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Advancing Movement Ecology Through Freshwater Fish Tracking

Lennox et al. © Lennox et al. 'A role for lakes in revealing the nature of animal movement using high dimensional telemetry systems'. 2021One of the key tasks of ecology is to understand the use of space and time by animals. Recent advances in the development of automatic telemetry systems have allowed huge progress in the understanding of fish movement ecology, and biotelemetry is increasingly used in freshwater realm to study fish ecology, distribution and behaviour, providing unprecedented data with a very high spatiotemporal resolution. The special feature will feature studies addressing a range of research questions related to the movement ecology of freshwater fish, including studies of fish movement strategies, special behavioural patterns, social and interspecific interactions, species habitat preferences, niche overlap, migration patterns, temporal changes and site specificity.

Interested contributors should contact guest editor Ivan Jarić via by 1st November 2022 and all contributions should be submitted before 31st December 2022.

Topics of interest: Acoustic telemetry; Telemetry; Sensor; Biologging; Movement ecology; Fish ecology; Fish movement; Habitat use; Freshwater ecology; Lake; River; Lacustrine; Predators; Migration; Hydropower; Fish behaviour; Seasonal changes; Fish spawning.

Deadline: 31 December 2022

Guest Editors: Ivan Jarić, Robert J. Lennox and Marie Prchalová

  1. Animal movement is increasingly affected by human alterations to habitat and climate change. In wetland systems, widespread hydrologic alterations from agriculture have changed the shape, function, and stabili...

    Authors: Benjamin J. Zdasiuk, Marie-Josée Fortin, Julia E. Colm, D. Andrew R. Drake and Nicholas E. Mandrak
    Citation: Movement Ecology 2023 11:77
  2. Animal movement is a multifaceted process that occurs for multiple reasons with powerful consequences for food web and ecosystem dynamics. New paradigms and technical innovations have recently pervaded the fie...

    Authors: Christer Brönmark, Gustav Hellström, Henrik Baktoft, Lars-Anders Hansson, Erin S. McCallum, P. Anders Nilsson, Christian Skov, Tomas Brodin and Kaj Hulthén
    Citation: Movement Ecology 2023 11:68
  3. Many Norwegian rivers and lakes are regulated for hydropower, which affects freshwater ecosystems and anadromous fish species, such as sea trout (Salmo trutta). Lakes are an important feature of many anadromous r...

    Authors: Lotte S. Dahlmo, Gaute Velle, Cecilie I. Nilsen, Ulrich Pulg, Robert J. Lennox and Knut W. Vollset
    Citation: Movement Ecology 2023 11:63
  4. Fisheries managers stock triploid (i.e., infertile, artificially produced) rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss in North American lakes to support sport fisheries while minimizing the risk of genetic introgression b...

    Authors: Jessica E. Pease, James P. Losee, Stephen Caromile, Gabriel Madel, Michael Lucero, Anna Kagley, Michael G. Bertram, Jake M. Martin, Thomas P. Quinn, Daniel Palm and Gustav Hellström
    Citation: Movement Ecology 2023 11:57
  5. In lake ecosystems, predatory fish can move and forage across both nearshore and offshore habitats. This coupling of sub-habitats, which is important in stabilizing lake food webs, has largely been assessed fr...

    Authors: Paul J. Blanchfield, Graydon McKee, Matthew M. Guzzo, Andrew J. Chapelsky and Peter A. Cott
    Citation: Movement Ecology 2023 11:54
  6. Migration is a vital element of the life cycle of many freshwater fish species but is increasingly hampered globally by riverine barriers. Fish passes are a common approach to enable migration past barriers bu...

    Authors: Rachel Mawer, Stijn P. Bruneel, Ine S. Pauwels, Jelger Elings, Eliezer Pickholtz, Renanel Pickholtz, Matthias Schneider, Johan Coeck and Peter L. M. Goethals
    Citation: Movement Ecology 2023 11:49
  7. There has recently been great interest in the use of accelerometers onboard electronic transmitters to characterise various aspects of the ecology of wild animals. We review use cases and outline how these too...

    Authors: Robert J. Lennox, Sindre H. Eldøy, Lotte S. Dahlmo, Jordan K. Matley and Knut Wiik Vollset
    Citation: Movement Ecology 2023 11:45
  8. Freshwater fish communities typically thrive in heterogenous ecosystems that offer various abiotic conditions. However, human impact increasingly leads to loss of this natural heterogeneity and its associated ...

    Authors: Casper H. A. van Leeuwen, Joep J. de Leeuw, Olvin A. van Keeken, Joey J. J. Volwater, Ferdi Seljee, Roland van Aalderen, Willie A. M. van Emmerik and Elisabeth S. Bakker
    Citation: Movement Ecology 2023 11:43
  9. Freshwater ecosystems are some of the most affected by biological invasions due, in part, to the introduction of invasive carp worldwide. Where carp have become established, management programs often seek to l...

    Authors: Maggie Raboin, John M. Plumb, Matthew D. Sholtis, David L. Smith, P. Ryan Jackson, Jose M. Rivera, Cory D. Suski and Aaron R. Cupp
    Citation: Movement Ecology 2023 11:42
  10. Animal migrations are periodic and relatively predictable events, and their precise timing is essential to the reproductive success. Despite large scientific effort in monitoring animal reproductive phenology,...

    Authors: Marek Šmejkal, Daniel Bartoň, Petr Blabolil, Tomáš Kolařík, Jan Kubečka, Zuzana Sajdlová, Allan T. Souza and Marek Brabec
    Citation: Movement Ecology 2023 11:16
  11. Animal aggregation, particularly in large-bodied species, is both a fascinating and intriguing phenomenon. Here we analyzed the overwintering behavior of the European catfish, Silurus glanis Linnaeus, 1758, the l...

    Authors: Samuel Westrelin, Mathieu Moreau, Vincent Fourcassié and Frédéric Santoul
    Citation: Movement Ecology 2023 11:9
  12. Spawning migrations are a widespread phenomenon among fishes, often occurring in response to environmental conditions prompting movement into reproductive habitats (migratory cues). However, for many species, ...

    Authors: Jordan A. Massie, Rolando O. Santos, Ryan J. Rezek, W. Ryan James, Natasha M. Viadero, Ross E. Boucek, David A. Blewett, Alexis A. Trotter, Philip W. Stevens and Jennifer S. Rehage
    Citation: Movement Ecology 2022 10:48