The utilization of state-of-art tracking technologies with geographic information systems to understand fundamental physiological, behavioral, and ecological processes. We have tracked species ranging from minnows to white sharks to harbor seals with ultrasonic, radio, archival, and satellite tags as well as detected them with automated monitors. Our studies aim to elucidate the link between an animal's behavior and its social and physical environment.

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Scientific Articles: Hot off the Press

  • Thys, T. et al., 2013. First record of the southern ocean sunfish, Mola ramsayi, in the Galápagos Marine Reserve. Marine Biodiversity Records, pp. 1-4. PDF
  • Thomas, M.J., M.L. Peterson, N. Friedenburg, , J.P. Van Eenennaam, J.R. Johnson, J.J. Hoover, and A. P. Klimley. 2013. Stranding of spawning run green sturgeon in the Sacramento River: post rescue movements and population level effects. Journal of Applied Ichthyology; 33: 287-297; DOI.10.1080/02755947.2012.758201; PDF
  • Klimley, A.P., P.T. Sandstrom, B. McFarlane, S. Lindley. 2013. A summary the use of electronic tagging to provide insights into salmon migration and survival. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 96:419–428; DOI 10.1007/s10641-012-0098-y; PDF
  • Putman, N.F, K.J. Lohmann, E.M. Putman, T.P. Quinn, A P Klimley, and D.G. Noakes. 2013. Evidence for geomagnetic imprinting as a homing mechanism in Pacific salmon. Current Biology, 23: 1-5; .DOI 10.1016/j.cub.2012.12.041; PDF
  • Klimley, A.P. 2013. Why publish Animal Biotelemetry? Animal Biotelemetry, 1:1: DOI 10.1186/2050-3385-1-1; PDF
  • Cooke, S.J., J.D. Midwood, J.D. Thiem, P. Klimley, M.C. Lucas, E.B. Thorstag, J. Eiler, C. Holbrook, and B.C. Ebner. 2013. Tracking animals in freshwater with electronic tags: past, present, and future. Animal Biotelemetry, 1:5. DOI :10.1186/2050-3385-1-5; PDF
  • Thomas, M.J., M.L. Peterson, E.D. Chapman, and A.P. Klimley. In press. Behavior, habitat use, and site fidelity of adult green sturgeon in the upper Sacramento River using acoustic telemetry," Environmental Biology of Fishes, 1-10; 10.1007/s10641-013-0132-8l; PDF
  • Hoyos-Padilla M., Klimley, P. and F. Galvan-Magañ. In press. Movements of great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in Guadalupe Island, Mexico. In del Prado, S. and E. Peters (Eds.), Isla Guadalupe: Restauración y Conservación. INE-SEMARNAT, Mexico City. PDF
  • Hoyos-Padilla, E.M., F. Galván-Magaña, and A.P. Klimley. In press. El tiburón marillo: misterioso navegante de los ocèanos tropicales. World Wildlife Fund, Mexico, Telcelular Publicación Especial No. 3, 14 pp. PDF
  • Bucaram SJ, Hearn A. Factors that influence the entry–exit decision and intensity of participation of fishing fleet for the Galapagos lobster fishery. Mar. Policy (2013) PDF
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Members of the Biotelemetry Laboratory: in the News

6/20/2012 Klimley and Biotelemetry Lab researchers are featured in the June 2013 issue of Discover Magazine!  Order the issue here ( http://discovermagazine.com/), or read the article here

4/13/2011 Rescuers save fish stranded in bypass Sacramento Bee
  "More than 100 sturgeon and other imperiled fish were rescued from a flood-control channel Tuesday after weeks of high water in the Sacramento River receded, leaving them stranded..."

8/4/2008 Science tags along with elusive shark of the deep San Francisco Chronicle
  "There was a hard tug on the fishing line. The creature at the other end thrashed in vain. Finally, a landing net lifted the struggling fish onto the deck of the boat anchored off Alcatraz Island..."

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