Impacts of Hydrological Alterations to the Tonle Sap Ecosystem of the Mekong River Basin (2013)
Type of ContentConference Contributions - Other
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering
• The Tonle Sap is the largest wetland and fishery in the Mekong but it is expected to be affected by hydropower and climate change • Landscape-scale spatial distribution of habitats were found to be largely driven by flood duration patterns. • The flood-pulse hydrology could explain most of the underlying variability in soil and vegetation field-scale characteristics. • Hydropower could cause distinct seasonal changes, while climate change could increase inter-annual uncertainty. • Fauna species richness was found to be greatest in natural habitats likely to experience the most significant disruptions
CitationArias, M.E., Cochrane, T.A. (2013) Impacts of Hydrological Alterations to the Tonle Sap Ecosystem of the Mekong River Basin. San Francisco, CA, USA: American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2013 Fall Meeting, 9-13 Dec 2013.
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ANZSRC Fields of Research05 - Environmental Sciences::0501 - Ecological Applications::050101 - Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
41 - Environmental sciences::4104 - Environmental management::410402 - Environmental assessment and monitoring
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