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The blog is an attempt to follow best research on salt (or saline) lakes. The ideology of the blog is very simple – to post about new interesting papers. Hopefully my blog will help to promote salt lake research. Indeed, I believe that salt lakes much more interesting than freshwater ones. Just follow my blog and you will find that salt lake are amazing natural and scientific objects.

Egor Zadereev
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  • December 21, 2015
  • 10:31 PM

2015: Saline lake research in papers

by Egor Zadereev in Science of Salt Lakes

Traditional yearly review of research output on studies of saline lakes and salinity related questions.... Read more »

Andrei AŞ, Robeson MS 2nd, Baricz A, Coman C, Muntean V, Ionescu A, Etiope G, Alexe M, Sicora CI, Podar M.... (2015) Contrasting taxonomic stratification of microbial communities in two hypersaline meromictic lakes. The ISME journal, 9(12), 2642-56. PMID: 25932617  

Sorokin, D., Banciu, H., & Muyzer, G. (2015) Functional microbiology of soda lakes. Current Opinion in Microbiology, 88-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.mib.2015.05.004  

Lewis TL, Lindberg MS, Schmutz JA, Heglund PJ, Rover J, Koch JC, & Bertram MR. (2015) Pronounced chemical response of Subarctic lakes to climate-driven losses in surface area. Global change biology, 21(3), 1140-52. PMID: 25294238  

  • December 23, 2014
  • 09:31 PM

The top saline lake research of 2014

by Egor Zadereev in Science of Salt Lakes

Now, it is time to analyze the research output. The traditional approach is to use the Web of Science and to make search for “salt lake or saline lake” and “salinity and lake”. The combined list of 690 papers published in year 2014 will be the database for brief analysis and selection of best papers.... Read more »

Erin F. Jones and Wayne A. Wurtsbaugh. (2014) The Great Salt Lake’s monimolimnion and its importance for mercury bioaccumulation in brine shrimp (Artemia franciscana). Limnology and Oceanography, 59(1), 141-155. info:/

  • December 18, 2013
  • 11:23 PM

2013: Saline lake research in papers

by Egor Zadereev in Science of Salt Lakes

It’s time to sum up the research on saline lakes for the year 2013. The approach is the same as for the two previous years. The database: Web of Science. The timespan: Year 2013.
Search: the combined list for two searches “salt lake or saline lake” and “salinity and lake”...... Read more »

Matthew Z. DeMaerea, Timothy J. Williamsa, Michelle A. Allena, Mark V. Browna, John A. E. Gibsonc, John Richa, Federico M. Lauroa, Michael Dyall-Smithd, Karen W. Davenporte, Tanja Woykef.... (2013) High level of intergenera gene exchange shapes the evolution of haloarchaea in an isolated Antarctic lake. PNAS. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1307090110  

Antony, Chakkiath Paul, Kumaresan, Deepak, Hunger, Sindy, Drake, Harold L., Murrell, J. Colin, & Shouche, Yogesh S. (2013) Microbiology of Lonar Lake and other soda lakes. ISME JOURNAL. DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2012.137  

Schmidt, Radomir, Tantoyotai, Prapakorn, Fakra, Sirine C., Marcus, Matthew A., Yang, Soo In, Pickering, Ingrid J., Banuelos, Gary S., Hristova, Krassimira R., & Freeman, John L. (2013) Selenium Biotransformations in an Engineered Aquatic Ecosystem for Bioremediation of Agricultural Wastewater via Brine Shrimp Production. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE . DOI: 10.1021/es305001n  

  • January 28, 2013
  • 05:33 PM

The new water flea from acid saline lake

by Egor Zadereev in Science of Salt Lakes

I am always surprised and puzzled by the world of systematic. Of course I know that it is very important to name another living creature. We need an inventory of life on Earth. We need to have common language. We need system to find out regularities. Etc… What is always surprise me – how fragile and, from my point of view, sometimes subjective the descriptive systematic looks like. I understand that those who spend years with microscopes can distinguish tiny differences between spec........ Read more »

Artem Y. Sinev . (2012) Extremalona timmsi gen. nov., sp. nov., a new cladoceran (Cladocera: Anomopoda: Chydoridae) from an acid saline lake in southwest Western Australia. Journal of Natural History, 46(45-46), 2845-2864. info:/10.1080/00222933.2012.727215

  • December 28, 2012
  • 09:28 PM

2012: Salt lake research in papers

by Egor Zadereev in Science of Salt Lakes

The year 2012 was a perfect year for salt lake research. If one decide to organize travel map based on salt lakes mentioned during the year in research papers he or she should visit all six continents and hard to survive places such as deserts, mountains or even lake under the Antarctic ice sheet. I decided to repeat analysis of research activity similar to previous year.... Read more »

KLEPAC-CERAJ, V., HAYES, C., GILHOOLY, W., LYONS, T., KOLTER, R., & PEARSON, A. (2012) Microbial diversity under extreme euxinia: Mahoney Lake, Canada. Geobiology, 10(3), 223-235. DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4669.2012.00317.x  

Ruch, J., Warren, J., Risacher, F., Walter, T., & Lanari, R. (2012) Salt lake deformation detected from space. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 120-127. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.03.009  

RENGEFORS, K., LOGARES, R., & LAYBOURN-PARRY, J. (2012) Polar lakes may act as ecological islands to aquatic protists. Molecular Ecology, 21(13), 3200-3209. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05596.x  

Sorokin, D., Janssen, A., & Muyzer, G. (2012) Biodegradation Potential of Halo(alkali)philic Prokaryotes. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 42(8), 811-856. DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2010.534037  

  • December 25, 2012
  • 03:21 AM

The fragile water level of the Great Salt Lake

by Egor Zadereev in Science of Salt Lakes

The fluctuation of water level affects the salt lake not only by changing the area or structure of habitats but also by changing the salinity of the water. The perfectly calculated proof of this statement entitled “An examination of the sensitivity of the Great Salt Lake to changes in inputs” was published by Ibrahim Mohammed and David Tarboton recently in Water Resources Research.... Read more »

  • November 26, 2012
  • 07:16 PM

To breed or not to breed: the question for flamingo

by Egor Zadereev in Science of Salt Lakes

Enrique Bucher and Erio Curto from University of Cordoba monitored the breeding success of the Chilean flamingo (Phoenicoptarus chilensis) during the 1969–2010 period in Mar Chiquita. There were several interdependent parameters which were considered as important for breeding of flamingo – rainfall, water level, water salinity, variability of shoreline and offshore (islands) mudflats, presence of brine shrimp (Artemia franciscana), and presence of the Argentine silverside fish (Odont........ Read more »

  • March 13, 2012
  • 04:21 AM

Salt lake research weekly: Biofuel for Iran

by Egor Zadereev in Science of Salt Lakes

The paper I selected is not a breakthrough or provocative hypothesis. In spite of relatively high impact factor of journal I should say that the paper is rather basic. One might expect from the title (Algae as a sustainable energy … Continue reading →... Read more »

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