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Report on Conference Session C1
Methods on Fish Management Solutions

Methods on Fish Management SolutionsLiterature review on efficiency of rehabilitative measures to ameliorate fish passage at anthropogenic barriers including fish species with diverse locomotory mode body morphology and lifehistory strategyPreliminary scientific reports on Material Methods to be used by ESRsUGENT Field campaigns in anthropogenicallyimpacted rivers using acousticallytagged fish to reveal threats for downstream migrating species including passage through hydropower turbinesNOAB Field surveys to assess the efficiency of fishpass solutions for downstream migrating speciesPOLITOUNIPD In silico analysis CFD and field surveys to assess fish stress along existing fish pass devices

Supervisory Board formalized
Methods on Fish Tools and Technologies

Methods on Fish Tools and TechnologiesLiterature review on existing tools for detailed fish survey in rivers and data analysis with particular regards to fish tracking techniques sensors and telemetry modelling of fish trajectories and routesPreliminary scientific reports on Material Methods to be used by ESRsSJEFVT Field survey to assess current visual and telemetrybased methodologies applied for tracking fish passage at river infrastructures and fish migration routes TUTSOTON Development of algorithms and prototypes based on visual acoustic and pressure sensor arrays to enhance automatic tracking of fish motion

Methods on Fish Hydrodynamics

Methods on Fish HydrodynamicsLiterature review oni key flow patterns dragforming mechanisms and propulsion strategies both in controlled conditions and in natural environments ii parameterized locomotor dynamics that maximize swimming performance and assess potential implications for fish bioenergetics iii fish biomechanical properties entering scaling analysis in physical modelling iv key parameters for designing fish passage adapted to the needs of smallsized migratory speciesPreliminary scientific reports on Material Methods to be used by ESRsUNIABDNUNIPD Experimental apparatus for simultaneous measurements of both fish movements and 3D velocity fields metrical parameters to describe flowfish interactionsIGBUNIPDPOLITO Field research observation of swimming mechanics of fish in natural streams similarity principles to link laboratory experiments and fieldbased studies

Report on Conference Session C2
Report on Final Conference (FC)

Report on Final Conference FC

Potential inputs for policy feedback
Methods on Fish Stress and Behaviour

Methods on Fish Stress and BehaviourLiterature review oni multimodal signals driving favorable fish decisionmaking process behavioural responseii to what extent stimuli can result in energy costs for fish migration or have detrimental effects on fish health physiological responseiii the impact of anthropogenic alterations on fish communities to evaluate river habitat restoration measuresPreliminary scientific reports on Material Methods to be used by ESRsSOTONIGB Experimental apparatus including outdoor facility operating with visualacoustic sensors and aquaria equipped with lighting system to observe fishbehaviour IGBUNIPD Biomarkerbased procedure to measure fish physiological alterations and cell or DNA damage KAU Field survey on hydromorphological and ecological features of representative streams to identify pristine fish habitat conditions

Publication of the Network website

Publication of the Network website Restricted access to part of the website is foreseen

Animation movie on aquatic ecology


Social buffering of oxidative stress and cortisol in an endemic cyprinid fish

Author(s): Schumann, S., Mozzi, G., Piva, E., Devigili, A., Negrato, E., Marion, A., Bertotto, D.
Published in: Scientific Reports, 2023, ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-47926-8

Antioxidant Responses Induced by PFAS Exposure in Freshwater Fish in the Veneto Region

Author(s): Piva, E., Schumann, S., Dotteschini, S., Brocca, G., Radaelli, G., Marion, A., Irato, P., Bertotto, D., & Santovito, G.
Published in: Antioxidants, 2022, ISSN 2076-3921
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/antiox11061115

Individual variation in the habitat selection of upstream migrating fish near a barrier

Author(s): Mawer, R., Bruneel, S. P., Pauwels, I. S., Elings, J., Pickholtz, E., Pickholtz, R., Schneider, M., Coeck, J., & Goethals, P. L. M
Published in: Movement Ecology, 2023, ISSN 2051-3933
Publisher: BioMed Central
DOI: 10.1186/s40462-023-00414-0

Finding navigation cues near fishways

Author(s): Jelger Elings, Stijn Bruneel, Ine S. Pauwels, Matthias Schneider, Ianina Kopecki, Johan Coeck, Rachel Mawer, Peter L. M. Goethals
Published in: Biological reviews, 2024, Page(s) 313-327, ISSN 1464-7931
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
DOI: 10.1111/brv.13023

The effect of in-flume habituation time and fish behaviour on estimated swimming performance

Author(s): Muhammad Usama Ashraf, Daniel Nyqvist, Claudio Comoglio, Costantino Manes
Published in: Journal of Ecohydraulics, 2024, ISSN 2470-5357
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
DOI: 10.1080/24705357.2024.2306411

PIT ‐tagging Italian spined loach (Cobitis bilineata) – methodology, survival, and behavioral effects

Author(s): Nyqvist, D., Schiavon, A., Candiotto, A., Mozzi, G., Eggers, F., & Comoglio, C.
Published in: Journal of Fish Biology, 2022, ISSN 0022-1112
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/jfb.15289

Linking fine-scale behaviour to the hydraulic environment shows behavioural responses in riverine fish.

Author(s): Elings, J., Mawer, R., Bruneel, S., Pauwels, I. S., Pickholtz, E., Pickholtz, R., Coeck, J., Schneider, M, & Goethals, P.
Published in: Movement Ecology, 2023, ISSN 2051-3933
Publisher: BioMed Central
DOI: 10.1186/s40462-023-00413-1

A Habitat Connectivity Reality Check for Fish Physical Habitat Model Results and Decision-Making for River Restoration

Author(s): Hansen, H. H., Schneider, M., & Hägele, T.
Published in: Ecological Solutions and Evidence, 2023, ISSN 2688-8319
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
DOI: 10.1002/2688-8319.12291

Individual based models for the simulation of fish movement near barriers: Current work and future directions

Author(s): Mawer, R., Pauwels, I. S., Bruneel, S., P., Goethals, P. L. M., Kopecki, I., Elings, J., Coeck, J., & Schneider, M.
Published in: Journal of Environmental Management, 2023, ISSN 0301-4797
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2023.117538

Fish body geometry reduces the upstream velocity profile in subcritical flowing waters

Author(s): Bensing, K., Tuhtan, J. A., Toming, G., Khan, A. H., & Lehmann, B.
Published in: Aquatic Sciences, 2022, ISSN 1015-1621
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag
DOI: 10.1007/s00027-022-00863-6

Projecting fish community responses to dam removal – Data-limited modeling. Ecological Indicators

Author(s): Hansen, H. H., Andersen, K. H., & Bergman, E.
Published in: Ecological Indicators, 2023, ISSN 1470-160X
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2023.110805

Resilient Rivers and Connected Marine Systems: A Review of Mutual Sustainability Opportunities.

Author(s): Hansen, H. H., Bergman, E., Cowx, I. G.,, Lind, L., Pauna, V. H., & Willis. K. A
Published in: Global Sustainability, 2023, ISSN 2059-4798
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
DOI: 10.1017/sus.2022.19

Survival and swimming performance of a small-sized Cypriniformes (Telestes muticellus) tagged with passive integrated transponders.

Author(s): Schiavon, A., Comoglio, C., Candiotto, A., Hölker, F., Ashraf, M. U., & Nyqvist, D.
Published in: Journal of Limnology, 2023, ISSN 1129-5767
Publisher: PAGEPress
DOI: 10.4081/jlimnol.2023.2129

Light pollution from illuminated bridges as a potential barrier for migrating fish—Linking measurements with a proposal for a conceptual model.

Author(s): Vega, C. P., Jechow, A., Campbell, J. A., Zielinska-Dabkowska, K. M., & Hölker, F.
Published in: Basic and Applied Ecology, 2023, ISSN 1439-1791
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.baae.2023.11.001

An open 3D CFD model for the investigation of flow environments experienced by freshwater fish

Author(s): Khan, A. H., Hussmann, K. R., Powalla, D., Hoerner, S., Kruusmaa, M., & Tuhtan, J. A.
Published in: Ecological Informatics, 2022, ISSN 1574-9541
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2022.101652

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