Upscaling behavioural studies to the field using acoustic telemetry
2016 (English)In: Aquatic Toxicology, ISSN 0166-445X, E-ISSN 1879-1514, Vol. 170, 384-389 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Laboratory-based behavioural assays are often used in ecotoxicological studies to assess the environmental risk of aquatic contaminants. While results from such laboratory-based risk assessments may be difficult to extrapolate to natural environments, technological advancements over the past decade now make it possible to perform risk assessments through detailed studies of exposed individuals in natural settings. Acoustic telemetry is a technology to monitor movement and behaviour of aquatic organism in oceans, lakes, and rivers. The technology allows for tracking of multiple individuals simultaneously with very high temporal and spatial resolution, with the option to incorporate sensors to measure various physiological and environmental parameters. Although frequently used in fisheries research, aquatic ecotoxicology has been slow to adopt acoustic telemetry as a tool in field-based studies. This mini-review intends to introduce acoustic telemetry to aquatic ecotoxicologists, focusing on the potential of the technology to bridge the gap between laboratory assays and natural behaviours when making toxicological risk assessments.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 170, 384-389 p.
Aquatic ecotoxicology, Acoustic telemetry, Behaviour, Biomarker, Monitoring
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-116754DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2015.11.005ISI: 000368564500042PubMedID: 26683267OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-116754DiVA: diva2:904680