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Balancing hydropower and biodiversity in the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong
Basin-scale planning is needed to minimize impacts in mega-diverse rivers The world's most biodiverse river basins—the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong—are experiencing an unprecedented boom in constructionExpand
Transboundary Impact Assessment in the Sesan River Basin: The Case of the Yali Falls Dam
This case study of the Yali Falls Hydropower Dam in the Vietnamese portion of the Sesan River Basin demonstrates a range of institutional and political challenges encountered in the assessment ofExpand
Rubber and People : Rapid Agrarian Changes and Responses in Southern Laos
In recent years Laos has experienced rapid changes in land and resource use and tenure. Of those, the allocation of large-scale economic land concessions for rubber production has been amongst theExpand
Unsettling Experiences: Internal Resettlement and International Aid Agencies in Laos
A number of programmes and policies in Laos are promoting the internal resettlement of mostly indigenous ethnic minorities from remote highlands to lowland areas and along roads. VariousExpand
Turning Land into Capital, Turning People into Labor: Primitive Accumulation and the Arrival of Large-Scale Economic Land Concessions in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
In recent years the Lao government has provided many foreign investors with large-scale economic land concessions to develop plantations. These concessions have resulted in significant alterations ofExpand
The Global Land Grab Meta-Narrative, Asian Money Laundering and Elite Capture: Reconsidering the Cambodian Context
The dramatic expansion of large-scale economic land concessions and acquisitions in the Global South has generated considerable concern amongst activists, journalists and academics recently. This hasExpand
Mekong River Fish Conservation Zones in Southern Laos: Assessing Effectiveness Using Local Ecological Knowledge
Small-scale fisheries are important in Laos, where rural people heavily depend upon Mekong River and tributary fish stocks for their livelihoods. Increasing pressures from human exploitation andExpand
Dolphin-Safe Tuna from California to Thailand: Localisms in Environmental Certification of Global Commodity Networks
This article analyzes the historical development of the United States–based dolphin-safe tuna campaign and associated labeling scheme in the early 1990s as a form of commodity network regulation.Expand
Plans are underway to construct twelve large hydropower projects on the un-dammed lower and middle mainstream Mekong River in Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia. One of the planned projects is a 30–32Expand
Long distance migration and marine habitation in the tropical Asian catfish, Pangasius krempfi
A synthesis of catch data from southern Laos and life-history information indicate that adult Pangasius krempfi, an important Asian catfish, migrates up the Mekong River from the South China Sea inExpand