On mating and function of associated electric pulses in Clarias macrocephalus (Günther 1864): probing an old puzzle, first posed by Charles Darwin

published on 22 November 2019
Shedding light on the function of weak episodic electric emission, the authors propose that the modification of electrogenic structures evolved towards increasing the efficiency of direct - Read More…

Authors

Olshanskiy, V.M., A.O. Kasumyan, and P. Moller

Publication Date

22 November 2019

Publication Name

Environmental Biology of Fishes

Topics

Clarias macrocephalus, Spawning behavior, Electric fish, Episodic electric pulses, Mating ritual, Pulse-induced muscle contraction

Intercontinental trends in functional and phylogenetic structure of stream fish assemblages

published on 19 November 2019
Here, they use phylogenetic and trait dispersion approaches to determine the relative contribution of limiting similarity and environmental filtering to community assembly of stream fishes at - Read More…

Authors

Bower, L.M. and K.O. Winemiller

Publication Date

19 November 2019

Publication Name

Ecology and Evolution

Topics

Community assembly, Environmental filtering, Fish functional diversity, Phylogenetic diversity

Developing habitat conservation suitable for Nam Xouang Reservoir, Vientiane Province, Lao PDR

published on 01 November 2019
A study was conducted in Nam Xouang Reservoir, Lao PDR, in 2018 to establish a fish conservation zone. Results showed that display boards and warning signs - Read More…

Authors

Muthmainnah, D., A. H. Rais, and D. Sibouthong

Publication Date

01 November 2019

Publication Name

Sriwijaya Journal of the Environment

Topics

conservation zone, fisheries management, Nam Xouang Reservoir, Lao PDR

Participatory modeling updates expectations for individuals and groups, catalyzing behavior change and collective action in water‐energy‐food nexus governance

published on 06 November 2019
The authors test if participation in a group system dynamics modeling exercise increases participants' agency through a novel method to evaluate potential behavioral change using expectation - Read More…

Authors

Kimmich, C., L. Gallagher, B. Kopainsky, M. Dubois, C. Sovann, C. Buth, and C. Bréthaut

Publication Date

06 November 2019

Publication Name

Earth's Futures

Topics

Participatory modeling, water‐energy‐food nexus, expectations, agency, collective action, behaviour change

Aligning the Freshwater Health Index Indicator System against the Transboundary Water Governance framework of Southeast Asia’s Sesan, Srepok, and Sekong River Basin

published on 4 November 2019
This paper assesses the policy relevance of the Freshwater Health Index (FHI) to the governance frameworks of Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Viet Nam. The authors conduct an institutional - Read More…

Authors

Liu, X., N.J. Souter, R.Y. Wang, and D. Vollmer

Publication Date

4 November 2019

Publication Name

Water

Topics

Freshwater Health Index, legislation, transboundary water governance, integrated water resources management, Mekong, 3S basin

Impacts of Mainstream Hydropower Development on Fisheries and Human Nutrition in the Lower Mekong

published on 25 October 2019
This study estimates the number of new nutritionally insecure people (i.e., those at risk for nutritional deficiencies) associated with Mekong damming.  Fish is the main - Read More…

Authors

Golden C. D., Shapero A., Vaitla B., Smith M. R., Myers S. S., Stebbins E., Gephart J. A.

Publication Date

25 October 2019

Publication Name

Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems

Topics

Fish-derived nutrient supplies, Subsistence fishing, Food security, Malnutrition, Estimated Average Requirements

Planning dam portfolios for low sediment trapping shows limits for sustainable hydropower in the Mekong

published on 23 Oct 2019
To highlight the importance of strategic planning on multiple scales to minimize hydropower impacts on rivers, we contribute an optimization-based framework for strategic sequencing of - Read More…

Authors

Schmitt, R.J.P, S. Bizzi, A. Castelletti, J.J. Opperman, and G.M. Kondolf

Publication Date

23 Oct 2019

Publication Name

Science Advances

Topics

Sediment transport, food production, CASCADE model

Perceptions of gender dynamics in small‐scale fisheries and conservation areas in the Pursat province of Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia

published on 21 October 2019
The authors investigated whether there were differences between men's and women's perceptions of (i) fishing and non‐fishing practices; (ii) power, access and control over fishing resources; - Read More…

Authors

Kwok, Y.K.E., K.B. KC, J.J. Silver, and E. Fraser

Publication Date

21 October 2019

Publication Name

Asia Pacific Viewpoint

Topics

conservation, community‐based natural resource management, gender dynamics, livelihoods, marginal groups, small‐scale fisheries

Land Invasion by the Mudskipper, Periophthalmodon septemradiatus, in Fresh and Saline Waters of the Mekong River

published on 02 October 2019
The authors describe the ecology of an amphibious fish Periophthalmodon septemradiatus, which they presume is in the process of niche expansion into terrestrial habitats from estuarine to - Read More…

Authors

Mai, H.V., L.X. Tran, Q.M. Dinh, D. D. Tran, M. Murata, H. Sagara, A. Yamada, K. Shirai, and A. Ishimatsu

Publication Date

02 October 2019

Publication Name

Scientific Reports

Topics

Vertebrate evolution, mudskipper, land invasion

A fresh look at inland fisheries and their role in food security and livelihoods

published on 26 September 2019
To highlight inland fisheries' catch and contribution to global nutrition, this paper synthesizes recent data and innovative approaches for assessing such livelihood contributions and their - Read More…

Authors

Funge‐Smith, S. and A. Bennett

Publication Date

26 September 2019

Publication Name

Fish and Fisheries

Topics

Economic value, Global catch, Inland fisheries, Livelihoods, Nutrition