8-11 September 2014
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

Important dates:
Abstract submission deadline by 31 May 2014
Early registration deadline by 30 June 2014
Conference 8-11 September 2014
Manuscript submission deadline by 9 September 12:00 2014

Fees: Scientists Students*
Early fee (deadline 30 June 2014) €400 €200
Late fee €500 €300

* If you claim the student fee, send us also the confirmation letter from your University/Institution (by fax, mail or e-mail)

The registration fee includes:

  • The participation in the meeting and all conference events (Conference Banquet, trip... see "Preliminary Program")
  • Conference material
  • To encourage socialising and scientific discussions, the conference fees include morning coffee and snacks, lunch, afternoon coffee and snacks, and buffet dinner during poster sessions.
  • Proceedings of EcoFiL 2014 conference which will be printed as Special issue of the international journal Fisheries Research
  • All fees include VAT


EcoFiL 2014
Ecology of Fish in Lakes and Reservoirs

Announcement of an international conference to be held in September 2014 in the Czech Republic Organized by the Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Increasing human pressure on water resources means that we impact fish populations more than ever before, yet we rely on fish as source of food, enjoyment, regulators of water quality, and indicators of ecosystem health. At the same time, field studies of fish communities expand to new areas and new and more sophisticated monitoring schemes are deployed. All this means that new questions and information on the role of fish in lakes and reservoirs are accumulating rapidly.

EcoFiL 2014 conference aims to advance their synthesis, continuing a long tradition of limnological and fisheries-oriented meetings organized at the Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

EcoFiL 2014 aims to summarize recent knowledge on:

  • Fish as indicators of ecological state of waterbodies (including ecological quality and potential)
  • Effects of environmental stressors on fish
  • Fish and food webs (including trophic interactions / top-down effects)
  • Population ecology of fish
  • Management and monitoring of fish populations and communities
  • Fish and ecosystem services (including food provisioning and leisure activities)
  • Fish as object of protection and conservation
  • Ecological aspects of recreational and commercial fisheries

EcoFiL 2014 will focus mainly on natural lakes and artificial reservoirs. Since fish migrate and spawn in connected streams and rivers, contributions covering these habitats are also welcome.


Katka Soukalova
Biology Centre AS CR
Institute of Hydrobiology
Na Sadkach 7
Ceske Budejovice
370 05 Czech Republic

Tel.: +420 387 775 831
Fax: +420 385 310 248
E-mail: ecofil@hbu.cas.cz


EcoFiL 2014 conference is supported by project CEKOPOT (CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0204)

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