The research team studying wetlands in Vietnam and Cambodia provide a glimpse of their research methods and their project activities including their participation in the SUMERNET Annual Meeting in January 2016. Please see below links to their blogs and short videos.
1. Muddy Buddies” is a short, fun blog post written about capturing numerous climbing perch in one small pond of water in a wetland in January (http://fishbio.com/field-notes/fish-biology-behavoir/muddy-buddies)
2. Off the Beaten Path in Cambodia”: A brief 1 minute video about the sampling activities in January that will be publicly available on You Tube. (http://fishbio.com/field-notes/conservation/off-the-beaten-path)
3. Celebrating Stories of Change“: This blog post is a summary of the SUMERNET meeting at the end of January (http://fishbio.com/field-notes/mekong-basin/celebrating-stories-of-change).
Project update dated March 2016 from: Understanding, classifying and mapping human use and natural resources in pilot wetlands of Cambodia and Vietnam to promote sustainable development (Collaborative study of small wetlands).
The collaborative study of small wetlands research team conducted the first of three surveys of small wetlands in Yok Don National Park in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, and Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary in Northern Cambodia during May-June 2015.
This research project, which is seeking to understand and map how humans and animals are connected to wetlands in the Mekong River Basin, has commenced key activities in pilot wetlands of Cambodia and Vietnam.