I had the privilege of working with three of my academic advisors (along with many other collaborators) Kirk Winemiller of Texas A&M, and U. Wisconsin professors Pete McIntyre and Ian Baird on a piece published in Science's Perspectives section back in January. Briefly, we highlight in the article that the three most biodiverse rivers on earth, the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong, are all slated for significant hydropower development, which will have major effects on the connectivity within each basin as well as potentially inundate many critical habitats for fast-water specialist (rheophilic) species. Therefore, it is crucial that hydropower projects are developed with thought to the cumulative basin-scale impacts of each potential project. Also, shout out to my McIntyre lab-mate Etienne Fluet-Chouinard who made the beautiful maps. If you want to read the whole article, there's a link here.