Invited Speakers


Prof. Kent E. Carpenter

Department of Biological Sciences, PSB 3120A, Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia   23529-0266  USA

TITLE: The influence of the Mekong River outflow on the phylogeography of the Redspot Emperor Snapper (Lethrinus lentjan)

Prof. Fred Allendorf

 Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, USA

TITLE: Conservation and genetics of riverine fishes

Dr. Christopher E. Bird

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Science & Engineering, Life Sciences

TITLE:  Genetic evidence of adaptation to microhabitats in broadcast-spawning marine invertebrates

Dr. So Nam

Mekong River Commission Secretariat

P.O. Box 623, National Road # 2, Sangkat Chak Angre Krom, Khan Meanchey, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

TITLE: Fisheries Management in the Lower Mekong River basin.

Prof. Subha Bhassu

 Animal Genetics & Genome Evolutionary Lab, Genetics and Molecular Biology Division, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpu

TITLE: Overharvesting of Giant freshwater prawns resulted in loss of haplotype diversity within 10 years in Malaysian rivers

Erland D. Jensen


MSc in Geography

MSc in IT and Informatics

TITLE:  Hydrological changes in the Lower Mekong Basin 2002-2016 and potential implications for fisheries.

Dr. Cheng Phen

Inland Fisheries Research and Development Institute,  186, Norodom Blvd., PO Box 582, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

TITLE: Impacts of mainstream Mekong Hydropower Dams on Cambodia's Inland Fisheries

Dr. Latsamy Phounvisouk

Living Aquatic Resources Research Center (LARReC), Nongteeng Sangthong Street, Vienatane, Laos PO Box 9108

TITLE: Participatory Community Management of Natural Aquatic Resources in Namtha River

Dr. Chaiwut Grudpan

 Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture, Ubonrajathanee University,  85, Sathollamark Rd., Warinchamrap, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, 34190

TITLE: Fishes identification  problems on the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB)

Dr. Phu Viet Le

Lower Mekong Public Policy Initiative (LMPPI)  - Fulbright Economics Teaching Program (FETP), 232/6 Vo Thi Sau, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

TITLE: Sustainable agricultural systems in the Mekong River Delta in the context of climate change and upstream hydropower development

Assoc. Prof. Vu Ngoc Ut

Colledge of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Can Tho University, Campus II, 3/2 street, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City, Viet Nam

TITLE: Fish biodiversity in the Mekong Delta and challenges to climate change impacts

Dr. Dang Thuy Binh

Institute for Biotechnology and Environment, Nha Trang University, 02 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Nha Trang City, Vietnam

TITLE: Comparative phylogeography of Vietnamese Mekong fish - implication for local fragment and seawater instrution

Dr. Mie Mie Kyaw

Department of Zoology,

University of Mandalay, Myanmar

TITLE: Ecological assessment on fisheries and water resources in the development of Hydropower Projects

Prof. Arne Levsen

National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES), P.O. Box 2029 Nordnes, 5817 Bergen, Norway. Phone: +4797740545; Email:

TITLE: Parasites of wild and cultured catfish in Vietnam – indications of host-switching and co-evolutionary adaptations