12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6)
The Bonneville Salt Flats is a vast perennial salt pan in northwest Utah that is sensitive to variations in rain, wind, evaporation, groundwater flux, and land use. The ephemeral BLM-managed landscape is valued for land-speed racing and potash mining, but recent environmental changes may be limiting these historic uses. Ongoing research is examining the salt flats as a coupled natural and human system to determine how and why the environment is changing.
Brenda B. Bowen, Director, Global Change and Sustainability Center, Associate Professor, Geology and Geophysics
Dr. Bowen is an interdisciplinary geoscientist who received a B.S. and M.S. in Earth Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Utah. She is Director of the Global Change and Sustainability Center and an Associate Professor of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Utah. Her work focuses on how changing environmental conditions influence the composition of sediments and fluids in modern surface systems as well as ancient strata.
Funding provided by the Cultural Vision Fund
1 hour of CLE. Lunch provided
No registration required. Free and open to the public.
For questions about this event contact Kris (801) 585-3440.
Paid parking is available at the Rice-Eccles Stadium using the pay-by-phone app. We encourage you to use public transportation to our events. Take TRAX University line to the Stadium stop and walk a half block north. For other public transit options use UTA’s Trip Planner. The law school is on the Red Route for the University’s free campus shuttles (College of Law stop).