repeated fishing. IFAC PapersOnLine 55-20 : 659–664.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2022.09.171
Nazarizadeh M., Peterka J., Kubečka J., Vašek M., Jůza T., Ribeiro de Moraes K., Čech M., Holubová M., Souza A., Blabolil P., Muška M., Tsering L., Bartoň D., Říha M., Šmejkal M., Tušer M., Vejřík L., Frouzová J., Jarić I., Prchalová M., Vejříková I., Štefka J. (2022) Different hosts in different lakes: occurrence and prevalence of Ligula intestinalis plerocercoids in Czech water bodies Folia Parasitologica 69 : 18.
DOI: 10.14411/fp.2022.018
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., Čech M., Draštík V., Jůza T., Sajdlová Z., Blabolil P., Vejřík L., Vejříková I., Holubová M., Kočvara L., Kolařík T., Prachař Z., Říha M., Frouzová J., Muška M., Soukalová K., Prchalová M., Šmejkal M., Vašek M., Tušer M., Kubečka J. (2022) Ryby důlních jezer – zdary, nezdary a budoucí hrozby. [Fish of post-mining lakes – successes, failures and future threats.] Živa 5 : 219-222.
Prchalová M., Kubečka J. (2022) Sampling by gillnets. In: Methodology of monitoring fish communities in reservoirs and lakes.
Prchalová M., Žák J., Říha M., Šmejkal M., Blabolil P., Vašek M., Matěna J., Peterka J., Seďa J., Kubečka J. (2022) Sexual size dimorphism of two common European percid fish - linkage with spatial distribution and diet. Hydrobiologia 849 : 2009-2027.
DOI: 10.1007/s10750-022-04844-6
Říha M., Blabolil P., Kubečka J., Bartoň D., Souza A., Čech M., Draštík V., Holubová M., Kočvara L., Kolařík T., Ribeiro de Moraes K., Muška M., Prchalová M., Sajdlová Z., Soukalová K., Šmejkal M., Tušer M., Vašek M., Vejřík L., Vejříková I., Jůza T., Peterka J. (2022) Hodnocení vývoje ekologického potenciálu vybraných údolních nádrží z hlediska rybích obsádek. [Evaluation of the ecological potential development of selected water reservoirs in terms of fish stocks.] Vodní hospodářství 9 : 1-7.
Říha M., Kubečka J. (2022) Sampling by beach seine nets. In: Methodology of monitoring fish communities in reservoirs and lakes.
Šmejkal M., Bartoň D., Brabec M., Sajdlová Z., Souza A., Ribeiro de Moraes K., Blabolil P., Vejřík L., Kubečka J. (2022) Behaviour affects capture probability by active sampling gear in a cyprinid fish. Fisheries Research 249 : 106267.
DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2022.106267
Souza A., Argillier C., Blabolil P., Děd V., Jarić I., Monteoliva A.P., Reynaud N., Ribeiro F., Ritterbusch D., Sala P., Šmejkal M., Volta P., Kubečka J. (2022) Empirical evidence on the effects of climate on the viability of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) populations in European lakes. Biological Invasions 24 : 1213–1227.
DOI: 10.1007/s10530-021-02710-5
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

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