Lotek Telemetry Talks
Join us as we explore everything telemetry. Each month, Lotek will host a series of webinars dedicated to the different applications of telemetry equipment, while exploring the work of some of our incredible customers. We look forward to connecting with you and sharing in our passion for advancing wildlife science.
JANUARY 18 @ 11 am EST/10 pm CST
Wesley Neely. PhD candidate at Becker Labs at the University of Alabama.
Presenting: Factors that affect microbiome composition and disease in Brazilian Frogs
Wesley is a third-year PhD student at the University of Alabama, studying environment factors that influence amphibian microbiome composition and disease. He has worked on projects in both Alabama and Brazil, and did past masters work in Texas on freshwater turtle parasites.
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NOVEMBER 23rd @ 1 pm EST/3 pm GMT
Lisiane Hahn. PhD in Ecology of Freshwater Ecosystems, Technical Director of the Neotropical consultoria ambiental.
Presenting: Large-scale movements of migratory fishes in South America identified by telemetry.
Lisiane is a Brazilian fisheries biologist with PhD in Ecology of Freshwater Ecosystems, Technical Director of the Neotropical, an environmental consulting company in Brazil. Most of her work in the past 20 years is focused on the investigation of fish migration using cutting-edge technology such as biotelemetry to the evaluation of the impacts rivers affected by hydropower dams.
JANUARY 12 @ 7 am EST (12:00 UTC) & 2 pm EST (19:00 UTC)
Gabriel R.S de Souza, Eneko Aspillaga, Joseph Iafrate (via Lindsay Enslow) & Jan Reubens.
Presenting: The Spectrum of Acoustic Telemetry
Lotek Telemetry Talks presents ” The Spectrum of Lotek Acoustic Telemetry”. We will be joined by guest speakers Gabriel R.S. de Souza, Eneko Aspillaga, Joseph Iafrate (via Lindsay Enslow) & Jan Reubens to explore marine applications of acoustic telemetry and the future of the technology.
- Gabriel R.S. de Souza – Acoustic Telemetry in a Noisy Environment: Overcoming This Challenge
Gabriel R. S. de Souza is a marine biologist and PhD student in Biodiversity of Coastal Environments at São Paulo State University, Brazil working with fish biotelemetry in marine and freshwater environments.
- Eneko Aspillaga -High-frequency Tracking in Marine Environments using 416 kHz JSATS & UMAP
Eneko Aspillaga is a postdoctoral researcher at the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA, CSIC-UIB). His research is mostly focused on the behavioral ecology of fishes, studying the complex responses of individuals and populations to their environment, the impact of fisheries and climate change, and the effectiveness of conservation actions. In the last years, he has participated in several research projects involving acoustic tracking, focused on the movement ecology of coastal fish species of interest for fisheries in relation to marine protected areas.
- Lindsay Enslow on behalf of Joseph Iafrate- Use of Dual-Mode Acoustic Telemetry to Assess the Behavioral Response of Fish to Sonar Exposure In-Situ
Lindsay Enslow, Marine Telemetry Specialist at Lotek will be providing an overview of the work completed by Stephanie L. Watwood, Joseph Iafrate (Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport) and Eric A. Reyier (Kennedy Space Center Ecological Program)
- Jan Reubens – The Open Protocols in acoustic telemetry – Towards a pan-European multibrand tracking system
Jan Reubens completed a PhD in marine sciences (investigating the effects of offshore wind farms on benthopelagic fish). He is working as senior science officer at VLIZ being responsible for the Belgian Acoustic Receiver Network (a Permanent receiver network) and supervising several PhD studies related to fish tracking. He is currently the chair of COST Action the European Tracking Network.