Behavioral ecology is the study of how the environment and species interactions shape animal behavior to determine the success of individuals, populations, and species. It is a well-developed field with several key conceptual approaches. However, these approaches are still relatively novel tools as applications to fisheries biology and, especially, fish conservation. Talks in this session will cover the application of behavioral ecology as a management tool for fish and fisheries. Behaviors can include, but are not limited to: foraging, habitat use, movements, social, risk responses, etc. Analysis of these behaviors in their ecological context not only advances the field of behavioral ecology but can make meaningful contributions to fisheries biology.


Carlos Polivka, Pacific NW Research Station USDA Forest Service, [email protected]
Margaret Malone, Florida International University

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