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An individual-based model for the migration of pike (Esox lucius) in the river Yser, Belgium

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An individual-based model for the migration of pike (Esox lucius) in the river Yser, Belgium. / Baetens, Jan M.; Van Nieuland, Steffie; Pauwels, Ine; De Baets, Bernard; Mouton, Ans; Goethals, Peter.

In: ECOLOGICAL MODELLING, Vol. 258, 03.04.2013, p. 40-52.

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Baetens, JM, Van Nieuland, S, Pauwels, I, De Baets, B, Mouton, A & Goethals, P 2013, 'An individual-based model for the migration of pike (Esox lucius) in the river Yser, Belgium', ECOLOGICAL MODELLING, vol. 258, pp. 40-52.

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Baetens, J. M., Van Nieuland, S., Pauwels, I., De Baets, B., Mouton, A., & Goethals, P. (2013). An individual-based model for the migration of pike (Esox lucius) in the river Yser, Belgium. ECOLOGICAL MODELLING, 258, 40-52.

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Baetens, Jan M. ; Van Nieuland, Steffie ; Pauwels, Ine ; De Baets, Bernard ; Mouton, Ans ; Goethals, Peter. / An individual-based model for the migration of pike (Esox lucius) in the river Yser, Belgium. In: ECOLOGICAL MODELLING. 2013 ; Vol. 258. pp. 40-52.

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title = "An individual-based model for the migration of pike (Esox lucius) in the river Yser, Belgium",
abstract = "For many decades, pike populations in Belgium have been suffering from a decline of the environmentalquality due to habitat deterioration, water pollution and many other degrading phenomena. Since pastattempts to rehabilitate the pike populations had only limited success, it is of importance to gain insightinto the spatio-temporal dynamics of pike such that more effective restoration programs can be effectuatedin the future. Ideally, this can be accomplished by relying on telemetry data, but since the collectionof such data is both labour-intensive and costly, researchers often resort to a simulation-based approach,which on its turn requires a sound spatio-temporal model. Therefore, and as a first step towards anintegrated individual-based model (IBM) for describing pike dynamics in rivers, an IBM mimicking themovement of pike in the river Yser, Belgium, is proposed in this paper. This model considers the specificitiesof pike, such as its seasonally dependent migration, swimming speed and habitat preference,and is based upon environmental data from the river Yser. It is shown that the in silico spatio-temporaldynamics coincides with the one that is typically inferred from in situ observations. Amongst other things,the proposed model may be relied upon to identify the most appropriate management and restorationmeasures through a scenario analysis.",
author = "Baetens, {Jan M.} and {Van Nieuland}, Steffie and Ine Pauwels and {De Baets}, Bernard and Ans Mouton and Peter Goethals",
year = "2013",
month = "4",
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language = "English",
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pages = "40--52",
journal = "ECOLOGICAL MODELLING",
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T1 - An individual-based model for the migration of pike (Esox lucius) in the river Yser, Belgium

AU - Baetens, Jan M.

AU - Van Nieuland, Steffie

AU - Pauwels, Ine

AU - De Baets, Bernard

AU - Mouton, Ans

AU - Goethals, Peter

PY - 2013/4/3

Y1 - 2013/4/3

N2 - For many decades, pike populations in Belgium have been suffering from a decline of the environmentalquality due to habitat deterioration, water pollution and many other degrading phenomena. Since pastattempts to rehabilitate the pike populations had only limited success, it is of importance to gain insightinto the spatio-temporal dynamics of pike such that more effective restoration programs can be effectuatedin the future. Ideally, this can be accomplished by relying on telemetry data, but since the collectionof such data is both labour-intensive and costly, researchers often resort to a simulation-based approach,which on its turn requires a sound spatio-temporal model. Therefore, and as a first step towards anintegrated individual-based model (IBM) for describing pike dynamics in rivers, an IBM mimicking themovement of pike in the river Yser, Belgium, is proposed in this paper. This model considers the specificitiesof pike, such as its seasonally dependent migration, swimming speed and habitat preference,and is based upon environmental data from the river Yser. It is shown that the in silico spatio-temporaldynamics coincides with the one that is typically inferred from in situ observations. Amongst other things,the proposed model may be relied upon to identify the most appropriate management and restorationmeasures through a scenario analysis.

AB - For many decades, pike populations in Belgium have been suffering from a decline of the environmentalquality due to habitat deterioration, water pollution and many other degrading phenomena. Since pastattempts to rehabilitate the pike populations had only limited success, it is of importance to gain insightinto the spatio-temporal dynamics of pike such that more effective restoration programs can be effectuatedin the future. Ideally, this can be accomplished by relying on telemetry data, but since the collectionof such data is both labour-intensive and costly, researchers often resort to a simulation-based approach,which on its turn requires a sound spatio-temporal model. Therefore, and as a first step towards anintegrated individual-based model (IBM) for describing pike dynamics in rivers, an IBM mimicking themovement of pike in the river Yser, Belgium, is proposed in this paper. This model considers the specificitiesof pike, such as its seasonally dependent migration, swimming speed and habitat preference,and is based upon environmental data from the river Yser. It is shown that the in silico spatio-temporaldynamics coincides with the one that is typically inferred from in situ observations. Amongst other things,the proposed model may be relied upon to identify the most appropriate management and restorationmeasures through a scenario analysis.

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VL - 258

SP - 40

EP - 52

JO - ECOLOGICAL MODELLING

JF - ECOLOGICAL MODELLING

SN - 0304-3800

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