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2011_RIVIERPRIK - Acoustic telemetry data for river lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis) in the upper Scheldt river (Belgium)
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Buysse, D.; Mouton, A.; Baeyens, R.; De Maerteleire, N.; Desmet, P.; Gelaude, E.; Jacobs, Y.; Pauwels, I.; Reyserhove, L.; Coeck, J.; (2020): 2011_RIVIERPRIK - Acoustic telemetry data for river lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis) in the upper Scheldt river (Belgium). Marine Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.14284/429
Contact: Buysse, David

Availability: CC0 To the extent possible under law, the person who associated CC0 with this dataset has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this dataset.

This is an acoustic telemetry dataset published by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). It contains animal (fish) tracking data collected by what later became the Permanent Belgian Acoustic Receiver Network (https://lifewatch.be/en/fish-acoustic-receiver-network) for the project/study 2011_rivierprik, using VEMCO tags (V7, V8) and receivers (VR2, VR2W). In total 39 adult individuals of river lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis) were captured, tagged and released in 2011 and 2012, to study the effect of weirs and shipping locks on their upstream spawning migration in the tidal and/or non-tidal part of the Scheldt river and its tributaries. more

The disruption of longitudinal and lateral connectivity of rivers has led to ecological catastrophes such as the extinction of several diadromous fish species. River lamprey is an important indicator species for the integrity of ecosystems and connectivity within and between catchment areas. In the highly fragmented Scheldt river basin first restoration actions are undertaken, such as the building of nature-like bypasses. The migration patterns in the river catchment and their behaviour at a tidal barrier, lock-weir complexes and fish bypasses (passage timing and delay) in the upper Scheldt river show that the disrupted water management of the river and in consequence of its barriers and bypasses are one keys to (un)successful spawning migration in the catchment, beside spawning habitat deterioration.

The study was commissioned by the Vlaamse Waterweg NV. Data were exported from the European Tracking Network data portal (http://www.lifewatch.be/etn) developed by VLIZ using the ETN R package (https://inbo.github.io/etn/) developed by INBO. Field definitions can be found at https://inbo.github.io/etn/articles/etn_fields.html.

Biology > Acoustics, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Fish
Fresh water, Brackish water, Acoustic telemetry, Acoustic Telemetry, Animal movement, Animal tracking, Biologging, Impact assessment, Migration, Migration barriers, River lamprey, Spawning migrations, VEMCO, Belgium, Flanders, Belgium, Scheldt, Lampetra fluviatilis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
Belgium, Flanders [Marine Regions]
Belgium, Scheldt [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
13 December 2011 - 3 July 2012

Taxonomic coverage
Lampetra fluviatilis (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Fish detections
Fish sex
Fish total length
Wet weight of fish

Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Omgeving; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), moredata creatordata provider

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
European Tracking Network (ETN) data, more

Based on this dataset
Vandamme, L. (2016). An analysis of acoustic telemetry data on river lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis) migration in a fragmented lowland river. MSc Thesis. Universiteit Gent: Gent. , more
Huysecom S. et al. (2012). Evaluatie van de visnevengeulen bij de stuwen van Asper en Oudenaarde in de Bovenschelde. Rapporten van het Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek, INBO.R.2012.66. Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO): Brussel. 85 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Sensor platform
Metadatarecord created: 2018-01-02
Information last updated: 2020-11-19
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