Přírodovědecká fakulta JU
ihaddoudi [at] jcu.cz
Microbiology, soil ecology
Brief CV: 

2008 - 2009: Baccalaureate in Mathematics at Borj Cédria high School, Tunisia 

2009 - 2012: Bachelor Degree in analytical and experimental biology at the University of SciencesTunis El Manar (FST), Tunisia

2013 - 2015: Master Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Specialty: Microbiology and molecular epidemiology at the University of SciencesTunis El Manar (FST)

2016 - 2020: Ph.D. in Biology at the University of SciencesTunis El Manar (FST)and Center of Biotechnology of Borj Cédria (CBBC),  Tunisia



Přírodovědecká fakulta JU
jmocq [at] prf.jcu.cz
Abiotic and biotic effects on trophic interactions

I focus on the effect of biotic (conspecifics, top predator, prey density, chemical cues) and abiotic (temperature, habitat complexity) factors on trophic (predation success, functional responses) and non-trophic (mutual interference) interactions of aquatic invertebrates in connection with their functional traits.

Brief CV: 


Water Sciences PhD Program, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique INRS, Québec, Canada,
Fuzzy modelling of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) habitat

2007- 2008

Island Conservation Society, Mahé, Seychelles. Reintroduction project of Pelusios castanoides and P. subniger (Anapsids Peludomedusidae): study and determination of benthic macroinvertebrates as food resource


Master 2nd year ‘Wetland Eco-Engineering and Biodiversity’ (equivalent to the 2nd year of an M.Sc.)
Angers University- National School of Horticulture, Angers, France


CERSP « Conservation, Restoration and Population Monitoring », National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France
Biodiversity and biological value of stormwater detention ponds: study of macroinvertebrates of motorway A11’s ponds.


Master 2nd year ‘Ecosystems and Anthropisation’
Paul Sabatier University/ École Nationale Supérieure Agronomique, Toulouse, France


LADYBIO- LAboratory of BIOdiversity DYnamics, Toulouse, France
Study on fragmentation impact on fishes, macroinvertebrate and diatom community structures.

More information: 


Mocq J., St-Hilaire A. & Cunjak RA (2018 Do habitat measurements in the vicinity of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) parr matter?  Fisheries Management and Ecology. 25(1), 22-30

Mocq J. & Hare L. (2018) Influence of Acid Mine Drainage, and Its Remediation, on Lakewater Quality and Benthic Invertebrate Communities. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 229 (2), 28

Mocq J., St-Hilaire A. & Cunjak RA (2015) Influences of Experts' Personal Experiences in Fuzzy Logic Modeling of Atlantic Salmon Habitat. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 35 (2), 271-280

Mocq J., St-Hilaire A. & Cunjak RA (2013) Assessment of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) habitat quality and its uncertainty using a multiple-expert fuzzy model applied to the Romaine River (Canada). J Ecological modelling 265, 14-25

le Viol I., Mocq J., Julliard R. & Kerbiriou C. (2009) The contribution of motorway stormwater retention ponds to the biodiversity of aquatic macroinvertebrates, Biological Conservation, 142(12). 3163-3171


Scientific presentations

Mocq J., St-Hilaire A. & Cunjak R.A.(2010) Modeling of Atlantic salmon habitat using fuzzy coding method: a brief introduction, Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) conference, 9th of July, Fredericton (NB), Canada

Mocq J., St-Hilaire A. & Cunjak R.A.(2013) Influences et conséquences de l’expérience personnelle des experts dans un modèle de logique floue, Conference of the Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche sur le Saumon Atlantique (CIRSA), 2nd of May, Québec (QC), Canada – Best presentation award.

Mocq J., St-Hilaire A. & Cunjak R.A.(2013) Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) Habitat Models and Uncertainty Assessment Using Fuzzy Logic Modeling, American Fisheries Society (AFS) conference, 10th of July, Little Rock (AR), USA

Mocq J., Egon J. & Boukal D. (2017) Multiple biotic influences  on functional response in an intraguild predation system, FreshBlood for Freshwater conference, 11th of April, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

Mocq J., Soukup P. & Boukal D. (2017) Unexpected nonlinear effect of habitat complexity on functional responses, Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS), 7th of July, Olomouc, Czech Republic


Přírodovědecká fakulta JU
urbanz00 [at] prf.jcu.cz
wetland ecology


Peatland ecology

Effect of drainage and restoration on peatland functioning with a focus on greenhouse gasses production a emissions, vegetation, microbial community composition, nutrient transformation and organic matter quality in peatlands.  

Carbon fluxes and balance on pristine, drained and restored peatlands. 

Brief CV: 


1996 - 2001 high school Gymnázium Vimperk

2001 - 2007 Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic; graduated in biology, geology and geography; Master thesis: Mire flora and vegetation and their human alternation in the right-side Lipno area (Czech Republic).

2007 - 2012 Department of Ecosystem Biology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice, postgraduate study, specialization Ecosystem biology;                     Ph.D. thesis: Effect of drainage and restoration on the ecology of peatlands in the Šumava Mountains

2008 - present time: Department of Ecosystem Biology employee, Faculty of Science,  University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice, research worker


More information: 

Study stays: 

Department of Forest Sciences, Peatland Ecology group, University of Helsinki, Finland in 2009/2010 (three months).
Greencycles II Summer School, May 2011, Peyresq, France. Feedbacks in the Earth System: the stateof the art.
Faculty of Science and Forestry, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland, August 2012, sprucemire study under the supervision of Eeva-Stiina Tuittila

Teaching at international course Soil and Water: Tartu, Estonia, September 2013; Marseille, France 2014; Ulm, Germany 2015; Ceske Budejovice, Czechia 2016; 


Finished projects:

Effect of hydrological restoration of long-term drained peatlands on functional diversity of soil microorganisms in relation to organic matter quality, postdok project GAČR (Czech Science Foundation),  2014 - 2016, investigator of the project


Urbanová, Z., Straková, P., Kaštovská, E., 2018. Response of peat biogeochemistry and soil organic matter

quality to rewetting in bogs and spruce swamp forests. European J. of Soil Biology 85, 12-22.

Kaštovská, E., Straková, P., Edwards, K., Urbanová, Z., Bárta, J., Mastný, J., Šantrůčková, H., Picek, T., 2017. 

Cotton-grass and blueberry have opposite effect on peat characteristics and nutrient transformation in peatland. Ecosystems, online.

Mastný, J., Urbanová, Z., Kaštovská, E., Straková, P., Šantrůčková, H. and Picek, T. 2016. Soil

organic matter quality and microbial activities in spruce swamp forests affected by drainage and water

 regime restoration. Soil Use and Management 32, 200–209. 

Urbanová, Z. and Bárta, J. 2016. Effects of long-term drainage on microbial community composition

vary between peatland types. Soil Biol Biochem 92, 16-26.

Urbanová, Z. and Bárta, J. 2014. Microbial community composition and in silico predicted metabolic

potential reflect biogeochemical gradients between distinct peatland types. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 90, 633-646.

Urbanová, Z., Picek, T., I., Tuittila, E.-S., 2013. Sensitivity of carbon gas fluxes to weather 

variability on pristine, drained and rewetted temperate bogs. Mires and Peat 11, article 04.

Urbanová, Z., Bárta, J., Picek, T., 2013. Methane emissions and methanogenic Archaea on
pristine, drained and restored mountain peatlands, Central Europe. Ecosystems 16, 664-677.

Urbanová, Z., Picek, T., Hájek, T., Bufková, I., Tuittila, E.-S., 2012. Vegetation and carbon gas
dynamics under a changed hydrological regime in central European peatlands. Plant Ecology &
Diversity 5, 89-103.

Urbanová, Z., Picek, T., Bárta, J., 2011. Effect of peat re-wetting on carbon and nutrient fluxes,
greenhouse gas production and diversity of methanogenic archaeal community. Ecological
Engineering 37:1017–1026.