The 2018 International Conference on River Connectivity (Fish Passage 2018)

Страна: Австралия

Город: ALbury

Тезисы до: 30.04.2018

Даты: 10.12.18 — 14.12.18

Область наук: Биологические;

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Организаторы: University of Massachusetts Amherst


The 2018 International Conference on River Connectivity (Fish Passage 2018), Incorporating the First International Symposium on Hydropower and Fish Management, will bring together Northern and Southern Hemisphere fish passage researchers and practitioners to exchange findings and experiences on fish passage issues.

Fish Passage 2018 will be of interest to researchers, educators, practitioners, funders, and regulators who have an interest in advancements in technical fishways, nature-like fishways, stream restoration and stabilization, dam removal, environmental flows and fish responses, and the myriad of funding, climate change, and other socio-economic related issues surrounding connectivity projects.

Fishways have been an essential component of hydropower projects worldwide. The First International Symposium on Hydropower and Fish Management has been incorporated into Fish Passage 2018 as a venue to provide opportunities for researchers, managers, and the hydropower industry to discuss and collaborate on key topics. A Special Issue of Marine & Freshwater Research will be available for submissions of manuscripts related to the themes in the Hydropower and Fish Management symposium. Click here for instructions to submit a manuscript.

Fish Passage 2018 is a three-day conference with concurrent sessions in engineering, biology, management and monitoring techniques.  Key conference themes will include:  

    40,000 years of Australian fish passage
    Hydropower and Fish Management Symposium
    Fish passage challenges in developing countries
    Fish passage for non-salmonids
    Going with the flow – triggering fish passage with managed flow
    Life history movement patterns and fishway design
    Do we really need more fish passage?
    The benefits of prohibiting fish passage
    Cost-effective fish passage innovations
    Policy: the Achilles-heel of fish passage
    Defining what a “successful” fishway is
    How to design a successful fish passage project
    Updating fish passage monitoring
    Reconnecting with floodplains & wetlands
    Individuals to populations - quantifying connectivity
    Downstream fish passage from top to bottom
    Estuarine barrier passage
    Cold Water Pollution mitigation – cold hard facts
    Water extraction versus fish passage
    Dam removal – weir to go now?
    Corporate philanthropy in fish passage
    Best practice diversion screening

The conference will also feature plenary talks, professional networking opportunities, and a poster session.  Independently offered short courses, workshops, and tours will be available immediately before and after the conference.

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