ESR13 - Spatio-temporal fish migration in an anthropogenically impacted river system
Host Institution: UGENT - Ghent University
The project aims to generate knowledge for conservation of catadromous fish. The main objectives are: (1) to reveal most important threats for fish and opportunities for restoration; (2) to identify major migration routes and to quantify the efficiency of different migration barriers. The activities will include: research on literature dealing with fish movement, migration and habitat use; familiarization with and application of existing tools and methods to analyze fish habitat use and movement/migration behavior; analysis and interpretation of telemetry data in relation to river habitat rehabilitation measures; formulate and communicate advise for river managers.
Secondment period (to be confirmed): Expected duration: 8 months; Hosting institutions: VLAGEW (Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) - Brussels, Belgium), SOTON (University of Southampton - Southampton, UK)