Michal Tušer

Michal Tušer

Jiří Peterka Group

Researcher ID: F-8548-2014
ORCID: 0000-0003-2881-392X

Soil & Water Research Infrastructure

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

I am a hydrobiologist interested in (1) fish ecology in various environments and (2) greenhouse-gases fluxes in freshwaters, primarily using advanced underwater acoustic technology. Besides scientific echosounders and advanced acoustic cameras, I have a great deal of experiences with fisheries active and passive netting, electrofishing, and field sampling of diffusive and ebullitive fluxes of carbonic gases. I have participated on a great deal of projects focused on quantitative and qualitative investigations of fish communities and methane surveys in large inland waters throughout Europe.

Education and Academic Positions

  • 2013 PhD in Hydrobiology University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic
  • 2007 MSc in Ecology at University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic
  • 2004 BSc in Ecology at University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Research Interests

  • Fish ecology
  • Freshwater food web structure, RP5
  • Carbonic gases cycles
  • Advanced underwater-acoustic techniques

Teaching Interests

  • Erasmus+ programme (European Commission)
  • Short-term Scientific Mission (COST)
  • National and regional Competition in Ecology (ČSOP)
  • Lectures and Field excursions for elementary and high schools
  • Institutional Open-door days and Field courses


  • Complex fish stock assessments in lakes and reservoirs
  • Fish sampling with active and passive methods
  • Greenhouse gases field sampling (acoustic surveying, gas traps and chambers)
  • Consultancy in related topics

Scientific Activities

  • Reviewer for scientific journals: Fisheries Research, Folia Zoologica, Fundamental and Applied Limnology, Inland Waters, Journal of Applied Ichthyology, Journal of Fish Biology, Scientific Reports


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Ohlédnutí za netradičním biologickým happeningem v trávě na zahradě Biologického centra AV ČR, na Sádkách: Objektivem Tomáše...


Seasonal and Spatial Dynamics of Gas Ebullition in a Temperate Water-Storage Reservoir

Gas ebullition of river impoundments plays an increasingly significant role, particularly in transporting methane CH4 from their sediments to the...


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...


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...