El Niño and Drought in the Mekong Basin

El Niño may have brought some drought relief to California in 2016, but the same weather pattern has induced drought-related stress in other places around the world, Read More…

Eyes afloat

While boating around the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, it’s hard not to get the impression that you’re being watched. Fishing boats and cargo barges alike keep a Read More…

Climate change in the Mekong Delta

As biologists, we often think about climate change in terms of its effects on wildlife and the environment (see Warming oceans alter fish catches, Alpine snorkeling). However, Read More…

Fresh fish, fresh data

What’s a fish surveyor to do when someone beats you to your fishing spot? Researchers from Vietnam’s Can Tho University have learned: if you can’t beat 'em, Read More…

Bottling up bizarre Mekong fishes

Cataloging all of the fish species that live in your backyard can be a massive undertaking if you live in a place as ecologically diverse as Vietnam's Read More…

Small-scale trawl

When most of us think of a trawl fishery what comes to mind are the large, sea-going vessels dragging huge nets 200 ft. wide along the sea Read More…

The $6.08 luxury villa

Some people stuck in an office all day may dream of the glamorous and “fun-filled” life of a field researcher. Working in the field can be exciting, Read More…

But, goodbye is free

Language is a funny thing. In our travels we've learned that a few miles and simple lines on a map can make a huge difference in our Read More…

Cantilever contraption

Throughout history all over the world humans have devised a variety of methods to catch fish. Although we may favor rod and reel with light line to Read More…

Rice it is

What do you do when you are doing research in a remote part of a foreign country where nobody speaks English, and you are still trying to Read More…