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Environmental Sciences Seminar Series: Ecological Changes and the Development of Environmental Policies to Conserve Lake Tahoe

Contributed by: Teresa Case
Published: Wednesday, 10 February 2016 2:00 PM

Environmental Sciences Seminar Series: Ecological Changes and the Development of Environmental Policies to Conserve Lake Tahoe



Dr. Sudeep Chandra is an Associate Professor of Limnology and Conservation Ecology at the University of Nevada, Rene. He is also the Director of the Castle Lake Environmental Research and Education Program which holds the longest running mountain lake ecology data set in North and South America. He served as a Director for the Ecosystem Sciences Program at the National Science Foundation. Sudeep graduated in 2003 with a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of California- Davis with Dr. Charles Goldman. As a postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin- Madison he evaluated the restoration potential of salmonids and impacts of nonnative species in large river and lake ecosystems. He has classical training in limnology evaluating the impact of human disturbance (e.g. climate change, invasive species, nutrient loading, land use change) on freshwater ecosystems. Sudeep’s laboratory primarily focuses on how to restore and conserve aquatic ecosystems with a goal of providing scientific studies develop public policy from scientifically based investigations. They take an ecosystem-based approach and evaluate how invasive species alter water clarity, affect native species, and may prevent the restoration potential of native fishes such as Lahontan cutthroat trout. His graduate students have recently completed studies that predict how climate change and the modification of the nearshore environment at Lake Tahoe contribute to the spread of invasive species (largemouth bass, blue gill), the expansion of nonnative crayfish and their impacts to lake ecosystems, the potential for new invaders (New Zealand mudsnail, quagga mussel) to colonize the lake, and how quagga mussel is impacting the fishery and bottom ecology of Lake Mead.

Sudeep has been a strong advocate of cooperative international research and conservation. His interest in international research began in 1997 when he participated in the Tahoe-Baikal Institute environmental exchange. After this exchange he continued to study contaminant loading in the Selenge River Delta, Lake Baikal. In 2003, he codeveloped a research project that investigated the impacts of mining on the water quality and fisheries habitat in upper watershed of Lake Baikal in Mongolia. This work led to the development of a 5 year project to use faith based and scientific approaches to conserve the world’s largest trout in Mongolia. Through support from NATO he co led a project to improve protein sources for local communities via hatchery production in newly formed irrigation lakes in Uzbekistan. His current efforts through the US AID and State Department programs are to develop capacity to protect Central America’s largest lake, Lake Atitlan, by transferring scientific and policy information from the lakes in the Pacific Rim (Lake Tahoe and Crater Lake) to academicians and government institutions.

Dr. Sudeep Chandra

University of Nevada, Reno



Tuesday, February 16

4:00PM

CP350

Sponsored by the Environmental Sciences PhD Program

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Aspire Undergraduate Student Grant Programs

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Thursday, 04 February 2016 6:00 PM
ARE YOU…

Working on a thesis or major project? Planning to present at a conference or exhibition?

Then look to the ASPiRE Internal Grants Program as a funding resource!

The University Research and Creative Arts Committees would like to encourage students to consider applying for an ASPiRE Undergraduate student grant. Funds can be utilized to assist in project costs such as travel or supplies. Please note: All student projects require the support of a faculty mentor or advisor.

Undergraduate Student Competition:
Research: February 10 (Summer and Fall projects)
Supports the discovery of new insights, theories, or application of research to solve problems within the discipline or in society.

Creative Arts: February 10 (Summer and Fall projects)
Supports the creation of original works of creative arts.

Student Travel Grants:                  
15th of the month prior to travel date
For professional presentations of papers and/or posters, performances, etc., at meetings, conference or competitions.

See our website for detailed guidelines and application forms.
For questions regarding the Aspire Internal Grant Program, please contact the Aspire Program Manager at: aspire@bsu.edu.
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Aspire Student Grant Programs

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Thursday, 14 January 2016 4:00 PM
ARE YOU…

Working on a thesis or major project? Planning to present at a conference or exhibition?

Then look to the ASPiRE Internal Grants Program as a funding resource!

The University Research and Creative Arts Committees would like to encourage students to consider applying for an ASPiRE Graduate or Undergraduate student grant. Funds can be utilized to assist in project costs such as travel or supplies. Please note: All student projects require the support of a faculty mentor or advisor.

Graduate Student Competition:
Research: January 20 (Summer and Fall projects)
Supports the discovery of new insights, theories, or application of research to solve problems within the discipline or in society.

Creative Arts: January 20 (Summer and Fall projects)
Supports the creation of original works of creative arts.

Hollis Fund:
The Joseph W. and Marcella S. Hollis Fund supports research in psychology. Proposals from any department are eligible, as long as the project is psychology based.  (Graduate Students only)
Award Amount: $400
Deadlines: April 1


Undergraduate Student Competition:
Research: February 10 (Summer and Fall projects)
Supports the discovery of new insights, theories, or application of research to solve problems within the discipline or in society.

Creative Arts: February 10 (Summer and Fall projects)
Supports the creation of original works of creative arts.

Student Travel Grants:                  
15th of the month prior to travel date
For professional presentations of papers and/or posters, performances, etc., at meetings, conference or competitions.

See our website for detailed guidelines and application forms.
For questions regarding the Aspire Internal Grant Program, please contact the Aspire Program Manager at: aspire@bsu.edu.
Learn more.

Concussion Management IPE Opportunity

Contributed by: Jenny Johnson
Published: Friday, 11 December 2015 2:00 PM
The Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center (NEI-AHEC) is pleased to offer a FREE Interprofessional Education Student Workshop, Concussion Management On and Off the Field. This event will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 9:00 AM-1:30 PM at 1819 Carew Street at the Huntington and Trine University Campus in Fort Wayne, IN. Transportation to and from the event will be provided to Ball State students courtesy of the Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center (NEI-AHEC). Faculty facilitators (van drivers) are also needed. Registration costs for student participants and faculty facilitators are sponsored by the NEI-AHEC. Learn more.

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