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Symposium: Marking, Tagging, and Tracking
August 31, 2020 - September 3, 2020
Last year, FITS helped plan a very successful, three-day symposium on marking, tagging, and tracking. We are excited to present another symposium on “Marking, Tagging, and Tracking.”
Tracking data inform how individual organisms and populations distribute locally, utilize habitat, migrate over larger scales, and evolve over time. Analyzed carefully, these data may indicate changes in climate and land use, biodiversity, invasive species, predict spread of diseases or parasites, and correspond to effectiveness of stocking efforts.
Successful approaches not only involve proper tagging and placement of monitors to detect movements, but also require robust analyses and effective communication of large datasets. This symposium will share technologies, methodologies, findings, analytical approaches, and troubleshooting tips to highlight more recent developments and encourage collaboration. Talks will focus on the following topics:
- Description of novel tagging methods or monitoring approaches
- Description of novel combinations of technologies for improved data quality or quantity, including metadata collection
- Connection of tracking data to environmental data, such as climate, habitat, or water quality
- Explanation and demonstration of useful software for tracking data management and analysis
- Explanation and demonstration of robust analytical approaches used with tracking data
- Application of tracking data to inform decision-making processes in fisheries policy