3-D Telemetry

Our research lake "Kleiner Döllnsee" is equipped with an acoustic telemetry system (Lotek Wireless, Canada) consisting of more than 20 transmitters spread over the entire lake. The automatic data acquisition allows us to locate fish, which are equipped with a transmitter, with a high three-dimensional resolution over several years. This helps us to understand what the fish are doing at any time of day and how they react to environmental changes and habitats. There are very few comparable systems worldwide that allow fish to be observed over a long period of time throughout the lake complex. In the meantime, we have a large number of data on the pike, catfish, river perch, tench as well as carp.

Below you will find some publications that have been produced in the Kleine Döllnsee with the acoustic telemetry system...

Monk, C. T., Arlinghaus, R. (2017). Encountering a bait is necessary but insufficient to explain individual variability in vulnerability to angling in two freshwater benthivorous fish in the wild. PLoS ONE 12(3): e0173989

Nakayama, S., Rapp, T., Arlinghaus, R. (2017). Fast–slow life history is correlated with individual differences in movements and prey selection in an aquatic predator in the wild Journal of Animal Ecology 2017, 86, 192–201

Arlinghaus, R., Alós, J., Pieterek, T., Klefoth, T. (2017). Determinants of angling catch of northern pike (Esox lucius) as revealed by a controlled whole-lake catch-and-release angling experiment—The role of abiotic and biotic factors, spatial encounters and lure type. Fisheries Research 186: 648–657

Nakayama, S., Laskowski, K., Klefoth, T., Arlinghaus, R. (2016). Between- and within-individual variation in activity increases with water temperature in wild perch. Behavioral Ecology, 27, 1676–1683

Baktoft, H., Zajicek, P., Klefoth, T., Svendsen, J.C., Jacobsen, L., Pedersen, M. W., Morla, D.M., Skov, C., Nakayama, S., Arlinghaus, R. (2015). Performance assessment of two whole-lake acoustic positional telemetry systems - Is reality mining of free-ranging aquatic animals technologically possible? PLoS ONE, 10(5): e0126534

Klefoth, T., Kobler, A., Arlinghaus, R. (2011). Behavioural and fitness consequences of direct and indirect non-lethal disturbances in a catch-and-release northern pike (Esox lucius) fishery. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems, 403, 11

Kobler, A., Klefoth, T., Mehner, T., Arlinghaus, R. (2009). Coexistence of behavioural types in an aquatic top predator: a response to resource limitation? Oecologia, 161, 837–847

Klefoth, T., Kobler, A., Arlinghaus, R. (2008). The impact of catch-and-release angling on short-term behaviour and habitat choice of northern pike (Esox lucius L.). Hydrobiologia, 601, 99–110

Kobler, A., Klefoth, T., Wolter, C., Fredrich, F., Arlinghaus, R. (2008). Contrasting pike (Esox lucius) movement, habitat choice and diel activity patterns between summer and winter in a small lake. Hydrobiologia, 601, 17–27

Kobler, A., Klefoth, T., Arlinghaus, R. (2008). Site fidelity and seasonal changes in activity centre size of female pike Esox lucius in a small lake. Journal of Fish Biology, 73, 584–596


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