Variability in water chemistry in the Lower Mekong Basin: Considerations for fish life history reconstruction

Spatial and temporal variation of nine elements (Ba, Ca, Cu, Mg, Mn, Na, Se, Sr, and Zn) and some additional environmental parameters (salinity, water levels, and conductivity) were examined over two 2,000 km along the length of the main Mekong River channel from Luang Prabang in Northern Lao PDR to the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Longitudinal profiles of some dissolved elemental concentrations varied significantly along the river channel.

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Vu, A., L.J. Baumgartner, G.S. Doran, M. Mallen-Cooper, J.D. Thiem, J.A. Howitt, K.E. Limburg, B.M. Gillanders, and I.G. Cowx

Publication Date

20 April 2021

Publication Name

Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science


Fish movements, Mekong river, Microchemistry, Trace metals, Variation