Forcing Evolution on the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem

Author: Michael Cramer

Shayna Sura is an UNDERC alum and mentor.

UNDERC Alum and Mentor Shayna Sura and UNDERC Director Gary Belovsky recently published a study demonstrating the effect of harvesting on the evolution of brine shrimp (Artemia franciscana) in the Great Salt Lake. Commercial harvesting targets floating cysts of this important crustacean, which has altered their population, leading to less buoyant cysts. This could ultimately affect brine shrimp survivorship in the Great Salt Lake ecosystem.

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