A lunchtime webinar hosted by the CIWEM Central Southern branch looking at the basic concept of an ABM for modelling fish behaviour and how it has .. Read more been developed to simulate the up-estuary migration of juvenile eels. Since the 1970s, the population of European Eel (Anguilla anguilla) has declined rapidly by an estimated 90%. One way to better understand the relative impacts of human infrastructure on the eel migration and population is to build a numerical model. A form of numerical model that is suited to modelling fish movement and behaviour is an agent-based model (ABM). This presentation describes the basic concept of an ABM for modelling fish behaviour and how it has been developed to simulate the up-estuary migration of juvenile eels as they navigate from the ocean to rivers. The potential for the model to be used for assessing impacts on eel migration is demonstrated through the application of the model to two estuaries in the UK. With your business at the forefront of our minds, we offer a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities designed to raise your profile with CIWEM’s portfolio of events.
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