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.
What is Great Salt Lake without water? In this first webinar we will set the stage for the rest of the series as panelists discuss the effects of water diversion, climate change and humans on our lake. Panelists include: Dr. Bonnie Baxter, Dr. Sarah Null and Dr. Carla Koons Trentelman 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 for this first event will include green south arm (avocado) toast sprinkled with course ground halite and a hard-boiled pickled egg on the side.
Don't worry if you cannot make this (virtually) in person, as they will be recorded and available when you have time.
December 3, 2020: Great Salt Lake is for the Birds!
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.