Demonstration of Methodology and Considerations in the Use of Bia to Assess Fish Condition and Composition

Thursday, September 12, 2013: 1:00 PM
Izard (Statehouse Convention Center)
Kyle J. Hartman , Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
M. Keith Cox , Habitat and Marine Chemistry, Alaska NOAA Fisheries, Auke Bay Laboratories, Juneau, AK
Andrew W. Hafs , Aquatic Biology, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN
Joe Margraf , Fisheries Division, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK
Will Haus , NRAC, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Reginal Harrell , Department of Environmental Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
John Jacobs , NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/Cooperative Oxford Laboratory, Oxford, MD
In this 40 minute time slot the organizers will provide a background on the use of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) to study fish condition, health, and physiology.  Demonstrations of BIA measurement methods will be provided as well as an overview of key factors to consider in the development of new models and the application of existing models to the study of fish ecology and management.