HR Excellence in Science

RNDr. Milan Muška, Ph.D.

Pracovní zařazení Odborný pracovník V&V
Oddělení ekologie ryb a zooplanktonu
Hydrobiologický ústav

Kontaktní údaje phone: +420 387 775 848, GSM: +420 736 745 552


My research is focused mainly on undestanding of fish spatio-temporal distribution, fish behaviour and biology of threatened fish species. During my carrier, I have used several different hydroacoustic systems (Simrad, Biosonic, DIDSON multi-beam sonar) and post-processing software (Sonar 5, Echoview) in combination with GIS and modelling. I also participated in scientific research of many freshwater ecosystems in Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, China and Kenya. I'm author or co-author of > 40 scientific papers in journals with IF, methodologies and book chapters, and editor of the Red List of Lampreys and Fishes of the Czech Republic.  

Date and place of birth:

12. 11. 1981, Příbram, Česká republika


2013 – Philosophy Doctor (Ph.D.) in Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (USB), (Spatial distribution of fish in reservoirs and lakes, supervisor: Prof. Jan Kubečka)

2013 – Rerum Naturalium Doctor (RNDr.) Faculty of Science, USB (Spatial distribution of fish in Lake Turkana, Kenya)

2007 – MSc. in Zoology, Faculty of Science, USB (Ontogeny of coloration patterns in Neotropical cichlids of the Tribe Heroini (TELEOSTEI: CICHLIDAE: CICHLASOMATINAE) supervisor: Dr. Jindřich Novák)

2003 – BSc. in Zoology, Faculty of Science, USB (Phylogenetic Interpretation of Ontogeny Pigmentation Patterns in Central American Cichlids, supervisor: Dr. Jindřich Novák)

Scientific and professional experineces:

since 2017 – Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, České Budějovice, Department of Fish and Zooplankton Ecology, (full-time)

since 2013 – 2017 postdoctoral fellow at Department of Fish and Zooplankton Ecology, Institute of Hydrobiology BC CAS (full-time)

since 2011 – coordinator of fish monitoring according Habitat Directive 92/43EHS at Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic, Prague (part-time)

2007-2013 – junior-researcher at the Department of Plankton and Fish Ecology, Institute of Hydrobiology BC CAS

Web of Science ResearcherID A-7978-2014


2017-20 – 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 (TAČR Epsilon; PI)

2017-20 – Floating green islands, a perspective alterntive for improvement of ecological potential and support of littoral habitats in water reservoirs (TAČR Epsilon; team member)

2016-2020 – 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)

2015-2017 – Changes in fish isotopic signals: linking land use and reservoir food webs (Grant Agency of the Czech Republic) awarded to Dr. Mojmír Vašek

2014-2017 – Participation in the project “Structuring effect of submerged macrophytes on trophic relationships and distribution of fish in deep lakes (MacFish)” (Czech-Norwegian Research Programme) awarded to Dr. Jiří Peterka

2014-2015 – “Living together of man and pearl mussel in Vltava river march” (The operational Programme Environment). Principal investigator

2012-2015 – Participation in the project "Centre for Ecological Potential of Fish Communities in Reservoirs and Lakes (CEKOPOT)" (EU funds) awarded to As. Prof. Josef Matěna and Prof. Jan Kubečka

2007-2010 – Participation in the project "Horizontal acoustic surveys and fish behaviour in the open water” Project No. 206/07/1392 (Grant Agency of the Czech Republic) awarded to Prof. Jan Kubečka, Ph.D.

2008-2009 – Participation in project “Sustainable fisheries in Lake Turkana, Kenya” Project no. 38/MZe/B/08–09 (Development Cooperation of the Czech Republic) awarded to Prof. David Modrý

2008 – Participation in the project “Evaluation of applicability of diatom’s analysis from food samples of benthophagous fish species for ecological stress assessment in presence and past” (Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic) awarded to Tomáš Bešta


  • 2020 XVII. Czech Ichtyological and Fisheries Conference - oral presentation
  • 2014 Sixth International Symposium on GIS/Spatial Analyses in Fishery and Aquatic Science. Tampa, Florida, USA – oral presentation
  • 2014 Invasive species in aquatic ecosystems. České Budějovice, Czech Republic – oral presentation
  • 2012 XIII. Czech Ichtyological Conference. Červená nad Vltavou, Czech Republic - oral presentation
  • 2012 XIII. Czech Ichtyological Conference - poster
  • 2010 FSAM 2010 Fish Sampling with Active Methods. České Budějovice, Czech Republic - poster
  • 2010 FSAM 2010 Fish Sampling with Active Methods - oral presentation
  • 2008 Ecosystem Approach with Fisheries Acoustics and Complementary Technologies  (SEAFACTS), ICES 6th Symposium in Acoustics. Bergen, Norway - poster
  • 2007 X. Czech Ichtyological Conference. Prague, Czech Republic - oral presentation
  • 2004 VII. Czech Ichtyological Conference. - oral presentation


  • 2014 EchoView training course. České Budějovice, Czech Republic
  • 2010 Multidisciplinary education of experts for use of biotechnologies in the ecology-related fields – Basic methods of molecular biology & Molecular analysis of populations. České Budějovice, Czech Republic,
  • 2009 Assessment of aquatic ecosystems Quality Using Acoustics (AQUA). Polish-Norwegian Research Fund, Poland


Reviewing of manuscripts for scientific journals (Fisheries Research, Journal of Great Lakes, Hydrobiologia, Limnologica, Limnology and Oceanography: Methods)



Celkem nalezeno: 97 záznamů
Halačka K., Vetešník L., Merta L., Muška M. (2024) Výsledky monitoringu pontokaspických druhů ryb v letech 2019–2023. [Results of the monitoring of Ponto-Caspian fish species in 2019-2023.] Příroda 44: 75-85.
Jůza T., Muška M., Blabolil P., Kočvara L., Sajdlová Z., Dumpis J., Medne R. (2024) Spatial fish distribution in autumn in a shallow mesotrophic lake, assessed by hydroacoustic surveys, trawling, and beach seining. Journal of Fish Biology 104: 1525–1536.
DOI: 10.1111/jfb.15691
Mikeš V., Kolář V., Muška M. (2024) Hryzec vodní v živolovných pastech pro vodní živočichy. [Water vole findings in funnel traps for aquatic animals.] Živa 2: 88-89.
Vejřík L., Vejříková I., Blabolil P., Bartoň D., Sajdlová Z., Kočvara L., Peterka J., Muška M., Duras J., Jůza T., Ribeiro F., Rivaes R., Ribeiro D., Castro B., Moncada M., Čech M. (2024) Long-lines for research monitoring and efficient population regulation of an invasive apex predator, European catfish (Silurus glanis). Heliyon 10: e34125.
DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2024.e34125
Blabolil P., Bartoň D., Duras J., Šmejkal M., Muška M. (2023) Rybí společenstvo vodní nádrže Láz v Brdech v roce 2020. [Fish community in the Láz water reservoir in the Brdy Highlands in 2020.] Bohemia centralis 38: 191–202.
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
Muška M. (2023) Stav reofilních druhů ryb v České republice a negativní vlivy na ně působící. [The status of rheophilic fish species in the Czech Republic and negative effects on their populations.] Příroda 44: 3-20.
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
Ribeiro de Moraes K., Souza A., Muška M., Hladík M., Čtvrtlíková M., Draštík V., Kučerová A., Krolová M., Sajdlová Z., Šmejkal M., Kubečka J. (2023) Artificial floating islands: a promising tool to support juvenile fish in lacustrine systems. Hydrobiologia 850: 1969–1984.
DOI: 10.1007/s10750-023-05204-8
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
Šmejkal M., Bartoň D., Duras J., Horký P., Muška M., Kubečka J., Pfauserová N., Tesfaye M., Slavík O. (2023) Living on the edge: Reservoirs facilitate enhanced interactions among generalist and rheophilic fish species in tributaries. Frontiers in Environmental Science 11: 1099030.
DOI: 10.3389/fenvs.2023.1099030
Tesfaye M., Souza, A.T., Soukalová K., Šmejkal M., Hejzlar J., Prchalová M., Říha M., Muška M., Vašek M., Frouzová J., Blabolil P., Boukal D., Kubečka J. (2023) Somatic growth of pikeperch (Stizostedion lucioperca) in relation to variation in temperature and eutrophication in a Central Europe Lake. Fisheries Research 267: 106824.
DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2023.106824
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
Jarić I., Říha M., Souza A., Rabaneda Bueno R., Děd V., Gjelland K.Ø., Baktoft H., Čech M., Blabolil P., Holubová M., Jůza T., Muška M., Sajdlová Z., Šmejkal M., Vejřík L., Vejříková I., Peterka J. (2022) Influence of internal seiche dynamics on vertical movement of fish. Freshwater Biology 67: 1543-1558.
DOI: 10.1111/fwb.13959
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.
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.
Muška M., Hladík M. (2022) Bariéra proti migraci nežádoucích druhů ryb na Vltavě nad Lipnem jako opatření na podporu populace pstruha a perlorodky. [A barrier against the migration of undesirable fish species in the Vltava River .... as a measure to support the populations of brown trout and pearl mussel.] Veronica 3: 15-18.
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

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