The increasing use of renewable energy sources leads - amongst others - to the construction of numerous new hydro-electric power plants. These power plants complicate the migration of fishes. Solutions like fish passes can help the fishes to migrate upstream but especially downstream this solution is not satisfactory. The goal of an interdisciplinary project involving biologists, engineers, computer scientists and statisticians is to find strategies that support the migration of fish. As part of this project we are developing statistical methods and - in cooperation with a computer scientist - a user-friendly software to classify and count fishes automatically using sonar videos.
Coordinator(s): Prof. Dr. Göran Kauermann
Staff: Dr. Ludwig Bothmann, Dr. Michael Windmann