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Effect of weirs and shipping locks on river lamprey spawning migration in the Scheldt river basin
Contact: Coeck, Johan

Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

In 2011 and 2012 forty-one adult river lamprey were followed during their upstream migration in the tidal and/or non-tidal part of the River Scheldt and its tributaries using acoustic telemetry (Vemco technology: V7 and V8 transmitters; VR2 and VR2W data loggers). more

The disruption of longitudinal and lateral connectivity of rivers has led to ecological catastrophes such as the extinction of several diadromous fish species. River lamprey is an important indicator species for the integrity of ecosystems and connectivity within and between catchment areas. In the highly fragmented River Scheldt basin first restoration actions are undertaken, such as the building of nature-like bypasses. The migration patterns in the river catchment and their behaviour at a tidal barrier, lock-weir complexes and fish bypasses (passage timing and delay) show that the disrupted water management of the river and in consequence of its barriers and bypasses are the key to (un)successful spawning migration in the catchment.

Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Fish
Fresh water, Brackish water, Terrestrial, Acoustic telemetry, Migration, Migration barriers, Spawning, Tracking data, Belgium, Flanders, Belgium, Lower Sea Scheldt, Belgium, Upper Sea Scheldt, Lampetra fluviatilis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
Belgium, Flanders [Marine Regions]
Belgium, Lower Sea Scheldt [Marine Regions]
Belgium, Upper Sea Scheldt

Temporal coverage
2010 - 2012

Taxonomic coverage
Lampetra fluviatilis (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Omgeving; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), moredata creator

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Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Sensor platform
Metadatarecord created: 2018-01-02
Information last updated: 2018-01-02
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