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Monitoring the environment of man-made lakes: what can fisheries data and models tell us?

A joint research project between the Czech Republic and Norway.

Supported by a grant from:


Main goals: 

The main goal of the project is to contribute to the development of decision tools that could allow us to monitor and predict the impact of harvesting on fish stocks in freshwater reservoirs. These tools will be based on data, gathered on the history of exploitation in selected water bodies in southern and central Bohemia with Lipno Lake as the main case study, and on mathematical models and computer simulations. This can provide feedback to the management and environmental authorities as to how the procedure of collecting and processing of data can be improved in the future.


Data analyses

  • Compilation of a database of past exploitation and fish population dynamics based on angler's logbooks, published reports and other gray literature.
  • Statistical analyses of the data.


  • Development of a custom-made simulation model of optimal exploitation strategies and stakeholder interests in local fish stocks.
  • Development of a simulation model of potential evolutionary consequences of fishing in local fish stocks.

Outreach and dissemination of result

  • Exchange of experts between the teams in the Czech Republic and Norway.
  • Organisation of local workshops.
  • Organisation of the DINFISH2010 symposium.


David Boukal
Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre AS CR
Branisovska 31, 370 05 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
+420 387 772 327

Team members

Biology Centre AS CR, Ceske Budejovice, CZ

  • David Boukal, sub-project manager, modelling tasks
  • Jan Kubecka, sub-project assistant, data collection and analyses
  • Viola Pavlova, subproject assistant, modelling optimal management strategies
  • Martin Jankovsky, data collection and analyses
  • Mojmir Vasek, data collection and analyses
  • Katka Soukalova, administration

Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway

  • Mikko Heino, sub-project manager, advice on modelling and data analyses
  • Dorothy Dankel, advice on modelling of optimal management strategies