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Mar

Tracking the kinematics of caudal-oscillatory swimming: a comparison of two on-animal sensing methods

Lucía Martina Martín López, Natacha Aguilar de Soto, Patrick Miller, Mark Johnson. ABSTRACT Studies of locomotion kinematics require high-resolution information about body movements and the specific acceleration (SA) that these generate. On-animal accelerometers measure both orientation and SA but an additional orientation sensor is needed to accurately separate these. Although gyroscopes can perform this function, their power consumption, drift and

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3
Jul

Identifying the best fishing-suitable areas under the new European discard ban

Iosu Paradinas, Marcial Marín, Maria Grazia Pennino, Antonio López-Quílez, David Conesa, David Barreda, Maria Gonzalez, José María Bellido. ABSTRACT The spatial management of fisheries has been repeatedly proposed as a discard mitigation measure. A number of studies have assessed the fishing suitability of an area based on units of by-catch or discard per unit effort. However, correct identification of fishing-suitable

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3
Jul

Spatio-Temporal model structures with shared components for semi-continuous species distribution modelling

Iosu Paradinas, David Conesa, Antonio López-Quílez, José María Bellido. ABSTRACT Understanding the spatio-temporal dynamism and environmental relationships of species is essential for the conservation of natural resources. Many spatio-temporally sampled processes result in continuous positive abundance datasets that have many zero values observed in areas that lie outside their optimum niche. In such cases the most common option is to

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