Frances Humphrey Lecture Series: Life Beneath Tahoe Waters - The Good, Bad and the Weird!

From working to preserve lakes around the globe to conserving the world’s largest trout in Northern Mongolia (the Taimen, also known as the Siberian River Shark), to developing public-private partnerships to protect species and habitats, Dr. Sudeep Chandra, leads an active and interesting life. His 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 changes facing the lake from a changing global environment including climate change and the introduction of species.

Sudeep Chandra, PhD is an associate professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno. His lab conducts limnological studies related to the restoration or conservation of aquatic ecosystems. Chandra’s 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 & conservation plans for the world's largest, freshwater fishes. Sudeep loves to engage laypersons and professionals, students, policy makers, and concerned citizens in improving environmental policy based on scientific information, and he gets to fish – a lot! He received his B.S. from the University of California, Davis, 1996 and his Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2003.

Cost: $8 for adults; free for museum members and ages 17 and under.

Additional Information 

Contact: George Baumgardner: or 775-687-4810, at ext. 236.