HR Excellence in Science

RNDr. Michal Tušer, Ph.D.

Position Research Assistant
Department of Fish and Zooplankton Ecology (FZE)
Institute of Hydrobiology

Contact details (+420) 387 775 848 | 737 329 542
michal.tuser@hbu.cas.cz
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As a hydrobiologist, my professional pursuits revolve around two key areas: (1) the ecology of fish populations across diverse environments and (2) the dynamics of greenhouse gas fluxes in freshwater ecosystems. I specialize in employing advanced underwater acoustic techniques to explore these domains comprehensively.

In addition to my proficiency with scientific echosounders and acoustic imaging systems, my skill set extends to both active and passive fish capture methodologies, encompassing various netting techniques and electrofishing, as well as field sampling of diffusive and ebullitive greenhouse gas fluxes.

My active involvement spans numerous research projects dedicated to the quantitative and qualitative analysis of fish communities and the dynamics of greenhouse gases in large inland and marine waters. This collaborative work has taken me across European landscapes, including Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, and Spain.

Beyond my research endeavors, I am committed to the effective communication and dissemination of scientific knowledge.

 

Web of Science Core Collection Metrics

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Core Collection publications
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Sums of Times Cited
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(updated March 2024)

 


Education and academic employment

present Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Hydrobiology, České Budějovice, CZ
present University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Faculty of Science, České Budějovice, CZ (since September 2023)
2020 postdoc at Leibnitz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany (September to December)
2020-2016 researcher at SoWa Research Infrastructure, Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, České Budějovice, CZ
2016-2013 postdoc at Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, České Budějovice, CZ
2013-2008 PhD. in Hydrobiology at Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, CZ (Fish detection by modern sonar systems)
2013 RNDr. in Ecosystem Biology at Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, CZ
2007-2004 MSc. in Ecology at Faculty of Biology, University of South Bohemia, CZ (Fish orientation along the longitudinal profile of the Římov reservoir)
2004-2001 BSc. in Ecology at Faculty of Biology, University of South Bohemia, CZ (The dead zone in acoustic detection of fish near the bottom of reservoirs)

 

Projects

2026-2023 Living jewels under the water surface of Šumava (Interreg Bavaria-Czechia 2021-2027)
2026-2023 The COntribution of Space-Time variability of ebullitive and diffusive fluxes to the Uncertainty in Methane emission estimates from Mediterranean Reservoirs (COSTUMER) (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
2025-2023 Pikeperch fry production, their adaptability and optimalization of their stocking into open waters (Ministry of Agriculture)
2025-2022 Optimalisation of supplemental feeding and management of pond aquaculture (Ministry of Agriculture)
2023-2019 Size estimation and taxonomical identification of European freshwater fishes using a broadband echosounder (EEA and Norway Grants - Fund for Bilateral Relations - PI)
2022-2020 How important is biogenic methane for secondary production in seasonally stratified freshwater reservoirs? (Czech Science Foundation)
2022-2019 IBERA - Incorporation of the Biology Centre CAS into the European Research Area (Operational Programme Research Development and Education)
2020-2017 Development of technical measure for protection of natural riverine fish stock against massive migration of undesirable fish species from Lipno reservoir as encouragement of population of brown trout and freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic)
2020-2016 Establishing the sustainability of fish farming on Lake Balaton by examining the reconstruction of fish fauna and the utilization of the food base using basic and applied research methods (European Regional Development Fund, Hungary | cooperation)
2020-2016 SoWa Research Infrastructure (Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic)
2019-2017 MetOx 2018 Methane in Oxic surface waters (GLEON global lake ecological observatory network)
2015-2014 Coexistence of human and freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera in the Vltava River (Operational Programme Environment)
2015-2012 Hydroacoustic distinguishing between fish and bubbles, and quantification of methane bubble ebullition in freshwater reservoirs of temperate zone (Czech Science Foundation)
2015-2012 Centre for Ecological Potential of Fish Communities in Reservoirs and Lakes (CEKOPOT) (Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic administrate the support provided from EU funds)
2010-2008 Monitoring of the fish stock of Czech reservoirs (Grant from Iceland, Liechtestein and Norway through the EEA financial mechanism and the Norwegian financial mechanism)
2010-2007 Horizontal acoustic surveys and fish behaviour in the open water (Czech Science Foundation)
2009-2008 Fish stock assessment in the Biesbosch reservoirs, the Netherlands (Evides N.V., the Netherlands)
2008 Acoustic studies of behavioural patterns in mesopelagic jellyfish Periphylla periphylla (Universitet i Bergen & Universitet i Oslo, Lurefjorden, Norway)
2007 Implementation of imaging sonar technology applied to the analysis of the migration of twaite shad (Alosa fallax) in the river Ebro, Xerta (Catalunya), Spain (Generalitat de Catalunya, Dep. of Environment/IRTA/Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Hydrobiology)

 

Courses

2023 Course on the prevention of discrimination and bullying in the workplace. České Budějovice, Czech Republic (ABERA)
2022 Modern forms of popularization. Praha, Czech Republic (IBERA/ABERA)
2022 How to talk about science in 5 minutes. České Budějovice, Czech Republic (ABERA)
2021 Priorities and Time Management. České Budějovice, Czech Republic (IBERA)
2019 Principles and methods of broadband technologies: application to fisheries acoustics. Onboard G. O. Sars, Bergen, Norway (ICES training course)
2014 Echosounder data processing using Echoview. České Budějovice, Česká Republika (Echoview training course)
2013 Permafrost and gas hydrate related methane release in the Arctic and impact on climate change: European cooperation for long-term Monitoring (PERGAMON). Sodankylä Research Station, Finland (EU-funded COST Action - training school)
2011 Polar Ecology - Fish parasites beyond the Polar Circle. Svalbard, Norway (University of South Bohemia)
2009 Assessment of aquatic ecosystems Quality Using Acoustics (AQUA). Leba and Waszeta, Poland (Polish-Norwegian Research Fund)

 

Conferences

2022 5th International Percid Fish Symposium (PERCIS V 2022). České Budějovice, Česká Republika (organization)
2017 10th Symposium of European Freshwater Sciences 2017 (SEFS10). Olomouc, Czech Republic (oral presentation)
2015 Underwater Acoustics conference and exhibition (UACE2015). Creta, Greece (oral presentation)
2014 Ecology of Fish in Lakes and Reservoirs (EcoFiL). České Budějovice, Czech Republic (organization)
2013 Underwater Acoustics (UA2013). Corfu, Greece (oral presentation)
2012 Polar Ecology Conference 2012. České Budějovice, Czech Republic (poster)
2010 Fish Sampling with Active Methods (FSAM). České Budějovice, Czech Republic (organization)
2008 DIDSON-based Fish Assessment: Techniques for monitoring migratory fish in rivers. Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society with Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Anchorage, Alaska (oral presentation and electronic poster)
2008 Ecosystem Approach with Fisheries Acoustics and Complementary Technologies (SEAFACTS), ICES 6th Symposium in Acoustics. Bergen, Norway (oral presentation)
2007 Fish Stock Assessment Methods for Lakes and Reservoirs: Toward the true picture of fish stock. České Budějovice, Czech Republic (oral presentation)
2004 ICES Annual Science Conference. Vigo, Španělsko

 

Journal reviewing

Acta Limnologica Brasiliensia || Applied Sciences || Aquaculture || Fisheries Research || Folia Zoologica || Fundamental and Applied Limnology || Inland Waters || Journal of Applied Ichthyology || Journal of Aquaculture & Fisheries || Journal of Fish Biology || Science of the Total Environment || Water || Water Research

 

Teaching

Erasmus+ programme (European Commission)

Short-term Scientific Mission (COST)

Czech National and Regional Competition in Ecology (ČSOP)

Lectures and Field excursions for elementary and high schools

Institutional Open-door days and Field courses

Popularization actions

 


Total found: 83 records
Jůza T., Blabolil P., Čech M., Draštík V., Hejzlar J., Kočvara L., Muška M., Peterka J., Sajdlová Z., Tušer M., Vašek M., Kubečka J. (2023) Distribution patterns, annual density changes, growth and mortality of pikeperch [Sander lucioperca (L. 1758)] fry following oligotrophication of a reservoir. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 32: 724-734.
DOI: 10.1111/eff.12718
Ribeiro de Moraes K., Souza A., Bartoň D., Blabolil P., Muška M., Prchalová M., Randák T., Říha M., Vašek M., Turek J., Tušer M., Žlábek V., Kubečka J. (2023) Can a protected area help improve fish populations under heavy recreation fishing? Water 15: 632.
DOI: 10.3390/w15040632
Říha M., Prchalová M., Brabec M., Draštík V., Muška M., Tušer M., Bartoň D., Blabolil P., Čech M., Frouzová J., Holubová M., Jůza T., Ribeiro de Moraes K., Rabaneda Bueno R., Sajdlová Z., Souza A., Šmejkal M., Vašek M., Vejřík L., Vejříková I., Peterka J., Kubečka J. (2023) Calibration of fish biomass estimates from gillnets: Step towards broader application of gillnet data. Ecological Indicators 153: 110425.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2023.110425
Tušer M., Brabec M., Balk H., Draštík V., Kubečka J., Frouzová J. (2023) Feasibility of time-dependent amplitude in pulse-compressed broadband acoustic signals for determining the dorsal orientation of fish. Water 15: 1596.
DOI: 10.3390/w15081596
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.
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
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., 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.
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., Rabaneda Bueno R., Jarić I., Souza A., Vejřík L., Draštík V., Blabolil P., Holubová M., Jůza T., Gjelland K.Ø., Rychtecký P., Sajdlová Z., Kočvara L., Tušer M., Prchalová M., Seďa J., Peterka J. (2022) Seasonal habitat use of three predatory fishes in a freshwater ecosystem. Hydrobiologia 849: 3351-3371.
DOI: 10.1007/s10750-022-04938-1
Tesfaye G., Souza A., Bartoň D., Blabolil P., Čech M., Draštík V., Frouzová J., Holubová M., Kočvara L., Kolařík T., Martinez C., Ribeiro de Moraes K., Muška M., Prchalová M., Říha M., Sajdlová Z., Soukalová K., Šmejkal M., Tušer M., Vašek M., Vejřík L., Vejříková I., Peterka J., Jůza T., Kubečka J. (2022) Long-term monitoring of fish in a freshwater reservoir: Different ways of weighting complex spatial samples. Frontiers in Environmental Science 10: 1000087.
DOI: 10.3389/fenvs.2022.1000087
Tušer M., Guillard J. , Rustadbakken A., Mehner T. (2022) Comparison of fish size spectra obtained from hydroacoustics and gillnets across seven European natural lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 79: 2179-2190.
DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2022-0037
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
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
Perivolioti T. M., Mouratidis A., Terzopoulos D., Kalaitzis P., Ampatzidis D., Tušer M., Frouzová J., Bobori D. (2021) Production, validation and morphometric analysis of a digital terrain model for Lake Trichonis using geospatial technologies and hydroacoustics. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 10: 91.
DOI: doi.org/10.3390/ijgi10020091

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