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Pacific Southwest Research Station
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011
Tahoe Science Projects supported by SNPLMA
NICHES: Nearshore indicators for clarity, habitat and ecological sustainability
Map of Lake Tahoe with site locations- 49 sites for snorkeling surveys, and 14 transects
Final Report [pdf]
Please contact Dr. Sudeep Chandra with questions regarding the final report.
Lake Tahoe’s fishery is among one of the least studied of all the large lakes in the world. Over time, there have been a variety of stressors (e.g., introduction of species, eutrophication, and nearshore habitat modification) which may have impacted the fishery. Only a limited amount of snapshot investigations have been conducted to investigate these impacts or determine the statues of a particular species.
This project compiled information to determine the status of the nearshore native and non-native fish community and determine if there are quantifiable indicators and methodologies that can be created to determine the condition of the nearshore fishery. Experiments were also conducted to determine if ultraviolet radiation can be used to link nearshore and non-native fish ecology to the physical environment.
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