RIBES is a European Training Network in ecohydraulics working to find solutions for fish protection and river connectivity restoration in anthropogenically altered rivers.

RIBES Final Conference "Fish passage and Conservation" was organized on 28-29 September 2023 at Politecnico di Torino (Italy). During the conference a series of topical keynotes, early-stage researcher presentations and a similarly themed theater show was given. A selection of presentations and glimpses from the theatre are now being made available online.

Keynote Lectures

Freshwater fish conservation - threats and priorities, Jörg Freyhof, Natural History Museum, Berlin, Germany

Fish passage solutions and evaluationOlle Calles, Karlstad University, Sweden

Fish migration, behavior and passagePaul Kemp, Southampton University, UK

Future avenues for improving fishway design, Christos Katopodis, Katopodis Ecohydraulics Ltd, Canada

ESR Presentations

PIT-tagged Italian riffle dace (Telestes muticellus) movement and behaviour in a small mountain streamAlfredo Schiavon, IGB Berlin, Germany

Investigating fish hydrodynamic sensing: an integrated approach utilizing numerical and experimental methodsAli Hassan Khan, Tallin University of Technology, Estonia

Together we are bolder: collective behavior and fish passage, Gloria Mozzi, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

From markers to meaning: understanding fish physiological responses to assess human impacts on rivers, Sophia Schumann, University of Padua, Italy

Freshwater fish and underwater acoustics: a method of measuring resonance properties of swim bladdersWilliam Wu, Southampton University, UK

Does multimodal integration influence fish behavioural responses to acoustic stimuli?, Philip Ericsson, Southampton University, UK

Quantifying light pollution as a barrier to fish migration, James Campbell, IGB Berlin, Germany

Understanding and predicting fish movement in the vicinity of a barrier and fish pass, Rachel Mawer, SJE, Germany

Fish migration in an anthropogenically impacted river system, Jelger Elings, Ghent University, Belgium

Novel guidance devices to support downstream migrating fish, Velizara Stoilova, Norconsult, Sweden

Hydrodynamics of fish at hydraulic structures: coupled ecological-hydrodynamic modelling of fish movement through vertical slot fishwaysMarcelo Xavier Ruiz Coello, University of Padua, Italy

Fish in motion: methodological advances and scientific insights in fish swimming performance. Muhammad Usama Ashraf, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Informing novel riverscape restoration with scale appropriate models, Henry Hansen, Karlstad University, Sweden

Theater and ESR interviews: 

Fish in troubled waters (short video)

Visiting Alfredo Schiavon

Visiting Florian Eggers

Visiting Usama Ashraf

Visiting Glora Mozzi

Visiting Velizara Stoilova

Visiting James Campbell

Full schedule:

RIBES_Final_Conference_Program application/pdf (404.68 kB)