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1 May 2008 Flood Pulse Alterations and Productivity of the Tonle Sap Ecosystem: A Model for Impact Assessment
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Tonle Sap Lake is a large and complex data-deficient ecosystem in the Mekong River Basin. Highly valuable in biodiversity and natural livelihoods capital, it is susceptible to degradation when the flood pulse that drives its productivity is altered as a result of hydropower and irrigation development on the Mekong River. To date, there are no tools to assess the consequences of such flood pulse alterations, leaving the Tonle Sap underrated in water-resources use and planning. A combined ecological-hydrodynamic model is presented for the production potential of the Tonle Sap ecosystem and its likely response to hydrological changes.

Dirk Lamberts and Jorma Koponen "Flood Pulse Alterations and Productivity of the Tonle Sap Ecosystem: A Model for Impact Assessment," AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment 37(3), (1 May 2008). https://doi.org/10.1579/0044-7447(2008)37[178:FPAAPO]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 May 2008
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