Science Unwrapped In The News - 2015
Dubbed “America’s Dead Sea,” the Great Salt Lake is anything but. Seventy-five miles long and nearly 35 miles wide, the salt water remnant of ancient Lake Bonneville teems with aquatic life and serves as a critical flyway for millions of migratory birds.Read More
The Great Salt Lake is so big, it is visible from outer space. This so-called "Dead Sea" is a Utah gem and is teeming with life. It hosts millions of migratory shore birds, hordes of aquatic insects, algae and of course brine shrimp.
"USU's Science Unwrapped Lecture Series Begins with Talk on Great Salt Lake" (The Herald Journal, 18 Jan 2015)
"Save the Date: Feb. 20 Science Unwrapped Explores 'Mighty Phragmites'" (Utah State Today, 12 Feb 2015)
Utah State University wetlands ecologist Karin Kettenring is featured speaker for the university’s Science Unwrapped program Friday, Feb. 20.
Thoughts about wild landscapes surrounding the Great Salt Lake usually conjure images of the vast West Desert and the famous Bonneville Salt Flats. Yet another critical feature is an extensive network of wetlands surrounding Utah’s massive, salty sea.Read More
"USU's Science Unwrapped Confronts 'Mighty Phragmites' Friday, Feb. 20" (Utah State Today, 19 Feb 2015)
“Wetlands are among Utah’s most critical ecosystems,” says USU wetlands ecologist Karin Kettenring. “They’re especially important in an arid region as they supply the basic needs of wildlife – food, water, a breeding ground and shelter from predators – in a surprisingly compact space.”Read More
"Save the Date: March 20 Science Unwrapped Probes 'Salty Metaphors,'" (Utah State Today, 12 Mar 2015)
"USU's Science Unwrapped Probes 'Salty Metaphors' Friday, March 20," (Utah State Today, 17 Mar 2015)
“We, of course, walk out on the (Spiral Jetty) — high water or low — and feel the art for ourselves,” says USU ecologist Paul Rogers. “It seems to me, the key is not art that is stable over time, but art which lives within a landscape and adapts to it.”Read More
"USU's Science Unwrapped Probes 'Salty Metaphors' Friday, March 20," (Cache Valley Daily, 19 Mar 2015)