Telemetry techniques: A user guide for fisheries research

Edited by: N.S AdamsJ.W. Beeman, and John H. Eiler


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Telemetry provides a powerful and flexible tool for studying fish and other aquatic animals, and its use has become increasingly commonplace. However, telemetry is gear intensive and typically requires more specialized knowledge and training than many other field techniques. As with other scientific methods, collecting good data is dependent on an understanding of the underlying principles behind the approach, knowing how to use the equipment and techniques properly, and recognizing what to do with the data collected.

This book provides a road map for using telemetry to study aquatic animals, and provides the basic information needed to plan, implement, and conduct a telemetry study under field conditions. Topics include acoustic or radio telemetry study design, tag implantation techniques, radio and acoustic telemetry principles and case studies, and data management and analysis.

Chapters are written by biologists, technicians, and engineers from the private, academic, and government sectors, with decades of experience using these technologies.

Additional publication details

Publication type Book
Publication Subtype Monograph
Title Telemetry techniques: A user guide for fisheries research
ISBN 9781934874264
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher American Fisheries Society
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 518 p.