Tahoe Film Fest
The Tahoe Film Fest returns in December with all proceeds from the festival benefiting the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC). Although films premiering at the highly anticipated cultural event are largely environmentally focused, feature presentations cross over a number of different movie genres. ...more

These Trees Survived California’s Drought and That’s Giving Scientists Hope for Climate Change
When California’s historic five-year drought finally relented a few years ago, the tally of dead trees in the Sierra Nevada was higher than almost anyone expected: 129 million. Most are still standing, the dry patches dotting the mountainsides. ...more

A look at UC Davis effort to rid Lake Tahoe of non-native shrimp
Sacbee, YubaNet, Modesto Bee, San Luis Obispo Tribune, Daily Democrat - August 1, 2019 - Brant Allen, boat captain of the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center ( TERC ) and staff researcher Katie Senft trawl for mysis shrimp at Lake Tahoe, CA, as part of a project that could be an ecological solution to clarity at Lake Tahoe. ...more

Tahoe: State of the Lake report released
Sierra Sun - August 1, 2019 - Lake Tahoe, with its iconic blue waters straddling the borders of Nevada and California, continues to face a litany of threats related to climate change. But a promising new project to remove tiny invasive shrimp could be a big step toward climate-proofing its famed lake clarity. ...more

Removing Tiny Shrimp May Help Climate-Proof Lake Tahoe's Clarity
Official UC Davis Press Release - August 1, 2019 - Annual Tahoe State of the Lake Report Released - Lake Tahoe, with its iconic blue waters straddling the borders of Nevada and California, continues to face a litany of threats related to climate change. But a promising new project to remove tiny invasive shrimp could be a big step toward climate-proofing its famed lake clarity. ...more

Flag Elicits ‘Go Aggies!’ Cheers in Tahoe Swim
UC Davis News - July 30, 2019 - Davis’ Women in Water Research swimmers added a new element to their third annual appearance in the Trans Tahoe Relay: a Gunrock flag flying from their support boat, a UC Davis research vessel, in the July 20 event. “(The flag) really helped give us visibility,” said Irene Engilis, collections manager at the Museum of Wildlife and Fish ...more

UC Davis Women to Return for 10-Mile Swim Across Tahoe
UC Davis News - July 8, 2019 - UC Davis’ Women in Water Research team announced it will take the plunge for the third consecutive year in the Trans Tahoe Relay, a 10-mile swim across the alpine lake — no wetsuits permitted. This year’s relay, the 43rd annual, is scheduled for Saturday, July 20. The Women in Water Research team, as in the past, will be “swimming for science,” raising funds this year for science communication and outreach ...more

UC Davis welcomes Mandela fellows
Davis Enterprise - On June 19, UC Davis welcomed 24 young African professionals for its six-week Mandela Washington Fellowship. The fellows, all leaders in their respective fields, will be in Davis through July 28 for a program organized by UC Davis Global Affairs. This year’s fellows are the fourth cohort that UC Davis has hosted since its inaugural fellowship in 2016. ...more

Seeking Clarity
News Review - June 6, 2019 - Living so close to Lake Tahoe, it can be easy to take its emerald blue water, rugged terrain and stunning beauty for granted, and forget that the lake is part of a delicate ecosystem whose health relies on conservation and diligence on the part of naturalists and an informed public. Data collected over the past five decades by the University of California, Davis ...more

A New Approach to Tahoe Clarity
Tahoe Quarterly - Best of 2019 - Scientists are studying the impacts of removing non-native Mysid Shrimp from Lake Tahoe's famously clear waters. Replacing one tiny critter that doesn't belong in Lake Tahoe's waters with an even smaller one that does, could offer priming possibilities when it come to restoring the lake's threatened clarity.