Lotek Telemetry Talks
Join us as we explore everything telemetry. 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.
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APRIL 19th 2023 @ 2 pm EDT/7 pm GMT
Amber Roth, Emily Filiberti & Doug Raybuck.
Presenting: Tagging Small Birds – Tips & Tricks from the Experts
Safely tagging small birds can be a daunting prospect and presents many challenges. This webinar provides a unique opportunity to hear from field experts, learn different techniques, as well as useful tips & tricks. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session where you can engage in conversation with our presenters and special guest, Chrissy Kondrat. Look forward to seeing you there.
Amber Roth is an Assistant Professor of Forest Wildlife Management in the School of Forest Resources and the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology at the University of Maine. Her research is focused on declining forest wildlife species, particularly migratory species, with the goal of recovering populations and maintaining biodiversity. She operates 3 automated receiving stations for the Motus Wildlife Tracking System, and her lab has deployed NanoTags and NanoPins on Bicknell’s Thrushes, Rusty Blackbirds, Bobolinks, Golden-winged Warblers, and monarchs. NanoTags have aided in the development of new approaches and opportunities to understand annual survival and migration timing, routes, and strategies for these species.
Emily Filiberti, graduate student at the University of Maine and member of the Roth Lab, has spent the past two years using NanoTags to track and monitor Golden-winged Warblers. Through this expansive, collaborative effort, Emily has developed a range of skills, including building leg-loop harnesses, deploying tags on adult warblers, leading training sessions for active collaborators, and implementing methods that ensure the safety and well-being of the birds throughout the deployment process.
Doug Raybuck is an avian ecologist whose research has been focused on the full annual cycle ecology of migratory songbirds that breed in eastern North America. He earned his Master’s degree at Arkansas State University, where he used radio telemetry to study the post-fledging ecology of Cerulean Warblers. He recently completed his PhD at the University of Tennessee, where his research continued to address critical knowledge gaps regarding the full annual cycle ecology Cerulean Warblers including the breeding season, migrations, and the overwintering season in the Andes Mountains and utilized radio transmitters and light-level geolocators to do so. He is currently working on various collaborative projects involving ecology and conservation of grassland birds, a Motus study involving Golden-winged Warblers, more Cerulean Warbler research, and migration studies of Scarlet Tanagers and Eastern Whip-poor-wills.
Chrissy Kondrat is an active member of the Arizona ornithological community and a biologist at the Arizona Game and Fish Department. She is responsible for the issuance of scientific activity permits; assists with the facilitation of many Arizona Bird Conservation Initiatives monitoring projects; a MAPS banding station’; and the Motus AZ network. In addition, she has worked on species-specific projects gaining over ten years of experience applying both VHF and GPS tags to Bendire’s and LeConte’s thrashers.
JANUARY 26th 2022 @ 1 pm EST/6 pm GMT
The Lotek Freshwater Segment
Presenting: Winter Webinar Series Part 2. Diving in Deeper with the SRX 1200 – Stationary Data Collection in Freshwater
The Lotek Freshwater Segment presents ”Diving in Deeper with the SRX 1200 – Stationary Data Collection in Freshwater” as the final part of the Winter Webinar Series. This presentation will guide you through receiver/station setup, considerations, location accessibility, range testing, receiver care, power considerations, data acquisition, and SRX 1200 feature options for autonomous data collection, such as master antenna preview, codeset features, CRTO, Wi-Fi download communication, text alerts, and more. Be sure to bring your questions.
JANUARY 19th 2022 @ 1 pm EST/6 pm GMT
The Lotek Freshwater Segment
Presenting: Winter Webinar Series Part 1. Diving in Deeper with the SRX 1200 – Mobile Tracking in Freshwater
The Lotek Freshwater Segment presents ”Diving in Deeper with the SRX 1200 – Mobile Tracking in Freshwater” as part one of the two part Winter Webinar Series. This introduction to the SRX 1200 radio receiver will guide you through receiver set up, to nuances associated with type of mobile tracking; on foot, by car, by boat, by plane, antenna orientation and height, antenna mounting and isolation, the use of the GPS feature, beeper vs. coded, tracking- how to focus on a single ID, and more. Be sure to bring your questions.
MARCH 31st 2021 @ 2:30 pm EST/7:30 pm GMT
Jordanna Bergman, Curtis Pennell & Christopher Caudill.
Presenting: Biotelemetry in Freshwater Environments.
Lotek Telemetry Talks presents “Biotelemetry in Freshwater Environments”. We will be joined by guest speakers Jordanna Bergman, Curtis Penell & Christopher Caudill to explore applications in a variety of freshwater environments.
- Jordanna Bergman – Using biotelemetry to monitor an invasion front: investigating movement patterns and behaviour of round goby in the Rideau Canal.
Jordanna Bergman is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Biology at Carleton University.
- Curtis Pennell – Combining Lotek telemetry equipment with a Remote Piloted Aircraft System RPAS for tracking fish and discussion on external attachment technique for Lotek Nano Transmitters.
Curtis Pennell is a Biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
- Christopher Caudill – Classifying and inferring behaviors using real‐time acceleration biotelemetry in reproductive steelhead trout and migratory Pacific Lamprey.
Christopher Caudill is an associate professor of fisheries in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences, College of Natural Resources, at the University of Idaho.
JANUARY 18th 2021 @ 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.
JANUARY 12th 2021 @ 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.
NOVEMBER 23rd 2020 @ 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.