Special section on salt lakes research is published in Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

Special section composed of the selected papers presented at the 14th International Conference on Salt Lake Research (Murcia, Spain) was publsihed by the Journal of Oceanology and Limnology.

The 14th International Conference on Salt Lake Research was held online during October 18–22, 2021 and hosted in Murcia, Spain. The conference was organized by the ISSLR together with the Institute of Saltscapes and Salt Heritage (IPAISAL), an Non-Governmental Organization devoted to the research and dissemination of the natural, cultural, and human values of saltscapes based in Spain. The conference was initially planned to be held in the autumn of 2020, but the travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic advised to postpone it one year. As the situation had not improved much in the following months, the local organization committee agreed with the ISSLR board of directors to keep the new dates but hold the conference online.

The selection of 11 papers represents a wide variety of topics and gives an overview of the diversity of themes related to saline lakes research:

The science of saline lakes: the need for a multidisciplinary approach by Egor Zadereev, Katia Hueso-Kortekaas, Tianlong Deng & Mianping Zheng

Recharge processes limit the resource elements of Qarhan Salt Lake in western China and analogues in the evaporite basins by Hualing Song, Qishun Fan, Qingkuan Li, Tianyuan Chen, Haotian Yang & Chunmei Han

Influencing mechanism and hydrogeological implications of water level fluctuation of lakes in the northern Qaidam Basin, Qinghai-Tibet Plateau by Yaping Cheng, Qishun Fan, Tianyuan Chen, Haotian Yang, Qingkuan Li & Chunmei Han

Using remote sensing technology to monitor salt lake changes caused by climate change and melting glaciers: insights from Zabuye Salt Lake in Xizang by Tingyue Liu, Jingjing Dai, Yuanyi Zhao, Shufang Tian, Zhen Nie & Chuanyong Ye

Characterization of saline soil for the halophytes of largest inland saline wetland of India using geospatial technology by Naik Rajashree, Sharma Laxmi Kant & Singh Avinash

Halomonas-PHB protects gnotobiotic Artemia against Vibrio and modifies Artemia gut microbiota in xenic culture conditions by Liying Sui, Xiaocui Liu, Namin Pan, Xue Liu & Meirong Gao

Viability and hatchability of brine shrimp Artemia franciscana cysts after passing through the digestive system of eared grebes Podiceps nigricollis by Michael R. Conover, Mark E. Bell & Leah M. Delahoussaye

A pilot survey on antimicrobial activity and diversity of soil-derived actinobacteria from different depths in Gudzhirganskoe saline lake in Eastern Siberia by Qin Yang, Puyu Guo, Elena Y. Abidueva, Elena V. Lavrentyeva, Irina M. Lisevich, Ilya A. Osterman, Petr V. Sergiev, Shaowei Liu, Chunmei Xue & Chenghang Sun

The response of zooplankton abundance in saline meromictic Lake Shira to a change in circulation regime by Yuri V. Barkhatov, Alexander P. Tolomeev, Anton V. Drobotov & Egor S. Zadereev

When nets meet environmental DNA metabarcoding: integrative approach to unveil invertebrate community patterns of hypersaline lakes by Matthew A. Campbell, Alex Laini, Nicole E. White, Morten E. Allentoft & Mattia Saccò

Grazing rate and feeding selectivity of small and large bodied cladocerans in waters from lakes with different salinity and phytoplankton structure by Egor Zadereev, Tatiana Lopatina, Svyatoslav Ovchinnikov & Alexander Tolomeev

An analysis of Great Salt Lake Winogradsky columns by Sierra A. De Leon, Anna E. Jackson, William Black, William Thomas, Matt Kruback, June Baxter & Bonnie K. Baxter

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