RNDr. Michal Tušer, Ph.D.

research assistant

 

Date and place of birth:
28. 1. 1982, Turnov

 

Education and academic employment:

2013 PhD. in Hydrobiology at Faculty of Biology Sciences, University of South Bohemia, CZ (Fish detection by modern sonar systems)
2007 MSc. in Ecology at Faculty of Biology Sciences, University of South Bohemia, CZ (Fish orientation along the longitudinal profile of the Římov reservoir)
2004 BSc. in Ecology at Faculty of Biology Sciences, University of South Bohemia, CZ (The dead zone in acoustic detection of fish near the bottom of reservoirs)

 

Academic employment
2007 onward Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Hydrobiology, České Budějovice, CZ
2016 onward Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, SoWa Research Infrastructure, České Budějovice, CZ

 

Projects
2017-2020 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)
2016-2022 SoWa Research Infrastructure (Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic)
2014-2015 Coexistence of human and freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera in the Vltava River (Operational Programme Environment)
2012-2015 Hydroacoustic distinguishing between fish and bubbles, and quantification of methane bubble ebullition in freshwater reservoirs of temperate zone (Czech Science Foundation)
2012-2015 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)
2008-2010 Monitoring of the fish stock of Czech reservoirs (Grant from Iceland, Liechtestein and Norway through the EEA financial mechanism and the Norwegian financial mechanism)
2008-2009 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)
2007-2010 Horizontal acoustic surveys and fish behaviour in the open water (Czech Science Foundation)
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
2014 EchoView training course. České Budějovice, Czech Republic (organization and participation)
2013 PERGAMON training school (COST action). Sodankylä Research Station, Finland
2011 Polar Ecology Course - Fish parasites beyond the Polar Circle, University of South Bohemia, Svalbard, Norway
2009 Assessment of aquatic ecosystems Quality Using Acoustics (AQUA). Polish-Norwegian Research Fund, Poland

 

Conferences
2017 10th Symposium of European Freshwater Sciences 2017 (SEFS10). Olomouc, Czech Republic
2015 Underwater Acoustics conference and exhibition (UACE2015). Crete, 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, Spain

 

Journal reviewing
Fisheries Research, Folia Zoologica, Fundamental and Applied Limnology, Inland Waters, Journal of Applied Ichthyology, Journal of Fish Biology, Scientific Reports

 

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

 

Publications with IF
Balk H, Søvegjarto B, Tušer M, Frouzová J, Muška M, Draštík V, Baran R,  Kubečka J (2017). Surface-induced errors in target strength and position estimates during horizontal acoustic surveys. Fish Res 188, 149–156. DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2016.12.017

Baran R, Jůza T, Tušer M, Balk H, Blabolil P, Čech M, Draštík V, Frouzová J, Jayasinghe A, Koliada I, Mrkvička T, Muška M, Ricard D, Sajdlová Z, Vejřík L,  Kubečka J (2017). A novel upward-looking hydroacoustic method for improving pelagic fish surveys. Sci. Rep. 7, 4823. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-04953-6

Blabolil P, Boukal D, Ricard D, Kubečka J, Říha M, Vašek M, Prchalová M, Čech M, Frouzová J, Jůza T, Muška M, Tušer M, Draštík V, Šmejkal M, Vejřík L,  Peterka J (2017). Optimal gillnet sampling design for the estimation of fish community indicators in heterogeneous freshwater ecosystems. Ecol Indic 77, 368–376. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.02.036

Blabolil P, Říha M, Ricard D, Peterka J, Prchalová M, Vašek M, Čech M, Frouzová J, Jůza T, Muška M, Tušer M, Draštík V, Sajdlová Z, Šmejkal M, Vejřík L, Matěna J, Boukal D, Ritterbusch D,  Kubečka J (2017). A simple fish-based approach to assess the ecological quality of freshwater reservoirs in Central Europe. Knowl. Managt. Aquatic Ecosyst. DOI: 10.1051/kmae/2017043

Tušer M, Picek T, Sajdlová Z, Jůza T, Muška M,  Frouzová J (2017). Seasonal and spatial dynamics of gas ebullition in a temperate water-storage reservoir. Water Resour. Res. 53, 8266-8276. DOI: 10.1002/2017WR020694

Jůza T, Zemanová J, Tušer M, Sajdlová Z, Baran R, Vašek M, Ricard D, Blabolil P, Wagenvoort A, Ketelaars H,  Kubečka J (2016). Pelagic occurrence and diet of invasive round goby Neogobius melanostomus juveniles in deep well-mixed European reservoirs. Hydrobiologia 768, 197-209. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-015-2548-y

Vašek M, Prchalová M, Říha M, Blabolil P, Čech M, Draštík V, Frouzová J, Jůza T, Kratochvíl M, Muška M, Peterka J, Sajdlová Z, Šmejkal M, Tušer M, Vejřík L, Znachor P, Mrkvička T, Seďa J,  Kubečka J (2016). Fish community response to the longitudinal environmental gradient in Czech deep-valley reservoirs: Implications for ecological monitoring and management. Ecol Indic 63, 219–230. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.11.061

Frouzova J, Tušer M,  Stanovsky P (2015). Quantification of methane bubbles in shallow freshwaters using horizontal hydroacoustical observations. Limnol. Oceanogr. Meth. 13, 609-616. DOI: 10.1002/lom3.10051

Jůza T, Ricard D, Blabolil P, Čech M, Draštík V, Frouzová J, Muška M, Peterka J, Prchalová M, Říha M, Sajdlová Z, Šmejkal M, Tušer M, Vašek M, Vejřík L,  Kubečka J (2015). Species-specific gradients of juvenile fish density and size in pelagic areas of temperate reservoirs. Hydrobiologia 762, 1-13. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-015-2346-6

Říha M, Ricard D, Vašek M, Prchalová M, Mrkvička T, Jůza T, Čech M, Draštík V, Muška M, Kratochvíl M, Peterka J, Tušer M, Seďa J, Blabolil P, Bláha M, Wanzenböck J,  Kubečka J (2015). Patterns in diel habitat use of fish covering the littoral and pelagic zones in a reservoir. Hydrobiologia 747, 111-131. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-014-2124-x

Sajdlová Z, Draštík V, Říha M, Jůza T, Frouzová J, Vašek M, Muška M, Blabolil P, Čech M, Tušer M, Kratochvíl M, Peterka J, Mrkvička T, Balk H,  Kubečka J (2015). Fish behaviour in response to a midwater trawl footrope in temperate reservoirs. Fish Res 172, 105–113. DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2015.06.025

Jůza T, Vašek M, Kratochvíl M, Blabolil P, Čech M, Draštík V, Frouzová J, Muška M, Peterka J, Prchalová M, Říha M, Tušer M,  Kubečka J (2014). Chaos and stability of age-0 fish assemblages in a temperate deep reservoir: unpredictable success and stable habitat use. Hydrobiologia 724, 217-234. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-013-1735-y

Tušer M, Frouzová J, Balk H, Muška M, Mrkvička T,  Kubečka J (2014). Evaluation of potential bias in observing fish by a DIDSON acoustic camera. Fish Res 155, 114-121. DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2014.02.031

Muška M, Tušer M, Frouzová J, Draštík V, Čech M, Jůza T, Kratochvíl M, Mrkvička T, Peterka J, Prchalová M, Říha M, Vašek M,  Kubečka J (2013). To migrate, or not to migrate: partial diel horizontal migration of fish in a temperate freshwater reservoir. Hydrobiologia 707, 17-28. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-012-1401-9

Tušer M, Prchalová M, Mrkvička T, Frouzová J, Čech M, Peterka J, Jůza T, Vašek M, Kratochvíl M, Draštík V,  Kubečka J (2013). A simple method to correct the results of acoustic surveys for fish hidden in the dead zone. J Appl Ichthyol 29, 358-363. DOI: 10.1111/jai.12091

Rakowitz G, Tušer M, Říha M, Jůza T, Balk H,  Kubečka J (2012). Use of high-frequency imaging sonar (DIDSON) to observe fish behaviour towards a surface trawl. Fish Res 123-124, 37-48. DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2011.11.018

Říha M, Jůza T, Prchalová M, Mrkvička T, Čech M, Draštík V, Muška M, Kratochvíl M, Peterka J, Tušer M, Vašek M,  Kubečka J (2012). The size selectivity of the main body of a sampling pelagic pair trawl in freshwater reservoirs during the night. Fish Res 127-128, 56-60. DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2012.04.012

Říha M, Kubečka J, Prchalová M, Mrkvička T, Čech M, Draštík V, Frouzová J, Hohausová E, Jůza T, Kratochvíl M, Peterka J, Tušer M,  Vašek M (2011). The influence of diel period on fish assemblage in the unstructured littoral of reservoirs. Fisheries Manag Ecol 18, 339-347. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2400.2011.00790.x

Tušer M, Balk H, Mrkvička T, Frouzová J, Čech M, Muška M,  Kubečka J (2011). Validation of current acoustic dead-zone estimation methods in lakes with strongly sloped bottoms. Limnol. Oceanogr. Meth. 9, 507-514. DOI: 10.4319/lom.2011.9.507

Vašek M, Jůza T, Čech M, Kratochvíl M, Prchalová M, Frouzová J, Říha M, Tušer M, Seďa J,  Kubečka J (2011). The occurrence of non-native tubenose goby Proterorhinus semilunaris in the pelagic 0+ year fish assemblage of a central European reservoir. J. Fish Biol. 78, 1-9. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2011.02901.x

Draštík V, Kubečka J, Čech M, Frouzová J, Říha M, Jůza T, Tušer M, Jarolím O, Prchalová M, Peterka J, Vašek M, Kratochvíl M, Matěna J,  Mrkvička T (2009). Hydroacoustic estimates of fish stocks in temperate reservoirs: day or night surveys?. Aquat Living Resour 22, 69–77. DOI: 10.1051/alr/2009013

Jůza T, Vašek M, Kubečka J, Seda J, Matěna J, Prchalová M, Peterka J, Říha M, Jarolím O, Tušer M, Kratochvíl M, Čech M, Draštík V, Frouzová J, Hohausová E,  Žaloudík J (2009). Pelagic underyearling communities in a canyon-shaped reservoir in late summer. J Limnol 68(2), 304-314. DOI: 10.3274/JL09-68-2-13

Prchalová M, Kubečka J, Čech M, Frouzová J, Draštík V, Hohausová E, Jůza T, Kratochvíl M, Matěna J, Peterka J, Říha M, Tušer M,  Vašek M (2009). The effect of depth, distance from dam and habitat on spatial distribution of fish in an artificial reservoir. Ecol. Freshw. Fish 18, 247–260. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0633.2008.00342.x

Říha M, Kubečka J, Vašek M, Seda J, Mrkvička T, Prchalová M, Matěna J, Hladík M, Čech M, Draštík V, Frouzová J, Hohausová E, Jarolím O, Jůza T, Kratochvíl M, Peterka J,  Tušer M (2009). Long-term development of fish populations in the Římov Reservoir. Fisheries Manag Ecol 16, 121–129. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2400.2008.00650.x

Tušer M, Kubečka J, Frouzová J,  Jarolím O (2009). Fish orientation along the longitudinal profile of the Římov reservoir during daytime: Consequences for horizontal acoustic surveys. Fish Res 96, 23-29. DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2008.09.022

Draštík V, Kubečka J, Tušer M, Čech M, Frouzová J, Jarolím O,  Prchalová M (2008). The effect of hydropower on fish stocks: comparison between cascade and non-cascade reservoirs. Hydrobiologia 609, 25–36. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-008-9393-1

Prchalová M, Kubečka J, Vašek M, Peterka J, Seda J, Jůza T, Říha M, Jarolím O, Tušer M, Kratochvíl M, Čech M, Draštík V, Frouzová J,  Hohausová E (2008). Distribution patterns of fishes in a canyon-shaped reservoir. J. Fish Biol. 73, 54-78. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2008.01906.x

Říha M, Kubečka J, Mrkvička T, Prchalová M, Čech M, Draštík V, Frouzová J, Hladík M, Hohausová E, Jarolím O, Jůza T, Kratochvíl M, Peterka J, Tušer M,  Vašek M (2008). Dependence of beach seine net efficiency on net length and diel period. Aquat Living Resour 21, 411–418. DOI: 10.1051/alr:2008061

 

Publications with non-IF
Kubečka J, Boukal D, Baran R, Blabolil P, Čech M, Draštík V, Frouzová J, Hejzlar J, Jůza T, Matěna J, Muška M, Prchalová M, Říha M, Šmejkal M, Tušer M, Vašek M,  Vejříková I (2017). Může Lipno uspokojit všechny? [Can Lipno satisfy everyone?] Rybářství (Czech Fisheries) 4/2007, 52-54.

Axenrot T, Guillard J, Riha M,  Tušer M (2016). Applying the European hydroacoustic standard on fish abundance estimation (EN 15910). Survey experiences from three European countries. Aqua reports 2016:18, 22.

Zelenková E, Slavík O, Douda K, Hladík M, Horký P, Simon O, Dort B, Tušer M,  Muška M (2015). Soužití ve Vltavském luhu - Co nového s perlorodkou? [Coexistence in the Vltava marsh – What is new with pearl mussel?] Šumava Jaro, 8-11.

Blabolil P, Říha M, Peterka J, Prchalová M, Vašek M, Jůza T, Čech M, Draštík V, Kratochvíl M, Muška M, Tušer M, Frouzová J, Ricard D, Šmejkal M, Vejřík L, Duras J, Matěna J, Borovec J,  Kubečka J (2014). Současný stav nádrží v České republice z hlediska složení rybích obsádek [The current state of the reservoirs in the Czech Republic with regard to the composition of fish stocks]. Vodní hospodářství 9, 5-11.

Říha M, Blabolil P, Čech M, Draštík V, Frouzová J, Jůza T, Kratochvíl M, Muška M, Peterka J, Prchalová M, Tušer M, Vašek M,  Kubečka J (2013). Chování a role ryb v evropských nádržích a jezerech [The behavior and role of fish in European reservoirs and lakes]. Živa 6, 294-297.

Robovský J, Robovská-Havelková P, Tušer M,  Pavlačík L (2013). Umí krtek plavat? [Can a mole swim?] Živa 5, 248.

Kubečka J, Matěna J, Čech M, Draštík V, Frouzová J, Jůza T, Kratochvíl M, Muška M, Peterka J, Prchalová M, Říha M, Tušer M,  Vašek M (2010). Thor Heyerdahl zamířil do sladkých vod [Thor Heyerdahl headed for freshwaters]. Rybářství (Czech Fisheries) 14-17.

Robovský J, Muška M, Nováková M, Robovská-Havelková P, Šoun J,  Tušer M (2010). Notes on the current distribution of Goosander (Mergus merganser) in the Otava River, southwestern Bohemia. Sluka 5, 97-102.