Diversity and community structure of rapids-dwelling fishes of the Xingu River: Implications for conservation amid large-scale hydroelectric development

@inproceedings{Fitzgeralda2018DiversityAC,
  title={Diversity and community structure of rapids-dwelling fishes of the Xingu River: Implications for conservation amid large-scale hydroelectric development},
  author={Daniel B. Fitzgeralda and Mark H. Sabaj Perezb and Leandro M. Sousac and Alany P. Gonçalvesc and Lucia Rapp Py-Danield and Nathan K. Lujane and Jansen Zuanond and Kirk O. Winemillera and John G. Lundbergb},
  year={2018}
}
A recent boom in hydroelectric development in the world's most diverse tropical river basins is currently threatening aquatic biodiversity on an unprecedented scale. Among the most controversial of these projects is the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Complex (BMHC) on the Xingu River, the Amazon's largest clear-water tributary. The design of the BMHC creates three distinctly altered segments: a flooded section upstream of the main dam, a middle section between the dam and the main powerhouse that… CONTINUE READING
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