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Josef Matěna

Josef Matěna

Soil & Water Research Infrastructure

  • Biology Centre CAS
  • Na Sádkách 7, 370 05 České Budějovice
  • Czech Republic

Specialisation – Hydrobiology, fish diet under natural conditions, macrozoobenthos, Chironomids

Education and Academic Positions

  • 1998-2012 Director of the Hydrobiological Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • 2001 Doc. (associated profesor), University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic
  • 1984 CSc. (Ph.D.) in Hydrobiology, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1976 RNDr. (M.Sc.), Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1975 Diploma in Biology, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Research Interests

  • rearing of fish fry in ponds
  • intensification of fisheries in inland waters
  • feeding biology of fish
  • freshwater food web structure, RP5

Teaching Interests

  • External supervisor and external examiner of M.Sc. theses Charles University, Prague
  • Regular participation in teaching of the Field Workshop on Fish Pond Limnology, the UNESCO Post-Graduate Course on Limnology Třeboň
  • Supervisor of the working group "Benthos and Fish
  • External lecturer at the Pedagogical faculty, University of South Bohemia (biology of fish, aquarium-keeping of fish)
  • Supervisor of Ph.D. students
  • Lectures "Special zoology of anamniote vertebrates", "Ichthyology", "Fisheries and fishing techniques" Biological faculty University of South Bohemia


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Who Is Who: An Anomalous Predator-Prey Role Exchange between Cyprinids and Perch

Piscivory in cyprinids (Cyprinidae) is extremely rare. Specifically, common bream (Abramis brama) and common carp (Cyprinus carpio) are...


Towards a better understanding of small scale distribution of littoral age-0 fish in a deep-valley reservoir: day or night surveys?

The effect of diel period and littoral habitats on the distribution of age-0 fish was tested in a deep-valley reservoir using boat-modified point...


Littoral age 0+ fish distribution in relation to multi-scale spatial heterogeneity of a deep-valley reservoir

Littoral age 0+ fish were studied with respect to spatio-temporal heterogeneity in the deep-valley Římov Reservoir (Czech Republic) from June to...