The potential impact of new Andean dams on Amazon fluvial ecosystems

[Bruce R. Forsberg, John M. Melack, Thomas Dunne,Ronaldo B. Barthem,Michael Goulding,Rodrigo C. D. Paiva,Mino V. Sorribas,Urbano L. Silva Jr., Sabine Weisser] Abstract Increased energy demand has led to plans for building many new dams in the western Amazon, mostly in the Andean region. Historical data and mechanistic scenarios are used to examine potential impacts above…