Great Salt Lake Biology: A Terminal Lake in a Time of Change (Hardcover)

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Great Salt Lake Biology: A Terminal Lake in a Time of Change (Hardcover)

By Bonnie K. Baxter (Editor), Jaimi K. Butler (Editor)

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Chapter 1: Water Development, Consumptive Water Uses, and Great Salt Lake.- Chapter 2: Climate Change and Great Salt Lake.- Chapter 3: Relationships between Humans and Great Salt Lake: Dynamics of Change.- Chapter 4: Microbialites of Great Salt Lake.- Chapter 5: Unexpected complexity at salinity saturation: microbial diversity of the north arm of Great Salt Lake.- Chapter 6: Invertebrates and phytoplankton: is salinity the driving factor?.- Chapter 7: Great Salt Lake Artemia: Ecosystem Functions and Services with a Global Reach.- Chapter 8: Importance of Great Salt Lake to Pelagic Birds: Eared Grebes, Phalaropes, Gulls, Ducks, and White Pelicans.- Chapter 9: Great Salt Lake Shorebirds, Their Habitats and Food Base.- Chapter 10: American White Pelicans of Gunnison Island, Great Salt Lake, Utah.- Chapter 11: Amphibians and Reptiles of Antelope Island, Great Salt Lake, Utah.- Chapter 12: Shoreline Plants of Great Salt Lake.- Chapter 13: Invasive plants of Great Salt Lake wetlands: what, where, how, and why?.- Chapter 14: Mercury Bioaccumulation and Biomagnification in Great Salt Lake Ecosystems.- Chapter 15: The Rozel Point Tar Seeps and Their Impact on the Local Biology.- Chapter 16: Great Salt Lake as an astrobiology analogue for ancient Martian hypersaline aqueous systems.
Bonnie K. Baxter got her bachelor's degree at Elon University and her Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Genetics and Molecular Biology, her graduate research centering on DNA structure and enzymology. Baxter moved to the west for a postdoctoral position at Washington State University, and she investigated the biochemistry and biophysics of chromatin structure in DNA repair. She became a professor at Westminster College in Utah in 1998, where she teaches genetics and astrobiology. Doing research with undergraduates, Baxter turned her molecular skill set towards the unexplored reservoir of microbial communities in Great Salt Lake, becoming an expert on strategies for life at high salinities. She has published studies on photoprotection, DNA repair, microbial diversity, gene expression, and astrobiology of Great Salt Lake halophiles. She directs Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster and serves on several state committees for the Utah Department of Natural Resources, allowing her to work closely with a host of interdisciplinary researchers working on the lake. Jaimi Butler achieved a bachelor's degree in Fisheries and Wildlife from Utah State University. While in school, her research focused on Great Salt Lake's eared grebes. Following this, Jaimi spent a number of years working for a brine shrimp harvesting company where she studied the population dynamics of Artemia. Butler continued her work on the lake with the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem Program (Utah Division of Wildlife Resources), where she monitored brine shrimp populations and helped manage the commercial harvest. With Baxter, she started Great Salt Lake Institute (GSLI) at Westminster College in 2008. GSLI is dedicated to research and education on the lake, and Butler has been engaged in both. This includes programs for K -12 teachers, community events, and citizen science projects. She also mentors research with students on Gunnison Island's breeding pelicans, tar seeps as an analogue for animal entrapment over geologic time, and many other collaborative projects with community partners.
Product Details ISBN: 9783030403515
ISBN-10: 3030403513
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: July 4th, 2020
Pages: 527
Language: English