Ph.D. graduate Robert Baskin featured in article on Great Salt Lake bioherms

 

Rob Baskin's dissertation mapped "bioherms", underwater structures formed by bacteria, in the Great Salt Lake. His dissertation found that the Great Salt Lake holds "the largest known extent of living microbial bioherms in the world, providing an analogue for a rare glimpse into the development of early Earth". Bioherms are being exposed by dropping lake levels, and Rob is quoted and his dissertation work is featured in a recent article in the Salt Lake Tribune.

 

Bioherms in the Great Salt Lake (Utah Geological Survey).