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  Researchers have authored hundreds of technical reports and publications on fisheries acoustics. The following is a small sampling of publications available from HTI's library of journal publications and technical reports. For additional presentations, posters & publications contact us at (206) 633-3383 or support@HTIsonar.com.
 
Conference & Workshop Presentations
 
new Striped Bass Response to CO2 in the Tracy Fish Collection Facility Primary Channel
Presented at Tracy Advisory Technical Team (TTAT) Meeting 2016
 
new Hydroacoustic Repeatability in High Savery Reservoir
Presented at American Fisheries Society Meeting, Portland, OR, 2015
 
Development of Best Practices for the Maintenance of Cleaner Fish in Commercial Scottish Salmon (Salmo Salar) Net-Pens: Supplementary Feeding and 3D Behavioural Study
E.Leclercq, B.Zerafa, P.Graham, H.Migaud, Institute of Aquaculture, Aquacuture Europe 15, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2015
 
Hydroacoustic Tools in Salmon Aquaculture and the Case of Feeding
K.Frank, M. Føre, P. Rundtop, SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture, Aquacuture Europe 15, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2015
 
Changes in Fish Passage Metrics Following the Co-Location of a Low-Head Hydropower Turbine with an Existing Fish Pass: Revealed by an Acoustic Tracking Study of Migratory Salmonids
R.Noble, J.Bolland, J.Dodd, S.E.Walton, T.Coddington, I.G.Cowx, J.Hateley, J.Gregory, University of HIFI and Environment Agency, Fish Passage Conference, Netherlands, 2015
 
Fine-Scale 2D Acoustic Tracking of the Behaviour of Salmonids to Investigate Delays and Failures in FIsh Passage: Implications for Assessing the Efficiency of Fish Passes
R.Noble, J.Bolland, J.Dodd, S.E.Walton, T.Coddington, I.G.Cowx, J.Hateley, J.Gregory, University of HIFI and Environment Agency, Fish Passage Conference, Netherlands, 2015
 
Priest Rapids Fish Bypass: A Case Study from Start to Finish
C.Dotson, Grant County Public Utility District, Fish Passage Conference, Netherlands, 2015
 
Catfish in the South Delta: Investigations into Salmonid Species Interaction
Laura Rudolph, Kevin Kumagai, Hydroacoustic Technology, Inc. and Veronica Wunderlich, CA Dept. of Water Resources, American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Portland, OR USA August 2015
 
Use of 3D Acoustic Tag and Scanning Split Beam Hydroacoustic Tracking Techniques for Evaluation of a Waste Water Discharge Plume
Tracey Steig, Samuel Johnston, Hydroacoustic Technology, Inc. and David Thomas, RBI, American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Portland, OR USA August 2015
 
Acoustic Telemetry Methods for Evaluating the Efficiency of Protecting Salmonid Juveniles with a Non-Physical Barrier in California's Central Valley
Samuel Johnston, Kevin Kumagai, Colleen Sullivan, Hydroacoustic Technology, Inc., American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Portland, OR USA August 2015
 
What's Available, New and Next in Acoustic Tag Technology for Fisheries Research
Kevin Kumagai, Samuel Johnston, Tracey Steig, Hydroacoustic Technology, Inc., American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Portland, OR USA August 2015
 
Monitoring Fish Behavior in Challenging Environments: Special Considerations for Tracking Fish with Acoustic Tags
Colleen Sullivan, Samuel Johnston, Kevin Kumagai, Tracey Steig, Hydroacoustic Technology, Inc. and Jaewoo Kim, Fisheries & Oceans Canada and Errol Neo, Universiteit Leiden, American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Portland, OR USA August 2015
 
@ # ? Social Media + Science: Reshaping the Dissemination of Science Communication
Caroline Mercado, Colleen Sullivan, Hydroacoustic Technology, Inc., American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Portland, OR USA August 2015
 
Direct Observation of Predation Using Acoustic Tags
John Ehrenberg, Bill Allen, Sam Johnston, Scott Hemmings, Hydroacoustic Technology, Inc.
ICES Symposium on Marine Ecosystem Acoustics, Nantes, France, 25-28 May 2015
 

Evaluation of a Waste Water Discharge Plume Using Scanning Split-Beam and 3D Acoustic Tag Tracking Techniques
Tracey Steig and Samuel Johnston, Hydroacoustic Technology, Inc.
ICES Symposium on Marine Ecosystem Acoustics, Nantes, France, 25-28 May 2015

 
Predator/Prey Interaction: From Observed Behavior to Direct Measure
Andrew Drake, Sam ICES Symposium on Marine Ecosystem Acoustics 25-28 May 2015, Nantes, France uel Johnston, Kevin Kumagai, Colleen Sullivan, Hydroacoustic Technology, Inc.
144th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (AFS), 2014
 
Real-Time 2-Dimensional Fish Tracking in the Tailrace of a Hydroelectric Dam
Andrew Drake, Samuel Johnston, Kevin Kumagai, Colleen Sullivan, Hydroacoustic Technology, Inc. and Gabriel Kopp, FISHBIO
144th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (AFS), 2014
 
Recorded PowerPoint Presentations from the 2014 Biennial HTI Hydroacoustic Workshop
Various Presenters, Lake Powell, Wyoming 2014
 

Efficacy of a New Acoustic Tag Designed to Indicate Occurrence of a Predation Event
Andrew Schultz, PhD, Bureau of Reclamation and Virginia Afentoulis, CA DWR, American Fisheries Society California-Nevada (Cal-Neva AFS) Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA 2014

 
Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Loss Study, Tracy Fish Collection Facility 2013
Cathy Karp, Brandon Wu of Bureau of Reclamation Denver, American Fisheries Society California-Nevada (Cal-Neva AFS) Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA 2014
 
Predation and Gut Evacuation Rates as Measured by Acoustic Tags in the Tracey Fish Collection Facility
Andrew Schultz, PhD, Bureau of Reclamation, American Fisheries Society California-Nevada (Cal-Neva AFS) Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA 2014
 
Assessing Fish Behavior Using Acoustic Telemetry Methods
Kevin Kumagai, Colleen Sullivan, Sam Johnston, Hydroacoustic Technology, Inc.
143rd Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (AFS), 2013
 
2014 Biennial Hydroacoustic Workshop Presentations
Presented by Wyoming Game & Fish Department, University of Wyominig NPS Research Center and HTI.
 
Posters
 
Acoustic Fish Tracking in a Tight Spot!
Jon Hateley, Graeme Peirson, Gillian McCoy, Richard Horsfield, Stephanie Cole Environment Agency Evidence Project SC120079, Fish Passage, Groningen, The Netherlands, 2015
 
Catfish in the South Delta: Investigations into Species Interaction
Laura Rudolph, Kevin Kumagai, Hydroacoustic Technology, Inc., Veronica Wunderlich, California Dept. of Water Resources. Cal-Neva American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Santa Cruz, 2015
 
Fine-Scale Movement and Resource Selection of Copper Rockfish: A Demonstration of a Prototype Marine Acoustic Tracking System
Ian G. Brosnan, Louise McGarry, Tracey W. Steig, Sam Johnston, John E. Ehrenberg, Charles H. Greene
NASA Ames Research Center's Contribution to Understanding Climate Change and Other Global Processes, 2015
 
Identifying When Tagged Fishes Have been Consumed by Piscivorous Predators: Application of Multivariate Mixture Models to Movement Parameters of Telemetered Fishes
Jason Romine, Russ Perry, Sam Johnston, Chris Fitzer, Steve Pagliughi, Aaron Blake
Bay-Delta Science Conference, Sacramento, California, 2014
 
Using Acoustic Telemetry to Measure Fine-Scale Movement & Interactions of Marine Animals: Implications for Marine Protected Areas
John Ehrenberg, PhD, Tracey Steig, Hydroacoustic Technology, Inc.
Charles Greene, Ian Brosnan, Cornell University, Ocean Resources and Ecosystems
ICES Annual Conference, A Coruna, Spain, 2014
 
Using Hydroacoustic Techniques to Quantify Fish Populations in Shallow Riverine Environments: Rupert River 2007-2012 Spawning Cisco Abundance Studies
Andrew Drake, Kevin Kumagai, Patrick Nealson, Hydroacoustic Technology, Inc. and Louis Belzile, WSP Canada, Inc., Quebec, Canada
144th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (AFS), 2014
 
Predation Tag - An Effective Means of Determining if a Striper Ate a Salmon?
Virginia Afentoulis, CA DWR; Andrew Schultz, Bureau of Reclamation; Curtis Yip, CA DWR; Michele (Nikki) Johnson, CA DWR, American Fisheries Society California-Nevada (Cal-Neva AFS) Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA 2014
 
Evaluating Fish Movement, Behavior & Species Interaction in Large Rivers
Tracey Steig, Samuel Johnston, Colleen Sullivan, Kevin Kumagai, Upper Columbia Science Conference, 2013
 
Evaluating Fish Passage in Noisy Environments Using Acoustic Telemetry
Tracey Steig, Colleen Sullivan, Sam Johnston, Fish Passage Conference, 2013
 
Evaluating Fish Behavior Using Acoustic Telemetry
Barbara Rowdon; Colleen Sullivan; Sam Johnston; Kevin Kumagai, Interagency Ecological Program Annual Workshop 2013
 
Steps Toward Evaluating Predation in the Sacramento River Delta
Sam Johnston & Kevin Kumagai, 7th Biennial Bay-Delta Conference, 2012
 
Fine-Scale Three-Dimensional Tracking of Fish Behavior in Central California Using Acoustic Tags
Samuel V. Johnston, Kevin K. Kumagai, Bruce H. Ransom, Delta Science Prgram Delta Stewardship Council, 2010
 
Using Hydroacoustic Techniques to Evaluate Fish Density and Distribution at Nearshore, Reef, and In-River Sites within the Puget Sound Region
James Selleck III, Puget Sound Georgia Basin Ecosystem Conference, 2009
 
Development of a technique for real-time monitoring of three-dimensional behavior of acoustically tagged Puget Sound Dock Shrimp and Puget Sound Kelp Crab
Tracey W. Steig, HTI and Charles H. Greene, Cornell University, SEAFACTS 2008
 
Basin-Wide Monitoring of Acoustic Tagged Salmon Smolts at Hydropower Dams in the Mid-Columbia River Basin, USA
Bruce H. Ransom, Tracey W. Steig, Samuel V. Johnston, Patrick A. Nealson, Mark Timko, CalFed Bay-Delta Program, 2008
 
Using Acoustic Tags to Monitor Fine-Scale Movement of Puget Sound Dock Shrimp (sp. Pandalus danae)
Tracey W. Steig, 7th Conference on Fish Telemetry held in Europe, 2007
 
Publications
 

Research on Fish Habitat Based on Acoustic Fish Tracking System
C. Desuo, Guangxi University & Sanxia University and L. Ronghui, Guangxi University and Guangxi Institute of Water Resources Research, Journal of Convergence Information Technology(JCIT), Volume 7, Number 23, Dec 2012, doi:10.4156/jcit.vol7.issue23.23

Methods to Evaluate Gut Evacuation Rates and Predation Using Acoustic Telemetry in the Tracy Fish Collection Facility Primary Channel
A.A. Schultz, K.K. Kumagai, B.B. Bridges, Animal Biotelemetry, 3:13  doi:10.1186/s40317-015-0034-y, 2015

Response to Bighead Carp and Silver Carp to Repeated Water Gun Operation in an Enclosed Shallow Pond
J.G. Romine, N.R. Jensen, M.J. Parsley, R.F. Gaugush, T.J. Severson, T.W. Hatton, R.F. Adams and M.P. Gaikowski, North American Journal of Fisheries Management 35:440–453, American Fisheries Society, ISSN: 0275-5947 print / 1548-8675 online, DOI: 10.1080/02755947.2015.1012279, 2015

Importance of Ultrasonic Field Direction for Guiding Juvenile Blueback Herring Past Hydroelectric Turbines
Gurshin, C.W.D., M.P. Balge, M.M. Taylor and B.E. Lenz, North American Journal of Fisheries Management, DOI: 10.1080/02755947.2014.963749, Pages 1242-1258, 2014

Investigating Fish Passage: Acoustic Fish Tracking Project - Yorkshire Esk, Ruswarp
R.A.A. Noble, J.R. Dodd, J.D. Bolland, S.E. Walton and I.G. Cowx, Environment Agency, UK 2014

Identifying When Tagged Fishes have been Consumed by Piscivorous Predators: Application of Multivariate Mixture Models to Movement Parameters of Telemetered Fishes
Romine, J.G., R.W. Perry, S.V. Johnston, C.W. Fitzer, S.W. Pagliughi and A.R. Blake, Animal Biotelemetry, 2:1. doi:10.1186/2050-3385-2-3, 2014

Assessing compliance with fish survival standards: A case study at Rock Island Dam, Washington
Skalski, J.R., T.W. Steig, S.L. Hemstrom. Environmental Science & Policy 18, 45-51, 2012.

Using a Non-Physical Behavioural Barrier to Alter Migration Routing of Juvenile Chinook Salmon in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta
Perry, R.W., J.G. Romine, N.S. Adams, A.R. Blake, J.R. Burau, S.V. Johnston, T.L. Liedike. River Research and Applications, 2012.

From Sea to Source: International Guidance for the Restoration of Fish Migration Highways
Gough, P., P.Philipsen, P.P. Schollema & H.Wanningen, 2012. Published by Regional Water Authority Hunze en Aa’s.

Telemetry Techniques: A User Guide for Fisheries Research
Adams, N.S., J.W. Beeman, and John H. Eiler, Editors Published Septemer 2012 by American Fisheries Society.

Linking Individual Behaviour and Migration Success in Salmo salar smolts approaching a water withdrawl site: Implications for Management
Svendsen, J.C., K. Aarestrup, H. Malte, U.H. Thygesen, H. Baktoft, A. Koed, M. Deacon, K.F. Cubitt, R.S. McKinley. Aquatic Living Resour. 24, 201-209. IFREMER, IRD 2011

Quantifying the Interplay between Environmental and Social Effects on Aggregated-Fish Dynamics

Capello, M., M. Soria, P. Cotel, J.L. Deneubourg, L. Dagorn. PLoS ONE 6(12): e28109. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028109

Three-Dimensional Behavioral Results from Acoustically Tagged Salmon Smolts Approaching Hydroelectric Dams
Steig, T.W. From proceedings of Hydro 2009, Lyon, France, 2009.

A Multiple-Release Model to Estimate Route-Specific and Dam Passage Survival at a Hydroelectric Project 
Skalski, J.R., R.A. Buchanan, R.L. Townsend, T.W. Steig., and S. Hemstrom. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29:670-679, 2009.

A Study of the Relationship Between Tag-Signal Characteristics and Achievable Performances in Acoustic Fish-Tag Studies
Ehrenberg, J.E. and T.W. Steig. ICES 2008. Advance Access published on March 24, 2009.
doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsp051

Acoustically Derived Fine-Scale Behaviors of Juvenile Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus
tshawytscha
) Associated with Intertidal Benthic Habitats in an Estuary
B.X. Semmens 2008. Can. J. Fish. Aquatic Science. 65: 2053–2062, 2008.

Euphausiid Distribution Along the Western Antarctic Peninsula - (A) Development of Robust Multi-Frequency Acoustic Techniques to Identify Euphausiid Aggregations and Quantify Euphausiid Size, Abundance, and Biomass
Lawson, G.L., P.H. Wiebe, T.K. Stanton, and C.J. Ashjian. 2008. Deep-Sea Research II, 55, 412-431.

Euphausiid Distribution Along the Western Antarctic Peninsula - (B) Distribution of euphausiid Aggregations and Biomass and Associations with Environmental Features
Lawson, G.L., P.H. Wiebe, C.J. Ashjian, and T.K. Stanton. 2008. Deep-Sea Research II, 55, 432-454.

Movement and Habitat Use of Chinook Salmon Smolts, Northern Pikeminnow, and Smallmouth Bass Near the SR-520 Bridge
Celedonia, M.T., R.A. Tabor, S. Sanders, S. Damm, D.W. Lantz, T.M. Lee, Z. Li, J. Prat, B.E. Price and L. Seyda, 2008.

Basin-Wide Monitoring of Salmon Smolts at US Dams
Ransom, B.H., T.W. Steig, M.A. Timko, and P.A. Nealson, 2008. Hydropower & Dams, Issue Three: pgs. 44-48.

Categorising Salmon Migration Behaviour Using Characteristics of Split-Beam Acoustic Data
Cronkite G., Tim Mulligan, John Holmes and Hermann Enzenhofer, 2007. Aquatic Living Resources 205, 212, Les Ulis Cedex A France.

Basin-Wide Monitoring of Acoustically Tagged Salmon Smolts at Hydropower Dams in the Mid-Columbia River Basin, USA
Ransom, B.H., T.W. Steig, M.A. Timko and P.A. Nealson. 2007. From proceedings of Hydro 2007, Granada, Spain.

Feasibility Assessment of Split-Beam Hydroacoustic Techniques for Monitoring Adult Shortnose Sturgeon in the Delaware River
Nealson, P.A. and H.B. Brundage, III. 2007. American Fisheries Society Symposium 56:405-415, 2007.

Determining Dominant Scatterers of Sound in Mixed Zooplankton Populations
Lavery, A.C., P.H. Wiebe, T.K. Stanton, G.L. Lawson, M.C. Benfield, and N. Copley. 2006. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 122, 3304-3326.

Hydroacoustic Evaluation of Spawning Red Hind (Epinephelus guttatus) Aggregations Along the Coast of Puerto Rico in 2002 and 2003
Johnston, S.V., J.A. Rivera, A. Rosario, M.A. Timko, P.A. Nealson and K.K.
Kumagai. 2006. Emerging Technologies for Reef Fisheries Research and Management, NOAA Professional paper NMFS 5.

Correcting Bias in Survival Estimation Resulting from Tag Failure in Acoustic and Radiotelemetry Studies
Townsend, R.L. J.R. Skalski, P. Dillingham and T.W. Steig. 2006. American Statistical Association and the International Biometric Society, Journal of Agriculture, Biological, and Environmental Statistics.
Volume 11, Number 2, Pages 1-14.

Comparison of Acoustic and PIT Tagged Juvenile Chinook, Steelhead and Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus, spp.) Passing Dams on the Columbia River, USA
Steig, T.W., J.R. Skalski and B.H. Ransom. 2005. Aquatic telemetry: advances and applications. Proceedings of the Fifth Conference on Fish Telemetry held in Europe, Ustica, Italy, FAO/COISPA 295p.

Using Acoustic Tags to Track Juvenile Salmonids in Three Dimensions Within a Turbine Intake at Wanapum Dam, Washington, USA
Johnston, S.V., M.A. Timko, G.W. Tritt. 2004.

Improved Techniques for Studying the Temporal and Spatial Behavior of Fish in a Fixed Location
Ehrenberg, J.E. and T.W. Steig. 2003. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 60:700-706.

Distributions of Physonect Siphonulae in the Gulf of Maine and Their Potential as Important Sources of Acoustic Scattering
Benfield, M.C., A. Lavery, P.H. Wiebe, C.H. Greene, T.K. Stanton, and N. Copley. 2003. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 60, 759-772.

Inference of Biological and Physical Parameters in an Internal Wave Using Multiple-Frequency Acoustic-Scattering Data
Warren, J.D., T.K. Stanton, P.H. Wiebe, and H.E. Seim. 2003. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 60, 1033-1046.

A Method for Estimating the "Position Accuracy" of Fish Tags
Ehrenberg, J.E. and T.W. Steig. 2002. ICES J. Mar. Sci.

Monitoring the Three-Dimensional Behavior of Acoustically Tagged Salmon Approaching Hydropower Dams in the Pacific Northwest
Steig, T.W., M.A. Timko, P.A. Nealson. 2002. Presented at the 6th ICES Symposium on Acoustics in Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology, Montpellier, France.

Monitoring the Behavior of Acoustically Tagged Chinook and Steelhead Smolts Approaching Rocky Reach Dam on the Columbia River
Steig, T.W., B.H. Ransom, and M.A. Timko. 2001. Presented at Waterpower XII, July 9-11, 2001, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

FM Slide/Chirp Signals: A Technique for Significantly Improving the Signal-to-Noise Performance in Hydroacoustic Assessment Systems
Ehrenberg, J.E. and T.C. Torkelson. 2000. Fish. Res. 47:193-199.

Hydroacoustic Differentiation of Adult Atlantic Salmon and Aquatic Macrophytes in the River Wye, Wales
Nealson, P.A. and J. Gregory. 2000. Aquat. Living Resour. 13:331-339.

The Use of Acoustics Tags to Monitor the Movement of Juvenile Salmonids Approaching a Dam on the Columbia River
Steig, T.W. 1999. Presented at the 15th International Symposium on Biotelemetry, 9-14 May 1999. Juneau, Alaska, USA.

Multi-Frequency Acoustic Assessment of Fisheries and Plankton Resources
Torkelson, T.K, T.C. Austin, and P.H. Wiebe. 1998. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and HTI co-author paper on Plankton Assessment.

Summary of the Use of Hydroacoustics for Quantifying the Escapement of Adult Salmonids (Oncorhynchus, and Salmon spp.) in Rivers
Ransom, B.H., S.V. Johnston, and T.W. Steig. 1998. Presented at International Symposium and Workshop on Management and Ecology of River Fisheries, University of Hull, England, 30 March-3 April.

Acoustic Monitoring of Salmonid Density, Target Strength, and Trajectories at Two Dams on the Columbia River, Using a Split-Beam Scanning System
Steig, T.W. and T.K. Iverson. 1998. Fisheries Research 35, 43-53.

Comparison of Hydroacoustic and Net Catch Estimates of Pacific Salmon Smolt (Oncorhynchus, spp.) Passage at Hydropower Dams in the Columbia River Basin, USA
Ransom, B.H., T.W. Steig, and P.A. Nealson. 1996. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 53:477-481.

Monitoring Fish Movement Patterns in a Reservoir Using Horizontally Scanning Split-Beam Techniques
Steig, T.W. and S.V. Johnston. 1996. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 53:435-441.

Application of Dual-Beam and Split-Beam Target Tracking in Fisheries Acoustics
Ehrenberg, J.E. and T.C. Torkelson. 1996 ICES J. Mar. Sci. 53:329-334.

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