Methods Manual for Salt Lake Studies

Methods Manual for Salt Lake Studies
A manual of proposed standard methods for studies in brackish to hypersaline aquatic environments

ContentsEdit

View across the Great Salt Lake
  1. Scope and Introduction (Feb 25, 2009)
  2. Describing your lake - hydrogeomorphology (Feb 26, 2009)
    1. Effects of salinity on evaporation rate
    2. Sequential crystallisation of brine salts (Feb 26, 2009)
  3. Measuring physical characteristics of the geomorphology
    1. Measuring the hardness of playa crusts (Feb 25, 2009)
  4. Measuring physical characteristics of the brine
    1. Salinity
      1. Measuring brine density (Feb 25, 2009)
      2. Measuring electrical conductivity (Feb 25, 2009)
      3. Measuring refractive index  (Feb 25, 2009)
      4. Measuring chloride concentration (Feb 25, 2009)
      5. Evaporating brine and weighing the residue (gravimetry)
    2. Light penetration
    3. Color  (Feb 25, 2009)
    4. Turbidity  (Feb 25, 2009)
    5. Suspended solids (Feb 25, 2009)
    6. Temperature (Mar 19, 2009)
    7. pH (Feb 25, 2009)
  5. Looking deeper - preparing to analyse  (Feb 25, 2009)
  6. Inorganic chemical characteristics
    1. Dissolved oxygen
    2. Nutrients
      1. Nitrogen  (Feb 25, 2009)
      2. Phosphorus
      3. Other nutrients
    3. Alkalinity
    4. Additional non-metallic substances
    5. Hardness (Calcium & Magnesium)  (Feb 25, 2009)
    6. Additional metals
  7. Organic chemical characteristics
    1. BOD
    2. TOC
    3. Tannins and humic compounds
  8. Biological characteristics (Feb 25, 2009)
    1. Emergent macrophyte vegetation and terrestrial fringing vegetation
    2. Submerged aquatic macrophytes and macroalgae
    3. Phytoplankton (Mar 1, 2009)
    4. Periphyton (Mar 1, 2009)
    5. Benthic mat communities
    6. Productivity
    7. Zooplankton
    8. Macroinvertebrates (Feb 26, 2009)
    9. Vertebrates (Feb 26, 2009)
    10. Bacteriology
    11. Putting it together - integrated biological approaches (Feb 25, 2009)
  9. References
  10. Authors