The FITS-sponsored symposium organized by Daniel Weaver and Paul Venturelli drew ten quality presentations at the AFS Virtual Annual Meeting. Many thanks to our organizers for making this happen in such a chaotic meeting year, and many thanks to our speakers for contributing to this great collection of papers!!
You can read the abstracts here without logging in: https://afs.confex.com/afs/2020/meetingapp.cgi/Session/9352
To watch the presentations, you must register for the Virtual Annual Meeting.
- Invasion Superhighways: Recreational Smartphone Data Reveals Patterns in the Human-Mediated Spread of Exotic and Invasive Species – J. Weir, K. Vacura, A. Berland, J. Bagga, K. Hyder, C. Skov, and P. Venturelli
- Combining Freakonomics with Data Fusion to Advance Big Data Approaches for Fisheries and Aquatic Conservation Problem Solving – M. Mather
- Predicting Marine Fish Distribution Using Machine Learning: A Novel Tool for Adaptive Management – M. Damiano
- A Big Data Approach for Managing Invasive Species – J. Putnam, J. E. Nelson, J. N. Steiner, and T. J. Clark
- Improving Freshwater Fish Conservation Using Machine Learning Based Species Distribution Models: Advantages of Using Abundance-Weighted Boosted Regression Trees – H. Yu, A. R. Cooper, and D. Infante
- Simulated Fishing to Untangle Catchability and Availability in Fish Abundance Monitoring – V. Tobias
- Nationally Consistent Landscape Information to Support Conservation of Stream Fish Habitats across the United States – J. Ross, D. Infante, A. R. Cooper, H. Yu, L. Wang, and K. Herreman
- Analysis and Visualization of Marine-Life Data in the Context of Offshore Wind Energy Development – M. Ribera, M. Anderson, E. Martin, C. McGuire, S. McGee, and C. Bruce
- Twenty Thousand Scales Under the Sea: Exploring the Potential of Multiscale Analyses for Marine Habitat Characterization – V. Lecours and M. Espriella
- Automation of Fluorescein Dye Image Injury Assessment – J. Cassone and C. Stokes