Jiří Peterka

Jiří Peterka

born November 21, 1975 in České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Head of Freshwater Biology Research Station

Soil & Water Research Infrastructure

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


  • PhD in Ecology University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
  • MSc Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic

Research Interests

Succession of fish communities in newly created freshwater ecosystems, particularly post-mining lakes; predator-prey interactions and their effect on fish community composition and relationships; intra- and interspecific foraging competition of perch and roach and foraging strategies in general.

Teaching Interests

  • Marine biology Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia
  • Field Course in Marine Biology Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia
  • Practical Class in Vertebrate Zoology Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia


=> Complex fish stock assessments in lakes and reservois
=> Formation and management of typologically correct fish communities
=> Fish sampling with active and passive methods
=> Consultancy in methodical questions related to fish stock studies
=> Digestive tract content analyses of all ontogenetical stages of fish
=> Analyses of spatiotemporal patterns of fish distribution and methane ebullition
=> Qualitative phytoplankton analyses


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Optimal gillnet sampling design for the estimation of fish community indicators in heterogeneous freshwater ecosystems

Monitoring of biota in heterogeneous ecosystems requires sampling in different habitats and across environmental gradients. The resulting...


Distribution of Herbivorous Fish Is Frozen by Low Temperature

The number of herbivores in populations of ectothermic vertebrates decreases with increasing latitude. At higher latitudes, fish consuming plant...


Fish community response to the longitudinal environmental gradient in Czech deep-valley reservoirs: Implications for ecological monitoring and management

Ecological quality assessment of non-natural water bodies is, in contrast to natural systems, less developed and requires determining biological...


Predicting asp and pikeperch recruitment in a riverine reservoir

Fish recruitment in riverine reservoirs is not fully understood because the long-term data series required for standard stock–recruitment models...