Making connections in aquatic ecosystems with acoustic telemetry monitoring

Donaldson, Michael R., Hinch, Scott G., Suski, Cory D., Fisk, Aaron T., Heupel, Michelle R., and Cooke, Steven J. (2014) Making connections in aquatic ecosystems with acoustic telemetry monitoring. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 12 (10). pp. 565-573.

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Autonomous acoustic telemetry monitoring systems have been deployed in aquatic ecosystems around the globe – from under ice sheets in the Arctic to coral reefs in Australia – to track animals. With tens of thousands of tagged aquatic animals from a range of taxa, vast amounts of data have been generated. As data accumulate, it is useful to reflect on how this information has advanced our understanding of aquatic animals and improved management and conservation. Here we identify knowledge gaps and discuss opportunities to advance aquatic animal science and management using acoustic telemetry monitoring. Current technological and analytical shortfalls still need to be addressed to fully realize the potential of acoustic monitoring. Future interdisciplinary research that relies on transmitter-borne sensors and emphasizes hypothesis testing will amplify the benefits of this technology.

Item ID: 37062
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1540-9309
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Copyright by the Ecological Society of America.

Funders: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Ocean Tracking Network (OTN)
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2015 07:40
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060201 Behavioural Ecology @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8302 Fisheries - Wild Caught > 830299 Fisheries- Wild Caught not elsewhere classified @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 50%
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