Individual behaviour of aquatic animals (3D telemetry) (38270)

Project Details


Detailed individual behaviour of fish and other aquatic animals in their natural habitats is inherently difficult to study. This project seek to achieve that by utilizing various acoustic telemetry systems facilitating fine-scale 2D/3D positioning of tagged aquatic animals. The 2D/3D systems have previously been deployed in small and larger lakes and has generated data sets on e.g. trout, pike, perch and eel behaviour with unprecedented details. Additionally, the systems have facilitated studies extending laboratory findings to behaviour in the field. For instance, measurements of physiological (metabolic rates) and behavioural properties of individual fish in the lab have been linked with behaviour of the same individuals in nature. 

An important part of this project is the continued development and maintenance of the R-package YAPS (Yet Another Positioning Solver). YAPS is an open-source software enabling researchers to estimate tracks of acoustic tagged animals. For further info on YAPS, please see

National Institute of Aquatic Resources, DTU Aqua (coordinator)
Lund University, Sweden
Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Norway

The project is funded by the Danish Rod and Net Fishing License Funds.

Research area: Freshwater Fisheries and Ecology
Effective start/end date01/01/2008 → …

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