‘Life Beneath Tahoe’ subject of state museum lecture
CARSON CITY, Nevada – University of Nevada, Reno professor Sudeep Chandra leads an active and interesting life. And he gets to fish – a lot! From working to preserve lakes around the globe to conserving the world’s largest trout (the Taimen, also known as the Siberian River Shark) in Northern Mongolia to developing public-private partnerships to protect species and habitats, Chandra is also an expert on local waters, including Lake Tahoe. On Thursday, March 23, he will share his views with “Life Beneath Tahoe Waters – The Good, Bad and the Weird!” as part of the Frances Humphrey Lecture Series at the Nevada State Museum. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 6:30. Chandra is an associate professor in the Department of Biology at UNR. His lab conducts limnological studies related to the restoration or conservation of aquatic ecosystems. His projects include recovering native species, managing nonnative species, understanding the effects of land use change (mining, urbanization, etc) on water quality, and developing natural resource management and conservation plans for the world’s largest freshwater fishes. He loves to engage laypersons and professionals, students, policy makers and concerned citizens in improving environmental policy based on scientific information. Dr. Chandra’s talk will revisit the historical and contemporary ecological and environmental policy developments at Lake Tahoe that have led to the protection of the watershed. His brief, 200-year retrospective will end with a discussion of the new ecological challenges facing the lake from a changing global environment including climate change and the introduction of non-native species. Chandra received his B.S. from the University of California, Davis, 1996 and his Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2003. The cost of the lecture is $8 for adults; free for museum members and children 17 and younger. Contact: George Baumgardner: email@example.com or 775-687-4810, at ext. 236.