Advancements in electronic tagging technology (e.g., telemetry, PIT tags) have expanded the ability of fisheries scientists and managers to study the ecology of fish populations. In particular, acoustic telemetry has facilitated the monitoring of fish movements from some of the largest freshwater systems in the world, allowing for better integration of spatial ecology when estimating population dynamics and assessing responses to management efforts. New approaches and cutting-edge analyses also exist to provide new insights using these ‘big data’ sets. The aim of this session is to highlight innovative and adaptive methods and analytical approaches using acoustic telemetry. Presentations highlighting the spatial ecology of fishes are encouraged, as are presentations focused on tagging techniques, technology advancements and limitations (e.g., fine-scale positioning, sensor tags, detection ranges), interactions between fish and habitat (e.g., habitat additions, barriers, dams, etc), and emerging modeling tools. Presentations from both freshwater and marine systems are highly encouraged.

Supported by:

  • Great Lakes Fishery Commission
  • USGS
  • InnovaSea


  • Michael Weber, Iowa State University
  • Christopher Vandergoot, Great Lakes Acoustic Telemetry Observation System/MSU, [email protected]