Title

Modeling Common Carp Under-ice Movement Using Hierarchical Markov Simulation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2016

Abstract

Common carp is an invasive species in North American waters, disrupting ecological systems and replacing native species in water systems they enter. Mass removal by seining of this species from infected waters is a labor-intensive task that requires knowledge of their behavior and popular aggregation locations. It has been shown that carp tend to aggregate and slow down during winter months leaving them potentially vulnerable to seining. In 2010, Hennen used a fixed telemetry system to track carp movement during ice-cover periods and reported on their spatial distributions. Expanding on this work, we propose a model to describe the discrete movement of carp through a fixed telemetry system using a Bayesian Hierarchical Markov model.

Publication Title

Ecological Modelling

Volume

334

First Page

44

Last Page

50

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.04.014

Publisher

Elsevier