Are you expecting a typical story about lake ecology? You may be disappointed as there is nothing typical about Great Salt Lake nor this time in Earth’s history. In a new book, lake experts partner to reframe and update our knowledge base, include unheard voices, and dispense with incomplete understandings about our unique lake. It is a time of change and reckoning. Join chapter authors in the Salty Science Series and discuss the future of Great Salt Lake from their lens.
Great Salt Lake is for the birds! Great Salt Lake provides food and habitat to over 10 million migratory birds represented by 338 species. How will a change in their environment affect them and are pelicans the peli-canary in the coal mine warning us that humans will follow? Panelists include Ashley Kijowski and John Neill (Utah Division of Wildlife Resources), Ella Sorensen (Audubon) and Mark Bell (USU graduate student) and will be moderated by GSLI coordinator Jaimi Butler.
The Salty Science Series is hosted by Great Salt Lake at Westminster College and will feature contributing authors in "Great Salt Lake Biology: a Terminal Lake in a Time of Change" in a series of 6 panel discussions. We hope that you will break out your inner nerd and have a lake themed dinner or drink ready to enjoy while you learn about the lake. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the night for the most creative food or libation. Jaimi’s dinner will be titled “Migration” and will include roasted bird with north arm (beet salad).
Don't worry if you cannot make this (virtually) in person, as they will be recorded and available. when you have time.
Water and Humans at GSL (watch here: https://youtu.be/hiI8DfjsHF8)
December 17, 2020: Herpetofauna and Mercury Issues at Great Salt Lake
January 21, 2021: Plants of Great Salt Lake
January 28, 2021: Am I on Mars or Great Salt Lake?
February 11, 2021: Macroinvertebrates and Microbialites.