36th Congress of the International Society of Limnology

07-10 August 2022, Berlin, Germany


Central Asia features large-scale irrigated agriculture with a plethora of hydro-technical infrastructure and diversion schemes developed since the 1960ies. At the same time, it is regarded as a data-deficient region regarding freshwater biodiversity and biogeography.


To fill these knowledge gaps, the following study presents an in-depth analysis of human impacts and fish community status of a mountain river flowing from the northern slopes of the Alai and Turkestan ranges (Western Tyan-Shan) to the Ferghana valley. Here, Hydro4U partners present results from fish ecological surveys conducted 2021-2022 in the 112km long Shohimardon River, a transboundary river between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, within the framework of the Hydro4U project funded by the European Union.



Read more: SIL Congress Karimov et al. 2022