Karen is a UC Davis gradate student working to develop a periphyton growth model for Lake Tahoe. She is also planning modeling projects for other lakes in the Sierra Nevada range.
Amelia is collecting data from and evaluating a new system of dissolved oxygen sensors located in the central deep part of Lake Tahoe. TERC eventually hopes to transition to a new system that improves the frequency of monitoring the rate at which algae (phytoplankton) is growing at different depths. This information is useful in determining the overall health of the lake.
Jasmin is a Ph.D. Student investigating physical processes within Lake Tahoe and their effect on sediment transport. Her research involves the use of autonomous and robotic technology including TERC's new underwater glider.
Derek built and manages TERC's network of nearshore water quality sensors on Lake Tahoe. He is working to interpret and analyze data from the "nearshore network" and he hope to eventually use these analyses to inform nearshore water quality models.