The Sabo Lab is growing! Qi Deng, from Wuhan University (China), just joined us. He majored in hydrology and will continue to pursue his interests in sustainable water management and climate change in the Sabo Lab, through SOLS Environmental Life Science program. Welcome!
Much of our lab’s research is focused on ecohydrology and intermittent streams. This article in the Arizona Daily Star provides a great summary of just how important it is to examine the effects of hydrology on stream and riparian systems!
The lower Mekong basin (LMB) is of global significance as it supports one of the most biologically diverse aquatic ecosystems in the world, containing approximately 2,000 fish species, including 500 endemic and 300 threatened fish species including such “charismati species as the giant Mekong catfish.
Current subsistence and commercial fisheries within the lake harvest ≈2.5 Mt of fish yr-1, accounting for two-thirds of the protein consumed by the more than 65 million people of the region.
Peter Gleick’s Pacific Institute has released the seventh volume of the series.
News story in AGU’s EOS: http://www.pacinst.org/press_center/media/meeting_human_needs_for_water_EOS.pdf