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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.
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 »
Oh, D., Hong, H., Lee, S., Yun, D., Bohnert, H., & Dassanayake, M. (2014) Genome Structures and Transcriptomes Signify Niche Adaptation for the Multiple-Ion-Tolerant Extremophyte Schrenkiella parvula. PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 164(4), 2123-2138. DOI: 10.1104/pp.113.233551
Ruecker A, Weigold P, Behrens S, Jochmann M, Laaks J, & Kappler A. (2014) Predominance of biotic over abiotic formation of halogenated hydrocarbons in hypersaline sediments in Western Australia. Environmental science , 48(16), 9170-8. PMID: 25073729
Lazar, B., Sivan, O., Yechieli, Y., Levy, E., Antler, G., Gavrieli, I., & Stein, M. (2014) Long-term freshening of the Dead Sea brine revealed by porewater Cl− and δO18 in ICDP Dead Sea deep-drill. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 94-101. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.03.019
Nelson, D., & Sachs, J. (2014) The influence of salinity on D/H fractionation in dinosterol and brassicasterol from globally distributed saline and hypersaline lakes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 325-339. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2014.03.007
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:/
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
Sima, S., Ahmadalipour, A., & Tajrishy, M. (2013) Mapping surface temperature in a hyper-saline lake and investigating the effect of temperature distribution on the lake evaporation. REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2013.05.014
Wilkins, Daniel, Gouramanis, Chris, De Deckker, Patrick, Fifield, L. Keith, & Olley, Jon. (2013) Holocene lake-level fluctuations in Lakes Keilambete and Gnotuk, southwestern Victoria, Australia. HOLOCENE. DOI: 10.1177/0959683612471983
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
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
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
Kelting, D., Laxson, C., & Yerger, E. (2012) Regional analysis of the effect of paved roads on sodium and chloride in lakes. Water Research, 46(8), 2749-2758. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2012.02.032
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 »
Mohammed, I., & Tarboton, D. (2012) An examination of the sensitivity of the Great Salt Lake to changes in inputs. Water Resources Research, 48(11). DOI: 10.1029/2012WR011908
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 »
Bucher, E., & Curto, E. (2012) Influence of long-term climatic changes on breeding of the Chilean flamingo in Mar Chiquita, Córdoba, Argentina. Hydrobiologia, 697(1), 127-137. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-012-1176-z
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 »
Najafi, G., Ghobadian, B., & Yusaf, T. (2011) Algae as a sustainable energy source for biofuel production in Iran: A case study. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 15(8), 3870-3876. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2011.07.010
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