Consumer Sonar for Bottom Mapping: Updated Reference List

Another FAQ we get is wondering if there are published studies using BioBase technology? There are many legacy applications on which the BioBase technology is based. Further, now that a sufficient passage of years has accumulated to support the research to publication cycle, we’re happy to share several BioBase-specific studies published in the peer-reviewed literature.  This is far from an exhaustive list and we’ve intentionally left out the niche growth in consumer side-scan technology for creating habitat maps.  If there are good published papers you know of that are not on this list, please share in the comments.

Classic Literature

Duarte, C.M. 1987. Use of echosounder tracings to estimate the aboveground biomass of submerged plants in lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 44: 732-735

Maceina, M and Shireman, J. 1980. The use of a recording fathometer for determination of distribution and biomass of Hydrilla. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 18:34-39.

Maceina, M.J., Shireman, J.V., K.A. Langland, and D.E. Canfield Jr. 1984. Prediction of submerged plant biomass by use of a recording fathometer.  Journal of Aquatic PlantManagement 22: 35-38.

Stent, C.J. and Hanley, S. 1985. A recording echosounder for assessing submerged aquatic plant populations in shallow lakes. Aquatic Botany 21: 377-394

Thomas, G.L., Thiesfeld, S.L., Bonar, S.A., Crittenden, R.N., and Pauley, G.B. 1990. Estimation of submergent plant bed biovolume using acoustic range information. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 47: 805-812.

Recent Literature

Sánchez-Carnero, N., Rodríguez-Pérez, D., Couñago, E., Aceña, S., & Freire, J. 2012. Using vertical Sidescan Sonar as a tool for seagrass cartography. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 115: 334–344.

Meadows, GA 2013. A review of low cost underwater acoustic remote sensing for large freshwater systems. Journal of Great Lakes Research 39: 173-182.

Netherland, M. D., & Jones, K. D. 2015. A three-year evaluation of triclopyr for selective whole-bay management of Eurasian watermilfoil on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota. Lake and Reservoir Management 31: 306–323. BioBase Paper

Radomski, P., & Holbrook, B.V. 2015. A comparison of two hydroacoustic methods for estimating submerged macrophyte distribution and abundance : A cautionary note. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 53: 151–159. BioBase Paper

Valley, R. D., Johnson, M. B., Dustin, D. L., Jones, K. D., Lauenstein, M. R., & Nawrocki, J. 2015. Combining hydroacoustic and point-intercept survey methods to assess aquatic plant species abundance patterns and community dominance. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 53: 121–129. BioBase Paper

Winfield, I. J., van Rijn, J., & Valley, R. D. 2015. Hydroacoustic quantification and assessment of spawning grounds of a lake salmonid in a eutrophicated water body. Ecological Informatics, 30, 235–240. BioBase Paper

Valley, R.D. 2016. Case Study Spatial and temporal variation of aquatic plant abundance : Quantifying change. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 54: 95–101. BioBase Paper

Schooley, J.D. and B.C. Neely 2017. Estimation of paddlefish (Polyodon spathula Walbaum, 1792) spawning habitat availability with consumer-grade sonar. Journal of Applied Icthyology 00:1-9. . BioBase Paper

Howell, A.W. and R.J Richardson 2019. Correlation of consumer grade hydroacoustic signature to submersed plant biomass. Aquatic Botany 155: 45-51. BioBase Paper

Helminen, J. T. Linnansaari, M. Bruce, R. Dolson-Edge, R.A. Curry 2019. Accuracy and Precision of Low-Cost Echosounder and Automated Data Processing Software for Habitat Mapping in a Large River. Diversity 2019 11(7). 18pp. BioBase Paper

Torso, K., B.D. Scofield, D.W. Chess. 2020. Variations in aquatic macrophyte phenology across three temperate lakes in the Coeur d’ Alene Basin. Aquatic Botany Article No. 103209. BioBase Paper

Bethke, B.J. and P.J. Schmalz 2020. Trophic interactions and regulators of abundance of Largemouth bass in Northeastern Minnesota. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Investigational Report 568. 24 pages BioBase Paper

Hyman, A.C., R.N. Lipcius, R. Gray, D. Bigham Stephens 2021. Influence of salinity on SAV distribution in a series of intermittently connected coastal lakes. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 260: 107503. Pdf copy available upon request. BioBase Paper.

Sperry, B.P., J.K. Leary, D. Jones, and J.A. Ferrell 2021. Observations of a submersed field application of florpyrauxifen-benzyl suppressing hydrilla in a small lake in central Florida. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 59: 20-26. BioBase Paper.

Weinz, A.A., J.K. Matley, N.V. Klinard, A.T. Fisk, and S.F. Colborne. 2021. Performance of acoustic telemetry in relation to submerged aquatic vegetation in a nearshore freshwater habitat. Marine and Freshwater Research 72(7): 1033-1044.

Gerrin, W.L., B. Haram, C.A. Jennings, G. Brandon, and S.B. Wilde. 2021. Factors affecting movement and habitat use of grass carp in a mainstem reservoir. Fisheries Management and Ecology. 2021:00:1-4. Pdf copy available upon request. BioBase Paper.

Takoukam, A.K., D.G.E. Gomes, M.V. Hoyer, L.W. Keith-Diagne, R.K. Bonde, R. Francis-Floyd. 2021. African manatee (Trichechus senegalensis) habitat suitability at Lake Ossa, Cameroon, using trophic state models and predictions of submerged aquatic vegetation. Ecology and Evolution 13 pp. BioBase Paper.

Matzke, G., S.L. Shaw, and G.G. Sass. 2022. Fish and Zooplankton Community Responses to the Cessation of Long-Term Invasive Eurasian
Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) Chemical Treatments in a North-Temperate, USA Lake. Fishes 7: 165. BioBase Paper.

Author: biobasemaps

BioBase is a cloud platform for the automated mapping of aquatic habitats (lakes, rivers, ponds, coasts). Standard algorithms process sonar datafiles (EcoSound) and high resolution satellite imagery (EcoSat). Depth and vegetation maps and data reports are rapidly created and stored in a private cloud account for analysis, and sharing. This blog highlights a range of internal and external research, frequently asked questions, feature descriptions and highlights, tips and tricks, and photo galleries.

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