March 7, 2024

Friends Spring Lecture: Climate Change and a Shrinking Great Salt Lake

March 27, 2024, 7:00 p.m. | Merrill-Cazier Library Room 101

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Climate Change and a Shrinking Great Salt Lake

Years of drought, climate change and water diversions have left Great Salt Lake in a precarious position. In November 2022 the lake hit a historic low elevation, but after a record breaking winter snowpack in 2023, there is hope that the lake can rebound. Now, just over a year later, learn how the biology of Great Salt Lake is doing and what lies ahead for this troubled, but resilient body of water.

Join us on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 in the Merrill-Cazier Library room 101 to hear from speaker Dr. David L. Parrott, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Biology at Westminster University.
David Parrott headshot

Dr. David Parrott will deliver "Climate Change and a Shrinking Great Salt Lake on 3/27/24

About the speaker

Dr. David Parrott is a biology professor and the assistant director of the Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster University. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Humboldt State University in Northern California, and his Ph.D. in plant biology at Utah State University. He studies soil microbes growing around the roots of salt loving plants on the shore of Great Salt Lake to see if the microbes help the plants survive in this extremely salty and dry environment.

This lecture is sponsored by the Friends of the Merrill-Cazier Library