Mgr. Mojmír Vašek, Ph.D.

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

Contact details

Phone: 420387775831
E-mail: mojmir.vasek@hbu.cas.cz
Room: 214NB

Curriculum vitae

Date of birth

1.4.1975, Brno, Czech Republic

Education

1996: BSc, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic (bachelor’s thesis “Planktonic crustaceans in temporary pools of the upper Lužnice River”)

1999: MSc in Ecology, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic (master’s thesis “Predation of Cyclops vicinus on planktonic crustaceans under laboratory conditions”)

2005: PhD in Ecology, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic (doctoral dissertation “Fish distribution and predation on zooplankton: spatial heterogeneity within a canyon-shaped reservoir”)

Scientific and professional experience

2013-present: Research scientist at the Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

2011-2012: Postdoctoral research assistant at the Institute of Vertebrate Biology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic

2005-2010: Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

2003-2005: Student researcher at the Institute of Hydrobiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Researcher ID: C-5839-2014; ORCID: 0000-0001-6386-4015; 67 IF publications (970 citations on Web of Science); H-index 19

Research interests include fish ecology; structure and functioning of fish communities in freshwater lakes and reservoirs; trophic interactions and energy fluxes in aquatic ecosystems; applications of stable isotope analysis in aquatic ecology; food-web dynamics in freshwater ecosystems; ecosystem linkages; responses of aquatic ecosystems to anthropogenic stressors; management of standing water bodies and their catchments.

Projects

2020-2022: Principal investigator of the project “How important is biogenic methane for secondary production in seasonally stratified freshwater reservoirs?” (Czech Science Foundation, 20-18005S)

2015-2017: Principal investigator of the project “Changes in fish isotopic signals: linking land use and reservoir food webs” (Czech Science Foundation, 15-01625S)

2006-2008: Principal investigator of the project “Seasonal dynamics of food consumption, growth and production of juvenile fishes in a freshwater reservoir with a trophic gradient” (Czech Science Foundation, 206/06/P418)

2000: Principal investigator of the project “Feeding ecology of roach Rutilus rutilus and bream Abramis brama in the pelagic zone of the Římov Reservoir” (Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, FRVŠ 346/2000)

1999-present: Active participation in a number of other research and development projects within the topics of freshwater ecology, fish and zooplankton ecology, trophic interactions in aquatic food webs, impacts of invasive species, reservoir limnology, biomanipulation, monitoring and assessment of fish populations and communities (projects supported by national agencies, the EEA and Norwegian financial mechanisms, and EU programmes)

Publications
Total found: 106 records
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., Harper L.R., Říčanová Š., Sellers G., Di Muri C., Jůza T., Vašek M., Sajdlová Z., Rychtecký P., Znachor P., Hejzlar J., Peterka J., Hänfling B. (2021) Environmental DNA metabarcoding uncovers environmental correlates of fish communities in spatially heterogeneous freshwater habitats Ecological Indicators 126 : 107698.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.107698
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
Vašek M., Souza A., Říha M., Kubečka J., Znachor P., Hejzlar J. (2021) Stable isotope evidence from archived fish scales indicates carbon cycle changes over the four-decade history of the Římov Reservoir (Czechia) Science of the Total Environment 755 : 142550.
DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142550
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.
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
Žák J., Prchalová M., Šmejkal M., Blabolil P., Vašek M., Matěna J., Říha M., Peterka J., Seďa J., Kubečka J. (2020) Sexual segregation in European cyprinids: consequence of response to predation risk influenced by sexual size dimorphism Hydrobiologia 847 : 1439–1451.
DOI: 10.1007/s10750-020-04198-x
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
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.
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.
Říha M., Šmejkal M., Děd V., Jarić I., Souza A., Vašek M., Muška M., Prchalová M., Blabolil P., Čech M., Draštík V., Jůza T., Sajdlová Z., Tušer M., Vejřík L., Vejříková I., Kubečka J., Peterka J. (2019) Rybám na stopě (4): Telemetrické sledování ryb [On a fish track: Fish telemetry tracking] Rybářství 2019 (11) : 16-19.
Říha M., Šmejkal M., Děd V., Jarić I., Souza, A.T., Vašek M., Muška M., Prchalová M., Blabolil P., Čech M., Draštík V., Jůza T., Sajdlová Z., Tušer M., Vejřík L., Vejříková I., Kubečka J., Peterka J. (2019) Rybám na stopě (5): Chování dravců [On a fish track (5): Behaviour of predators] Rybářství 2019 (12) : 12-15.
Fischer D., Muška M., Vlach P., Dort H., Ťuláková A., Blabolil P., Vašek M., Kočvara L. (2018) Ichtyofauna CHKO Brdy, zjištěné negativní faktory a návrhy managementu [Fish communities of the Brdy Protected Landscape Area, current threats and management suggestions] Bohemia centralis 34 : 231-278 .
Jůza T., Blabolil P., Baran R., 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., Žák J., Peterka J. (2018) Collapse of the native ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernua) population in the Biesbosch lakes (the Netherlands) owing to round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) invasion Biological Invasions 20 : 1523-1535.
DOI: 10.1007/s10530-017-1644-5
Jůza T., Blabolil P., Baran R., Draštík V., Holubová M., Kočvara L., Muška M., Říha M., Sajdlová Z., Šmejkal M., Tušer M., Vašek M., Vejřík L., Vejříková I., Wagenvoort A.J., Žák J., Ketelaars H.A.M. (2018) Comparison of two passive methods for sampling invasive round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) populations at different depths in artificial lakes Fisheries Research 207 : 175-181.
DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2018.06.002
Jůza T., Blabolil P., Čech M., Kubečka J., Mrkvička T., Říha M., Sajdlová Z., Vašek M., Vejřík L., Peterka J. (2018) Spatial distribution of four freshwater fish species in different types of artificial European water bodies Biologia 73 : 647-658 .
DOI: 10.2478/s11756-018-0075-9

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