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Stories of Research at Lake Tahoe with Dr. Charles Goldman June 21

Posted on June 1, 2016
Filed Under North Tahoe Events

Join renowned limnologist Dr. Charles Goldman for an entertaining public presentation about the stories and history of five decades of scientific research at Lake Tahoe and the challenges ahead.  Dr. Goldman’s presentation will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21 at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village, Nevada (on the campus of Sierra Nevada College) .

UC Davis research at Lake Tahoe began with Dr. Charles Goldman. In 1959, Dr. Goldman formed the Tahoe Research Group and began regularly monitoring Lake Tahoe.

Goldman successfully combined effective research and social action with his pioneering studies of lake eutrophication–the dense growth of algae caused by pollution from fertilizers and sediment. More than 40 years of extensive, internationally-renowned investigations by Goldman provided clear evidence for the onset of eutrophication in Lake Tahoe. These findings have served as the underlying basis for nearly all major policy decisions regarding water quality in the Tahoe Basin, including exportation of sewage and solid waste, strict control on building, installation of major erosion control projects, protection of wetlands, establishment of water quality thresholds, control of nonpoint source pollution, and controls on dredging.

Dr. Charles Goldman retired from UC Davis where he had been a professor since 1958. He developed the first courses in limnology (the study of fresh waters) and oceanography at UC Davis. Goldman’s career work was honored with the prestigious Albert Einstein World Award of Science in 1998.  The Einstein Award recognizes those who have accomplished scientific and technological achievements that advanced scientific understanding and benefited humanity

Dr. Goldman’s presentation will begin at 6 p.m. with refreshments and no-host bar from 5:30 – 6 p.m. at 291 Country Club Drive in Incline Village (between Tahoe Boulevard/SR 28 and Lakeshore Blvd.) on the campus of Sierra Nevada College. This lecture follows the afternoon UC Davis Volunteer Docent Training session.

For additional details about the presentation or docent program, call 775-881-7566, or visit
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