Citizen science doesn't stop cold: Lake Tahoe mobile app helps scientists year-round
UC Davis News and Information - November 19, 2015 - While hitting the slopes at Lake Tahoe this winter, scientists from the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center are encouraging people to hit the beach, too - and record what they see on ...more

Lake Tahoe's Blueness, Quantified
The Atlantic - November 11, 2015 - Lake Tahoe is famous for its blueness, a fact that's celebrated on slick bumper stickers and in buckets of thick paint. "A noble sheet of blue water," Mark Twain wrote of Lake Tahoe in 1871, "As it lay there with the shadows ...more

Engineering Undergrad Wins Lake Tahoe App Contest
UC Davis College of Engineering - November 1, 2015 - The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) has launched a new smartphone app, “Citizen Science Tahoe,” that encourages beach-goers of all ages to tap in what they see at Lake ...more

Media coverage of Citizen Science Tahoe app 

Aug 19-20, 2015

Capital Public Radio – Insight - August 20, 2015 -  Interview with Geoff Schladow
Segment link: http://www.capradio.org/miniplayer?id=55680App to Help Scientists Analyze Lake Tahoe: http://www.capradio.org/news/insight/2015/08/20/insight-082015b/


UC Davis launches app to crowdsource Lake Tahoe data
Sacramento Bee - ‎August 20, 2015 - The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center has launched a student-programmed app that can turn Lake Tahoe beachgoers into researchers. Citizen Science Tahoe is a free smartphone app through which the public can log information about what ...more

Three apps add to Lake Tahoe's visitor experience
Tahoe Daily Tribune - August 20, 2015 - When South Lake Tahoe native Morgan Simpson set out to develop a photo app for iPhone, he discovered it went beyond its initial purpose. The free app, freezify, which released Thursday, Aug. 20, lets users upload video or photos to their phone and ...more

Lake Tahoe mobile app lets visitors be citizen scientists
Davis Enterprise (also) Daily Democrat- August 20, 2015 - The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, or TERC, has launched a new smartphone app, “Citizen Science Tahoe,” that encourages beach-goers of all ages to tap in what they see at Lake ...more

Lake Tahoe mobile beach app lets visitors be citizen scientists
Tahoe Daily Tribune - ‎Aug 19, 2015‎ - “There are aspects of water and ecological quality that depend solely on the perceptions of individuals,” Geoff Schladow, director of the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, said in a statement. “That is what this app is seeking to measure ...more

Lake Tahoe mobile app created by UC Davis lets beach-goers be citizen scientists
Carson Now - August 19, 2015 - The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center has launched a new smartphone app, “Citizen Science Tahoe,” that encourages beach-goers of all ages to tap in what they see at Lake Tahoe — observational data that will be shared with the scientists to better understand conditions around the ...more

UC Davis researchers want you to monitor Lake Tahoe for science
Sacramento Business Journal (also) Silcon Valley Business Journal - August 19, 2015 - With a new crowd-sourcing app called Citizen Science Tahoe, visitors to Lake Tahoe can help researchers study the area.The smartphone app allows users to take pictures, as well as monitor water quality, plants and ...more

Lake Tahoe mobile app lets visitors be citizen scientists
UC Davis Press Release - August 19, 2015 - The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) has launched a new smartphone app, "Citizen Science Tahoe," that encourages ...more visit CitizenScienceTahoe.org to download the app.

2015 TAHOE STATE OF THE LAKE COVERAGE: JULY 23-AUG 3

The Surprising Reason Lake Tahoe is So Incredibly Blue
Huffington Post - July 30, 2015 - The second deepest lake in the United States, Lake Tahoe attracts tourists year-round with it's famous dark-blue waters, but how does it get that spectacular ...more

Neighborhood plots chemical assault as invasive weed spreads
Greenwire - July 29, 2015 - A weed invasion has sparked debate over the future of an iconic lake. At issue: Is Lake Tahoe's biggest threat invasive species or ...more

Tahoe: State of the Lake Report 2015
UC Davis News and Information - July 23, 2015 - Keep Tahoe blue? Less algae, not clarity, key factor for blueness. Researchers found the lower the algal concentration, the bluer the lake ...more

TERC has just released the Summer 2015 Newsletter

Lake Tahoe water clarity in 2014 the best in more than a decade
Clarity levels at Lake Tahoe in 2014 showed the biggest improvements in more than a decade, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis, who have studied ...more

Nearshore Citizen Science App Development (Please submit your ideas)
TERC is developing a smartphone app focused on citizen science for Lake Tahoe to record visitor experience with the nearshore clarity, beach conditions, presence of algae ...more

Scientists: Tiny Tahoe Creatures Dying at Alarming Rate
Reno Gazette-Journal - January 15, 2015 - A first-of-its-kind circuit of lake designed to shed light on disappearing bottom dwellers.