Prof Geoffrey Schladow
Professor of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
Director, Tahoe Environmental Research Center
UC Davis - USA
Dr. Geoffrey Schladow holds B. Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Western Australia, and an M. Eng. in hydraulic engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. For over thirty years his research has focused on the interactions between the complex fluid motions found in nature and their impacts on water quality, ecosystem health and watershed processes. He has published over 250 research papers and technical reports, and has guided over 75 graduate students. Dr. Schladow is an expert on both field data collection and numerical modeling, and frequently brings together teams of researchers to work on large, interdisciplinary projects. These include the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the Salton Sea and San Francisco Bay in the US as well as international studies in Africa, Australia, Spain and Chile.
Dr. Schladow is a Professor of water resources and environmental engineering at the University of California, Davis, and is the founding director of the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC). TERC is producing the critical scientific studies and predictive modeling that is underpinning the restoration of Lake Tahoe and lakes in high mountain regions subject to climate change and other anthropogenic forcing. TERC also maintains K-12 science learning centers and programs in the Tahoe basin.