Project

The importance of mussel banks for the abundance and diversity of marine fishes -- a field study

Publisher

Supervisor

Location

Greater Copenhagen area

Aim:

The objective of this field study is to examine the importance of mussel banks for marine fishes. Specifically, it is hypothesized that mussel banks host more abundant and diverse populations of marine fishes than neighboring sand and mud habitats. The data are vital for management and conservation of abundant fish populations.

Background:

Mussel habitats are degraded in many parts of the world, but the significance of the degradation for various fish species is largely unknown. Prior to projects restoring mussel banks, it is important to know the fish species that will benefit directly from the restoration. Fish may benefit from mussel banks in many ways, including improved foraging and sheltering, but few studies have estimated fish abundance quantitatively in habitats ranging from 0 % mussel coverage to 100 % mussel coverage.

Content:

This study will gather field data on the abundance and diversity of fishes in areas with mussel banks, and in areas where the sea bed consists of sand or mud. Data collection will take place in the Helnæs Bugt area in Denmark. Data collection will be carried out using stereo baited remote underwater video systems (stereo BRUVS). In the spring and autumn of 2019, stereo BRUVS will be placed on the sea bed and allowed to record for 2 h. Stereo BRUVS will be positioned in benthic habitats with and without mussel coverage. This field work is expected to take 2-3 months in total where researchers will be staying in the Helnæs Bugt area. Data on environmental variables, including oxygen, salinity and temperature will be collected simultaneously. Subsequently, videos will be analysed to quantify fish abundance and diversity in the different marine habitats. The results will be used to recommend protective measures of benthic habitats and perform marine spatial planning in Denmark and abroad.   

Duration:

Data collection is expected to take 2-3 months; followed by 1-3 months for video analyses, 1-3 months for statistical analyses, and 1-3 months for write-up. The scope of the project may be expanded or reduced, and the project duration may be adjusted to match certain study programs.

Contact:

Jon C. Svendsen 

Email: jos@aqua.dtu.dk

Phone: 00 45 93 51 16 63

Twitter: @JonCSvendsen.

 

Requirements

Interest in marine biology and data analyses

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Contact

Company / Organization

DTU Aqua

Name

Jon Christian Svendsen

Position

Seniorforsker

Mail

jos@aqua.dtu.dk

Supervisor info

BSc in Civil Engineering

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

BSc in Earth and Space Physics and Engineering

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

BSc in Electrical Engineering

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

BSc in Environmental Engineering

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

BSc in Human Life Science Engineering

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

BSc in Mathematics and Technology

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

BSc in Physics and Nanotechnology

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

BSc in Quantitative biology and disease modelling

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

BSc in Software Technology

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Miljø

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Bachelor of Engineering

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Bachelor of Engineering

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Bachelor of Engineering

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Bachelor of Engineering

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Bachelor of Engineering,

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Bachelor of Engineering,

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Bachelor of Engineering,

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Bachelor of Engineering, Software Engineering

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Bachelor of Engineering,

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Bachelor of Engineering, Software Engineering

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Bachelor of Engineering, Software Engineering

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Bachelor of Engineering, Mobility, Transport and Logistics

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Bachelor of Engineering, Mobility, Transport and Logistics

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

MSc Eng in Quantitative Biology and Disease Modelling

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

MSc in Aquatic Science and Technology

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

MSc in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Msc in Earth and Space Physics and Engineering

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

MSc in Environmental Engineering

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Computation

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

MSc in Transportation and Logistics

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Josianne Gatt Støttrup, Mads Christoffersen

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

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