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Stegner Center series: Brenda Bowen “Dynamics of the Changing Bonneville Salt Flats”
October 5, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm MDT
The Bonneville Salt Flats is a vast perennial salt pan in northwest Utah that is sensitive to variations in rain, wind, evaporation, groundwater flux, and land use. The ephemeral BLM-managed landscape is valued for land-speed racing and potash mining, but recent environmental changes may be limiting these historic uses. Ongoing research is examining the salt flats as a coupled natural and human system to determine how and why the environment is changing. Read more about the event here.
Brenda B. Bowen, Director, Global Change and Sustainability Center, Associate Professor, Geology and Geophysics, is an interdisciplinary geoscientist. She is Director of the Global Change and Sustainability Center and an Associate Professor of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Utah. Her work focuses on how changing environmental conditions influence the composition of sediments and fluids in modern surface systems as well as ancient strata.
Lunch provided. No registration required. Free and open to the public.