On 19 June 2019, our staff member and former PhD student Petr Blabolil was awarded one of the prestigious 2019 Otto Wichterle Prizes of the Czech Academy of Sciences. This prize honours promising early career scientists with top results in their respective fields. Petr was awarded the prize for his research focused on fish communities and ecological quality of Czech freshwater reservoirs. Well done and best wishes for more success ahead, Petr!