Major dams and the challenge of achieving “No Net Loss” of biodiversity in the tropics

published on 10 September 2019
The principle of “No Net Loss” (NNL)—under which biodiversity impacts of development projects are quantified and fully mitigated—is being increasingly applied to large infrastructure development - Read More…

Authors

Jones, I. L. and J. W. Bull

Publication Date

10 September 2019

Publication Name

Sustainable Development

Topics

biodiversity offsets, conservation, food security, hydropower, river connectivity, sustainability

Analyzing drivers of fish biomass and biodiversity within community fish refuges in Cambodia

published on 28 August 2019
This study analyzes the relative associations of site characteristics, annual fluctuations, biophysical modifications (e.g., deepening, creation of inlet/outlets, etc.), and governance capacity (i.e., community committee meeting - Read More…

Authors

Fiorella, K. J., E. R. Bageant, M. Kim, V. Sean, V. Try, H. J. MacDonell, E. Baran, Y. Kura, A. C. Brooks, C. B. Barrett, and S. Thilsted.

Publication Date

28 August 2019

Publication Name

Ecology and Society

Topics

coupled human and natural systems, freshwater fisheries, inland fisheries, Mekong River, protected areas, social-ecological systems, Tonle Sap Lake

Fish assemblage composition within the floodplain habitat mosaic of a tropical lake (Tonle Sap, Cambodia)

published on 27 August 2019
This paper evaluated whether mesohabitat‐scale (1–5 km) factors throughout the Tonle Sap Lake floodplain structured the fish assemblage temporally and spatially and concluded that fish assemblage structure and - Read More…

Authors

Pool, T., V. Elliott, G. Holtgrieve, M. Arias, I. Altman, L. Kaufman, K. McCann, E.D.G. Fraser, L. Tudesque, M. Chevalier, G. Grenouillet, R. Chea, S. Lek, B. McMeans, M. Cooperman, C. Phen, L. Hannah, B. Miller, C. Guo, and S. Nam

Publication Date

27 August 2019

Publication Name

Freshwater Biology

Topics

climate change, conservation, fishes, floodplains, food web, Cambodia, Tonle Sap

Genetic diversity of the endangered Mekong Giant Catfish, Striped Catfish, and their hybrids from Thailand

published on 14 August 2019
The authors sequenced mitochondrial (mt) DNA of the cytochrome B region, and a control region, to characterize the genetic variation of P. gigas, P. hypophthalmus, and - Read More…

Authors

Phadphon, P., T. Amontailak, N. Kotchantuek, S. Srithawong, W. Kutanan, and C. Suwannapoom

Publication Date

14 August 2019

Publication Name

Tropical Conservation Science

Topics

Mekong giant catfish, mitochondrial DNA, cytochrome B region, control region, Thailand

Speaking the same language: can the sustainable development goals translate the needs of inland fisheries into irrigation decisions?

published on 6 August 2019
Using case studies of two globally important river catchments, namely the Lower Mekong and Murray–Darling basins, this paper highlights the conflicts and opportunities for improved outcomes - Read More…

Authors

Lynch, A.J., L.J. Baumgartner, C.A. Boys, J. Conallin, I.G. Cowx, C.M. Finlayson, P.A. Franklin, Z. Hogan, J.D. Koehn, M.P. McCartney, G. O’Brien, K. Phouthavong, L.G.M. Silva, C.A. Tob, J. Valbo-Jørgensen, A.V. Vu, L. Whiting, A. Wibowo, and P. Duncan

Publication Date

6 August 2019

Publication Name

Marine and Freshwater Research

Topics

food security, integrated management, Mekong River, Murray–Darling Basin, SDGs.

Last exit before the brink: Conservation genomics of the Cambodian population of the critically endangered southern river terrapin

published on 05 August 2019
In this study, 10 microsatellite markers were amplified, 2,658 presumably unlinked and neutral single nucleotide polymorphisms were obtained, and 784 bp of mtDNA from 50 samples were - Read More…

Authors

Çilingir, F.G., A. Seah, B.D. Horne, S. Som, D.P. Bickford, and F.E. Rheindt

Publication Date

05 August 2019

Publication Name

Ecology and Evolution

Topics

Batagur, Cambodia, conservation genetics, ddRAD‐seq

Migratory fishes in Myanmar rivers and wetlands: challenges for sustainable development between irrigation water control infrastructure and sustainable inland capture fisheries

published on 30 July 2019
This paper explores the various components of policy and governance, institutional and educational capacity and technical and management-based practices needed to plan and integrate better - Read More…

Authors

J.C. Conallin, L.J. Baumgartner, Z. Lunn, M. Akester, N. Win, N.N. Tun, M.M.M. Nyunt, A.M. Swe, N. Chan, and I.G. Cowx

Publication Date

30 July 2019

Publication Name

Marine and Freshwater Research

Topics

cross-sector collaboration, fish barriers, fish migration, fish passage, food and nutrition security, sustainable development goals

Estimating benefits and costs: a case of fish passages in Lao PDR and the development of the Lower Mekong Fishway Support Tool

published on 18 July 2019
This study outlines the development of a decision support tool designed to assist officials in the Lower Mekong evaluate the merits of constructing fishways to - Read More…

Authors

B. Cooper, L. Crase, and L.J. Baumgartner

Publication Date

18 July 2019

Publication Name

Marine and Freshwater Research

Topics

benefit–cost analysis, decision support tool, nutrition

Fish assemblage convergence along stream environmental gradients: an intercontinental analysis

published on 09 July 2019
This study analyzes trait–environment relationships across multiple stream fish assemblages representing evolutionarily divergent faunas. One hundred and ninety‐seven species and forty streams were sampled from five - Read More…

Authors

L.M. Bower and K.O. Winemiller

Publication Date

09 July 2019

Publication Name

Ecography

Topics

environmental filters, fishes, intercontinental microhabitat, streams

Characterising the drivers of tropical freshwater fish dynamics and abundance in the Mekong river, under environmental change

published on June 2019
This thesis explores the impacts of climate change and anthropogenic activity on Mekong hydrology and system function, and the impacts these have on fish and - Read More…

Authors

Santos, R.F.A

Publication Date

June 2019

Publication Name

Department of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, The University of Hull

Topics

Earth observation, historical fisheries data, hydrological records, hydrological modelling, environmental DNA metabarcoding analyses