UC Davis Visiting Fulbright Scholar Contributes to Local Research with Global Impact

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By Rowan O’Connell-Gates, student writer, Global Affairs

"During the 2017-18 academic year, Pedro Luis Borges Chaffe, an associate professor of hydrology at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis in Brazil, spent a total of four months at UC Davis as a Visiting Fulbright Scholar. The college town atmosphere gave Borges Chaffe the perfect backdrop for his visiting scholar experience as a part of the Fulbright Program, the flagship international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.

“Davis offered a quiet time where I got to think deeply about my research and meet many nice and interesting individuals around the campus,” Borges Chaffe said. “In addition, I enjoyed the multicultural Davis values, the blue skies, the bike rides, and the farmers market.”

The research that Borges Chaffe references is a project based out of the lab of UC Davis Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor and Director of the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center Geoffrey Schladow. Schladow is a widely recognized expert on systems of lakes, streams, and estuaries. His current project focuses on the changing hydrology of streams in the Lake Tahoe basin."

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