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
News: Sustainability of fisheries and food supply on the Mekong River and planned dams
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Research in the Sabo lab focuses on links between hydrology and food web ecology in river and riparian ecosystems. We are particularly interested in understanding how water and energy link terrestrial and aquatic communities. Continue reading