ATS Visit to Conservation Biologists Conference a Success


Entrance to the Baltimore venue of the ICCB

ATS attends from twelve to fifteen or more conferences and meetings throughout the world every year. For us, it’s one of the best ways to get in front of and interact with the most important people we work with: our present and future customers.

Our latest conference, the ICCB, International Congress for Conservation Biology, took place in Baltimore in late July. Jon Adsem, ATS Consultant, and Peter Kuechle, ATS’ President, attended this conference, which included almost 1500 registered participants and over twenty exhibiting vendors; one of the largest conferences we attended this year. 

Also present at our booth was our South African representative, Pharm4Game Company. Yolanda Blacquiere and Marna Van Der Walt (Broekman), made the long voyage from Pretoria, South Africa to join us at the conference.

Researchers and students from all over the world visited the conference, and all seemed very excited with the opportunity to mingle and learn from like-minded individuals. The ATS booth was quite busy for the duration of the conference. We spoke with a large number of researchers who were studying animals ranging from elephants to bats, whale sharks to dragon flies, and mountain sheep to snakes!

View of the ATS booth at the ICCB Conference.

For this conference we decided to have a little fun by using a more interactive component! All who visited our booth got a chance to enter our “Spin-2-Win” contest using the booth’s iPad. Congratulations to our winners:

  • Barb Wolfe – Ohio
    $50 Cabela’s Gift Card
  • Meghan Jensen – New York
  • Julieta Benitez-Malvido – Mexico
    Multi Tool
  • Gabby Ahmadia - Virginia
    Head Lamp

Below, Peter Kuechle, ATS President, with Spin 2 Win winner
Meghan Jensen.

Is there a conference you go to that you think could benefit by having a telemetry provider like ATS there? Let us know please!


Newest Telemetry Books (one including a contribution by our own Larry Kuechle)

Two new fish telemetry related books are on our bookshelf here in the Sales and Support department at ATS. And they both have lots of valuable information for those of you getting started in fish telemetry, as well as for seasoned professionals. 

Here they are:

Telemetry Techniques, A User Guide for Fisheries Research. Edited by N. Adams, J. Beeman, and J. Eiler. 

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Fisheries Techniques. Edited by A. Zale, D. Parish, and T. Sutton.

In Telemetry Technique's section 5.1, ATS’ own Larry Kuechle and Peter Kuechle (our Engineering Manager and President) authored a section called Radio Telemetry in Fresh Water: the Basics. This paper gives a complete explanation of the primary components of telemetry systems: the transmitter, receiving antenna, the receiver, and appurtenances.

Additional chapters in the book cover design of telemetry studies, transmitter attachment techniques, VHF tracking principles, and case studies. Also presented are chapters covering acoustic telemetry principles and case studies, and overall data management and analysis.

Fisheries Techniques is a broad based book used extensively by fisheries professionals and students. This third edition has been completely rewritten, but the content is similar to previous editions. A chapter is devoted to Biotelmetry and Biologging techniques.

Both are available to order from AFS’ website: