Mountain Lakes and Climate Change

Science Lecture at Tahoe Science Center

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5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
April 25th, 2019
UC Davis Tahoe Science Center

Science Presentation

Between 12,000 and 14,000 small lakes are scattered throughout the Sierra Nevada. How is climate change affecting these remote mountain lakes? Recent research provides insight into the climate sensitivity of these water bodies and the influence of warming temperatures and a shrinking spring snowpack. Join Dr. Adrianne Smits as she discusses how lakes across the Sierra Nevada are expected to change and what that change could mean for the surrounding ecosystems.

Registration Required

$5 in advance; $10 at the door
Refreshments and no-host bar 5:30 p.m., presentation begins at 6 p.m.
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Dr. Adrianne Smits is a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow at UC Davis. She is an aquatic ecosystem ecologist whose work includes understanding mountain lake ecology under a changing climate (California Mountain Lake Observatory Network) and investigating the flow of energy and nutrients through stream and lake food webs.