Dr. Hoeinghaus and collaborators gain global attention | Institute of Applied Science
June 24, 2016

Dr. Hoeinghaus and collaborators gain global attention

Through their recent article in the journal Science, Dr. David Hoeinghaus, Assistant Professor in

Biology and collaborators brought global attention to the adverse impacts such as species

extinctions and loss of ecosystem services that will accompany the current

boom in hydroelectric development in tropical countries. The Amazon,

Congo and Mekong rivers that are the target of this study hold nearly 30%

of the world's freshwater fish species, many of which are endemics. The

authors advocate holistic basin-scale planning that balances hydropower

development and biodiversity. This work received extensive media and

public attention and was ranked in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by

Altmetric https://www.altmetric.com/details/4966858#score

More information can be found here: http://www.eco-business.com/news/scientists-sound-alarm-over-hydropowers-impacts-on-tropical-fish-biodiversity/