Prof. Charles Goldman
Professor Goldman’s pioneering research at Lake Tahoe has earned him the honorary title “Godfather of Limnology,” or lake science. In a scientific career spanning six decades spent almost entirely at UC Davis, Professor Goldman has advanced our understanding of the Lake’s physical processes, dynamics, threats and possible solutions. Beginning in the 1960’s, Goldman partnered with the League to Save Lake Tahoe to advocate against massive development plans that were poised to destroy the Lake’s health and natural beauty. Goldman’s work fueled the League’s earliest deployment of its “science to solutions” approach that has protected and preserved Lake Tahoe for six decades.
Dr. Goldman has held dozens of leadership positions and is the recipient of numerous awards, including inaugural President of the World Water and Climate Network, the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography’s Alfred Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award, Albert Einstein World Award of Science, and the Dianne Feinstein Lake Tahoe Award.