Mountain Lakes Research Group

We are ecologists based at the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory who study mountain lakes, at the population, community, and ecosystem levels. Our objective is to conduct rigorous science to solve management challenges in California’s Sierra Nevada. To quantify populations, communities, and ecosystems, we employ long-term capture-mark-recapture studies, whole-lake experiments, large-scale synoptic surveys, and modern analytical approaches. Working closely with agency scientists, we use results from these studies to guide the development and implementation of lake restoration and amphibian conservation actions.

Principal Investigator(s): 

Thomas Smith