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Movement-assisted localization from acoustic telemetry data

March 30, 2020

Acoustic telemetry technologies are being increasingly deployed to study a variety of aquatic taxa including fishes, reptiles, and marine mammals. Large cooperative telemetry networks produce vast quantities of data useful in the study of movement, resource selection and species distribution. Efficient use of acoustic telemetry data requires estimation of acoustic source locations from detections at receivers (i.e., “localization”). Multiple processes provide information for localization estimation including detection/non-detection data at receivers, information on signal rate, and an underlying movement model describing how individuals move and utilize space. Frequently, however, localization methods only integrate a subset of these processes and do not utilize the full spatial encounter history information available from receiver arrays.

Publication Year 2020
Title Movement-assisted localization from acoustic telemetry data
DOI 10.1186/s40462-020-00199-6
Authors Nathan J. Hostetter, Andy Royle
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Movement Ecology
Index ID 70209444
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center