HR Excellence in Science

Mgr. Mojmír Vašek, Ph.D.

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

Contact details 420387775831
mojmir.vasek@hbu.cas.cz
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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)

Total found: 122 records
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
Vašek M., Brabec M., Blabolil P., Čech M., Draštík V., Jůza T., Kubečka J., Muška M., Peterka J., Prchalová M., Říha M., Hejzlar J. (2023) Fish scale stable isotopes as potential indicators of nutrient pollution: Exploring the response of roach (Rutilus rutilus) scale δ15N and δ13C to a gradient of land use disturbance. Science of the Total Environment 865: 161198.
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.161198
Golpour Dehsari A., Šmejkal M., Čech M., Dos Santos R.A., Souza A., Jůza T., Martinez C., Bartoň D., Vašek M., Draštík V., Kolařík T., Kočvara L., Říha M., Peterka J., Blabolil P. (2022) Similarities and differences in fish community composition accessed by electrofishing, gill netting, seining, trawling, and water eDNA metabarcoding in temperate reservoirs. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10: 913279.
DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2022.913279
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Blabolil P., Jůza T., Vašek M., Peterka J. (2021) Metodika kvantifikace dravých druhů ryb nádrží a jezer. [Methodology of predatory fish quantification in reservoirs and lakes.] Certifikovaná metodika Ministerstva zemědělství České republiky MZE-56520/2021-15000: 89.
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
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

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