During the project period following articles in professional journals were published focused on crayfish in the Czech republic:
Published: Fundam. Appl. Limnol. 191/4 (2018), 339-352
Authors: Tomáš Daněk, Jiří Musil, Petr Vlašánek, Jitka Svobodová, Stein I. Johnsen, Tereza Barteková, David Štrunc, Miroslav Barankiewicz, Eduard Bouše, Oddgeir Andersen
Full text: pdf document (2.7 MB)
Published: Number 2016/3 VTEI journal
Authors: Jitka Svobodová, David Fischer, Eva Svobodová, Pavel Vlach
Published: Number 33 Bohemia Centralis proceedings - regional reviewed paper
Authors: David Fischer, Jitka Svobodová, Pavel Vlach
Full text: pdf document(623 kB, Czech)
Great deal of the project activities focused on raising of public awareness in the crayfish protection. Within this activity a thematic calendar was produced as well as a leafleat aimed at protecting our native crayfish.
The leaflet focuses on protection of our native crayfish populations. It summarizes the basic information on the crayfish in the Czech republic and highlights the basic rules for the native species protection.
Leaflet: pdf document (25 MB, Czech)
One of the project activities focused on crayfish protection promoting was the creation and distribution of the thematic calendar. Calendar for the year 2016 was printed in an edition of 2,000 copies and the prints were distributed during the educational activities to the interested participants from the expert as well as the general public.
Calendar: pdf document (10 MB)
The Norwegian partner prepared a brief information on crayfish monitoring methods used in Norway.
Author: Stein Ivar Johnsen
Full document: pdf document(75 KB, English)
Posters prepared for presentation purposes contain general information, relevant results and description of methods and procedures used during the project.
|Monitoring and protection of|
crayfish population in the Czech republic
pdf document, 2.1 MB
|Organic chemicals, metals and pharmaceuticals in sediments at localities with crayfish|
pdf document, 1.2 MB
|Behavioural interactions of crayfish, fish|
and terrestical predators
pdf document, 585 kB
|Telemetry of noble cryfish (Astacus astacus) and stone crayfish (Austropotamobius torrentium)|
pdf document, 432 kB
An important educational outcome of the project was the realization of a total of 36 information boards. Their aim is to give information on our native crayfish species protection and on the risk of the dissemination of the invasive species particularly in relation to the occurence of the crayfish plague. The information boards were located at localities of European relevance (26 boards) and other places with crayfish occurence (10 boards).
Methodology of the application of snorkeling - a non-invasive method for determining of crayfish and fish population number.
Methodology: pdf document (200 kB, Czech)
Management proposals for the localities with autochthonous crayfish population.
During the project a large amount of data was assembled and assessed, including the data on pharmaceuticals and pesticides content in water, the data on presence of the substances in sediments and data on presence and accumulation of organic substances and metals in crayfish bodies. For relevant monitoring sites/localities the charts from the following overview are also available under the “data” tab together with further data and context information.
|Graphs of selected indicators|
|Pharmaceuticals in water|
|Pharmaceuticals and pesticides in water|
|Metals in biota|
|Organic substances and pharmaceuticals in biota|
Graphs of selected indicators - pharmaceuticals in water (2015)
Besides above mentioned results a large amount of data was measured, processed and assessed on the total of 110 localities. On that localities infrmation was obtained on observed species and number of crayfish and fish, presence of pollutants in water, sediment and crayfish tissues, information on composition of macrozoobenthos, on hydromorfology etc. Results of the assessement were published in an interactive map with related data (tabular, photos, charts) and could be found together with other contextual information under the “data” tab.
Main published data are free, to get into the locked part you should click on the lock icon in the upper right corner of the map window and
write the password. To get the password please contact Jitka Svobodova (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Last update: 26 February 2019